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.
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.
New Premier Brian Pallister unveiled his new government’s first basic blueprint on Monday.
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.
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.
When it comes to Canada's criminal justice system, the popular political play in recent years has been to follow our American neighbours and mimic their embrace of "tough on crime" laws with hard and fast rules for mandatory minimum punishments.
An outcry of sorts greeted former prime minister Jean Chrétien's recent suggestion inhabitants of the remote, poverty-stricken community of Attawapiskat might have to move to improve their lives. Many urban Canadians wondered why First Nations people would insist on remaining in such dreadful conditions. But many First Nations people found Chrétie
As prime minister, Stephen Harper could never be accused of being warm and charismatic, and perhaps that made it easier to make difficult decisions.
One of the most controversial and hurtful things a government can do is change rules retroactively.
The state should never make it easy to kill people; on that, Canadians would agree. But when someone who is seriously ill and in relentless pain seeks help dying, what role should it play?
The Canada Revenue Agency is hiring 100 more auditors to crack down on tax cheats. The move is as welcome as it is timely.
Well, we’re in the final stretch run in provincial politics as eligible voters in Manitoba have the opportunity to elect new government on April 19. And according to some recent polls, it looks as if the Progressive Conservatives will form the next government. After several failed attempts under former Tory leaders Stuart Murray and Hugh McFadyen,
No matter how the political fundraising rules are changed in Ontario, governing parties will always have the inherent advantage when it comes to filling their political war chests.
Even the delegates to the NDP convention appeared stunned at the result of their key vote in Edmonton Sunday: 52% had just opted to choose a new leader.
One hundred years ago, the National Research Council "rallied the nation's science and technology resources to counter threats faced by Canadians and their wartime allies," according to an inspirational blurb on its website. When the First World War ended, that role evolved into research "to solve pressing national challenges."
In Irresponsible Government, his insightful book on the breakdown of parliamentary democracy, former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber reminds us of an MP's first duty: Hold government to account. Whether a in opposition or part of the governing party itself, that's Job 1.
The Ontario government is spouting fiction when it says renewable energy projects it approves are welcomed in the communities in which they are to be developed.
Kathleen Wynne has promised new rules for political fundraising in Ontario after a series of news reports revealed just how the cash is changing hands at Queen's Park. A cool $1,600 a head for a dinner with the premier; ministers personally responsible for raising hundreds of thousands on behalf of the party. In Ontario, it's beginning to look like