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Trevor Lautens began his career in the media in 1953 and was a Vancouver Sun staffer for 35 years, Bill Bennett government consultant, Winnipeg Free Press contributor and, since 1990, a North Shore News columnist.

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A fond farewell to St. Pierre and the glory days of dailies, CKNW

Aug 12, 2014 - Paul St. Pierre died aged 90 last month, and the daily newspapers he adorned look a little wan too. Abandoning characteristic...   Full Article

Youthful investment in Euro adventure yields generous returns

Jul 29, 2014 - Sixty years ago, almost to the day, I left for Europe. I was 19. Preposterously, I believed I was destined to be a poet. I associated...   Full Article

High-frequency stock trading for fun and profit

Jul 15, 2014 - Brad Katsuyama was mystified. A Royal Bank of Canada trader whom RBC sent from Bay Street to Wall Street – where he met "more...   Full Article

Great Depression’s scarcity and sacrifice underwrote today’s Canadian prosperity

Jul 01, 2014 - To pontificate in a Canada Day column to you very young people – anyone under 70 – about our nation's recent history, as...   Full Article

Climbing aboard the medical marijuana bandwagon with Gov. Hickenlooper and ex-premier Harcourt

Jun 17, 2014 - Mike Harcourt is signing on with a medicinal marijuana company. Well, what's a former premier to do? Gotta live somehow, one supposes....   Full Article

Grappling with Truth and Reconciliation Commission truths

Jun 03, 2014 - It is a truth universally avoided that the only way an aggrieved people starting from a simple economy can grapple with a powerful people in a...   Full Article

Pity the poor 90% of the richest 1%

May 20, 2014 - So only 0.1% of Americans qualify as not only unimaginably super-rich, able to swim in a vat of money like Walt Disney’s Scrooge McDuck, but ...   Full Article

Aquarium’s whales and dolphins need protection from their protectors

May 06, 2014 - This awareness reconciles them to living in a confined space – in the best habitat possible, and with expert and passionate care – and ...   Full Article

Still watching him: FLQ crisis was Pierre Trudeau’s finest hour

Apr 22, 2014 - How far would he go to crush the FLQ? Trudeau coolly replied: "Just watch me." The words still clutch the remembering heart Full Article

Adding up the escalating financial and political costs of scandal on the public dime

Apr 08, 2014 - Media-cornered, [Linda Reid’s] response will live in B.C. history: “Accountability speaks to me, transparency speaks to me,...   Full Article

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