Opinion

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the US Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump's sharing of intel with Russians a disaster

The president of the United States is very powerful. The so-called leader of the free world has a lot of influence and a great deal of leeway in deciding what to say and do. Donald Trump is exercising this freedom to the max.

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."

Enjoying life out of the big city

When Judy and I first moved north from Brampton we lived in Duntroon for a number of years. After a lifetime in big cities it was a big change for both of us. Picking up mail from the local garage station, the minimal number of inhabitants, getting ploughed out twice a day, wells running dry, critters in the basement, cluster flies and the list goe

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