“The” issue versus “those” issues

In the final weeks of the campaign, the economy is settling
in as federal election 2008’s ballot box issue. But in our rush to define “the”
issue, what happens to those other issues? The week’s Big Issue offers a little
variety of voice on what matters:

trade talks nearly invisible
– A trade deal is brewing that rivals NAFTA,
but no one’s talking about it. Why?

Why education is
election issue number one
– Student Arati Sharma argues that Canada’s
future well-being depends on whether or not Canadians have access to higher learning.

Vote with media in
– Steve Anderson believes media issues should be front and centre. Deborah
Jones says ‘fat chance’ – and invites you to comment back if you disagree.

(Ian Britton photo)