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With China Visit, Trudeau to Strive for ‘More Balanced’ Relationship

PM’s trip should bring clarity to what’s been an interesting connection so far.

By Janice Dickson, 19 Aug 2016


Proportional Representation Leads to More Diverse, Cooperative Politics

A response to Bill Tieleman and other electoral reform naysayers.

By Devon Rowcliffe, 18 Aug 2016


Elizabeth May, Liberal?

As leader decides her future, don’t forget: many green leaves turn red in the fall.

By Susan Delacourt, 18 Aug 2016


Yemen’s War: A Test for Canada, and We’re Flunking

Another hospital bombed, more civilians killed. How long will we tolerate it?

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Aug 2016


Canada’s Innovation Sector Ripe for Trolls

Government should install safeguards against abuse of intellectual property rights.

By Michael Geist, 16 Aug 2016


Proportional Representation Empowers the Extreme and Bizarre

That’s why I’m against it as an option for Canada’s electoral systems.

By Bill Tieleman, 16 Aug 2016


Trump’s Violent Summoning of the Unhinged

We know where this leads. Remember Gabrielle Giffords’ would-be assassin?

By David Beers and Michael Fellman, 10 Aug 2016


‘Listen, Liberal’: How the Democrats Deserted the Working Class

US political analyst Thomas Frank’s new book is a master class on the master class.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Aug 2016


How China’s Politics Are Screwing with Canadian Real Estate Markets

Extraordinary levels of capital flight tied to chaos in the Middle Kingdom.

By Jonathan Manthorpe, 8 Aug 2016


In Terrible Climate Year, Three Amigos Missed a Crucial Step

Our shrinking, melting Arctic sends no clearer signal. So how’s our leaders’ plan stack up?

By Thomas F. Pedersen, 3 Aug 2016


Terrorism, the Lone Wolf and the Law

Don’t let loopy saga of Nuttall and Korody blind us to hard choices.

By André Gerolymatos, 1 Aug 2016


Body Cameras for Police, Urges Ex-MP

Yatim shooting shows officers too easily skew written reports, says Goldring.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Jul 2016


Zombie Politics

Korea’s latest horror flick asks whether people eaters can digest a hedge fund manager.

By Dorothy Woodend, 29 Jul 2016


Just Say No to Slow Growthers

Why we should demand more from our economy, and government, not less.

By Jim Stanford, 28 Jul 2016


What I Saw at the Republican Convention Protests

Sky spies, edgy police, a flag burned, a house raided, calls for overthrow and apocalypse. Election, US-style.

By John Woodside, 27 Jul 2016


A Coup against President Trump? More Likely a Coup by Him

Ever heard of an ‘autogolpe’? Now is a good time to brush up.

By Crawford Kilian, 25 Jul 2016


Who Knew the Nordics Were Individualist Romantics?

Anu Partanen’s new book challenges ‘socialist nanny state’ stereotypes of her native Finland, and its neighbours.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jul 2016


Canada’s Plan to Stop Violence Against Women ‘Has to Come Right about Now’: Minister

Patty Hajdu will spend her summer collecting stories across the country.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Jul 2016


Nuclear Safety Warnings Demand Independent Review: Mulcair

Anonymous letter listing concerns about Canadian nuclear generating stations can’t be ignored, says NDP leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Jul 2016


Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farms

Biologist Alexandra Morton welcomes conservation society’s support; fish farmers ‘alarmed.’

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jul 2016