Honduras has become Canada's best bud in our co-sponsorship of the Lima Group, a monomaniacal effort to replace one distasteful Venezuelan leader with another.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
Elsewhere in the world, right-wing populism is having a moment. But in Canada, you can't do outright denial or ridicule, à la Trump or Bolsonaro.
Sprouts of hope, like the larger monarch sightings this year, have been nurtured by human effort, some governmental, some non-profit, or just individuals who plant milkweed in their backyards.
The European Enlightenment of the 1700s was a high point of religious toleration and G.E. Lessing, a German Protestant, one of its eminent voices.
Doug Ford has decreed that beginning in fall 2020, Ontario high school students will need to take four online courses to graduate.
Forget the past. What youth are most serious about is the present, in which they're starting to drown. Urgency may be the socialism of today.
If you ask the young today what Canada means, they point overwhelmingly to the kind of challenging diversity that informs Canadian multiculturalism.
Populism is clearly the zeitgeist of our time. It's just a question of whose version.
Justin must thank God for Doug. What else has he got? He's the last neoliberal standing and he's not running on it, he's burdened by it.
Do not be overly deferential to definitions -- they are always in flux, always contested.