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The death of WE in Canada is shameful

Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The death of WE in Canada will kill any momentum that the opposition parties are seeking to pump up. But don’t expect them to stop trying. The program was killed, the finance minister is gone, and so is WE.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Fiscal conservatism may be a Tory badge of honour, but Erin O'Toole's challenge is to reach Canadians in the moderate middle.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
If Erin O'Toole really wants to appeal to non-traditional Conservatives, he will have to cut ties with social conservatives and the far right.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Bill Morneau was never after Justin Trudeau’s job. From the beginning, Morneau seemed ill at ease with the thrust and parry of political life.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden will be an unbeatable ticket in the United States as Donald Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic has caused him continued erosion within his own party.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Erin O’Toole's fundraising in the second quarter was $1.24-million with Peter MacKay's raising $1.16-million. The difference is not that great, but the momentum shift definitely favours O’Toole.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Canadians are miffed by the WE mess, but they are still willing to give the prime minister the benefit of the doubt. Their patience is wearing thin.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
What started out as a potential logistical glitch in the speedy rollout of government COVID-based aid is turning into a massive headache that could cause permanent damage to the government.
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Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Fran?ois Blanchet has vigorously denied the allegations and challenged his accuser to go to the police so charges can be tested in a court of law.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The COVID-19 crisis has actually encouraged many cyberspace luddites to start using their computers instead of their cars to go shopping.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
But the full return of Parliament will also focus more attention on Liberal mistakes, as the opposition parties will do their best to change the channel away from COVID solidarity.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Modern technology makes campaigns easier to organize but also easier to infiltrate.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Our failing grade on international aid and peacekeeping were part of the reason that Canada did not succeed. The other part had to do with strategy.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
With an under-functioning Parliament and a flattened COVID curve, the government needs to pivot quickly, or any hope of an early election majority may simply be wishful thinking.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The only way that the United States can take back its streets and its dignity is by making sure that Donald Trump is thrashed in the November presidential election.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Lame duck leader Andrew Scheer continues to shoot from the lip in his criticisms of everything the government is doing to minimize impacts of the COVID-19 world pandemic.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
When we say we respect elders, the time has come to prove it. Giving the federal public health agency authority to nationally accredit nursing homes would be a good start.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The government has done a lot right since this crisis began, but letting airlines keep Canadians' money isn't right.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Courageous, when she told the country successive governments had neglected their responsibilities by not investing in pandemic preparation; dangerous because Canadians will blame current governments when things go wrong.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
As long as Donald Trump is in office, he will continue to promote despots and dictators over democrats. He would rather befriend Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting an early shot at the new form of communication. Self-isolation has not prevented him from getting his message out.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Canadian Bruce Aylward is leading the World Health Organization team charged with stemming the spread of the virus. He warns us that this is not the common flu and is 10 times more deadly than that.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The fight for the Democratic soul reposes in two distinct groups, the young and the old.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Ongoing railway blockades do erode some support but once ended, Canadians want to move beyond the reality of cultural annihilation and colonial domination. Reconciliation involves healing the wounds of history.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
It is one thing for the hereditary chiefs to demand reconciliation from the rest of us. But they need to show their good faith as well.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Courts have been very clear. Governments have a duty to consult Indigenous people before green-lighting major construction projects. But duty to consult should not be confused with veto power.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Canadians trapped in the epicentre of the coronavirus in China had to wait in line behind the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Jordan, Britain, Portugal, Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Canadians would never support a prime minister who could not speak English. So why would we think it’s okay to elect a prime minister who fumbles his French?
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Decisions by Jean Charest and Rona Ambrose to stay out of the Conservative leadership race were met with huge sighs of relief on more than one front.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
At 88 years, John Crosbie's influence on provincial and national politics was profound and lasting.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Air crashes are so rare that few families have undergone the heartbreak of experiencing the loss of their dear ones to an aeronautical incident.

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