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Learning life’s lessons from the best – and worst – of leaders

Learning life’s lessons from the best – and worst – of leaders

ROBINSON Youth are often shaped by political leaders. What we learned from Winston Churchill and Pierre Trudeau won’t be taught to our children by Donald Trump (PREMIUM content)

Civic renewal that drains the soul – and people – from communities

Civic renewal that drains the soul – and people – from communities

ROBINSON When investor neighbourhoods replace residential ones, civic sustainability is the big loser ($$)

Angry times require rational argument

ROBINSON But in the time of Trump, there is too little reasoned articulation of viewpoints and too much posturing and pouting. It puts us all at risk ($$)

On board but not bored: why committee work makes a difference

ROBINSON The best boards reflect Canada’s diversity of gender, age, ethnicity, language, regionality, background and enthusiasm for the cause ($$)

Moving on: nature migrates as winter closes in

ROBINSON On the Pacific coast, the fascinating fall movements of whales, salmon and sea ducks have begun ($$)

Bringing clarity to the muddy waters of separatist movements

Bringing clarity to the muddy waters of separatist movements

ROBINSON Canada’s Clarity Act may be the key to managing issues of sovereignty around the world ($$)

Facts or flights of fancy: how Trump tackles problems

Could it be that, at 71, Trump draws on an innate ability to reason that works in the absence of any understanding of the facts?

A minibus ramble through Scottish Highland history

This is part 3 in our series The Orkney islands

As our minibus pulled to a stop, I felt suddenly that my grandmother’s love of the Highland landscape was surrounding us all

The hardships of Orkney link to Canada’s early days

This is part 2 in our series The Orkney islands

ROBINSON (Troy Media) Displaced from their homes, many citizens of the Orkney islands ended up in Canada working for the Hudson Bay Company

Decoding Orkney by channelling the subtle Norse air

This is part 1 in our series The Orkney islands

ROBINSON (Troy Media) Part 1: A Scottish contribution to Canada’s Arctic genome can be found in the deep history of these remote islands

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