Nathaniel Beard Shantz

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John Weston: Is it time to be embarrassed to be a British Columbian?

I’m a proud British Columbian but would be ashamed to show my face in Calgary today.Firstly, we are looking like a bunch of selfish navel-gazers, …

More British Columbians now support the Trans Mountain pipeline project: poll

A new poll says more than half of British Columbians now support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, with the number of backers rising …

8 Books Stanford Business School Professors Think You Should Read This Holiday Season

From spy thrillers to weighty philosophy, there's something here for every taste.<p>For many of us, the next few weeks will bring terrible weather, long nights, and less to do at work. What better time of year to catch up on your reading?<p>If you already have an unconquerable stack of titles to check …

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Trudeau's first budget: Welcome to a decade of deficits

<i>This is The Globe's daily politics newsletter. Sign up to get it by e-mail each morning.</i><p><b>POLITICS BRIEFING</b><p><b>By John Ibbitson</b> (@JohnIbbitson)<p>You have to be in your sixties to remember the last time a federal finance minister took the books out of balance even though there was no recession. So maybe …

Ontario PCs will never govern by fighting the culture wars

To appropriate a phrase, when Ontario sneezes, Canada gets a cold. Which is why everyone from St. John's to Victoria should be frustrated by the contretemps over that province's new sex-education curriculum.<p>Ontario's finances are in terrible shape, dragging down the national economy. Since Liberal …

Merkel runs out of patience with Putin

At a Hilton hotel last week in Brisbane, Australia, they talked for six hours, at first without any aides or other officials present.<p>But whatever transpired at the late-night meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the outcome wasn't heartening. In a …

Russia negotiates its biggest arms deal with Egypt since the Cold War after Barack Obama cuts defence aid

Russia is negotiating its biggest weapons deals with Egypt since the Cold War as it seeks to capitalize on U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to …