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Iran's attack risks provoking 'uncontrollable regional escalation,' G7 countries warn

Iran's attack risks provoking 'uncontrollable regional escalation,' G7 countries warn

Iran’s week­end attack on Israel marks a fur­ther step toward desta­bi­liza­tion of the Mid­dle East and risks pro­vok­ing ​“an uncon­trol­lable region­al esca­la­tion,” lead­ers from Cana­da and the oth­er G7 coun­tries said Sun­day after…

Experts predict tax hikes in budget as Trudeau government stretches to pay for its promises

Experts predict tax hikes in budget as Trudeau government stretches to pay for its promises

Econ­o­mists and experts say they’re expect­ing the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to raise…

Justin Trudeau’s big defence policy update took two years to create. But it still leaves major questions unanswered

Justin Trudeau’s big defence policy update took two years to create. But it still leaves major…

The Lib­er­als’ lat­est nation­al defence plan was a full two years in the works,…

'I'll take that call': Housing minister open to negotiating with Alberta

'I'll take that call': Housing minister open to negotiating with Alberta

Hous­ing Min­is­ter Sean Fras­er says he is will­ing to nego­ti­ate with Alber­ta…

The federal government under Trudeau is bigger — but not as big as it used to be

The federal government under Trudeau is bigger — but not as big as it used to be

Ear­li­er this year, the Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion of Cana­da report­ed that the size…

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Liberals less trusted than Conservatives, New Democrats or no party at all on the issue of housing.

Liberals less trusted than Conservatives, New Democrats or no party at all on the issue of housing.

The research gauged the opin­ions among Cana­di­ans on hous­ing includ­ing which…

Budget 2024: Majority of Canadians concerned about deficit, say federal government is spending ‘too much’

Budget 2024: Majority of Canadians concerned about deficit, say federal government is spending ‘too…

Days ahead of a fed­er­al bud­get that’s had most of the mys­tery tak­en out of it…



Opinion

Justin Trudeau is doing everything he can to gain traction. Is it working?

Justin Trudeau is doing everything he can to gain traction. Is it working?

The prime min­is­ter is not get­ting ahead in pub­lic opin­ion polls. Could he still be…

Pierre Poilievre had a very good week — thanks to Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh playing follow the leader

Pierre Poilievre had a very good week — thanks to Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh playing follow…

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre may not have, in his words, Prime Min­is­ter…

News

Parti Quebecois leader pledges referendum, claiming Ottawa poses 'existential threat'

Parti Quebecois leader pledges referendum, claiming Ottawa poses 'existential threat'

Par­ti Québé­cois Leader Paul St−Pierre Pla­m­on­don is reit­er­at­ing his pledge for…

'We will hit back': Israeli ambassador to Canada on potential response to Iran’s attack

'We will hit back': Israeli ambassador to Canada on potential response to Iran’s attack

Israel’s ambas­sador to Cana­da says a ​“force­ful” response should be expect­ed after…

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The Risk of Manufacturing Chinese EVs in Mexico

The Risk of Manufacturing Chinese EVs in Mexico

The threat posed by the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Chi­na to the rules-based inter­na­tion­al…

Steven Guilbeault: Why I think the carbon tax is the right policy for Canada

Steven Guilbeault: Why I think the carbon tax is the right policy for Canada

The pol­i­tics sur­round­ing the price on car­bon have reached a fever pitch. The…



Opinion (Continued)

The Long Game

The Long Game

This week we learned what Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau knew about inter­fer­ence by…

Banning abortions in 2024? History tells us what this is really about

Banning abortions in 2024? History tells us what this is really about

When Arizona’s Supreme Court rein­stat­ed an abor­tion ban this week, it yanked…

Political Pulse Panel: Carbon tax partisan split and foreign interference

Political Pulse Panel: Carbon tax partisan split and foreign interference

Fred DeLorey, the for­mer cam­paign man­ag­er for the Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty of Cana­da,…

The doctor Trudeau dumped has a prescription for better health care

The doctor Trudeau dumped has a prescription for better health care

She has the right to hold a grudge, but declines to take any cheap shots. Dr. Jane…

Ask Justin Trudeau about foreign interference and he’ll tell you about Pierre Poilievre

Ask Justin Trudeau about foreign interference and he’ll tell you about Pierre Poilievre

Justin Trudeau arrived at the for­eign inter­fer­ence inquiry this week wear­ing two…

Poilievre promises the conservative faithful all their Canadian dreams will soon come true

Poilievre promises the conservative faithful all their Canadian dreams will soon come true

The more inevitable Poilievre’s vic­to­ry seems, the more point­ed the ques­tions become…

It’s no wonder a national security official felt compelled to leak information to the media

It’s no wonder a national security official felt compelled to leak information to the media

When infor­ma­tion about China’s inter­fer­ence in Cana­di­an pol­i­tics was leaked to…

Justin Trudeau brings That Guy with him to the public inquiry on foreign interference

Justin Trudeau brings That Guy with him to the public inquiry on foreign interference

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau was on the first sen­tence of his first answer at the…

Conservative MPs display statesmanlike behaviour – not!

Conservative MPs display statesmanlike behaviour – not!

Char­lie Angus has been a mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for 20 years. First elect­ed…

What happens when Trudeau can't blame the premiers, NIMBYs or disinfo?

What happens when Trudeau can't blame the premiers, NIMBYs or disinfo?

An evolv­ing line of defence we see from the fed­er­al Lib­er­als is that they’re…



Justin Trudeau should say yes to a carbon tax showdown

Justin Trudeau should say yes to a carbon tax showdown

Pierre Poilievre and the provin­cial pre­miers are spoil­ing for yet anoth­er fight over…

It's a shame we didn't have Trudeau's testimony on foreign interference earlier. Much earlier

It's a shame we didn't have Trudeau's testimony on foreign interference earlier. Much earlier

A half-hour into his appear­ance before the pub­lic inquiry into for­eign inter­fer­ence,…

Reaction in Canada to Israel-Palestine war has me feeling spiritually homeless and disconnected

Reaction in Canada to Israel-Palestine war has me feeling spiritually homeless and disconnected

The last few months have shown me that the Israel-Pales­tine war has changed what…

Canada must be a leader in response to Ugandan anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Canada must be a leader in response to Ugandan anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Last week, near­ly a year to the day since Ugan­da passed its lat­est dra­con­ian…

Justin Trudeau owes the Premiers a meeting

Justin Trudeau owes the Premiers a meeting

One of the best things Justin Trudeau could do to show how wrong the pre­miers are on…

Open letter to Ministers Freeland and Holland: Renowned type 1 diabetes researchers emphasize the importance of research funding
Liberals have a chance to reverse their fiscal doom spiral. Expect them to pass

Liberals have a chance to reverse their fiscal doom spiral. Expect them to pass

Canada’s cov­et­ed triple‑A cred­it rat­ing is in dan­ger, but a gov­ern­ment with…

Danielle Smith punches back against Justin Trudeau — again

Danielle Smith punches back against Justin Trudeau — again

Pre­mier Danielle Smith insists she is not look­ing for a fight but if Prime…

Mark Carney offers a preview of what he’d look like as Justin Trudeau’s successor — and what he’d stand for

Mark Carney offers a preview of what he’d look like as Justin Trudeau’s successor — and what he’d…

Mark Car­ney has joined the cho­rus of voic­es ask­ing Justin Trudeau to call…

Horrendous death of three women brings some action on gender-based violence, but there’s a long way to go The Ontario government has deeply disappointed anti-violence advocates by refusing to

Horrendous death of three women brings some action on gender-based violence, but there’s a long way…

You have to ask: how many women have to die before Cana­di­ans start tak­ing inti­mate…



Canada’s new defence policy commits to exploring, instead of committing

Canada’s new defence policy commits to exploring, instead of committing

Cana­da is promis­ing to pump bil­lions into the mil­i­tary. The Lib­er­al government’s…

Doug Ford is dumbing down Ontario

Doug Ford is dumbing down Ontario

There’s fierce com­pe­ti­tion in the unof­fi­cial race for Canada’s most dan­ger­ous…

How to navigate post-fact politics: skeptically, but attentively

How to navigate post-fact politics: skeptically, but attentively

Any­one look­ing for evi­dence that we live in a post-pol­i­cy, post-fact,…

Who can stop Benjamin Netanyahu?

Who can stop Benjamin Netanyahu?

The stag­ger­ing death toll of Israel’s war of rage and vengeance demands an answer…

Dismissal of Royal Bank CFO is no run-of-the-mill firing

Dismissal of Royal Bank CFO is no run-of-the-mill firing

When cor­po­ra­tions have bad news to deliv­er, they often put it out late on…

Why Pierre Poilievre’s over-the-top attacks on Justin Trudeau is bad for the country

Why Pierre Poilievre’s over-the-top attacks on Justin Trudeau is bad for the country

There’s been some crit­i­cism of Con­ser­v­a­tive leader Pierre Poilievre because he…

Government bans on social media will only make them more desirable

Government bans on social media will only make them more desirable

Will Rogers has an old joke about Pro­hi­bi­tion: ​“Why don’t they pass…

Foreign interference goes far beyond federal elections

Foreign interference goes far beyond federal elections

While the for­eign inter­fer­ence inquiry head­ed by Com­mis­sion­er Marie-Josee Hogue…

Justin Trudeau is getting impatient, and it shows

Justin Trudeau is getting impatient, and it shows

Justin Trudeau’s impa­tience is show­ing. It’s more than just the jump-start Trudeau has…

Why should Indigenous Canadians not be entitled to the same rights as other Canadians?

Why should Indigenous Canadians not be entitled to the same rights as other Canadians?

“Every­one has the fol­low­ing fun­da­men­tal free­doms,” the Cana­di­an Char­ter of…

MPs targeted by China describe eerie patterns at foreign interference inquiry

MPs targeted by China describe eerie patterns at foreign interference inquiry

Every­one has been on the receiv­ing end of a social cold shoul­der when you start…

Trudeau's seeking shelter from the housing storm he created

Trudeau's seeking shelter from the housing storm he created

For the fourth day in a row, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau took a cab­i­net…

It’s time for Canadians to have the right to a family doctor

It’s time for Canadians to have the right to a family doctor

In Cana­da, we used to tell our­selves that we have the best health care sys­tem in the…

News (Continued)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemns Iran's attacks on Israel

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemns Iran's attacks on Israel

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says Cana­da ​“unequiv­o­cal­ly con­demns” Iran’s attacks…

Iran launches attack on Israel that risks sparking regional war

    Iran launches attack on Israel that risks sparking regional war

    Iran launched a retal­ia­to­ry attack against Israel on Sat­ur­day that risks…

    When leaders speak of workers and their rights, hold them to it, CLC urges unions

    When leaders speak of workers and their rights, hold them to it, CLC urges unions

    Canada’s largest labour orga­ni­za­tion is urg­ing unions to hold politi­cians to account…

    We listened to all the testimony at the foreign interference inquiry. This is what we learned — and the big questions that still need answering

    We listened to all the testimony at the foreign interference inquiry. This is what we learned — and…

    The Hogue inquiry sought to pull back the cur­tain on what Lib­er­al politi­cians, civ­il…



    Politicians shouldn't scrap climate commitments to address cost of living crisis: Boris Johnson

    Politicians shouldn't scrap climate commitments to address cost of living crisis: Boris Johnson

    Politi­cians should not toss aside their cli­mate com­mit­ments in order to address the…

    After Jagmeet Singh raises doubts, NDP says it still supports a consumer carbon levy

    After Jagmeet Singh raises doubts, NDP says it still supports a consumer carbon levy

    Under fire, the fed­er­al New Democ­rats said Fri­day they con­tin­ue to sup­port…

    Shooting blanks: Why so many Canadian defence policies fail to launch

    Shooting blanks: Why so many Canadian defence policies fail to launch

    With absolute­ly no excep­tions, every defence pol­i­cy pre­sent­ed by the Cana­di­an…

    Alberta premier says she's prepared to take Ottawa to court over housing deals

    Alberta premier says she's prepared to take Ottawa to court over housing deals

    Fed­er­al offi­cials and Alber­ta Pre­mier Danielle Smith clashed again on Fri­day over…

    Climate warrior Jane Goodall isn't sold on carbon taxes and electric vehicles

    Climate warrior Jane Goodall isn't sold on carbon taxes and electric vehicles

    World-renowned pri­ma­tol­o­gist and cli­mate activist Jane Goodall says car­bon pric­ing…

    Fear of China gnaws at summit in Washington

    Fear of China gnaws at summit in Washington

    A sub­cur­rent of wor­ry pulsed through a sum­mit this week in Wash­ing­ton between…

    Trudeau’s Liberals have a new strategy, and it’s putting a spring in their step

    Trudeau’s Liberals have a new strategy, and it’s putting a spring in their step

    Call­ing out CPC attacks, push­ing back against angry pre­miers, pre-announc­ing the…

    PM says he doesn't 'understand' NDP's climate stance as Singh appears to shift on carbon tax

    PM says he doesn't 'understand' NDP's climate stance as Singh appears to shift on carbon tax

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says he sym­pa­thizes with NDP Leader Jag­meet Singh but…

    ‘Polls are bullshit’ Broadbent Progress Summit hears as politicos talk of potential NDP ‘collapse’

    ‘Polls are bullshit’ Broadbent Progress Summit hears as politicos talk of potential NDP ‘collapse’

    Some politi­cos might be pre­dict­ing the end of the New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, but the…



    Good Talk - A First Minister's Conference -- Why Not?

    Good Talk - A First Minister's Conference -- Why Not?

    What’s the down­side for Justin Trudeau in call­ing a first min­is­ter’s…

    Smith says she expects Poilievre to work with provinces to give cities housing cash

    Smith says she expects Poilievre to work with provinces to give cities housing cash

    Alber­ta Pre­mier Danielle Smith says she has no prob­lem with Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader…

    Liberals release plan to 'solve the housing crisis,' branding it as a call to action

    Liberals release plan to 'solve the housing crisis,' branding it as a call to action

    The fed­er­al Lib­er­als have unveiled their plan to solve the hous­ing cri­sis,…

    'Reasons for optimism' with potential second Trump presidency: Boris Johnson

    'Reasons for optimism' with potential second Trump presidency: Boris Johnson

    For­mer U.K. prime min­is­ter Boris John­son says there are ​“rea­sons for opti­mism”…

    CSIS chief defends his spies' work after PM casts doubt on reliability of agency's reports

    CSIS chief defends his spies' work after PM casts doubt on reliability of agency's reports

    The head of the Cana­di­an Secu­ri­ty Intel­li­gence Ser­vice appeared before the…

    Increasing renewable energy to create more conflicts between environmental values

    Increasing renewable energy to create more conflicts between environmental values

    An Alber­ta envi­ron­men­tal group oppos­es a solar pow­er project over con­cerns it…

    NDP, Green Party call for new law to fix problems with Indigenous class action lawsuit settlements

    NDP, Green Party call for new law to fix problems with Indigenous class action lawsuit settlements

    The fed­er­al NDP and Green Par­ty are call­ing on the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to…

    Jagmeet Singh backpedals on consumer carbon levy, distances NDP from support for Justin Trudeau’s policy

    Jagmeet Singh backpedals on consumer carbon levy, distances NDP from support for Justin Trudeau’s…

    The fed­er­al New Democ­rats no longer believe a con­sumer car­bon price is…

    Liberals accuse Conservatives of using AI for amendments to jobs bill as votes loom

    Liberals accuse Conservatives of using AI for amendments to jobs bill as votes loom

    Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment are expect­ed to vote for up to 15 hours in a row…

    Poilievre attacks Trudeau for not reading intelligence briefing notes, breaking 'with liberalism itself'

    Poilievre attacks Trudeau for not reading intelligence briefing notes, breaking 'with liberalism…

    Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre launched a full-fledged attack against…

    Boris Johnson 'full of excitement' about Poilievre's Tories, but urges 'program' for climate change

    Boris Johnson 'full of excitement' about Poilievre's Tories, but urges 'program' for climate change

    For­mer British Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son has praised the Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty…

    Conservative, NDP leaders portray starkly different visions for Canada's future

    Conservative, NDP leaders portray starkly different visions for Canada's future

    The only thing Pierre Poilievre and Jag­meet Singh had in com­mon Thurs­day was their…

    Trudeau says it's his job to question CSIS intelligence, call out 'contradictions'

    Trudeau says it's his job to question CSIS intelligence, call out 'contradictions'

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau said Thurs­day he feels it’s part of his job to ques­tion…

    Ahead of likely 'ferocious' wildfire season, fire chiefs lament drop in volunteers

    Ahead of likely 'ferocious' wildfire season, fire chiefs lament drop in volunteers

    As Cana­da looks ahead to what experts fear could be anoth­er dev­as­tat­ing wild­fire…

    Faced with a possible second Trump presidency, French PM says Europe needs security independence

    Faced with a possible second Trump presidency, French PM says Europe needs security independence

    As the world braces for an elec­tion that could return Don­ald Trump to the White House,…

    MPs met with Chinese officials in Beijing while Foreign Interference Inquiry was underway

    MPs met with Chinese officials in Beijing while Foreign Interference Inquiry was underway

    A group of three MPs and two Sen­a­tors met with Chi­nese gov­ern­ment offi­cials in…

    Canada needs to build 1.3M additional homes by 2030 to close housing gap, says PBO

    Canada needs to build 1.3M additional homes by 2030 to close housing gap, says PBO

    The par­lia­men­tary bud­get offi­cer says Cana­da would need to build 1.3 mil­lion…

    O.J. Simpson dead at 76

    O.J. Simpson dead at 76

    O.J. Simp­son, the foot­ball star, actor and pitch­man whose shock­ing arrest for dou­ble…

    Liberals set stage for vote marathon in House on sustainable jobs bill

    Liberals set stage for vote marathon in House on sustainable jobs bill

    The Lib­er­al cau­cus is prepar­ing for a vote marathon on the sus­tain­able jobs…

    Abacus Data Poll: Conservatives open up their largest lead yet.

    Abacus Data Poll: Conservatives open up their largest lead yet.

    From April 3 to 9, 2024 Aba­cus Data con­duct­ed a nation­al sur­vey of 2,000…

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    Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham are again at odds, now over abortion. The strife could help both men

      Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham are again at odds, now over abortion. The strife could help both men

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The long and occa­sion­al­ly quixot­ic rela­tion­ship between…

      Iran launches attack on Israel that risks sparking regional war

        Iran launches attack on Israel that risks sparking regional war

        Iran launched a retal­ia­to­ry attack against Israel on Sat­ur­day that risks…

        Will Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? That's up to Republicans

          Will Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? That's up to Republicans

          COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s reelec­tion cam­paign is wran­gling with…

          Robert MacNeil, creator and first anchor of PBS 'NewsHour' nightly newscast, dies at 93

            Robert MacNeil, creator and first anchor of PBS 'NewsHour' nightly newscast, dies at 93

            NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mac­Neil, who cre­at­ed the even-hand­ed, no-frills PBS news­cast…

            Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

              Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

              SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Google on Fri­day began remov­ing Cal­i­for­nia news web­sites…

              Think Tank

              Improving Access to Food and Essential Needs: Options for a More Generous Cash-Transfer Benefit

              Improving Access to Food and Essential Needs: Options for a More Generous Cash-Transfer Benefit

              The ongo­ing cost-of-liv­ing cri­sis has high­light­ed the defi­cien­cies in Canada’s…

              Dire Straits: Houthi aggression in the Bab al-Mandab Strait

              Dire Straits: Houthi aggression in the Bab al-Mandab Strait

              Since Novem­ber 2023, Yemen’s Ansar Allah mili­tia – known as the Houthis, after its…

              The New Mobility Era: Leveraging Digital Technologies for More Equitable, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation

              The New Mobility Era: Leveraging Digital Technologies for More Equitable, Efficient and Effective…

              Dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies have the poten­tial to enhance urban mobil­i­ty to achieve…


              Substacks

              A collection of SubStack publishing within Canadian public affairs.

              Trouble in the ring at the RCMP's Musical Ride

              Trouble in the ring at the RCMP's Musical Ride

              There’s trou­ble in the ring at the RCMP’s icon­ic Musi­cal Ride, where the hors­es are…

              Diaspora Nation

              Diaspora Nation

              Immi­gra­tion has built Cana­da since its ear­li­est days. While main­tain­ing har­mo­ny…

              Where are the hostages?

              Where are the hostages?

              There is a new polit­i­cal force grow­ing inside Israel, and it may offer the best…

              Podcasts

              Should political parties be exempt from privacy laws?

                Should political parties be exempt from privacy laws?

                Canada’s polit­i­cal par­ties are fight­ing a court bat­tle to avoid fed­er­al…

                Get off my lawn! The fed-prov home building battle

                  Get off my lawn! The fed-prov home building battle

                  Every­one agrees that Cana­da has a hous­ing cri­sis, but com­ing to…

                  Good Talk -- A First Minister's Conference -- Why Not?

                    Good Talk -- A First Minister's Conference -- Why Not?

                    What’s the down­side for Justin Trudeau in call­ing a first min­is­ter’s…

                    Reviewing the Defence Policy Review

                      Reviewing the Defence Policy Review

                      This week’s Defence Decon­struct­ed is all about Our North, Strong and Free, Canada’s…

                      Will the Liberals' budget roll-out strategy work?

                        Will the Liberals' budget roll-out strategy work?

                        The poll­sters are back to dis­cuss next week’s bud­get, the PM pick­ing fights with…

                        Trudeau’s testimony on foreign interference

                          Trudeau’s testimony on foreign interference

                          At Issue this week: Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau told the for­eign inter­fer­ence…

                          Canada's Care Economy with Armine Yalnizyan

                            Canada's Care Economy with Armine Yalnizyan

                            The Her­le Burly was cre­at­ed by Air Quotes Media with sup­port from our pre­sent­ing…

                            Looking to the Future with Propane with Shannon Watt

                              Looking to the Future with Propane with Shannon Watt

                              On this episode of the Ener­gy Secu­ri­ty Cubed Pod­cast, Kel­ly Ogle and Joe Cal­nan…