Opinion Columns

Caribbean scandal: An apology is not enough when the premier knew all along

It doesn’t take a political genius to realize that what the public may remember from the Rod Phillips scandal is… Continue reading “Caribbean scandal: An apology is not enough when the premier knew all along”

Two sets of rules — one for Ontario’s politicians and one for the public

During a time of national emergency Ontarians need role models for civic minded behaviour. Members of the ruling Progressive Conservative… Continue reading “Two sets of rules — one for Ontario’s politicians and one for the public”

Ford’s folly a return to form

Ford’s folly a return to form

Like a lot of people, I was pleasantly surprised at Doug Ford’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis early in the… Continue reading “Ford’s folly a return to form”

Long-term care needs action now, not in 2025

Just last month, many unions and health advocates for long-term care were initially ecstatic to learn that the Ontario government… Continue reading “Long-term care needs action now, not in 2025”

Podcast Teaser: Kyte and Dwayne offer fresh take on others’ music

In that tables turned episode of The Advocate Podcast, Cambray-based musician Marc Novoselec asked me who my favourite classic rock… Continue reading “Podcast Teaser: Kyte and Dwayne offer fresh take on others’ music”

Benns’ Belief: Our sense of place

All communities are not made equal. Some are fragile hamlets, hanging on only through the echoes of history. Other communities… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Our sense of place”

Compassion: Is it just too off-brand for 2020?

Normally I love the fall season. The beautiful colours, the different sights and sounds, the changes in the beautiful area… Continue reading “Compassion: Is it just too off-brand for 2020?”