Canada should work night and day to assist Cuba in making the transition from autocracy to democracy. If the prime minister acts as an impediment to this process, he has lost the moral right to govern.
Today, we face a new authoritarianism, as we are repeatedly told not to 'trigger' reactions in others through words or actions. But this self-censorship connotes an underlying anti-intellectualism.
The greater Canadian public has at last been awakened to the tragedy of First Nations in Canada. Politicians of all stripes and in all jurisdictions have a window of opportunity to act.
There is clearly no longer a national will for Canada, so I think we might as well shut it down. This state of disrepair is not temporary: it is bound to get worse.
The anglophone community in Quebec is furious with its MPs. Given a million angry English speakers are concentrated in two-dozen Quebec ridings, if I were a Liberal, I would be very, very worried.
Section 33 threatens the even application of the law, it undermines individual rights and freedom of expression, and it handcuffs the judiciary.
The recent White Paper on Official Languages says there were a little more than a million mother tongue francophones outside Quebec. According to Statistics Canada projections, it could be three per cent by 2036.
The growth in the use of French by non-French mother tongue citizens, should be celebrated, not ignored.