Opinion

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A lot more to be answered

Ontario Power Generation's latest report on its proposed nuclear waste chamber near Lake Huron focuses on science, which leaves a lot of issues unaddressed.

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Public deserves more than police technicalities

When a police officer is accused of killing a guy in the course of arresting him, seeing authority figures plead for understanding over their self-interested application of technicalities does not inspire faith.

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Report shows money not root of happiness

At first blush, the World Happiness Report, released on Monday, would appear to be a frivolous document, but it's quite important. Its content is not so much about the ranking of nations as how and why they are ranked, and what exactly makes their citizens happy.

Northern Irish politician Martin McGuinness stands outside the Republican Information Centre in Londonderry, 23th September 1985. An alleged IRA leader, he became deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland in 2007. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)

IRA violence may not die with McGuinness

Martin McGuinness, who began as a terrorist and ended up as deputy first minister in Northern Ireland's power-sharing government, died peacefully in hospital on Monday aged 66. His career spanned almost five decades in that troubled place -- and by resigning from the power-sharing government in January, he began a new and possibly final act in that

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West is losing ideas war

Canadians -- to whom all this talk in America and Europe about Russian-inspired fake news seems a rather paranoid fantasy that has nothing to do with us -- are about to get a rude awakening.

FBI Director James Comey speaks during the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

No evidence — surprise! — Obama tapped Trump

The man the Democrats wanted hanged for derailing their chance at the Oval Office, FBI Director James Comey, testified before the House intelligence committee Monday to flatly deny there was any evidence to back Donald Trump’s bombshell accusation that the Obama administration had illegally spied on his campaign.

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Girl Guides blazing a trail

It’s that time of year again. Girl Guides are selling their cookies: classic chocolate or vanilla sandwich. But there’s a new flavour: sweet solidarity. It’s subtle, but the taste is unmistakable.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks and gestures at a town hall meeting held at the University of Calgary campus in Calgary on January 24, 2017. The town hall was held during a party retreat in Calgary over the past two days. (Jim Wells/Postmedia Network)

If 'Canada is back', let's start doing things

"Canada is back, my friends," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau famously declared at the Paris climate summit in November 2015, just weeks after having routed Stephen Harper's Conservatives. "We're here to help."

The Ottawa Citizen's paper on the biomechanics of how pigs fly was accepted for an OMICS biology conference scheduled for this summer. (MARK METCALFE/GETTY IMAGES)

'Fake' journals rob us of sound science

Long before the term "fake news" barged into the popular lexicon, a niche version of it was quietly infecting the scientific community. It consisted of journals that published fact-bereft mush as legitimate research, assuming few would notice the absence of intellectual rigour or actual evidence.

The trouble with secret ballots

Dear Tony: We have one owner who always shows up with 50 or so proxies at every meeting. For every decision, she requests a secret ballot, the property manager gives her a ballot with the total number of proxies she has and she controls the outcome of every vote.