It is messy. It is chaotic. It is inefficient and, quite possibly, doomed to fail. But say what the critics may, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approach to leadership is precisely what Canadians ordered when they put his Liberal party in power. To constantly affect shocked dismay, as the opposition has been doing in the debate over assisted dying,
A police officer fires his gun. Someone is killed. Independent investigators are called in, against the backdrop of a shattered family and an officer having to exonerate himself. There is public condemnation of the police, and questions about whether or not there was an attempt to calm things down a bit before the trigger was pulled.
People can give Angelina Jolie Pitt a pretty rough ride, so many babies, so much leg showing in her dress.
Stephen J. Harper was a good prime minister, a smart, basically decent, hard-working guy who, for all his flaws, left the country better than he found it.
Because most think of Islamic State, al-Qaida and their ilk as crazies motivated solely by hatred, they are not puzzled by recent terrorist attacks on the West like those in Paris, Brussels and Los Angeles. Like villains in comic books, the terrorists are simply evil, and no further explanation is needed. But in the real world, being violent and fa
Imagine thousands of people losing their homes because a tornado swept through a city and destroyed everything. A flood left a community underwater. Or imagine a hurricane ripped a small town to shreds.
Today let's consider the "apologies" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made for acting like a dork in the House of Commons last week.
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.
Canada's female politicians have been speaking out a great deal lately, in ways that aren't overtly partisan, about their experiences as women and the gendered policy gaps they see. This is heartening, but it is -- and should be -- a careful calculation.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.