Opinion Editorial

A road sign is seen near Emerson, Man. Thursday, February 9, 2016. The federal and provincial governments need to co-ordinate their approach to the growing number of asylum-seekers crossing the border because all signs from the United States suggest the issue is not going away, says Manitoba's premier. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Unclear path forward for refugees from U.S.

Those considering coming to Canada as refugee claimants across our unmarked border with the United States must think carefully about the pitfalls they will face. If they still decide to come, and if their numbers swell, Canadians must think carefully about how we treat them.

Plastic bottle return would protect Lakes

The Ontario government should consider introducing a deposit return program for plastic bottles. Such a program would provide a modest financial incentive to recycle the bottles and hopefully reduce littering, especially in the Great Lakes.

Stuart McLean

Storyteller's voice silenced far too soon

It was one of those rare winter days where the air kissed your face like a warm embrace from a favourite aunt and the snow turned to brown sugar, like the kind Mom keeps in the pantry in a jelly jar with a slice of apple to keep it soft.

Rachel Notley

Politics is rough but shouldn't be unsafe

How naive were we ever to believe the adage "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? That childhood retort for verbal bullying rings a particularly anachronistic tone in the age of Internet trolling, fissured politics, ebbing social decorum and mounting antagonism for others whose views don't echo ours.

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