U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House, on May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump's dysfunction cannot be contained

All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. No amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best, even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then.

MP and interim federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose talks with guests before a speech at the Metropolitan Centre in Calgary on Thursday February 9, 2017. GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Ambrose's winning ways merit praise

When interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose took to the stage at the annual parliamentary press gallery dinner last year, the slightly loosened-up audience of scribes braced for a letdown. They had just been treated to an entertaining speech by the country's charismatic new prime minister, including a yoga demonstration by his wife. Ambrose would

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission delivers his speech in front of the Romanian Parliament backdropped by members of Romanian government in Bucharest on May 11, 2017. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Is French about to make international comeback?

This month, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a speech at the annual state of the union conference in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The theme of the gathering was "Building a People's Europe."

Ontario Senator Peter Harder speaks with Calgary Herald reporter James Wood in Calgary in this April 26, 2017 file photo. (Gavin Young/Postmedia Network)

Democracy loses when senators independent

This week, Sen. Peter Harder, embarked on a herculean political mission aimed at helping get Canada's Senate working the way the government wants it to. Which is to say, passing Liberal legislation.

It takes a community to keep the Bailey going

This is National Volunteer Week in Canada. What a wonderful opportunity for me to recognize some amazing people in our community. Unfortunately, I can’t name them specifically in this letter, as there are over 100 of them!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured during a tour of the 3M plant in London, Ont., on April 5, 2017. (Mike Hensen/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network)

Sunny ways turn to secrecy and control

Justin Trudeau gave voters the impression he was turning a page on what he portrayed as the dark and secretive ways of the former Conservative government. Sunny ways was all the rage. But Prime Minister Trudeau has not delivered.

Battle River-Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson speaks at an all day Rural Transportation Information Day held at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alta. on Saturday April 30, 2016. Jessica Ryan/Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Sorenson, give us solutions not just complaints

Mr. Sorenson, you’re doing it again. Your recent critique of the government plans to reform parliament is simply a string of complaints without even a hint of how you think parliamentary reform could be done better.

The state of the berms along Camrose Drive was discussed by city council Oct. 17. (File photo)

Be heard at the Naturalization Program Open house

A Camrose Naturalization Program Open Forum discussion will be held from 2-4 p.m. on April 9 at the Border Paving Arena upstairs in the meeting room. I encourage all interested persons to attend. You will have the opportunity to voice your opinion on the matter regardless if you are for or against the program.

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