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The Soapbox

A rotating stable of community members share their thoughts on anything and everything, the only criteria being that it be thought-provoking. Got something on your mind to share with readers in Greater Sudbury? Climb aboard our Soapbox and have your say. Send material or pitches to soapbox@sudbury.com.  

The Soapbox: I used to wear the niqab and I think Quebec’s new law is a slap in the face of religious freedom

The Soapbox: I used to wear the niqab and I think Quebec’s new law is a slap in the face of religious freedom

There are much bigger issues affecting Canada and the West to worry about than what a minority of women are wearing, says Sudbury resident Sajidha Bagha
The Soapbox: Scapegoating Sir John A flies in the face of rationality, history

The Soapbox: Scapegoating Sir John A flies in the face of rationality, history

Trevor Parson, an M.A. candidate in Canadian history, offers a defence of Sir John A. Macdonald 
The Soapbox: Rebellions are built on hope

The Soapbox: Rebellions are built on hope

In late November 2016, Cathy Orlando directed the lobbying efforts of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) volunteers on Parliament Hill.
<b>The Soapbox:</b> When you have ALS, life is too damn short to dwell on the past

The Soapbox: When you have ALS, life is too damn short to dwell on the past

Look forward and do what you can to help find a cure, even if the cure isn’t for you, says Hanmer ALS ambassador
<b>The Soapbox:</b> Francophile Scottish lady has a love affair with Sudbury

The Soapbox: Francophile Scottish lady has a love affair with Sudbury

Janna Ramsay Best turns 80 today
<b>The Soapbox:</b> Teachers have no business policing students' lunchboxes

The Soapbox: Teachers have no business policing students' lunchboxes

Registered dietitian and parent climbs on The Soapbox to share her thoughts on how criticizing children for what's in their lunch can have a lasting impact
<b>The Soapbox:</b> Where you live shouldn’t determine if you live

The Soapbox: Where you live shouldn’t determine if you live

Local member of ONE Voice wants you to help end global poverty, disease
<b>The Soapbox:</b> Donald Trump is the symptom of a disease in American politics

The Soapbox: Donald Trump is the symptom of a disease in American politics

There are good reasons why we should not be happy about the latest nail in The Donald’s coffin
<b>The Soapbox: Old and set in your ways? It’s about time to grow up</b>

The Soapbox: Old and set in your ways? It’s about time to grow up

Sixty-year-old Rob Harding climbs onto The Soapbox to say how unfortunate it is that as people age they seem to get more set in their age and more resistant to change and new ideas.
<b>The Soapbox:</b> Wolves diehard has high hopes for ‘new era’ Pack

The Soapbox: Wolves diehard has high hopes for ‘new era’ Pack

Jim Stefanko even sported an ‘In Zulich We Trust’ shirt to the home opener last week