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Politically speaking: Unions – getting together made harder than ever

DAVID HARPER You may have heard mention in the past of some controversial labour law or accusations that some goverment legislation was anti-union and wondered what the fuss was all…

The Parents’ Voice: End of the school year

Wow! It is hard to believe that the 2014-2015 school year is coming to an end. Everyone has worked so hard and made lots of progress. In the next few…

Politically Speaking: From peacekeepers to a warrior nation

DAVID HARPER By odd coincidence, dynamite came into existence in the same year as did Canada. Its Swedish inventor, Alfred Nobel, in a later surprising change of direction, went on…

The Parents’ Voice: Reducing chemicals in the home

It seems that we are hearing more and more about the damaging effects chemicals can have on our health. Some of these hazards are immediate, such as skin or respiratory…

Fair Comment: Are first responders needed in the Pontiac?

Did you know there are an estimated 70,000 heart attacks each year in Canada? This means one heart attack every seven minutes. There are also up to 40,000 cases of…

Politically speaking: Solving the health care problem

DAVID HARPER May 27, 2015 In politics, the game at play is to stay in control of the public agenda for as long as possible. In doing that, governments are…