When interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose took to the stage at the annual parliamentary press gallery dinner last year, the slightly loosened-up audience of scribes braced for a letdown. They had just been treated to an entertaining speech by the country's charismatic new prime minister, including a yoga demonstration by his wife. Ambrose would
If Canada’s chattering classes can tear themselves away from Donald Trump for a moment, have they noticed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stopped answering even the most basic and reasonable questions in Parliament?
As taxpayers with fixed incomes and finite resources, it's easy, at times, to become fixated on numbers - specifically numbers that have dollar signs attached. So, we should all be concerned that the city is pondering the purchase of the former Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute property that will likely have a price tag in the $3
As Donald Trump pulls the plug on Obamacare south of the border, leaving many Americans frightened by their sickening level of health care, many point to Canada's system as the gold standard. And amid the many nightmarish stories told by our U.S. neighbours, it's hard to dispute that assertion.
Well, that was disappointing. On Monday night, city council flip-flopped on its decision from the previous week and put the kibosh on a plan to move to Internet voting. The Luddites prevailed and, in the next municipal election, paper ballots will be used just as they have been for the past 100 years.
We can all agree Orillia is far from perfect. But most will also likely concur this little berg often finds a way to punch above its weight class.
It's hardly the first time relations between Canada and the United States have been tense. There was, for instance, that time when folks north of the border burned down the White House.
When Conservative Party of Canada members fill in their ballots for leader, they need to keep in mind they’re voting to pick the person who can beat Justin Trudeau in the next election.
Last weekend, despite cool temperatures and a biting wind coming off a roiling Lake Couchiching, more than 80 people from all walks of life were bustling along the waterfront picking up trash and cleaning away the dirty detritus of winter at Veteran's Park.
For many Canadians, our publicly funded health-care system is a part of our national identity. In 2014, a study of 7,000 Americans and Canadians found that while Americans are deeply divided about the principles that should govern the provision of health care, Canadians are far more united.
While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raises taxes in Canada, U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday proposed the largest tax cuts for Americans in a generation.
When it's time to elect a mayor and council next year, it's quite likely you will be able to vote without leaving your home.
Following a season of political upheaval in the United States, there could be even greater ripples in Europe over the next five months. General elections are scheduled for Germany and France, while a surprise election will be held in June for Britain. The outcomes will be as significant as last November's presidential election in the U.S.
You get what you pay for.
The rent, a famous New York gubernatorial candidate once declared, is too damn high.
If the Liberals insist on legalizing marijuana before July 1, 2018, then they need to get it right. Canadians are learning that’s easier said than done.
Politicians think the answer to everything is a tax. That's why they're talking about imposing everything from a foreign buyers' tax, to a speculators' tax, to a tax on vacant real estate to "solve" Toronto's housing crisis.
The report of a Grade 1 boy who wasn't allowed to eat homemade banana bread with his classmates because his teacher allegedly questioned its nutritional value is worrisome.
It's taken seven years and more than one false start, but the city has finally consummated a deal to sell the former David H. Church Public School property at the corner of James and East streets.