Author: Jim Furlong

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*Column from our April 3-9 issue
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh have come up with a deal that will keep the Liberals in power until 2025. It’s not a political coalition but rather an announcement of “supply and confidence”. 
In a word, the NDP will support

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*Originally published in our March 27-April 2, 2022 issue
This is an important time for our world. This is serious business. We are going to find out something about ourselves here on earth over the next weeks and months. 
There’s emerging from the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine a deep

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Column from our March 6-12, 2022 issue
it was a scene oft repeated on wharfs in St. John’s harbour. A ship docks and hearses from local funeral parlours roll up to offload a tragic cargo. 
So it was last week when recovered bodies from the sunken Spanish trawler Villa de

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*The following column appeared in the February 20 – 26, 2022 issue
What is my question to the members of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” that held Ottawa and some other places hostage recently. 
You said you were a trucker convoy, but you became something else and that was a very

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I was angry first and then sad. I had my COVID booster shot last week. It was just before those anti-vax  protesters, operating out of ignorance rather than malice, shut down a COVID vaccine clinic on Topsail Road.
The clinic was for seniors, like me, over 70. I lined up

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