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Scott Stockdale


  • Where was Mr. Trudeau when GM workers needed him?Scott Stockdale
    June 11, 2019

    In late November last year, when General Motors (GM) announced it was closing it's Oshawa, Ontario plant at the end of 2019, thus putting more than 2,500 employees out of work, Jerry Dias, the head of Unifor - the union representing workers at General Motors in Oshawa - argued the company's decision could lead to the collapse of the auto-parts industry in Canada and demanded a sharp response from the Trudeau government.

  • Can government bail out media?Scott Stockdale
    June 11, 2019

    Canada is going through the worst cultural crisis in the postwar period and if the government doesn't come to the rescue of failing, television and newspaper and film companies we may, in the not too distant future, be a country without Canadian news or films, according to Richard Stursberg, author of Tangled Green: A Canadian Cultural Manifesto for the Digital Age.

  • Why is China one of a kind?Scott Stockdale
    October 9, 2018

    As of 2017 China had 164 Unicorns - privately owned start ups valued at more than a billion dollars, for a total of $628 billion. The U.S. by comparison had 132 billion dollars plus start ups valued as $700 billion.

  • Israel is violating international law by imposing a siege on Gaza for the last 11 years - says lawyerScott Stockdale
    October 3, 2018

    Most North Americans probably don't know - or care for that matter - that the two million people in Gaza - a strip of land 20 miles long and three or four miles wide - live in what Jonathan Kuttab, a leading human rights lawyer in Israel and Palestine characterized as an open-air prison.

  • How Alcohol is Killing My People Scott Stockdale
    February 21, 2018

    Alcohol is the cause of as much as half the deaths in Northern Saskatchewan Treaty 6 territory, according to Harold R. Johnson, author of the highly acclaimed book Fire Water: How Alcohol is Killing My People (And Yours).

  • Why are these men victims of Canada's first serial killer?Scott Stockdale
    February 21, 2018

    Three men - who disappeared between 2010 and 2012 - are recently - and only recently - being identified as victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Abdulbasir "Basir" Faizi, 44, and Majeed Kayhan were both from Afghanistan, and Skandaraj "Skanda" Navaratnam, was a 40-year-old Sri Lankan refugee. All three were immigrants, known to frequent the gay village, east of downtown Toronto. Is there a common denominator here that eluded police investigators?

  • Trump's Groundbreaking First Year?Scott Stockdale
    February 6, 2018

    Despite the relentless scathing attacks from his critics, President Trump has such a long list of achievements - as outlined in his recent State of the Union Address - that his first year in office may actually be remembered as one of the most successful - if not in history - then certainly in recent memory - for first-term presidents.

  • How safe Ontario nuclear power facilities?Scott Stockdale
    February 5, 2018

    Ontario has three nuclear power facilities operating 18 reactors, which makes it one of the largest nuclear jurisdictions in the world.

  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?Scott Stockdale
    January 30, 2018

    In the wake of the 2107 Joe Cox Commission on loneliness report that concluded that more nine million people in the UK always or often feel lonely, Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness, in an effort to tackle social isolation.

  • The Human Rights of Canada's Indigenous People Scott Stockdale
    January 10, 2018

    The documented fact that Canada's Indigenous population has one of the highest suicide rates in the world is a societal and cultural problem, not a mental health issue, according to Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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