If you've ever lost a passport abroad (I have), or been robbed (ditto), or suffered a medical emergency or been trapped in the midst of a coup or natural disaster, it's Canadian diplomats and their staff in Canadian consulates abroad who help you out. Since millions of Canadians travel outside this country each year, the consular job is crucial.
Stephen Harper's first meeting with Barack Obama after the latter became president in 2008 took place on Canadian soil, drawing thousands to Parliament Hill. The new president then delighted Ottawans by strolling into the market to purchase cookies for his daughters.
Wednesday's gleanings from the 2016 Canadian census provide a deep look at the nation's population growth and where that growth is occurring. But what's fascinating is how dramatic the growth has been, which more or less confirms what demographers have known for some time about Canada's big cities.
No, Bombardier should not be loaned hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. It’s that simple.
A Fraser Institute report released Thursday suggests the Ontario public sector can best be described as a money monster.
By the time the federal Liberals made it official this week that they were abandoning their promise to change the way Canadians vote, it was hardly a surprise.
Last week Conservatlve leadership candidate Kellie Leitch was subject to a mean, divisive and nasty attack.
It would appear Donald Trump's tough words -- and threats -- directed toward the U.S. auto industry are having an impact.
It is with a sigh of relief that we bid farewell to 2016, a year memorable for its bleakness.
Too many of us drive distracted. The consequences are deadly, as our attention leaves the road with every ping, buzz and ring.
Asbestos has no place in a society as modern as Canada's, and yet the federal government has made little visible progress in its elimination.
You may not have noticed, but the Oxford English Dictionary has declared "post-truth" the word of the year for 2016.
We’re sorry, but this decision seems so … bird-brained.
U.S. President Barack Obama demonstrated enormous grace and restraint when he met with president-elect Donald Trump at the White House, but Obama's healing words haven't been the intended balm in the aftermath of the American election, as demonstrations and protests continue in the United States.
It's possible Justin Trudeau and his advisers gagged slightly when they wrote the phrase "We look forward to working very closely with president-elect Trump" into the prime minister's official statement Wednesday on the outcome of the U.S. election.
The United States remains a deeply divided country. Had Hillary Clinton won the White House on Tuesday instead of Donald Trump, that division would remain.
The bombshell that Montreal police spied on La Presse columnist Patrick Lagacé through his cellphone has prompted political leaders at all levels to speak out in defence of a free press.
There's a decent chance that someday, you or a loved one will live in a nursing home. Perhaps you'll get good care. Ideally, your family will visit.
The federal Liberals are not unlike the New Democrats who governed Ontario 25 years ago. In the midst of economic difficulties and financial challenges, the Liberals are committed to deficit-financing billions upon billions of dollars on infrastructure and other programs.