Steve Courtoreille, chief of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, is seen on Parliament Hill in January 2013 after speaking about legal action against the federal government. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against the First Nation.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The headlines suggest the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against Indigenous consultation. But its recent ruling is much more nuanced and complex than that.
Canadian and American flags fly as Doug Ford speaks during a campaign stop in Niagara Falls, Ont., on May 14, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Branding Doug Ford as a Donald Trump impersonator obscures the history of populism in Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks past Ivanka Trump at the Women and Development event at the G20 summit in July 2017 in Germany.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a political career out of burnishing his self-image and convincing the world he's a human rights leader. Do his actions match his words?
A migrant worker picks peaches in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., in the summer of 2015.
Every year, migrant workers come to Canada to pick the fruits and vegetables we take for granted. They aren't paid well and get none of the benefits they pay into. It's time to treat them fairly.
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?
New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates with supporters after winning on the first ballot at the party’s leadership convention Oct. 1.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Singh brings an unprecedented diversity to the role of being the leader of a major Canadian political party.
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.
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.
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.
New face for Canada in Paris: newly minted prime minister Justin Trudeau.
New Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau brings a very different face to climate talks in Paris. Will it project its oil extraction tradition or show global leadership on emissions cuts?
Justin Trudeau displaced Stephen Harper, an avowed friend of the fossil fuel industry, as Canada’s prime minister.
Two politicians known to oppose action on climate change – Canada's Stephen Harper and Australia's Tony Abbott – have been displaced. What does this say about climate as a voter issue?