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Norway model the best choice for U.K. to avoid Brexit calamity

Opinion|By Les Whittington
Gaining membership to the European Economic Area is just one of many possibilities being kicked around in the U.K. as the runaway train that is Brexit gathers momentum.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The Ontario premier’s response to this week’s court ruling on the size of Toronto city council shows an alarming lack of awareness of the boundaries of executive power.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer showed in Halifax during the party’s convention that he is convinced his only hope in 2019 is to buy into the enemy-slagging populism exploited by Donald Trump and Ontario's Doug Ford.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Minuscule as it is in overall Canada-U.S. trade, dairy has been a constant thread in Canada’s deteriorating ties with Washington.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Ontario faces a lot more serious choices on problems affecting millions of its residents than beer prices.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The national discourse on trade in the U.S. comes down to seemingly endless attempts to educate the president on its most basic aspects.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Prime Minister Theresa May’s career is at stake as the clock ticks down to Britain’s divorce from the European Union.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The Ontario premier has established the template for the federal Conservatives as they search out an election strategy to overcome their lack of an inspiring leader or compelling policies.
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Opinion|By Les Whittington
The potential long-term damage from Trump’s attempts to deconstruct U.S. foreign policy is incalculable.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The challenges, and opportunities, for incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador are immense.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
With little government experience, Doug Ford must be delighted to have been embraced by a large group of displaced Harper-era staffers from Ottawa and ex-MPs.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Only half of U.S. citizens stand in opposition to their president’s continuing personal, ethical, and governmental outrages.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Ontario’s Doug Ford followed the Donald Trump model: a rich business person who fumed about how people were being screwed by the evil elites and waved around a lot of vague promises to fix everything for the little guy.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Trump and his senior officials’ tirade has brought Canada-U.S. relations to an historic low.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The PM and other pro-trade nations should try to protect the highly valuable rules-based multilateral trading system while at the same time addressing the worst of globalization.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Now he’s using an obscure section of the U.S. 1962 Trade Expansion Act to investigate whether vehicle imports are a threat to national security.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
With Donald Trump involved, the utility of the multi-million-dollar annual G7 gathering could become a very open question.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
He may eke out a surprising win in North Korea, but on Iran and Israel, he’s deteriorating years of careful diplomatic work.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The French president has shaken up the political world in his country, yet his public approval has dropped to only about 40 per cent.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Abacus Data ‘finds millennials clearly prioritize spending over balanced budgets to tackle issues like alleviating income inequality.’
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling raised the possibility that B.C. might have a stronger legal argument now to limit the flow of oil through the province on environmental grounds.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Federal politicians have consistently underestimated the intensity of opposition to more oil tankers on the B.C. coast.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s third-term election this week is the most galling blow to European unity in recent years.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
A half-century later, with the death toll in Syria rising and the Korean peninsula coming dangerously close to nuclear war, it has to be asked whether the sense of horror that arose from the two world wars has been forgotten or faded to the point of near uselessness.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Leaving the EU imperils Prime Minister Theresa May’s future, the U.K. economy, Britain’s standing in the world, and the peace process in Northern Ireland.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The U.S. president who supposedly is standing up for the little guy in Washington is giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy, while many of the people who will be hurt by his trade protectionism and his social aid cuts are Trump supporters.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s spending forays appear to have paid off so far, with the economy showing resilience after years of sluggish growth in the post-recession era
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Budget 2018 is a forward-looking, generous package designed to address promises from the 2015 campaign platform and give the Liberals a head start on the 2019 campaign.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
It’s too early to tell whether he can translate his vision of social justice into a coherent platform based on credible policies that have the bold reach he favours without seeming too extreme or unaffordable.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The Liberals will try to make a difference by boosting funding for fundamental science and working to improve diversity in the economy. 'We’re specifically thinking about: how do we make sure that we have strong outcomes for women in our economy?' says the finance minister.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
His determined openness is to be commended, but there are storm clouds on the horizon on NAFTA and the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
After staring down Hurricane Irma last year, the island nation is cleaning up and prepping for a rare change in power. President Raúl Castro, 86, is set to retire in April.

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