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COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality – National

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Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we expect to receive them? And there’s an emerging mismatch between what Canadians are expecting and what our federal and …

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COMMENTARY: The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed spectator sports forever – National

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In recent years, some sports facilities have been called “white elephants.” The term dates back to ancient Asia when a king would gift a white elephant to a subordinate he was dissatisfied with because the associated costs of keeping a white elephant significantly outweigh its value. Today’s white elephants …

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COMMENTARY: A winter or spring election is the last thing Canada needs right now – National

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As far as political predictions go, the forecast of a federal election sometime in 2021 is probably a relatively safe one. Nailing down how many weeks or months this current Liberal minority has left is a much more difficult guessing game. Yes, there are factors here beyond the Liberals’ …

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Rick Zamperin: 2021 could be the year the Stanley Cup comes back to Canada

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When the puck drops on the 2020-21 National Hockey League season Wednesday night it will mark the start of a campaign that will almost guarantee a spot for a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup final. The NHL has not only realigned its four divisions, which includes an all-Canadian …

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Rick Zamperin: Coronavirus already impacts upcoming NHL season

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With the National Hockey League just a couple of days away from starting its abbreviated 56-game regular season, there’s word that COVID-19 has impacted the schedule even before the first puck is dropped. The NHL said it is “reviewing and revising” the Dallas Stars’ schedule after revealing Friday that …

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COMMENTARY: Canada’s vaccination efforts need more urgency, less finger-pointing – National

COMMENTARY: Canada’s vaccination efforts need more urgency, less finger-pointing - National

Much has been asked of Canada’s federal and provincial governments over the last year, but it’s probably fair to say that the rollout of coronavirus vaccines is the most important responsibility those governments have had in our lifetimes. And while Canadians should have realistic expectations and some degree of …

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Rick Zamperin: Thumbs up to the NHL’s division sponsorships

Rick Zamperin: Thumbs up to the NHL’s division sponsorships

It appears that desperate times call for desperate measures in the National Hockey League. Faced with a drastically damaged balance sheet as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep fans out of arenas across North America, the NHL has come to terms with four companies on a unique sponsorship package. …

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ANALYSIS: America enters its darkest month – National

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This January may be the most perilous month in modern U.S. history — a moment that will chart a course from which there will be no easy return. The most powerful nation on earth is consumed by concurrent crises that have shaken the country to its foundation. It starts, …

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COMMENTARY: Will 2020’s political polling Blursday continue in 2021? – National

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‘Blursday’ is a COVID-inspired term describing what it’s like when each day blurs into the next. It also describes what polls on federal politics have been like for all of 2020. Every poll on political standings released by Ipsos with Global News since January has shown nearly the same …

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Bill Kelly: Charles Dickens nailed our 2020 emotional roller-coaster – Hamilton

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A colleague asked me yesterday how I would remember the year 2020, and I was immediately reminded of the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities by the great Charles Dickens. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of …

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