Ed Finn

Ed Finn grew up in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where he worked as a printer’s apprentice, reporter, columnist, and editor of that city’s daily newspaper, the Western Star. His career as a journalist included 14 years as a labour relations columnist for the Toronto Star. He was part of the world of politics between 1959 and 1962, serving as the first provincial leader of the NDP in Newfoundland. He worked closely with Tommy Douglas for some years and helped defend and promote medicare legislation in Saskatchewan.

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Dec 15, 2017

why First Nations do not have safe water

Ed Finn
Canadian attitudes toward Indigenous peoples have only recently evolved. In the past, we believed, as one official told me, "the natives would not know how to flush toilets if they had them."
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Dec 15, 2017
Photo: Richard Amasia/Flicker

A not-so-happy Christmas

Ed Finn
With more than a million Canadian kids living in poverty, giving them food and toys over the holidays is not enough.
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Nov 24, 2017
Dawn at Lapa Rios on the south end of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Photo: joiseyshowaa/Flickr

A vision of happiness

Ed Finn
The happiest countries in the world are not necessarily the richest, but those with truly democratic governments.

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