Trump’s storm of chaos has spread far and wide even before Friday’s inauguration.
President-elect Donald Trump, pictured here at a campaign rally last fall, will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, at which point his new administration will officially be in place. Confirmation hearings for Mr. Trump's cabinet began last week. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will attend inauguration events, as will Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton. Stockwell Day's going too.
By 2050, the world is projected to have some nine billion mouths to feed in a potentially much warmer world, with prolonged heat waves, drought, grave water shortages, rising sea levels threatening many of the world’s major cities, the risk of new diseases and much reduced biodiversity and damaged ecosystems.
But one party insider says Kellie Leitch’s populist ‘shtick’ is seen as phoney by many in the party.
When Justin Trudeau announced a renewed Liberal cabinet that had no place for Stéphane Dion, it was clear Dion's refusal to accept the sinecure Trudeau had offered—simultaneous appointments, it is reported, as ambassador to Germany and to the European Union—was putting a serious cramp in Trudeau's style on a big day.
How could America transform from the country that elected Barack Obama president twice to the cauldron of resentment and enmity that produced Donald Trump’s implausible success in November? Veteran political strategist Robin Sears weighs the events in question and attributes this American moment, at least in part, to the role of chance in history.
The Conservative Party is bruised, battered, and bleeding; it’s currently enduring a leadership race that somehow manages to be both boring and fractious; it’s languishing in public opinion polls; its membership numbers are dropping and in 2019 it will go up against a likable, popular prime minister who will enjoy all the advantages that come with incumbency. So yes, things seem pretty bleak in Toryland.
Any glee that Canadians might feel at our own 'Obama moment' has been tempered by the knowledge that Canada will feel the repercussions of America’s mistakes. While much remains uncertain, friends on both sides of the border have expressed frustration over Trump’s stated positions on immigration, trade, and climate change. In Canada, there is concern that Trump’s success might inspire a Canadian equivalent