It is with a sigh of relief that we bid farewell to 2016, a year memorable for its bleakness.
We’re sorry, but this decision seems so … bird-brained.
U.S. President Barack Obama demonstrated enormous grace and restraint when he met with president-elect Donald Trump at the White House, but Obama's healing words haven't been the intended balm in the aftermath of the American election, as demonstrations and protests continue in the United States.
Five years ago, the U.S. state department released a report that TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline posed "no significant (environmental) impacts" along its route.
The bombshell that Montreal police spied on La Presse columnist Patrick Lagacé through his cellphone has prompted political leaders at all levels to speak out in defence of a free press.
The federal Liberals are not unlike the New Democrats who governed Ontario 25 years ago. In the midst of economic difficulties and financial challenges, the Liberals are committed to deficit-financing billions upon billions of dollars on infrastructure and other programs.
Canadians are caring people, as we know from the generosity shown across this land in response to last spring's Fort McMurray wildfires. Another example, perhaps, is Canada's equalization system, which provides transfers from the federal government to regions that supposedly don't have the same capacity to provide public services as more prosperous
At some point last Thursday, 7,500 cellphones were set to receive a text message from the Ontario Provincial Police, simply because the owners happened to be near an Ottawa-area intersection nearly a year ago, where Frederick (John) Hatch was last seen.
The middle class remains the prize for any politician who wants to be elected, as that strata of society is believed to be the largest, the broadest and the most representative of any nation's values and aspirations.
Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said last week the NDP government is going all in on its plan to reshape the province's electricity system so that 30 per cent of the power used by 2030 comes from renewable forms of energy, such as solar, wind and hydro.
A remarkable event unfolded in Alberta Thursday: For what is likely the first time in that province, the verdict in a Queen's Bench criminal trial was broadcast live.
Starting next week at Queen's Park, MPPs will be combing through the Liberals' legislation to clean up party donations. Various groups have been giving input over the course of the summer on what the legislation ought to contain.