Twenty-five years ago — December 1991 — communism died, the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union disappeared. It was the largest breakup of an empire in modern history and not a shot was fired. 722 more words
OTTAWA — It’s not clear who might want to harm a lame-duck U.S. vice-president, but Canadian security forces were taking no chances.
The Christmas tree in Centre Block’s rotunda on Parliament Hill was removed, lest an assailant hide amidst the fairy lights and leap out to attack Joe Biden during his visit to the capital. 750 more words
The federal Liberals can’t possibly win the cash-for-access war of attrition in which they’ve been engaged for weeks and to which they seem grimly committed. The only question is how soon they’ll concede – and how severe a drubbing they’ll sustain in the interim. 825 more words
In a recent column, my colleague Colby Cosh took Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s proposal that Canadians be allowed to carry chemical mace and pepper spray for self-defence a step further (or backward depending on your perspective): He would offer the privilege only to women, writing: “Perhaps I’m a little more feminist than she is: I would be comfortable making the carrying of mace and pepper spray a sex-linked legal privilege. 724 more words
Not since the Battle of Agincourt has there been such a setback to the French cause.
Tuesday’s fixture in Moncton was billed as the first “bilingual” debate in the Conservative leadership race. 915 more words
A teacher at a posh private school in British Columbia was fired last month after making an innocuous comment about abortion to his Grade 12 law class. 985 more words