Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said last week the NDP government is going all in on its plan to reshape the province's electricity system so that 30 per cent of the power used by 2030 comes from renewable forms of energy, such as solar, wind and hydro.
A remarkable event unfolded in Alberta Thursday: For what is likely the first time in that province, the verdict in a Queen's Bench criminal trial was broadcast live.
Starting next week at Queen's Park, MPPs will be combing through the Liberals' legislation to clean up party donations. Various groups have been giving input over the course of the summer on what the legislation ought to contain.
It wasn't just Ottawa-Vanier that lost its longtime champion on Tuesday. Nor, for that matter, did Mauril Bélanger, who died at age 61 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, leave behind as his biggest legacy his campaign to change the lyrics of O Canada to be more inclusive. Canada lost a man who, over the course of his career in Parliament
The mood in the United States regarding the character of both presidential candidates is somewhat gloomy and quite unprecedented, and has led to speculation about a third term for President Barack Obama.
Everyone's talking about Ontario doctors these days, and whether they are being offered a fair contract. But the provincial government's health-care reforms also depend in part on sick or frail people being able to receive reliable, quality, ongoing care in their own homes. The key players here are the personal support workers (PSWs) who provide un
Presidential election campaigns in the United States traditionally begin on Labour Day, but Donald Trump's bid for the White House is already being written off by pollsters, pundits, experts and others -- and it's not even mid-August.
On the eve of the Rio Olympic Games, the city famous for its Carnival party vibe looks as if it will manage to pull off its hosting duties by the skin of its teeth.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement that he will peel back the shroud of secrecy surrounding appointments to Canada's highest court in favour of a more independent and transparent selection process is a welcome development.
Nobody knows precisely what happened when Abdirahman Abdi died after Ottawa police arrested him.
The International Olympic Committee stopped short this week of imposing a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing in the Rio de Janeiro Games.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should have explained his carbon pricing scheme during last year’s federal election instead of playing chicken with the provinces now.
Every government has a decision to make when it comes to soft power and hard security. It isn't an either/or decision.
Manitobans are the least likely in Canada to call an ambulance when suffering from a heart attack or a stroke, according to a recent Canadian Institute for Health Information report.That’s bad news considering CIHI also reports that heart attacks and strokes are time-sensitive conditions and that an ambulance should be called when someone is showin
Among the greatest of American myths is the idea that any child born in the United States can someday become president.
The agreement by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to supply 50% of North America’s electricity from clean energy sources by 2025 is useful for two reasons.
Thank you First Nations, Métis and Inuit, explorers and pioneers, Fathers of Confederation and successive waves of immigrants: You made the nation we call Canada.
Quebec sovereignists clearly are hoping that the United Kingdom's vote last week to leave the European Union will breathe new life into their project: They hailed it as proof of the continued relevance of national sovereignty, a case of voters standing up to "fearmongering" by financial elites and a precedent for acceptance of a 50-per-cent-plus-on
An inspiring YouTube video from Equal Voice has been making the rounds of late, featuring several female Canadian MPs -- from Tory Lisa Raitt to Liberal Catherine McKenna to Green Leader Elizabeth May -- talking to their "20-year-old" selves about success in the political and other arenas.