Pope Francis was this year's recipient of the Charlemagne Prize for contributions to European unity, and the papal message addressed to the faithful offered a lesson on inclusion to all.
The recently elected Progressive Conservative (PC) party in Manitoba ran on a call for change. While there are many policy areas to monitor, here are four to watch as they begin their mandate.
We can either continue letting our market be regulated by high-cost telecom, or we can take action to ensure that all Canadians can participate in the social and economic benefits of the Internet.
It's the battle of the taxes! While the rich avoid taxes and stash millions off shore, the rest of us are wondering what gives and what can we do?
Financial opacity isn't just a disease attacking Russia, China or the Gulf monarchies; it is a global reality. As shown by the Panama Papers leak, even Canada isn't immune from this virus.
One interesting topic for a Canadian living in Australia is the manner in which fiscal and social responsibilities are divided between the levels of government.
Now that Albertans are getting on pogey as the oil economy has collapsed, you'd think we'd at least be spared the lectures about how economically virtuous Albertans are compared to Maritimers.
The Liberals' commitment to tax fairness in this year's federal budget appears to have collapsed like a pile of Jenga blocks in the face of the oldest trick in the playbook of the rich and privileged.
We were taught that fascism was defeated in 1945, with the end of the Second World War. Yet the long shadows of that dark era are falling on the U.S. presidential campaign trail this year.
Even though it's 2016, women in Alberta now face some of the largest gender pay gaps in Canada, and Alberta still lags well behind the gains made elsewhere.