Columns and Letters

Letter: Cape Breton’s colonial shackles have never been removed

April 7, 2021

Dear Editor,
    The path to self-governance for Cape Breton Island will not be easy. One of the challenges we face is that whereas the law ought to protect individual liberties and also collectively our right to self-determination, how the law actually does this for each and every Canadian and for different groups of Canadians seems to be such a very differentiated process.
    Arguably, realistically, truthfully, sadly, but not fatally to our cause, Capers and our Island’s aspiration for self-governance and self-determination seem to rank very low within a form of hierarchy perpetuated by our centralized federal system and its constitution. Perhaps unintentionally.

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Column: Again and again

April 7, 2021

-by Rankin MacDonald

    On Saturday evening, the rain came down slowly and there was no wind to speak of but all of a sudden the power went out.
    There are few feelings that can stir the blood more than the prospect of spending the day, or more, without power.
    A light rain and the power goes out! What the hell is the problem with Nova Scotia Power?
    The rain kept silently falling at East Lake Ainslie.
    There was good reason for the power to be off.
    Some said it was like driving into another dimension.

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