Op-Ed

Letters Of This Type

NCC CEO Mark Kristmanson’s August 11 op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen is pure Orwellian claptrap, lipstick on a pig, a limp  apology for NCC impotence and... more
The Weight of the Badge The disturbing images and boiling anger in the US, charging that police use of force and interactions are increasingly racially-biased... more
Ottawa police
Police abuse
police violence
Communities
public safety
Canada’s “Trumps...” Canadians fully comprehend Donald Trump, because they have three of their own - Preston Manning, Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney! For... more
Donald Trump
Stephen Harper
Jason Kenny
Preston Manning
Conservative Party of Canada
Reform Party
Mexico
fear politics
U.S. Supreme Court
Corneliu Chisu
crime
immigration
Jobs
RCMP
Sikh
Brian Mulroney
USA
Bhupinder S. Liddar
Ontario could save money, increase public safety and create jobs if it closes the Pickering Nuclear Station when its operating licence expires on Aug. 31, 2018... more
Nuclear Energy
Pickering nuclear plant
Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Liberal Party
Green Party of Ontario
Mike Schreiner
ONPoli
Ontario
Chelsea, July 10, 2016 -- The municipality of Chelsea has confirmed it will conduct shoreline inspections along the northeastern section of Meech Lake the week... more
NCC
Meech Lake
Environment
Gatineau Park
Will Amos
Greg Fergus
Mélanie Jolie.
There is an ongoing debate about whether Islam is compatible with democracy. There are two ways to look at this question. The first one is by asking if... more
CFR
Yasser Harrak
Islam is often characterized (in the West) as being patriarchal and oppressive to women. Muslim feminist Asma Barlas disagrees with this characterization... more
Yasser Harrak
Asma Barlas
Quote:  "Truth is, we human beings don't treat each other very nicely. We're brutal with each other. In our own homes and communities where disputes tear... more
#cdnpoli
Elbowgate
#JustinTrudeau
NDP
Conservatives
cdnpoli
There has been a lot of media attention recently regarding political fundraising from corporations at Queen's Park. It appears that the Wynne Government has... more
Municipal elections
corporate campaign contributions
union campaign contributions
Bill 181
democracy
ONPoli
ottpoli
Kathleen Wynne
Great first step Corrections Canada!  I'll continue to be looking for interviews the media does with staff  to see how free and open things are now.  Staff... more
Accountability
Minister of Public Safety Corrections Canada
Canada prisons
media access
cdnpoli
Canadian politics
  In the cause of international peace and stability. We may be few and only few, but we will not refuse to do what a few can do.  Introduction The opportunity... more
dnd
Defence review
peace operations
Liberals
Canadian politics
cdnpoli
Canadian Armed Forces
Public consultation
Canada
Along with legends, fairy tales and fables, myths are a great way to teach and learn values. But the other kind of myths – beliefs not grounded in fact – can... more
photo radar
public safety
Safe Injection site
addiction
taxes
Tobi Nussbaum
Health
Aesop’s fables
evidence based decision making
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
City of Ottawa
Policy
City of Ottawa policy
Ottawa
The rot of big money in Ontario politics stinks. People want action now to clean up the mess. Comprehensive fundraising reform is essential to renewing our... more
ONPoli
Ontario Political Fundraising
Campaign donations
corporate and union donations
Queen's Park
cdnpoli
Canadian politics
Mike Schreiner
Green Party of Ontario
Ontario Liberal Party
Ontario PC Party
ONDP
per vote subsidy
What Mayor Watson and company have done by ignoring the obvious is create a safey problem in the transportation of people within Ottawa. In one vote they have... more
Ottawa
Uber
taxi
taxes
bylaw
Mayor Watson
City Council
Much of the stress associated with policing, specifically patrol officers and those in specialized units, comes from what is known as the 'new' policing model... more
Policing
public safety
law enforcement
crime

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