Sometimes governments talk tough when they are tough. But sometimes they do it to distract attention when they are preparing to cede ground, writes Thomas Walkom.
A new law, known popularly as Bill 62, makes it illegal for Quebec public services to be given or received by people wearing face coverings.
The Airbus deal effectively marks another failure in Canada's long-running efforts to nurture a homegrown aerospace industry. It seems we are not big enough to go it alone.
It is encouraging to see any finance minister attempt to do anything about this problem. Let's give half a cheer for Bill Morneau's attempt at tax reform. At least he tried.
Canada and Mexico could keep the shell of NAFTA alive until Trump is replaced. This is the strategy Japan hopes to use with the remnants of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal from which Trump has already removed the U.S.
The North Korean crisis has thrown Japan's beleaguered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a lifeline. But it is a slippery one.
Aung San Suu Kyi's reluctance to champion this particular group may stem in part from the fact that, in Burma, the army still remains a powerful force. Or it may stem from the fact that Rohingya Muslims are not popular among Burmese voters, the majority of whom are Buddhist. Or it may merely reflect her view of the world.
U.S. President Donald Trump has changed the calculus. He is insisting not only that America must win from the NAFTA talks but that Canada and Mexico must lose. His is an aggressive form of nationalism that borders on jingoism. But it could spark a new, practical and more productive form of Canadian nationalism in response. And that wouldn't be so bad.