For war-torn Syria, a diplomatic solution is the only solution

By Richard Forbes. It's fair to say despite political unrest in Syria, the UK and Sweden, a slow news week had crept passed us Canadians by hump day. We - exhausted with the antics of our southern neighbor's president - were resigned to enjoying the finer things in life beyond Donald Trump. Speaking of chutzpah: … Continue reading For war-torn Syria, a diplomatic solution is the only solution

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Could Russia exploit Canada’s “shattered mirror”?

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via Hannah Yoon, CP. If nothing else it's become clear over the past few weeks that the only thing standing between the awesome power of the Oval Office and the deranged circus act of its new ringleader is the free press - among them, the New York Times and the … Continue reading Could Russia exploit Canada’s “shattered mirror”?

Kevin O’Leary’s path to victory and what it means for Canada

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via  Jonathan Hayward, CP. If you're reading this you've survived the first twenty four hours of a Trump administration and in that respect congratulations are in order. God help us. Yesterday felt very much like a funeral for American democracy: people put on brave faces, the mood was somber, priests … Continue reading Kevin O’Leary’s path to victory and what it means for Canada

The unmaking of a president

By Richard Forbes. As I sip my morning coffee, my aunt says, not “good morning” or ask “how did you sleep?” – no, the first words I heard over breakfast were, “Could Donald Trump resign from the race? I was up last night wondering if he could just... you know...give up.” Oh, what forty eight … Continue reading The unmaking of a president

Canada isn’t immune to Donald Trump’s extremism

By Ronny Al-Nosir. Republicans from across the United States have gathered in Cleveland, Ohio for what has shaped up to be a coronation chalk full of lunacy. At the centre of this madness rolling across the continent like a bible-thumping tumbleweed is the Republican presidential nominee – a bigoted, near fascist himself. Donald Trump comes … Continue reading Canada isn’t immune to Donald Trump’s extremism

The progressive’s case for free trade

By Elias Weiss. Featured Image via Reuters. Obama’s historic speech in Ottawa at the Three Amigos summit last week sounded like a greatest hits of sorts: the president spoke at length about the benefits of global development, diplomacy, and multilateralism. He stressed the importance of inclusive growth, the urgent need to act on climate change and promoting … Continue reading The progressive’s case for free trade