Opinion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on March 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

What happened to our ‘green’ PM?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just made life more expensive for dedicated users of public transit in Toronto in a move which, according to his own logic, flies in the face of fighting climate change.

Seize chance to attract foreign researchers

The federal government has earmarked funding for the creation of 25 new Canada 150 Research Chairs, positions targeting top international scholars and researchers. It's a signal that Canada is serious about recruiting top scholars from all corners of the globe at a time when many nations are turning inwards.

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Should we aspire to have democracy on Fridays?

This is what the federal Liberals' once vaunted democratic reform file has come to: MPs squabbling and swearing over whether the House of Commons should start work at 9 a.m. or 10. Whether the prime minister should answer questions in the House just once a week for a longer period, or more often but in shorter bursts. Whether the House should sit a

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A lot more to be answered

Ontario Power Generation's latest report on its proposed nuclear waste chamber near Lake Huron focuses on science, which leaves a lot of issues unaddressed.

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Public deserves more than police technicalities

When a police officer is accused of killing a guy in the course of arresting him, seeing authority figures plead for understanding over their self-interested application of technicalities does not inspire faith.

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Report shows money not root of happiness

At first blush, the World Happiness Report, released on Monday, would appear to be a frivolous document, but it's quite important. Its content is not so much about the ranking of nations as how and why they are ranked, and what exactly makes their citizens happy.

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