Back in the late 1990s, when I was with the Ontario Medical Association, I took a group of about half a dozen doctors and an equal number of OMA staff to Washington, D.C., where we attended a campaign school organized by Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Alberta might yet become a climate change leader -- not because the NDP government's new climate change plan is moving so quickly but because other provinces are moving so slowly.
Have you spent your summer stubbornly tuning out earnest entreaties from your MP and/or civic-minded do-gooders to spend an evening poking through the federal electoral system in search of a fairer, more representative alternative?
Right now, Hillary Clinton appears to be as unbeatable as Usain Bolt. But there's a good chance that by the time the next summer Olympics roll around, she may not look like such a safe bet.
Sometimes, something as small as a Twitter message may be politically significant.
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
In a recent Huffington Post column, David Suzuki said while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been meeting with the United Nations, the premiers and the leaders of the U.S. and Mexico to talk about climate change, he’s done nothing.
Wednesday, in the Ontario town of Strathroy, a man known to police for having terrorist connections was killed by security forces after he appeared to explode a device, and had another in his possession.
OK, I realize this is a tough sell. It's August and probably the last thing you want to do is sit in your house and watch television, unless of course you're watching the Olympics.
There was more than a hint of grovelling in Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan's approach to his new "dear friend", Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Rio Olympic Games start this weekend, and there are plenty of reasons for Canadians to be excited. Our star athletes are set to win a slew of medals, and many great young Canadians will soon become household names.
Every once in a while, a trend comes along that clearly delineates the generation gap, neatly separating the up-and-comers from the old fogies. Kite surfing. Conversing in emojis. Axe body spray. And now -- in case we didn't feel old enough -- there's Pokémon Go.
An emotional mother demanded to know what Tim Stone had done to her daughter.
The police have a tough job, especially in what's now a violent world, and we all appreciate their sacrifice.
The five most ignorant countries in the world are Mexico, India, Brazil, Peru and New Zealand. And the five best informed are South Korea, Ireland, Poland, China and the United States. Ignorant about what? About the realities in their country.
Mobs can grow. No one watching politics worldwide this year can count out Donald Trump and his avuncular, aw-shucks running mate, Mike Pence, before the votes are tallied.
Earlier this month the federal government launched a "national conversation" on immigration in which it invites Canadians to tell it what they think immigration means for Canada and how we can continue to grow our nation through immigration.
"Our country is at war," said French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, after a priest was murdered near Rouen in front of his congregation by two attackers who claimed to be serving Islamic State. It's the sort of thing leaders feel compelled to say at times like this, but it does send the wrong message.
It's been a long, hot summer of peculiar mysteries, from Belleville's missing mannequins to the sad saga of Ryan Lochte.