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Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau dances with convention delegates at the 1982 Liberal Convention in Ottawa. Two years later, he would take a walk in the snow and decide to resign. (CP PHOTO/Chuck Mitchell)

40 years after his famous walk in the snow, a look back at Pierre Trudeau’s resignation

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces questions about his own political future, it’s worth remembering his father’s famous walk in the snow 40 years ago — and what fuelled his decision to quit.
Former president Donald Trump waves after speaking at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 15, 2024. He’s just one of several populists who could win elections in 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump’s Iowa win is just a small part of soaring right-wing populism in 2024

In more than a dozen countries this year, populist leaders are poised to either take power or consolidate their hold on the opposition. Migrants are the unfortunate target of populist ire.
Ronald Lamola, South Africa’s minister of justice and correctional services (centre), and Palestinian assistant Minister of Multilateral Affairs Ammar Hijazi (right, with his head bowed), address the media outside the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands on Jan. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)

Canada is being hypocritical by failing to support South Africa’s genocide case against Israel

Canada doesn’t support the case before the International Court of Justice that Israel is guilty of genocide in its war against Gaza. That’s contrary to its stance on other cases of genocide.
A Chinese flag is illuminated by sunshine in the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Why domestic politics will prevent a thaw in China-Canada tensions in 2024

With a public inquiry into Chinese interference about to begin, China may feature prominently in the Canadian news cycle in 2024 — meaning a genuine thaw in Canada-China relations isn’t in the cards.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in November 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Will the supply-and-confidence deal between the Liberals and NDP survive in 2024?

The supply-and-confidence agreement between the Liberals and NDP has helped both parties develop and take credit for the expansion of social policies across Canada. But is it on life support?
Israeli soldiers take positions near the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Dec. 11, 2023. The army is battling Palestinian militants across Gaza in the war ignited by Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Why we should consider a transitional administration for Gaza

The best — or least bad — solution to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict involves setting up a transitional administration in Gaza. Here’s how it could work.
A hot spot from the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire burns in Scotch Creek, B.C., in August 2023. Provincial premiers have increasingly turned their backs on climate action, forcing the federal government to largely go it alone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Are freeloading premiers undermining Canada’s climate strategy?

A little more than five years ago, there was a strong federal-provincial consensus around climate action. With the election of several Conservative premiers since then, that consensus has vanished.
A person holds a sign during a protest outside the Indian consulate in Vancouver in September 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

India’s accusation of ‘terrorism’ is a ploy to hide its own human rights abuses

If it turns out India was involved in the death of a Sikh activist in Canada, it should be regarded not only as an extrajudicial killing but also as an act of state terror.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a speech in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Sept. 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Zelenskyy’s meetings with Trudeau and Biden are aimed at winning the long war

Ukraine must keep its cause in the hearts and minds of the public and its allies in the West. Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visits to Ottawa, Washington and the United Nations were in pursuit of that goal.
People gathered outside of the Consulate General of India in Vancouver on June 24, 2023 to protest the recent shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns

The fraught history of India and the Khalistan movement

Hardeep Singh Nijjar is one of three high-profile Sikh political activists to be killed in recent months.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi on Sept. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Justin Trudeau’s India accusation complicates western efforts to rein in China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations that India was involved in the murder of a Canadian citizen complicates efforts by Canada and its allies to woo India to counter-balance Chinese might.
Robbie Robertson speaks during a press conference for ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’ at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The Band’s Robbie Robertson leaves behind a legacy of rich, worldly music

Robbie Robertson, leader of The Band, passed away on Aug. 9. A Canadian musician with a global impact, he never forgot his Mohawk roots. After going solo, he became known for his film scores.
Recent research about business leaders and divorce has important implications for political leaders like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who hold high-level positions of power and responsibility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Divorce and separation can have significant impacts on business and political leaders

The impact of divorce on job performance can be profound, affecting individuals on both personal and professional levels.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a visit to an apartment complex under construction in Hamilton, Ont., on July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Housing is a direct federal responsibility, contrary to what Trudeau said. Here’s how his government can do better.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments about housing not being the primary responsibility of the federal government miss the mark.

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