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Trump’s trade delusion 

Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
No jumped-up leader of a rinky-dink country like Canada was going to get away with talking to the president of the United States like that.
Opinion|By Paul Meyer
It could guide our efforts to influence the development of international policy on cyberspace and help set norms for responsible state conduct.
News|By Emily Haws
‘I don't think I’ve ever seen Canada more united in our stand,’ says 24-year Liberal MP Wayne Easter, co-chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.
Opinion|By Julia SĂĄnchez
Canada deserves praise for its establishment of an advisory council on gender equality and force behind a new plastics charter.
Mind you, a politician having enemies is not necessarily a bad thing; Trudeau’s tiff with Trump, for instance, will certainly work to his political advantage. Making enemies in ways that can harm your economy is risky.
Opinion|Natan Obed
We must take the bold and imaginative actions required to ensure that resilient languages like Inuktut will remain so well into the future.
Opinion|Hayden King
For First Nation communities and elected chief and councils, caution is merited. And for elected MPs, within or outside government, transparency, accountability and honesty on this 'new' approach is overdue.
The G7 may have made for some 'very candid discussions,' as the British prime minister said. But they also made for something else: Justin Trudeau’s inevitable re-election.
Hill Times Columnists

OTTAWA—On June 7, Canada’s chief of defence staff, General Jonathan Vance, told reporters that there had a been a major shift in terms of our military commitment in Iraq. At an undisclosed point in time,…
LONDON, ENGLAND--The time limit for a majority government in a two-party system is now usually 10 to 12 years. After that, it is living on borrowed time. Neither major party in the United States has…
State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III. Bob Woodward New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. The water-cooler take on Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein has long been that Woodward was the plodding, anal one…
OTTAWA—Last weekend, Canadians got an indication of what they are really dealing with when it comes to United States President Trump. Annoyed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a wrap-up G7 press conference that Canada…
OTTAWA—I am not a Father of Confederation, but I am a son of Confederation. I was an interested observer, albeit young, when Newfoundland was roiled politically with the renewal of its historical debate of whether or…
Foreign Policy
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
Like a mean girl in a high school cafeteria, Donald Trump has now taken his tray and moved to the bully table. Welcome to Thug Prom.
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
The U.K. has had as many plots in 18 months as we have had in 18 years, more or less.
Opinion|By David Crane
TORONTO—When the International Monetary Fund economists came out the other day with a concluding statement following their visit to assess our economy, Finance Minister Bill Morneau wasted no time issuing a press release declaring that…
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Over the past decade, this hard-line approach has delivered an annual average of 10 per cent economic growth in Ethiopia, far higher than in South Africa or Nigeria.
News|By Neil Moss
'It's like preaching to the choir' says Conservative MP Randy Hoback, but questions loom on whether President Trump is listening.
Opinion|By Richard Ogier
Macron’s election in May 2017 lifted French business and consumer confidence to record levels. And the impact continues to be felt today in terms of tourism, the property market, and law and order. 
Foreign Policy
Good Tuesday morning, At 8:15 a.m., Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is slated to deliver remarks at the Canadian Nurses Association's biennial convention. She'll also engage in an armchair discussion on health policy with the association's…
Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives brought an end to the Liberals’ short-lived hold on one corner of Quebec, handily winning the riding of Choutimi-Le Fjord in a closely watched race that pitted a well-known candidate against a…
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has officially been cleared of wrongdoing in an ethics case alleging that he violated conflict-of-interest rules when he sponsored pension legislation that could be lucrative for his family business. In an…
Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde, who's running for re-election next month, is facing challenges from candidates who want to overhaul the influential advocacy organization's relationship with the Liberal government, something that could…
Feature|Emily Haws
24 SUSSEX DRIVE—I suppose I should begin with an obligatory post about how the weather didn’t dampen the atmosphere at the Prime Minister’s Garden Party for Hill media held on June 14, but honestly, these…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is willing to appoint Canadians who worked for the Liberal Party to the Senate if they can convince his appointment board they are nonpartisan, according to the Privy Council Office, and…
Moments of major change can set a country, a policy issue, or an organization on a new course. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) in 2016 ruled that Canada discriminated against First Nations children by…
The passage of the cannabis legalization bill is the government’s top priority early this week, and the Senate will have to decide whether to push back on the expected rejection of all but five of…

Despite security, corruption concerns, Canada, Moldova sign FIPA paving way for trade growth

Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Moldova’s Foreign Affairs Minister Tudor Ulianovschi signed a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Tuesday, which Mr. Ulianovschi says sends a “clear political message” Moldova is ready for more…

PS DeCourcey takes Security Council pitch to CARICOM party

More than 200 guests convened in the Adam Room at the Chateau Laurier last week to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the creation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with an eye to the future. The room…

Municipal elections a turning point in Tunisia’s democracy, says envoy

Tunisia’s “historic” May 6 municipal elections show the country has been able to become more democratic since the ousting of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s 23-year autocratic regime during the Arab Spring in 2011,…

G7 can’t exclude U.S., despite disagreements, say envoys

Diplomats representing G7 countries in Canada say the group can't exclude the United States even if most members disagree with it on a growing number of issues, including most recently its decision to pull out…
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