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Trump’s statement marking Holocaust remembrance leaves out mention of Jews

A statement from President Trump marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day omitted any mention of Jews or anti-Semitism, a departure from recent bipartisan precedent set by previous presidents.<p>The statement calls for remembrance of “victims, survivors, heroes,” but nowhere does it ­mention …

Israel

Republicans who once mocked ‘safe spaces’ are feeling sensitive over protests

When he campaigned for Donald Trump last year, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke urged audiences to join a rebellion. “It is pitchforks and torches time in America,” he’d say at rallies, glowering from beneath a cowboy hat.<p>Last week, the pitchforks got a little too close. Clarke described the …

Rights & Freedoms

Feds’ move to ram bills through House, again, creates Hill speculation of early election, prorogation, PM’s possible exit...

The recent drop in public opinion polls should be a “wake-up call” for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's governing Liberals who need to keep their eye …

Decisive final week begins

A number of polls have been released in the last few days, and they only emphasize just how important the next few days might be in deciding who will …

Let the airport model drive roads and transit

Airports are in the best shape of any part of Canada's transportation infrastructure.<p>Almost to a fault, they are terrific. Almost to a fault, because you can argue that some are overbuilt, although local airport authorities, full of business boosters, would never admit to that.<p>Decades ago, airports …

Canada

Democracy comes from voters, not political-party members

Who gets to make the most important political decisions? Is it everyone 18 and older, gathered at the ballot box at election time? Is it the representatives they elect, gathering in Parliament and voting on legislation? Or, before any of this occurs, is it the dues-paying members of those …

Political Science

Much ado about nothing in Quebec polling

"Qui dit vrai?" asked one headline. It was a sentiment I saw repeated several times on Twitter, and a whole slew of newspaper articles emerged to …