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Russell Wangersky: Facebook sees — and shares — all
Russell Wangersky Your benevolent social media overlords have a message for you. You know those photos you’ve been uploading to Facebook? You know, you, the kids, your spouses, your friends? It’s bad enough that they ...
VIBERT: IA transformation: taking time to get it right
Far away from the sound and fury that has engulfed the government of late, there’s good work being done to rid the province of the last relics of the old, paternalistic welfare system. The rule-bound programs that some still call welfare, ...
OP-ED: Protection for the pulp mill – and not the people?
By Joan Baxter Their message is simple: “#nopipe.” Fishers from the Pictou Landing First Nation and fishermen’s groups representing about 3,000 harvesters in the Maritimes say they will not accept the proposed plan by the ...
Religious right challenges LGBTQ rights and freedom of abortion choice
The religious right is once again challenging the federal government to fund their programs believing they have their biblical beliefs to counteract any government ruling. The human right to practise one’s religious beliefs is not in ...
Russell Wangersky: A house fortified with words
Russell Wangersky There are notes everywhere. Take off some of the old eight-inch vinyl siding, its surface pitted to buff beige by the elements, remove the long sheet of quarter-inch of sodden and mossy polystyrene beneath it, and ...
STEVE BARTLETT: The kid is pushing buttons, boundaries and lyrics
We blast The Tragically Hip’s “50 Mission Cap” on the way to hockey. My son loves the song because it involves two of his favourite things — hockey and fishing. I love it because it’s about hockey hero Bill ...
Russell Wangersky: Gambling on the lure of free money
Who wouldn’t like free money in the mail? I got exactly that, only with a few strings attached. First, the back story: in late 2014, in order to write a column on the Atlantic Lottery Corp.’s foray into online gambling, ...
VIBERT: Basic rights for intellectually-challenged seems a no-brainer
Asked what he thought of western civilization, Mohandas Gandhi is purported to have replied, “I think it would be a good idea.” The mahatma made enough profound pronouncements that it’s unnecessary to invent more, but the ...
Bermuda steps back from same-sex marriage, a disturbing decision
Bermuda’s government has backtracked and reversed the same-sex marriage law that was in place as of May, 2017. This British deeply conservative territory decided to strip away marriage from committed same-sex couples. Only a handful of ...
Editorial: Plastic plague
As wakeup calls go, this one might be a little late in coming — because the damage is already done, and we’re not seeing the effects. Perhaps the best we can do is not make it any worse. “We recorded one of the highest ...