Opinion Column

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.

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.

Your kids gotta go

by Vern May I’m no spring chicken. That’s a reality that seeps in a little deeper every morning. But for as long as I can remember, rural communities have been saying the same thing, “we need to find a way to keeping our young people from moving away”.