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Colby Cosh: Lessons in the rule of law from China? Thanks but no thanks
On Saturday the Chinese Embassy in Canada issued its latest statement “on the Meng Wanzhou incident and the cases of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.” This, of course, follows last week’s bungled effort by a group of senescent Canadian worthies ...
SCOTT TAYLOR: Thuggish Kosovo president not aligned with Canadian values
Last week, it was announced that Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi faces a war crimes indictment from the Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers. According to the special prosecutors, Thaçi, along with eight other former senior military ...
John Ivison: Trudeau ruled out a prisoner swap with China but don't expect him to take harder line
The emphatic nature of Justin Trudeau’s disavowal of a prisoner swap with China to free two Canadian detainees should not build expectations of a more combative approach by Ottawa. Nobody inside the federal government expects a dramatic shift ...
Racist cop shows and biased news fuel public fears of crime and love for the police
Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta Earlier this month, President Donald Trump tweeted that defunding the police would “be good for Robbers & Rapists.” Last week, after signing his tepid executive order on policing, he ...
John Ivison: Trudeau is right to reject hostage diplomacy with China
Justin Trudeau said that he “deeply disagrees” with the idea of buckling to Chinese pressure and ending the extradition process surrounding Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, as a means of securing the release of two Canadians facing espionage charges ...
Canada needs to reckon with the relics of its colonial past, including racist statues
David MacDonald, University of Guelph Around the world, people are protesting the continued display of public monuments that normalize and even revere racist leaders and events. Protesters beheaded Christopher Columbus, pitched Edward Colston into ...
John Ivison: Bye-bye 'Y'? Vital non-profit social programs are collapsing awaiting Ottawa's help
La Maison des Collines is a six-bed palliative care home for residents of the Gatineau Hills in Wakefield, Que. In normal times, it receives close to half its operating budget from the provincial government and raises the other half from ...
Kelly McParland: We all want the two Michaels back, but Canada mustn't give in to China
It can’t come as a surprise to anyone that the family of Michael Kovrig is making every possible effort to free him from the brutish hands of the Chinese government. Kovrig has been locked away in a Chinese jail for more than 500 days. The case ...
DR. CHARLES SHAVER: COVID missteps by Trump and Trudeau less forgivable than health officials'
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian health officials have admittedly made several major mistakes despite their experience with SARS in 2003. For example, stockpiles of personal protective equipment were allowed to expire without being ...
Kelly McParland: Apparently for our PM, 'zero tolerance' doesn't apply to hypocrisy
Sometimes slogans just don’t seem to do the trick. Few prime ministers have shown themselves as enthusiastic champions of sloganeering as Justin Trudeau. He may be the best ever. “Canada is back,” “zero tolerance,” “because it’s 2015”… as ...