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October 1-14

Public PrivacyNathan Raine

Published Thursday October 1, 05:51 pm
Between hackers and our own government, it’s a scary world out there
Oh, Internet: Can’t live without it, but can we live with it?We pay our bills online, post photos of newborns for hundreds of uninterested eyes to see, and Google how to make a PB&J. But as much as it’s a crucial resource in our lives, the Internet has also become a major threat &mda

Vote Or ConsequencesDavid Suzuki

Published Thursday October 1, 05:53 pm
We can cast ballots for a better Canada or pay for it later
No matter what anyone says during this long federal election campaign, climate change is the biggest threat to Canadians’ health, security and economy. The scientific evidence is incontrovertible, the research wide-ranging and overwhelming.Wastefully burning fossil fuels at such a rapid rate i

The Age Of RefugeesGwynne Dyer

Published Thursday October 1, 05:54 pm
Europe’s Syrian migrant crisis: the shape of things to come
The sheer dithering cluelessness of the European Union’s leaders, faced with an unexpected surge in the number of migrants seeking refugee status in EU countries, challenges all our previous definitions of incompetence. A new standard has been set.All of a sudden, in July, the main stream of r

Trouble At HomeGillian Steward

Published Thursday October 1, 05:57 pm
Can Trudeau take Calgary from Stephen Harper? Maybe.
Stephen Harper used to be able to count on Calgary as secure territory — the place he could come home to and be surrounded by faithful admirers.But it became obvious during the Sept. 17 leaders’ debate, which was staged in Calgary, that that’s no longer the case.There are still ple

Harper’s Inferno

Published Thursday October 1, 06:46 pm
How Canada’s most malevolent Prime Minister sent this once-great country to Hell
 "This miserable way is taken by the sorry souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise. They now commingle with the coward angels, the company of those who were not rebels nor faithful to their God, but stood apart. The heavens, that their beauty not be lessened, have cast