Coming Events

National Column: Charleroi’s misery explains CETA impasse

Justin Trudeau’s impromptu humility tour continues. In Hamilton the other day, he visited the mayor and a bystander threw pumpkin seeds at him. In Medicine Hat, he visited byelection voters and they threw a Conservative at him. In Ottawa, he spoke to young members of the Canadian Labour Congress and dozens turned their backs. […]

Columns

National Column: Belgian region may scuttle trade deal with the EU

The proposed trade deal between Canada and the European Union was supposed to be simple.

On the Canadian side, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) had the full support of both Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, who first negotiated it, and Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, who inherited it (Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats maintained a studied neutrality). […]

Columns

National Column: Diversity approach should be defended

Here is a much abbreviated list of the current and former Canadian politicians who believe that when it comes to cultural diversity, Canada should be exporting its live-and-let-live model, not looking for inspiration from countries such as France that have put in place coercive measures to affirm their national identity. […]