From lessons Peter MacKay should have long learned, to Erin O’Toole’s confusing partisan swing, there’s a lot to look at.
There is still the chance the virus could mutate into something more dangerous, but right now, all that is speculation and sensationalism: the coronavirus is not Ebola.
We have to ensure foreign policy is focused on finding common ground and interests to keep diplomacy alive. That requires experienced diplomats, strong alliances, and memberships in many organizations.
If there is a reckoning for this increasing cycle of disparity, it will not be pretty. Instead of awaiting economic catastrophe or class war, governments in the West should collaborate.
In a world of increasing complexity, effective reporting is needed more than ever. The downing of the Ukrainian Airlines jet in Iran last week is a case in point.
At the start of the millennium, I believed the next decades would herald the beginnings of greater global co-operation, a truly united Europe, and more post-national countries. Instead, we have seen an emerging backlash.
The recent commemorations are a reminder that in this still-dangerous world, there are Canadian soldiers, development workers, and diplomats working for us abroad for whom the season may be anything but peaceful.
The North used to be seen as a government priority, especially for its economic potential in natural resources and its critical role in territorial sovereignty, but it wasn't even an afterthought this election.