Senate gender parity suggests women are beginning to break through the glass ceiling in Canadian politics. Canada’s Senate chamber is seen in this photo.
In December 2020, the Senate became gender-equal, offering up the promise that women's interests will be represented in the upper chamber.
Bill C-7 seeks to expand access to medical assistance in dying (MAID) to people who are not terminally ill, including those who suffer solely from mental illness.
The fundamental underpinning of all MAID requests is supposed to be the presence of an incurable medical condition, but it's not possible to predict that a mental illness will not improve.
Stormy days ahead for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?
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Unlike a wonky computer, the reboot often makes things worse, because the prorogation itself may be controversial. An easier solution would be to discontinue its use entirely.
The ‘United We Roll’ convoy of semi-trucks travels the highway near Red Deer, Alta., in February 2019 en route to Ottawa to protest what it called a lack of support for the energy sector and stalled pipelines.
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Determining whether Canadians are gaining or losing confidence in democracy depends in part on which region one is examining. Contrasting trends in Alberta and Québec provide clues.
Designating news articles as fake news serves to discredit mainstream news organizations and develop echo chambers.
Studying Twitter in advance of the federal election has shown that the hashtag #FakeNews is being used to discredit Canadian mainstream media and create echo chambers.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks at a news conference in Saskatchewan in August 2019.
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What would a classically conservative government have to offer Canadians this election?
Canada’s Christian right is largely isolated, and has little of the clout of evangelicals south of the border.
While they're not going away, evangelicals and social conservatives in Canada are distinctly different from the American Christian right.
A judge’s decision to acquit a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault was protested at this rally in Halifax in March 2017.
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A new Canadian law introduced as a nod to #MeToo, meant to protect sexual assault complainants, will have limited impact because it fails to consider how sexist judges and lawyers interpret laws.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates his Burnaby South byelection win on Feb. 25, 2019.
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Jagmeet Singh needed to win the byelection in Burnaby South. Now that the NDP leader will have a seat in Parliament, can he still turn around the party's fortunes before this year's federal election?
Maxime Bernier speaks about his new political party during a news conference in Ottawa in September 2018.
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Maxime Bernier's new political party may be able to swipe some votes from the Conservatives. But it's going nowhere if he allows it to remain a conduit for xenophobia, nativism and white supremacy.
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?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Can Canada manage to keep up trade while also meeting US expectations for a safe border?
Police at the scene of the attack.
Canada is dealing with some of the same tensions about integration and tolerance as other Western countries.
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?
Then and now: Justin Trudeau and his late father.
Canada's new premier has spectacularly revived his party after years on life support – but he's not just his legendary father's son.
Census collectors go door to door in Sydney in 2011, the 100th year of census taking in Australia. Now the next census, due in 2016, is in doubt.
Before Australia proceeds with plans to devote fewer resources to a less frequent national census, we should consider the Canadian experience of what losing such rich data means.
Australian and Canadian prime ministers Tony Abbott and Stephen Harper operate in political cultures where all-out warfare is now the norm.
In recent years, a political "state of nature" has replaced what had been the civilised practice of political life in Australia.
Canada’s First Nation women are going missing but is the government listening?
In August 2014, Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg Manitoba, stuffed in a garbage bag by her killer. Her disappearance had been reported to the police by child protection workers…
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
It is difficult to do justice to the mood of despair that has been haunting the corridors of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s headquarters in Marlborough House in recent months. The decision to hold the…