Reading Time: 3 minutesPressure for pharmacare is building. In Ontario, it has become an issue in the provincial election campaign. Federally, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has promised to look into it. Now a Commons committee has thrown its weight behind the idea of a universal, national program to provide all Canadians with necessary drugs at little or no cost.
Reading Time: 3 minutesThe leader that Donald Trump likes to deride as Little Rocket Man has cleverly put his U.S. adversary in a bind. He has done so by simply having his sister invite South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for talks. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesHow useful was last week’s Vancouver summit on North Korea? The short answer is: Not very.
But Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who co-hosted the summit with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, can console herself with the fact that it could have been worse.
Reading Time: 3 minutesConservative Leader Andrew Scheer did not receive a lot of media attention at home or abroad on the occasion of his maiden visit to Washington this week but he got the kind of coverage he and his party need more of over the next year. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesCanada seems to be quietly backing down on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is now willing to bargain U.S. demands that the Liberal government had formerly dismissed as deal-breakers. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesThe fallout from Ontario’s minimum wage increase this year – most notably the cynical stripping away of benefits and paid breaks for a number of Tim Hortons employees in Cobourg, Ont. – has revealed that Tims, a brand synonymous with community warmth may also be synonymous with corporate greed.
Reading Time: 4 minutesOn a recent night, I had reason to call the police.
As little more than an observer to events, this is what I saw: Three cops who responded quickly, who were completely professional, immensely helpful and exceedingly kind to a young man in distress. […]