Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government should reconsider Japan's singular focus on finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, the largest such compact in the history of the planet, and move simultaneously toward a bilateral trade pact with Canada.
Justin Trudeau last week became the third prime minister in recent history to use the floor of the House of Commons to offer a much overdue formal apology to families of Asian groups hurt by Canada's racist policies that sought to exclude them from settling here or singled them out for harsh treatment.
On a continent where tyrants rule, civil strife is a fact of life and elections are free only in name, the West African country of Ghana has emerged as an oasis of peace and tranquility and the acknowledged standard-bearer of democratic governance.
It's a small world, we say, when we bump into an old classmate halfway around the world, or reunite with a former neighbour online. The pat phrase is wrapped in a warm blanket of nostalgia. But the things that make it a small world -- cheap air travel and the Internet -- have made it a much more dangerous place for many of the world's children.
Depending on whom you ask, Canada's newly stated promise to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is either a catastrophe that will cripple our resource economy or the start of a golden age between the Crown and aboriginals.
Practice makes perfect. Money doesn't grow on trees. All that matters is results. Life is unfair.
Let us try, for the sake of the exercise, to place ourselves in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mind, early Wednesday evening.
There's a reason 76% of Ontario's residents use natural gas to heat their homes. The fuel is convenient, efficient and in recent years inexpensive when compared to other energy sources.
Canada, stop jailing innocent migrants. Just stop. It's not hard.
When "Prime Minister" Fayez al-Sarraj of the "Government of National Accord" (GNA) arrived in Libya a month ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was "not the time for obstructionists to hold back progress." A noble sentiment, but it does make you want to ask Kerry: When would be the right time for obstructionists to hold back progress? N
New Premier Brian Pallister unveiled his new government’s first basic blueprint on Monday.
Does it matter in the grand scheme if the prime minister's wife is assigned another staffer, or even two, to help her field emails and requests from charities and clubs?
Over the past couple of weeks, Montreal has found itself at the epicentre of yet another noisy debate on censorship in comedy.
The logistics of evacuating more than 88,000 from Fort McMurray last week were complicated. The work to get them all safely back home in the weeks ahead will be labyrinthine.
If there's anything a news outlet hates, it's landing at the centre of the story.
Donald Trump will be the nominee of the Republican Party, a prospect that leaves Americans unhinged.
Consider the spectrum of important, inevitably controversial, economically and politically crucial Quebec-related questions facing the federal government. It's a growing and increasingly daunting list.
It should really come as no surprise that we have a new provincial government - and of course premier - in Manitoba following the April 19 election.
We spend so much time discussing the latest roster moves of our favourite football teams that we often lose sight of the life lessons that emerge from the teams' locker room and offices.