In a time when all politics are global, Riyadhâ€™s tactical tantrum over Canadaâ€™s principled human rights stand aims to isolate moral leadership.
Canadians should get behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and refuse to be intimidated by the Saudi government's backlash.
The latest advisories from the Canadian government, 'avoid all travel' includes Burundi, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali, Chad, Iraq, Libya, Niger, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Afghanistan. Donâ€™t be stupid.
Quebec is set to be an even bigger key battleground in the next federal election because of the collapse of both the Bloc QuÃ©bÃ©cois and the NDP in the province.
The partyâ€™s decision to take part of the election expense reimbursement from EDAs was â€˜no surprise,â€™ says a Conservative MP, but the Carleton riding association wants it reversed.
The political future of Jagmeet Singh and the foreseeable fortunes of his federal NDP now sit with voters in the Vancouver-area riding of Burnaby South.
Like Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh could earn a great deal of street cred if he can indeed win well outside his comfort zone in British Columbia.
â€˜It all seemed to be, â€˜cart before the horse, it will make for a good storyâ€™,â€™ former Conservative minister Peter MacKay says of Border Minister Bill Blairâ€™s appointment without a mandate letter.