The impressive figure who has burst so spectacularly into the cold, murky world of Ottawa over the last few weeks suffers from an unusual disadvantage. Nobody active in current politics can safely mention this person as a formidable candidate for party leadership. So let me do it for them. She is Madam Jody Wilson-Raybould, fired by the Trudeau government for actually doing what she had sworn to do when they made her Canada’s minister of justice and attorney general. When offered a lesser cabinet post, she quit on a point of principle. How staggeringly unique in today’s Ottawa.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada ordered that a 14-year-old girl receive testosterone injections without parental consent. The court also declared that if either of her parents referred to her using female pronouns or addressed her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of family violence.
Lake Erie means many things to many people: a source of livelihood and recreation for folks working and living along its shores; one of the five Great Lakes that generations of school children remembered the names of by thinking of their initials, H.O.M.E.S.; the source of the water that passes through Niagara Falls and the nearby hydroelectric dams that feed energy to parts of Canada and the U.S.
Money tied to George Soros, a liberal billionaire who uses his wealth to support a number of Democratic and progressive causes, funded the creation of a database that singles out business investment in Israel.
I’m a child of Western Canada. Born in Regina after the Second World War, raised in Winnipeg, now a resident of BC and half of my six siblings live in Alberta. I’ve come to know this part of Canada through the dual lens of personal experience and thousands of polls. And I’ve spent enough time in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal to discover the many myths and misconceptions about this vast region.
News that Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline project will be delayed until next year serves up another setback to Canada’s embattled oil industry, while shining a spotlight on the province’s plan to boost crude shipments by rail.
Sunday, February 24, was the Oscars, full of drama about who would win, who should win, what the winners would say, and of course, what they were wearing on the red carpet. This year, as Rachel Syme noted in The New Yorker, Billy Porter, one of the stars of the FX series, “Pose,”