Jake Ross

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The One Thing Nobody Wants to Admit About the U.S. and Canada

We're all thinking it, anyway.<p>Canadians and Americans like each other, and it's strange. Usually familiarity breeds contempt between nations. Think of the English relationship to the French, or the French relationship to the Germans, or the German relationship to the Poles, or the Polish …

Canada

Catalan election: A history of the region's independence struggle

For hundreds of years, Catalans have sought greater autonomy and this struggle comes to a head in this Sunday's election<p>Sunday’s regional elections in Catalonia is being billed as an independence vote in defiance of the Spanish central government.<p>Once upon a time, a de facto Catalan state straddled …

US ‘preparing’ for hybrid warfare with Russia in Baltics – report

US has been getting ready for a possible war involving Russia in Europe’s Baltic States, German media reports. The report says all the NATO war games …

If the era of democracy is over in Europe, it’s time for Britain to get out

The condemnation of a national leader for being in touch with his people suggests the EU is back in the business of oligarchy<p>In the midst of the general vilification of Viktor Orban, the Hungarian leader who has inspired moral outrage for his hard-line stand on the migrant crisis, you might have …

Europe

Contentious Mississauga mosque re-zoning approved at council

After hours of emotional debate that at one point had the mayor accusing one man of "hate-mongering," a Mississauga planning committee approved a …