Ches Crosbie, top left, and, counterclockwise from bottom left, his father and former cabinet minister John Crosbie, pictured in 1983; Toronto city councillor Mike Layton; his father, former NDP leader and Toronto city councillor Jack Layton; former NDP MP Bill Blaikie; and his daughter, former NDP president Rebecca Blaikie. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright, and courtesy of chescrosbie.ca and Alasdair Roberts
In my view, the conduct of all three commissioners over the past decade has been unconscionable. Their actions have shielded literally hundreds of alleged wrongdoers from any real scrutiny, and abandoned countless truth-tellers to their fate: vicious, life-changing reprisals orchestrated by the wrongdoers.
Many Canadians may be surprised to learn that Canada is not a global leader in allowing people to organize, participate, and communicate freely and without discrimination.
NATO-Russia relations have certainly changed significantly during the last 15 years. It is difficult to envision meaningful cooperation being restored any time soon. Yet there is another unpredictable variable here, and that is U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured campaigning in the U.S. presidential election.
If our history tells us something, there’s no need to panic—at least not yet.