Politics

*Originally published in our September 11-17, 2022 issue
We were in a restaurant in a hotel in Paris. It was the middle of the Republican primaries before that weird election that took Donald J. Trump to a one term presidency.
Wife and I were on a short trip to France.

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*Originally published in our July 24-30, 2022 issue
You know I am privileged to live in a major centre (all things are relative) and to have a family doctor. The corridors of the Health Sciences are familiar to me because I have been there many times with the assorted afflictions

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By: Russell Bowers
In his new novel, author Bill Rowe imagines a former British PM fascinated with his First Nations roots and driven by time to share his story
“You found the place,” Bill Rowe exclaims as I pull up to the driveway.  
He greets me at the door

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*Originally published in our July 10-16, 2022 issue
Just as I thought the damage was done and the much-repudiated Donald Trump had exited the stage we find his ghost still haunts the halls, at least for a little while longer.  
The democratic process in the United States said a

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*Originally printed in our May 22-28, 2022 issue
Given all the problems we have with alcohol in our society it is with some reluctance I tell you of the way things were in the press gallery of the House of Assembly. Not to dismiss all the bad things associated with

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Former NL Premier Danny Williams has been recognized for outstanding contributions to many things, but his dedication to the sport of hockey is perhaps one of his crowning achievements
Danny Williams still plays hockey regularly when he’s in town. While many know Williams as a powerhouse of a former premier,

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Jean Charest is looking to make a big return to national politics, aiming to once again lead the federal Conservatives. On a visit to NL, he shares why it’s time to let ‘ABC’ go and how a former local politician is a role model
Jean Charest is no stranger to politics

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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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*The following was published in the February 27-March 5, 2022 issue
I was in Chapters with my daughter the other day and as we waited to check out I noticed something curious on a rack near the cash. 
The items that drew my eye were two magazines – National Geographic

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