Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a mandate to legalize pot. He ran on it in last year's election.
In naming an Atlantic Canadian to that region's traditional seat on the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made the right call, even if he did so against his own inclinations.
When it came to developing a university here – an idea first championed by Packet & Times editor C.H. Hale in 1928 – there were many ups and downs, disappointments, starts, stops and stumbles. Many people, in fact, had given up and thought it would be a dream never realized.
At one time, Jim Prentice was touted by many as a prime minister in waiting, a moderate, nice-guy unite-the-righter who would have been a fitting successor to Stephen Harper.
There is much to applaud in the Ontario government’s new, “comprehensive” opioid strategy. But it still puts too much emphasis on only one side of the problem.
After many years of stops and starts, political machinations and untold thousands of taxpayer dollars flushed down the toilet, Orillia is finally getting a new detachment building for its OPP officers.
Orillia's city council is approaching a crossroads.
Orillia has elected its municipal councils under a ward system since 1999. In a ward system, citizens can only vote for two candidates from their geographic area and the mayor. Prior to that, voters were able to cast their ballots for eight candidates and the mayor.
As successive federal governments wrestle with the temporary foreign worker program, let's not lose sight of one thing -- the employees themselves.
Melvin Upton Jr. is, at best, a minor player in the ongoing drama that is the Toronto Blue Jays.
Last week at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School, more than 1,500 local elementary and secondary school students got a small but important glimpse into a different world at the third annual Explore the Trades event.
Many people lament the advent of social media and how it pervades so many facets of our everyday lives. The reality is we live in an era that has become, at least partly, defined by Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, BuzzFeed and other forms of digital media. Some days, it’s overwhelming and, often, overwhelmingly toxic.
Last week, Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer announced he has joined the contest to head the federal Conservatives. Political observers sighed; when would a political star emerge to lead the party Stephen Harper left behind?
Now that the federal government has approved the $36-billion Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas project proposed by Malaysia’s state-owned energy company, Petronas, the ball is in the company’s court. It will decide whether this ambitious project will proceed.
For the second time this month, the country is heaving a sigh of relief over release of a Canadian unjustly detained in a foreign jail.
When you are elected to public office - at any level - you and your choices are held to a higher standard; the mantle of responsibility is great. Just ask city councillor Pat Hehn.
It's difficult to put the toothpaste back into the tube, but the Ontario Liberals are going to try. They've suspended any plans for additional green energy projects that originate from wind, solar and energy-from-waste, conveniently citing a recent report that says Ontario has more than enough electricity for the next decade.
On a cool Wednesday morning, under an endless blue sky, Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke and councillors Mason Ainsworth, Ralph Cipolla, Jeff Clark, Ted Emond, Pat Hehn, Robert Kloostra, Tim Lauer and Sarah Valiquette-Thompson, armed with ceremonial shovels, broke ground on the city's new recreation facility. It was a moment - 40 years in the making - wo
China's premier, visiting Canada last week as part of an extraordinary warming of relations, defended his country's use of the death penalty. "It is consistent with our national condition," Li Keqiang told reporters. "If we abolish the death penalty, innocent people will lose their lives."