Topic: Opinion from cbc newfoundland and labrador


Watch out for the crash: What they don't tell you when you're planning to run for office

St. John's South-Mount Pearl NDP candidate Ray Critch reflects on running for federal office.

If there's a day for everything, how about one for secondary embarrassment?

There's a day for everything, writes Edward Riche, from the sublime to the ridiculous. On the latter, he says, there's still a lot of room for more options.

It is time for a just transition off fossil fuels. This is what it could look like

The time for putting off a just transition is over, writes Lori Lee Oates, but that raises the question of exactly what a just transition should look like.

We're medical specialists, and see a side of the family doctor shortage you should know

Specialist physicians Dr. Shaina Goudie and Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi say their family medicine colleagues do not have sufficient support, and they want to shed light on the effects of the doctor shortage in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dear Dr. Premier: To get the best and brightest, of course you'll have to charge them more 

Paul Moth, Mack Furlong's satirical alter ego, is wildly enthusiastic about hikes in the cost of post-secondary education.

St. John's doesn't like bikes. Here's why its cycling plan needs to change lanes

In this column for CBC Opinion, Adrian House describes the dangers cyclists face on the road in St. John's, and calls on the city to revamp its biking plan.
First Person

Can a trans man find happiness in Labrador? I'm about to find out

Mason Woodward was born and raised in central Labrador, a place known for harsh winters and even harsher mosquitoes — but not for its LGBT community.

A moving election issue: Here's why federal help is needed for better transit options

The way the federal government supports transit elsewhere isn't helping people in Newfoundland and Labrador, writes David Brake in this column for CBC Opinion. He says relatively small sums — if offered in the right way — could make a huge difference in providing cleaner, cheaper options to get around.

COVID has affected Inuit communities differently. History and experience help explain why

Inuit have not had consistent experiences in the COVID-19 pandemic. In a guest column for CBC Opinion, Inuk researcher Richard Budgell writes it will continue to be "vitally important that Inuit make the right decisions, for our survival as a people."

Let's make vaccines mandatory for teachers and eligible students

There have already been plenty of disruptions in the school system because of COVID-19, writes high school student Jake Thompson. In a guest column for CBC Opinion, he says the best way to prevent any more is to require students and teachers to get immunized.

Canada's political parties cannot 'greenwash' their way through another election

The governing Liberals have positioned themselves as climate champions, but their record paints another picture altogether, writes Lori Lee Oates in this column for CBC Opinion. She argues that politicians need to align themselves with scientists — and many voters.

MPs may think they're high fliers, but city councillors can get the job done. (They just won't)

Are the stakes higher in a federal election? Not when your sewage is backing up, writes Edward Riche in this column for CBC Opinion.

Muskrat Falls is off our backs? Nah. We'll be paying for that monstrosity for decades

Andrew Furey may have been boasting about the new deal with Ottawa on rate mitigation over the overbudget Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, but guest columnist Edward Riche is skeptical.

From last resorts to top priorities: It's time for an Inuit-led approach to child welfare

For many Inuit families, colonization is still a force that continues to shape their lives, writes Krista Mogridge, who says the time has come for the Inuit to lead the way on managing the care of children who otherwise would be removed from their community.

History is brutal: A chat with Old Sam up at the cabin

Times change, and so do labels. And other words. In his latest satirical column, Edward Riche imagines a wide-ranging conversation between two old friends.

Politicians are on TikTok. Explain to me again why teens like me can't vote?

Like a lot of teenagers, Jake Thompson has a job and pays taxes. Yet he has no means of deciding who represents him, as he is too young to vote. He makes his case in a guest column for CBC Opinion.

Hiking tuition fees won't get us through a fiscal crisis, and could harm those who need help the most

An increase in tuition fees is looming in Newfoundland and Labrador. In a guest column, Joshua Fleming argues now is the time to hunker down and protect those whose opportunities might vanish with those higher costs.

We've gotten ourselves into a mess. Oil, developed properly, can get us out of it

Newfoundland and Labrador is in a financially dark place but can rely on the offshore oil industry to light the way out, writes Mark Collett in a column for CBC Opinion.

Unnamed experts and unsupported conclusions: The Greene report is wrong on teacher education

The Greene report has some strong things to say about teachers, including a claim that primary teachers no longer graduate with the skills they need. In a guest column for CBC Opinion, Toni Doyle and Leslie Redmond challenge the report's claims.

Low-carbon oil is not a thing, and 'clean, green' technology does not exist

That government is acting in the best interest of oil companies rather than citizens tells you something about where the power lies, writes Lori Lee Oates in a new Opinion column.

Let students like me decide whether to do online or in-person classes

The hybrid model that Newfoundland and Labrador officials selected for high school students for the rest of the school year is not working, argues Grade 10 student Jake Thompson.

Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good policy

Governments need to base their policy on evidence, not on the wishes of big business and the donor class, writes Lori Lee Oates.

Political robots and campaign cock-ups: How can we find meaning in N.L.'s weirdest election?

Andrew Furey went into the election campaign with polling numbers that would suggest a landslide. He came out with a tiny majority. As columnist Edward Riche writes, voters picked him, narrowly, on faith he has Justin Trudeau's personal cellphone number.

Here's how better transit could help thousands of people through this economic crisis

Improving the public transit system in the St. John's area could help thousands of families, argues David Brake. In order to make the improvements the region needs, he says, the provincial government must take a leading role.

President Chaulk: A report from 2041, straight from Palais Mile One

Imagine it's 20 years after this year's unusual election — and that things got even more chaotic. Humourist Edward Riche casts his eye on what may be ahead.