President Macron, President Trump and First Lady Trump attend the 2017 Bastille Day military parade. Yves Herman/REUTERS

Macron’s punk coup on the Champs-Élysées

The French president's orchestration of the Bastille Day military parade featuring a Daft Punk tune was a deft move that left Trump outmaneuvered, and positioned France as a force to contend with.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016. (Shutterstock)

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in December 2015.

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Iranians watch a soccer match between Iran and Uzbekistan at a Tehran cafe last month. Compared to their neighbours, Iranians are not plagued by ethnic tensions. AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

Terror not likely to thrive in Iran

Unlike its neighbours, Iran's different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
Setting a low age floor for legal access to cannabis could improve drug-use prevention, education, health and safety for youth, research suggests. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Marijuana age limit should be low — not high

Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
High government taxes on legalized marijuana could push people back to the black market. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Why governments should keep weed taxes down

The Liberal government is on the way to legalizing marijuana. They should keep taxes low to discourage the black market.

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