Max Fawcett is the former editor of the Chetwynd Echo, a weekly newspaper in the small northern town of Chetwynd, B.C. He currently lives in Edmonton, and works as the managing editor of Alberta Venture Magazine.

Why I Smoke

By Max Fawcett / 2003 June 27
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Part homage to Orwell’s "Why I write" and part pro-smoking polemic, in this essay Max Fawcett comments on the cultural and social implications of the anti-smoking movement.

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Made in Canada

By Max Fawcett / 2003 June 18
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Max Fawcett has his own theory about what could create a lasting peace in the Middle East. Strangely enough, it’s Canadian federalism.

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Would God Approve?

By Max Fawcett / 2003 June 13
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Max Fawcett raises a question about same-sex unions that needs to be asked – and answered – by those opposing the recent Ontario Appeals Court ruling.

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On SARS (Shameless Abuse of Rhetoric Syndrome)

By Max Fawcett / 2003 April 22
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What would Orwell have to say about the SARS epidemic? Max Fawcett has a suggestion.

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Smart Bombs and Stupid Leaders – Why the Iraq Crisis Won’t End Well

By Max Fawcett / 2003 March 18
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Max Fawcett thinks he’s figured out why the crisis in Iraq is unique – and it has nothing to do with smart bombs, military intelligence, or other oxymorons. Morons, on the other hand…

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Brain-Drain or Brain-Gain?

By Max Fawcett / 2003 January 6
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Hold on to your hats – the brain-drain is as phoney as a three-dollar bill. In spite of what the Fraser Institute would like us to believe, we are not in danger of losing our “best and brightest” to the United States. Far from it, in fact.

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Romanow’s Double Model

By Max Fawcett / 2002 December 2
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Max Fawcett finds more in the Romanow Report, and the public debate surrounding it, than prescriptions for righting our health care system

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What happened to Halloween?

By Max Fawcett / 2002 November 8
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Max Fawcett explores the implications of a Halloween without rotten eggs and roman candles.

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A Tragedy of Aesthetics: The "Dianification" of September 11th

By Max Fawcett / 2002 September 17
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Max Fawcett has a bone to pick with the way both the media and the public at large have responded to the one year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre.

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Change For it’s Own Sake Doesn’t Work

By Max Fawcett / 2002 June 11
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Max Fawcett questions the wisdom of a mid-course leadership race within the Federal Liberal party, and probes at Paul Martin’s less-than-stellar motives for embroiling the party in one now…

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