Wednesday's budget will be about the middle class and innovation. Maybe it'll even be helpful! That would be nice. Unfortunately, the Trudeau government's handling of both files so far has left them in something close to a shambles.
It's hard to strengthen animal welfare legislation in Canada. Attempts to mildly improve such laws routinely fail.
Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, like that of former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, has shown little interest in animal issues.
Hold the champagne. Wednesday's Dutch election wasn't quite the victory over populism it is said to have been.
Indeed, the results in full suggest that Dutch resistance to immigrants, particularly Muslim immigrants, remains high.
For more than 20 years, a politician from Alberta has held the leading position on one side or the other in the House of Commons. That unbroken spell will come to a halt when the federal Conservatives pick a permanent successor to Stephen Harper in May.
The controversy over whether Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's grandfather was a Nazi collaborator says a little about her. It says more about the West's current fascination with Russian disinformation.
The basic facts about Michael Chomiak's activities during the Second World War are now well known.
Depending on how one looks at it, former prime minister Kim Campbell is either the last federal minister to have tried to recriminalize abortion in Canada or the first to have conceded that the federal government had to leave women free to choose whether to carry a pregnancy to term.