Pointed Views

What does the NDP need to gain power once again?

The party will need to do some soul searching before we head to the polls again

  • Jan 23, 2018

Plotting the Yukon Party’s path back to power

Much depends on how — and how badly — the Liberals screw up

  • Dec 26, 2017

Supreme Court’s Peel decision is straight to the point

Ruling is an important, precedent-setting decision that defines the scope of land use planning

  • Dec 12, 2017

On the deficit, the Yukon government is hamstringing itself

Meanwhile, the Yukon Party is being dishonest about its own role in inflating spending

  • Nov 28, 2017

Yukon government’s PTSD legislation strikes the right balance

First responders deserve the benefit of the doubt. Real estate lawyers? Not so much

  • Nov 14, 2017

The Yukon government needs to nurse community health centres back to health

If current incentives aren’t getting it done, the government needs to offer more

  • Oct 31, 2017

Liberal record on taxes is a wash

By Kyle Carruthers The meme of the “tax and spend liberal” has…

  • Oct 24, 2017

Political freakout over stoned driving is reefer madness

Driving high is about as dangerous as driving with kids in the back seat

  • Oct 17, 2017

Liberal tax proposal not worth the political pain

Pick your battles

  • Oct 10, 2017

Believe it or not, the Yukon needs more MLAs

The current formula shortchanges urban voters and committee work

  • Sep 19, 2017

Opposition parties will have to work harder if they want to beat Trudeau in 2019

The economy is strong and the Liberals haven’t made enough blunders to lose — yet

  • Sep 12, 2017

The carbon tax is supposed to incentivize low carbon alternatives

Almost everything government does involves the choosing of so-called “winners” and “losers”

  • Sep 5, 2017

How much value is there in Yukon’s online survey results?

The government wants to hear what you think.

  • Aug 29, 2017

Climate change denialists will likely get their way

We’re probably doomed, thanks to conspiracy theories and pseudoscience

  • Aug 15, 2017

Health care: Can’t live with it, can’t get ‘skinny repeal’ through the Senate

Neither Obamacare nor our health care system are perfect, but both are better than nothing

  • Aug 8, 2017

The opinion page is supposed to be biased

When you say an opinion writer is biased what you really mean is ‘I disagree with this article’

  • Aug 1, 2017

Higher interest rates are going to hurt

Rates are heading back towards historic norms. In our high-debt society, that’s bad news

  • Jul 25, 2017

Omar Khadr might be no angel, but Canada still violated his rights

Nobody’s asking you to be happy he’s getting $10.5 million

  • Jul 18, 2017

Anonymity degrades public discourse

‘Don’t read the comments’ is good advice when people don’t put their name to what they write

  • Jul 11, 2017

Canada’s social conservatives look at America with envy

In the U.S., the religious right has a chance to remake the Supreme Court. In Canada, not so much.

  • Jul 4, 2017