Attempts by municipal councils to be inclusive towards their ethnic minorities are being hampered by austerity and rising nationalism.
In the US, non-whites have higher birth rates and make up the bulk of new immigrants. As white people lose their demographic majority, some will resist the accompanying political changes.
The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
Branding Doug Ford as a Donald Trump impersonator obscures the history of populism in Canada.
Trump's anti-Haitian rhetoric ignores a long pattern of migration from Haiti to the U.S., often driven by American meddling in Haitian affairs. Today, the two nations are irrevocably bound by history.
Bill 62 is likely to trigger even tenser controversies on Quebecois identity before next year's provincial election. A historical perspective helps us understand the connection to Quebec sovereignty.