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'Mincome' incoming?

What do NDP leadership hopeful Guy Caron, former Conservative Senator Hugh Segal and Tesla car company founder Elon Musk have in common? It almost sounds like the set-up for a joke, but the reality is these three influential individuals, and many others from all parts of the ideological spectrum, have advocated for the implementation of a guarantee

A love-hate relationship with snow

We were sitting around a pool in St. Petersburg, Fla. yesterday afternoon talking to a bunch of Canadians and an American walked by. How he knew we were Canadians, I'm not sure, unless it was because we were all old geezers wearing Blue Jay hats and complaining about their watery beer, which hasn't been watery for 40 years, but we refuse to acknowl

Northern Irish politician Martin McGuinness stands outside the Republican Information Centre in Londonderry, 23th September 1985. An alleged IRA leader, he became deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland in 2007. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)

IRA violence may not die with McGuinness

Martin McGuinness, who began as a terrorist and ended up as deputy first minister in Northern Ireland's power-sharing government, died peacefully in hospital on Monday aged 66. His career spanned almost five decades in that troubled place -- and by resigning from the power-sharing government in January, he began a new and possibly final act in that


West is losing ideas war

Canadians -- to whom all this talk in America and Europe about Russian-inspired fake news seems a rather paranoid fantasy that has nothing to do with us -- are about to get a rude awakening.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits alongside Ivanka Trump (R), daughter of US President Donald Trump, during a roundtable discussion on women entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 13, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Trudeau, Ivanka enable madness of populism

You, a rational person, have no affection for the Aryan-race obsessives, the paranoiacs and the enmity addicts making the entire tradition of Western democracy seem an excellent candidate for confinement in those institutions originating in the bucolic regions of early 19th- century England. But your censure is wasted on madmen.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session about veterans affairs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 17, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

If only life really imitated The West Wing

It's speculated the master showman just might surprise everyone by attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The last president to skip the event was Reagan, and he'd just been shot.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks and gestures at a town hall meeting held at the University of Calgary campus in Calgary on January 24, 2017. The town hall was held during a party retreat in Calgary over the past two days. (Jim Wells/Postmedia Network)

If 'Canada is back', let's start doing things

"Canada is back, my friends," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau famously declared at the Paris climate summit in November 2015, just weeks after having routed Stephen Harper's Conservatives. "We're here to help."

Don’t make a royal mess at the dinner table

Have you noticed you have never been invited for dinner twice to a friend’s home, or if you joined a social club, your name was immediately struck from the membership rolls after your very first dinner meeting, your card torn to shreds, the club insignia pin ripped from your lapel.

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