Donald Trump’s idolizing base continues to rage against the establishment, progressives, Democrats, and the minority groups who tend to support Democratic candidates.
The reluctance to imbue the federal government with a full leadership role or embrace dynamic national cohesion is part of the reason Canadians have been stuck in COVID hell for 16 months.
Worrying about trees during a pandemic might seem a diversion for dilettantes. But these trees are an important element of our everyday environment and part of what helps make it an attractive urban space.
Crazy, paranoid theories have now erupted into mainstream political thinking in a way that would not have seemed possible only a few years ago.
With interest rates not expected to go up soon, half-baked efforts by federal and provincial authorities to discourage risky home buying are not expected to significantly slow the runaway housing market.
With the U.S. pounding on the doors and some Canadians becoming increasingly impatient, this longstanding national shortcoming has the potential to emerge as much more of a political risk factor.
If, as expected, Trudeau manages to prompt a fall election, the Liberals are in a position to argue Canadians have gotten past COVID and are ready to take a leap into a more environmentally attuned and innovative future.
As a seasoned performer, Johnson is welcoming his chance at the first post-Trump summit to reassert his country’s claim to go-it-alone international significance.