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Naomi Lakritz: Now, say you’re sorry for microaggressing

Naomi Lakritz: Now, say you’re sorry for microaggressing

In December, when they come out with the annual list of new words that people find the most annoying, “microaggression” is going to be one of them for 2014. I just learned the word Wednesday and within an hour, I already hated it.
Shannon Corregan: We let men take up more public space

Shannon Corregan: We let men take up more public space

Many years ago, three friends and I took the ferry to Vancouver to help a friend move. We were all young women in our third year of university. It was a gorgeous day.
Olympic hockey is bad for business

Olympic hockey is bad for business

This morning, I was doing what I normally do: making sure the Times Colonist website was up and running with new and interesting content for our readers. The problem was that you guys weren't reading.
Comment: Federal budget ignored younger Canadians

Comment: Federal budget ignored younger Canadians

If there is one thing we can take away from the latest federal budget, it is that the government continues to prioritize our aging population over adapting to new problems facing younger Canada.
L. Ian MacDonald: Liberals have come a long way with Trudeau

L. Ian MacDonald: Liberals have come a long way with Trudeau

No one ever lost in politics by being underestimated, and that’s very much the case with Justin Trudeau.
Les Leyne: Government departments being told to ‘make do’

Les Leyne: Government departments being told to ‘make do’

Balancing a budget is one thing, for which credit was bestowed in this space on Wednesday. Maintaining the impression that the government is doing everything that needs doing while staying in the black is another.
How to pronounce Ucluelet, Tsawwassen, and that outdoor gear place

How to pronounce Ucluelet, Tsawwassen, and that outdoor gear place

I heard this while eavesdropping (the kind of eavesdropping where people are near you and their voices are crystal clear). The conversation went something like this. “I bought this jacket at Mec.” “Mec? What’s Mec? You mean M.E.C.
Why iPhones are better than Android phones

Why iPhones are better than Android phones

You can apply all sorts objective (benchmark processor speeds) or subjective ("it just feels better") arguments to the great smartphone debate.
Les Leyne: Years of scrimping finally pay off

Les Leyne: Years of scrimping finally pay off

British Columbians should give Tuesday’s provincial budget a quick once over, and then give themselves a quiet pat on the back. There are still holes in the government’s vision of how this corner of the world works, undeniably.
Andrew Cohen: The revealing attack on a retired general

Andrew Cohen: The revealing attack on a retired general

So this is how it works. A distinguished former general from a prominent military family, having retired after a career in war and peace, wants to continue to serve his country. For his sins, he decides to enter politics.