The American claim to 'exceptionalism' and its history of support for democracy around the world has been delivered a severe blow.
Without Alfonso Gagliano in Quebec and Ron Irwin in Ontario, Jean Chrétien’s almost unprecedented majority three-peat would never have happened.
By procuring almost one-quarter million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the government will be able to start distribution immediately so that frontline workers and the vulnerable elderly will get protection.
The anti-gay and anti-choice views that formed the basis of his campaign for the Conservative leadership were bad enough.
When leaders act in a polarizing manner, they will breed polarization in the general population.
Putting Canadian jobs first would also ensure that when it comes to vaccines, we are not at the back of the line.
I've travelled south and am currently coviding in 30-degree temperatures on the sunny beaches of Mexico. To be clear, we left home two weeks before the government issued an anti-travel advisory to all seniors last week.
The silence hovering over the Republican Party after Donald Trump's loss may be working in Washington, but in the rest of the world, it's exposing the country’s claim to democracy as a sorry charade.