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Leadership races can make or break egos, ambitions and rivalries, not to mention the very existence of any party. Stephane Dion, second from left, celebrates his victory as new leader of the federal Liberal Party with former leaders Jean Chretien, Paul Martin, and John Turner in 2006 in Montreal. Interim party...

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The order that kept us reasonably stable for many years is clearly fragile, as we struggle, not only with new rules, but with old challenges such as nuclear disarmament. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media as she arrives for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at the NATO headquarters in...

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It is time the independence and security of a Senate appointment must walk hand in hand with accountability. There have been calls for the resignation of Sen. Don Meredith by his peers, journalists and the public.  (Cathie Coward / The Hamilton Spectator). Does the Senate have a “right to...

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Municipalities face serious issues in trying to help refugees, such as housing, jobs, health care, and policing protocols. Winnipeggers gathered earlier this month to encourage Mayor Brian Bowman to make Winnipeg a sanctuary city for undocumented migrants.  (JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   The...

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It was a strong week for Canada on the global stage, but a shocking display of insults and ignorance were not our finest hour in Parliament. Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid is congratulated by colleagues as she makes an announcement about an anti-Islamophobia motion on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on...

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Trump’s Executive Orders have resulted in the legal watchdog on extreme political authority in a democracy being fully awake and alert US President Donald Trump with an Executive Order he signed last week in the Oval Office.  (SAUL LOEB / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)   Neither Justin Trudeau nor Donald Trump...

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Words have power and can hurt, so we need to ‘name and shame’ Canadian politicians who use coded messages of race-baiting or values testing. Protesters stand at the Mathematics building before the Milo Yiannopoulos speech at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colo., on Jan. 25. "The use of 'dog...

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The rise of Donald Trump has disrupted politics as usual in Canada and around the world. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must continue to combine professional outreach to the Trump administration while simultaneously keeping a wary distance, writes Penny Collenette.  (Liam Richards / THE CANADIAN...

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Special to The Globe and Mail In Canada’s 150 years of existence, it is probably safe to say that every one of our 22 previous prime ministers and their respective staff would have benefited from hindsight. Brian Mulroney may not have become involved with Karlheinz Schreiber. Jean Chrétien may not have considered...

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Putin/Freeland diplomatic relationship may not solely concern trade and sanctions. It could also have a far reaching effect for global justice and the protection of human rights. Chrystia Freeland, then Minsiter of International Trade, at a meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in New Zealand last...

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