The prime minister doesn't have the same latitude to display his family's friendship with Fidel Castro as he once did.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Cuba in November 2016 and meets with Fidel Castro's brother, and now president, Raúl Castro. Photograph courtesy of Adam Scotti
A prime minister who claims to prize evidence-based policy was caught putting family connections ahead of the exhaustively documented abuses of a man whose death marks a crucial step in his own people's long-delayed march toward freedom.
The Senate is beginning to sit on Mondays this week in an effort to get more bills through over the next three weeks as well.
Mohamed Fahmy, the dual Egyptian-Canadian former Al Jazeera journalist who was wrongfully incarcerated and spent more than a year in Cairo's Scorpion Prison, is lobbying the Trudeau government to enshrine in law protection for Canadian citizens imprisoned or detained abroad because it’s still discretionary.
Parts of Donald Trump's critique are correct. Globalization and free trade, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, have left too many stranded.
Cultural lag being what it is, the last battles in this long war—probably between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, and between the U.S. and China—are yet to be fought. We may be entering the next decade before the political process anywhere seriously engages with the reality of automation as the main destroyer of jobs. But reality always wins in the end.