Columnists June 20
Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Matthew Behrens | It is unlikely that Canada's diplomat of the year will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
Blog June 19
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David Suzuki | The best way to limit negative impacts is to divest from fossil fuels and speed up the transition to a diversified, energy-efficient, clean-energy economy.
Blog June 19
Calgary-Currie MLA Brian Malkinson, now minister of Service Alberta (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Rachel Notley described her cabinet-shuffling strategy to reporters yesterday as, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Podcast June 19
Pushing rural organizations to be more welcoming to trans and gender-diverse people
Scott Neigh | Behc Jax-Lynx and Cara Tierney talk about their educational work that is pushing rural and suburban organizations to be more open to transgender and gender-diverse people.
Columnists June 19
Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Freeland speak with media regarding the American steel and aluminum tariffs in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | What Chrystia Freeland left unstated about the standard for conduct of international relations is that the dominant feature of world politics has been the exercise of American hegemonic power.
News June 19
Looking down at Montreal from Mount Royal. Photo: Corey Templeton/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Mayor Valérie Plante of Montreal has initiated a pilot project banning cars from driving over Mount Royal. The vehement opposition, even from some of her erstwhile supporters, is worrisome.
Blog June 18
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David J. Climenhaga | No one should expect the questions about the funding of Catholic education in Saskatchewan to be resolved by June 30, or when classes resume in September.
Blog June 17
Front page of the 1996 Inquest Update. Heading says "Presiding coroner angrily demands: Don't use the H**** word any more!"
Cathy Crowe | Recent inquest into the death of Grant Faulkner, who died in January 2015, excluded evidence on affordable housing, shelter availability, or the effectiveness of the cold weather alert system.
Blog June 17
A statue featuring Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk in Cape Town, South Africa.
David J. Climenhaga | In a recent speech, de Klerk suggested that the challenges faced by Alberta in the waning days of the petroleum industry aren't dissimilar from those facing his country in the last days of apartheid.
Blog June 16
Linda Leon | The Preferential Ridings Proportional system is a type of Mixed Member Proportional Representation. While complex, it might be the best bet for electoral reform in the Yukon.
Columnists June 16
Rick Salutin | The sex ed curriculum will be an overt omen, but there's a bigger picture. Ford's staff has a reputation for undermining the public education system with tax breaks and standardized tests.
News June 16
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Karl Nerenberg | Populist-right election victories signal a revolt of drivers. Conservative politicians exploit suburban commuters’ fears of carbon taxes and higher costs at the pump.