TOPIC: OPINION

Opinion

Tatis Jr.'s absence highlights baseball's ever-growing capacity for self-sabotage

Players like Fernando Tatis Jr. and three-time MVP Mike Trout could disappear from the lineup for any number of reasons, but their production and marketing muscle aren't replaceable.
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What's worse than Premier Kenney calling Danielle Smith's big idea 'nuts'? Her idea

The outgoing premier isn't the right person to criticize a would-be successor's proposal, even if his message is right.
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Let down by Pride parade organizers, queer communities took charge

A Pride parade is at its essence a protest, not a bureaucratic event, writes Zahra Haider.
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I survived polio, but now I fear others will needlessly suffer from it

Winnipeg polio survivor Wes Hazlitt fears an increase in cases because of fewer vaccinations, and he cannot imagine seeing thousands of children on ventilators because of a preventable disease.
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Shifting to EVs is not enough. The deeper problem is our car dependence

Electric vehicles will be part of the solution, but meeting the challenge of climate change requires taking on the dominance of cars in our communities.
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We're failing people who are homeless, and they're dying because of it

Former NDP health minister Sharon Blady says the shooting deaths of people without housing in B.C. are connected to hate-filled rhetoric.
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Let's take a look at the currents swirling inside the UCP leadership race

There might be seven people on the track, but UCP leadership hopeful Danielle Smith seems to be the only one with a steering wheel — and she's leading everybody in circles with no off ramp.
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Without action, sorry is a meaningless word

I’ve often said that the Indian Residential School System is not Indigenous but Canadian history. As such, every Canadian should feel responsible for walking the path toward reconciliation, writes David A. Robertson.
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Time has come for World Athletics to budge from its outmoded policy on false starts

As CBC Sports senior contributor Morgan Campbell writes, in the alternate dimension known as the World Athletics Championships, one one-thousandth of a second can determine the difference between a great start and an illegal one. Just ask Devon Allen.
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In the remote communities of Northern Ontario, climate change has lit a fuse on reconciliation

We don't hear much said about the impact of climate change on Indigenous reconciliation, but the impact is clear, and it's potentially disastrous, writes Tom Kehoe.
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Our life-jacket laws are archaic and need to be overhauled

Canadian law only requires people to have one personal flotation device on board for each passenger. As CBC contributor Gord Follett argues, the law needs to require people to wear life-jackets on the water.
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I was a kid when the cod moratorium started. As a union leader, I'm still fighting for change

Diversification in the fishery and a focus on value have resulted in higher incomes, pulling fish harvesters out of poverty and into the upper-middle class, writes FFAW president Keith Sullivan. However, he writes, the inshore fishery remains plagued by problems that governments and business won't address.
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The fishery is worth more than ever. Why isn't N.L.'s rural population in better shape?

Thirty years after the moratorium, N.L. needs to look at policy questions affecting rural areas, argues Derek Butler in a guest column for CBC Opinion. "If the fishery is rural, has its highest value ever, has as its main goal sustaining rural communities, and those communities are in decline," he writes, "what gives?"
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No, Alberta didn't lose $4B in COVID relief. But the NDP said so anyway

Rachel Notley has called for an inquiry into where 2020 pandemic spending went. I easily found the answer in public documents.
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We need to strengthen access to contraceptive care in Canada

Particularly in rural and remote Canada, increasing the number of providers able and willing to provide contraceptive services will significantly increase access for women who may otherwise have few, if any, options, writes Vivian Tam.
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Everyone wants to find their own voice. Trans people are no different

Many people think of the voice as something rigidly biological — something that you're born with, writes Renée Yoxon. But the way we use our voice is a highly learned behaviour.
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Washington is on the clock as WNBA star Brittney Griner languishes in Russian custody

Brittney Griner is a pawn, caught between Russia and the U.S. during a particularly tense time in the relationship between the two superpowers, writes CBC Sports senior contributor Morgan Campbell.
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Chuckwagon races vs. leadership races: Saddle up for the Calgary political Stampede

Over the 10 days of Stampede, more political back slapping and glad-handing is accomplished than the rest of the year combined, writes Michael Solberg.
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Her political career died with Alberta floor-crossing. Meet Danielle Smith, resurrected

Believe it or not, the conservatives that hated Danielle Smith the most for crossing from Wildrose to Tories in 2014 are the very people who now love her the most.
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A suburb named Nostalgia? For real, Calgary?

Community names ought to represent more than just something developers thought would help sell homes on Calgary’s outskirts.
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Maritimes a perfect place to start a Canadian pro women's basketball league

I come from the East Coast and know of the incredible athleticism that lives and grows there. So the rise of the Maritime Women's Basketball Association doesn't surprise me. 
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Empowering women through unexpected pregnancy means supporting them beyond the birth

One of the unfortunate misconceptions surrounding the abortion debate is that pro-life advocacy ends with the child’s birth. This couldn’t be further from the truth, writes Tia Gerwatoski.
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Energy affordability, not availability, ought to be the priority of Atlantic Canada's premiers

The Atlantic premiers are rightly concerned about long-term energy security in Atlantic Canada, writes Larry Hughes for CBC Opinion. However, he says, they must not forget what many Atlantic Canadians are facing right now.
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Inflation's bite is big. Alberta's capacity to help is bigger

If the government shared some of that windfall, high inflation would not only be more manageable, but also more equitable.
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When Nazem Kadri hoisted the Stanley Cup, he lifted a whole community along with it

Nazem Kadri's moment with the Stanley Cup resonated not only with Muslims, but with others who saw a little bit of themselves in the celebration.

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