Spirit of global cooperation and trust is essential for getting through pandemic, writes Bill Trudell
Ontario attorney general’s recent proposals constitute “unacceptable influence,” says Bill Trudell
Ontario seems to be toying with important balance of powers in a democratic state, argues Bill Trudell
Bill Trudell asks Santa for gifts for Canadian and world leaders – and the gift of kindness for all
Ontario’s appointment process isn’t broken and doesn’t need fixing; in fact, it is heralded throughout Canada
Irresponsible and politically motivated labelling degrades political discourse and democratic institutions, says Bill Trudell
Bill Trudell shares lessons learned amid grief and loss
In his Sidebars column, Bill Trudell laments the deteriorating adherence to the Mark Twain adage: “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Winston Churchill said: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” I was reminded of this as I attended a moving and joyful swearing-in ceremony of two new judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on May 21.
Clouds offer us an opportunity to see things differently, sometimes only what we want to see and too often what others want us to see. This is happening in our world, especially in politics, in social media and in our day-to-day interactions. Clouds of incivility, mistrust and misinformation are shaping opinions, perspectives, driving us apart and far away from a clear picture.