Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

Fake news is thriving while real journalist and news organizations are under attack, a development that threatens civil society. People protest against the appointment of white nationalist alt-right media mogul, former Breitbart News head Stephen Bannon, to be chief strategist of the White House by...

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A Metro analysis shows the corridors of power are largely filled with men. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick The Bank of Canada can have a major influence on the country's economy. By: Ryan Tumilty When the Bank of Canada changes interest rates, financial markets around the world move and your credit...

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Despite a peaceful transition, don’t expect the turbulence to stop as President Trump proceeds with his agenda. Pierre Trudeau drives away from Government House on June 4, 1979, in his Mercedes sports car after resigning as prime minister. The transition of power in Canada is much less showy than in the States,...

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As we embark on peacekeeping missions we must remember not all wounds are visible. Emotional wounds can be inflicted by horrendous sights and sounds, just as physical wounds are inflicted by bullets and bombs. Romeo Dallaire has written a new book called First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD about the mental...

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Fundraising is tricky business for political parties but one thing is clear, you should not have to pay $1,525 to access a cabinet member or prime minister Premier Kathleen Wynne addresses Liberals and party donors at Ontario Liberal Party Heritage Dinner, their biggest fundraiser of the year at the Metro Toronto...

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Gord Downie's powerful tribute to Chanie Wenjack can, 50 years after his death, act as a catalyst for reconciliation. Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, right, examines a guitar while meeting with Pearl Wenjack, centre, and her sister, (in white jacket) and other locals in Marten Falls First Nation in this...

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The ugly American political discourse on gender and RCMP apology to women officers are grim reminders of how far we still have to go. RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, left, answers a question during a news conference, as plaintiffs Janet Merlo, centre, and Linda Davidson look on, in Ottawa on Oct. 6. Paulson has...

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The cost of protecting our environment is not yet quite clear. But the price of not protecting it is unthinkable. Canadians love the outdoors and we must do our share to protect it, writes Penny Collenette... “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our...

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The intersection of ethics and politics is littered with headlines, partisan bickering, damaged reputations, confusion about rules, public outcry, furious editorials and questions about what a Prime Minister knew and approved Liberal House Leader Bardish Chagger stands in the House of Commons during Question Period,...

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By seeking a seat on the United Nations Security Council, Canada is showing it wants to be a player in global rebuilding. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 20. "Some believe it is human nature to divide...

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