‘That day I expected to be killed’

Holocaust survivor recounts horrific childhood in Poland  Israel Unger’s father carried him in his arms as they were herded to a cattle car. He looked to his father and asked him to recite the last prayer Jews recite when they consider death imminent. “I want to go to heaven.” They repeated the prayer 36 times that day. Now, 75 years later, Unger wonders what he knew of heaven as a five-year-old. What … Continue reading ‘That day I expected to be killed’

Show up to vote with your brain: Hannah Bell

Jordan Brown’s grandfather is the reason he’s an MLA. His riding had been held by his grandfather, Addie MacDonald, who knew everyone and would take the time to have a conversation with them. Brown became involved locally and had the opportunity to work with Premier Wade MacLauchlan who asked about his plans, he said. “Have you ever thought about running?” “I thought it was something … Continue reading Show up to vote with your brain: Hannah Bell

Hard for Trump to ‘put toothpaste back in the tube’

The U.S. president doesn’t understand the importance of America’s relationship with Canada, but Wayne Easter does. The Malpeque MP is the co-chair of the U.S. interparliamentary group. It has been around for 59 years. The principle is the two countries have the biggest trading relationship in the world between Canada and the United States, said Easter. “We’re friends and allies in everything that we do.” … Continue reading Hard for Trump to ‘put toothpaste back in the tube’

P.E.I. government has a handle on marijuana

Wayne Easter knows most Islanders smoke marijuana. About 60 per cent rate of Islanders use it, so it makes sense for its use when they make it legal in July, he says. Illegal marijuana is impure, expensive and puts money into the pockets of criminals, said the Malpeque MP. “The war on drugs is not working.” Once it’s legalized on July 1, marijuana will be … Continue reading P.E.I. government has a handle on marijuana