Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s new chief science adviser, check out a robot that launches balls, with science fair participants Van Bernat and Kate O'Melia of Governor Simcoe Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ont., on Parliament Hill in September.
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Science funding still falls short of 2005 levels. It's time for Canada's government to fix that problem, before it's too late.
Maggie Cywink, of Whitefish River First Nation, holds up a sign behind Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a summit in Ottawa in support of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Indigenous in New Zealand have fared better than First Nations in Canada in terms of self-determination. Why? It's about a lot more than geography, land mass and language.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is not the first Canadian politician to hold the job who’s been confronted with outrage over tax reform proposals. But it’s time to listen to people who get riled up about tax increases.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Outrage over tax reform is nothing new. But if we can't be calm about tax, we can at least learn from the stories spoken in anger.
Jagmeet Singh won 53.6 per cent of the first-ballot votes on Sunday to become the new leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.
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Jagmeet Singh has become the first ethnic minority to become leader of a federal political party. Will his message of "love and courage" best Justin Trudeau's "sunny ways" in the next federal election?
Canada’s former prime minister, Stephen Harper, is greeted by a Maori warrior in New Zealand in November 2014. New Zealand’s electoral system allows for far greater Indigenous involvement than Canada’s.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
As New Zealanders head to the polls this week, there are lessons for Canada in the country's electoral system — in particular how it gives Indigenous people a greater role in governing.
Never mind NAFTA -- Canada's quiet efforts to boost trade with China should be ringing alarm bells given Chinese human rights abuses, and raises questions about whether Beijing has demanded secrecy.
People shouting and yelling slogans during a protest in front of the US Consulate to denounce Donald Trump’s immigration policies on January 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
Media pundits are promoting Canada as exceptional in its tolerance and diversity but the truth is, Canadians have a tendency not to be not less racist than Americans, but to be less loud about it.
U.S. President Donald Trump enjoys some time in the cab of a mover truck parked at the White House in March when truckers and industry CEOs came for a discussion on health care.
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Mexico has traditionally been NAFTA's biggest loser. But Canada is at risk if the U.S. gets its way in removing a dispute settlement mechanism from the deal in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in December 2015.
News organizations have a powerful role in informing the public about refugee and migrant issues. Research shows they've struggled to do so in a way that humanizes Syrian refugees.
Emmanuel Macron surrounded by Cabinet ministers – some more powerful than others.
Having the same number of Cabinet positions doesn't mean women have the same amount of power.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer hands documents to a woman entering the U.S. from Mexico.
Brad Doherty/AP Photo
President Trump wants to renegotiate or eliminate NAFTA because of its impact on U.S. trade, but the accord is also a cornerstone of continental cooperation on security issues as well.
Two Canadian soldiers during a 2011 NATO exercise in Ukraine.
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Over its history Canada has built itself through war and the memory of its wars. The country's recent military interventions are part of a struggle to define what the country stands for.
Trump and Shinzo Abe making friends.
Beware the 'clasp and yank'.
Should Australia do a ‘Justin Trudeau’ on climate policy?
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has decided to leave climate policy to the provinces, while forcing them to act.
Canada has been in the global doldrums for close to two decades, but now it's got a chance to get back in the game.
The Canadian PM's altercation in parliament reflects his manhandling of the political process, but do voters care?
The relationship between Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and non-indigenous population has never been an equal one.
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The relationship between Canada's Aboriginal peoples and non-indigenous population has never been an equal one, even though the 1982 national constitution recognises Aboriginal rights.
It has taken years to get CETA in place, and it still doesn't work as intended.
Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde presents a blanket to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly.
Canadians are watching their new government tackle unprecedented reform in Indigenous affairs.
For better or for worse, various countries around the world charted a new course last year. What lies ahead for 2016?