Liberal’s lose poll lead in election 2021 gamble

  OTTAWA – When Justin Trudeau called the federal election 2021 on August the 15th, with still two years left in his mandate, the federal Liberal party had a nearly 10-point lead over the Conservative party. He took a gamble that the

Reflections of a Canadian abroad as Canada turns 150

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA July 1, 2017 I never thought I would end up in rural Virginia, 40 miles outside Washington, DC. Never. I never thought I would live anywhere but Canada, or anywhere other than Nova Scotia, for that matter. But there

Legalized weed in Canada an idea whose time has come

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA April 15, 2017 One night, more than 30 years ago, I was working bar with a friend in downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. (I tended bar several nights a week to earn spending money for college.) One of our customers

Canada needs ranked, not proportional, voting

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA February 11, 2017 Like many Canadians (even those of us who live abroad and may have dual citizenship) who had hoped that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would follow through on his campaign promise to reform the voting system

Canada, Fraudster’s Nirvana

  JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs December 9, 2016 There is a fine line between thinking the best of people, and being a sucker for every con artist, fraudster and runaway crook who comes along. Canada all too often crosses that line without

Castro and Trudeau, Kindred Spirits

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs December 3, 2016 Pierre Trudeau and Fidel Castro were brothers under the skin. It is no wonder they became life-long friends, for each could see a reflection of himself in the other. That didn’t, however, stop Castro as

Canada’s dark time might be closer than you think

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA November 19, 2016 After the election of 2015, Canadians probably thought they were safe from the kind of racism and bigotry that has gripped the United States after the election of Donald Trump. After all, the Stephen Harper-led

EU Bids to Seal Canada trade Pact as US Prospects Dim

By Philip Blenkinsop and Tatiana Jancarikova September, 2016 BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – EU ministers took steps Sept. 23 to approve a contentious free trade deal with Canada, while France and Austria demanded that talks towards a similar agreement with the United States should

‘The killing has to stop:’ Canada’s missing women’s inquiry

PENNEY KOME: OVER EASY August, 2016 “The killing has to stop,” said Nicole Robertson, naming the most urgent goal of Canada’s inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) at a panel discussion in Calgary. Robertson, a Cree, won the 2009 Aboriginal Woman Entrepreneur Award

Remembrance and Refugees

  ROD MICKLEBURGH November, 2015 Vancouver, Canada Two days before the numbing atrocities of Paris, I went to the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Japanese-Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park. It was a simple, almost homespun occasion, far removed from the

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