In a year that saw a federal election, a seemingly never-ending pandemic, and the effects of both, our commentators had plenty to say.
Our top five commentaries of 2021, as determined by views, are at the links below.
Listen up! The good, the bad…and the scary (Hugh Mackenzie)
“Canada has thrived because, while the pendulum has swung, we have ultimately found the middle [of the political spectrum]. We need to find that again. Extremism has fatal flaws.”
Dear prime minister (Sally Barnes)
“What we so desperately need in Canada right now is collaboration, strong leadership, and direction.”
Listen up! It’s time for a wake-up call (Hugh Mackenzie)
“It’s time to get really serious about ending the COVID 19 pandemic. Despite all efforts, it hasn’t gone away. While variants of the virus have different strengths and consequences, infections are increasing at an alarming rate.”
Protecting our natural heritage: The Langmaid’s Island story (Judith Mills)
“The environmental and municipal planners retained by LBHF and LOBA confirm the municipal planners’ views that the application [for Langmaid’s Island, picture above]does not represent ‘good planning’ and that the proposed development will have a permanent, negative impact on the visual landscape and natural heritage values.”
She Speaks: The workers are asking, ‘what’s in it for us?’ (Kathleen May)
“People are done talking about minimum wage. We’re not even that convinced about a living wage anymore. We are waking each other up to the undeniable fact that we only get one life on this beautiful, beleaguered planet, and that there is enough money and water and housing and food and love to make sure each and every one of us can have a life in which we thrive. So if we are stuck talking about money, now let’s demand a thriving wage.”
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