Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

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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Voices of dissent reflect clear and present political danger, and may also act as warning signs of trouble ahead. Governments should listen. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embraces Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in...

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As we enter the new Trump-Trudeau era, will we be able to safeguard our important Canada-U. S. relationship? Will Trump reopen a battle with Cuba, as he is doing on other fronts? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Cuban President Raul Castro say goodbye after an event with students at the University of Havana on...

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The government seeks public input on the question of electoral reform. We should all participate. Thirteen million Canadian households will soon receive a government questionnaire asking for views on electoral reform.  (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   “He tabled a bill giving full control of the...

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Fake news is thriving while real journalist and news organizations are under attack, a development that threatens civil society. People protest against the appointment of white nationalist alt-right media mogul, former Breitbart News head Stephen Bannon, to be chief strategist of the White House by...

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