By all accounts, retired Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar was visiting her native Iran to reconnect with a country she loves and continue her research on women in public life.
An aunt asked me recently over brunch, "Are you going to have a baby?"
Don't be surprised if Waukesha is soon joined by other American cities -- and perhaps states -- lining up for Great Lakes water.
On Monday, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans began validating their signatures on a petition demanding a recall referendum on elected president, Nicolas Maduro. Food riots are breaking out and the capital, Caracas, has the highest murder rate of any city in the world. Many citizens expect a revolution.
What compels politicians like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to deny the reality that Islamist terrorism was a key part of the Orlando massacre?
There was good, bad and more than a bit of ugly in the first sitting of Canada's 42nd parliament. On balance, however, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals are hitting the 2016 barbecue circuit with a breeze at their backs -- as much because of how they've adjusted to mistakes, as their successes.
If I were a British subject, I would vote "Leave" in Thursday's Brexit referendum.
It's an old, tired, paternalistic argument: Canadians aren't saving enough for retirement, so the government should do it for them.
U.K.'s Parliament met in London, England Monday, so MPs of every party could express their horror and disgust at the murder last Thursday of their colleague Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire. And everybody did, including leaders of the Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. But up to that point, the Brexit leaders had said
Many years ago, the company for which I worked was sold to owners known for their parsimonious ways.
It was curious to see the reaction Friday, as the Senate engaged in a final day of debate over Bill C-14, which Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Health Minister Jane Philpott had shepherded into existence at breakneck speed, under the threat of a June 6 Supreme Court deadline that had come and gone. The response to the final vote of 44-28
Federal and provincial finance ministers are convening in Vancouver this week to decide how much you should save for retirement. Special interest groups representing seniors and organized labour will likely be there to help. The only ones missing will be regular Canadians.
When the Parti Québécois went down to defeat in April 2014, its odious values charter went down with it. Now, Jean-François Lisée is bringing it back onto the public agenda -- although given that his party is in opposition, it's more insult than injury.
Data released Wednesday by Elections Canada show a sharp surge in the number of young people who voted in last year's federal election -- evidence, many argue, of the deep engagement youth feel for national politics. As Jane Hilderman of Samara Canada argues, political parties can no longer ignore the 18-to-24 demographic when developing platforms
The official numbers are in from Elections Canada, and they deliver a significant blow to the myth of youth apathy. In the 2015 federal election, 57 per cent of young Canadians voted, an incredible 18 percentage point jump from the previous election. October 2015 may be the last election in which politicians dismiss young people as not worth their
Wednesday, fielding questions from Conservative MP Jason Kenney, Foreign Minister Stephane Dion insisted his government lacked the evidence to say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is guilty of genocide. Thursday, the minister flip-flopped, in the face of a new UN report providing conclusive evidence thereof.
A squall of racism, prejudice and fear roils the Brexit debate on Britain's future in Europe, echoing the new vocabulary of politics on the continent and in the United States.
How's this for apocalyptic? "As a historian I fear Brexit (a British vote to leave the European Union in the referendum June 23) could be beginning of the destruction of not only the EU but also Western political civilization in its entirety," said Donald Tusk, president of the European Union, in an interview in the German newspaper Bild.
Anger and hate aren't conditions peculiar to America, but the instruments used to satisfy that emotion and state of mind are more available in the United States than in any other nation on Earth.