Opinion

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.

A matter of death and life

For many Canadians, our publicly funded health-care system is a part of our national identity. In 2014, a study of 7,000 Americans and Canadians found that while Americans are deeply divided about the principles that should govern the provision of health care, Canadians are far more united.

Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Liberals hiding their deficit

If you believe Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s claim that through her sound fiscal management she has balanced the province’s books and can now spend more on public services, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (File photo)

Why Trudeau's scheme for climate is a scam

Why do the media persist in prolonging the myth that Justin Trudeau -- or for that matter any prime minister going back to Brian Mulroney -- has a workable, coherent plan to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change?

This combination of file pictures created on April 25, 2017 in Paris shows a December 11, 2016 photo of French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron (L) and a September 11, 2016 of French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen, both in televisions studios in La Plaine-Saint-Denis. Centrist Emmanuel Macron topped the initial polls on April 23, 2017 and looked well on course to beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in a run-off on May 7.(ERIC FEFERBERG,MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Europeans balanced on brink of change

Following a season of political upheaval in the United States, there could be even greater ripples in Europe over the next five months. General elections are scheduled for Germany and France, while a surprise election will be held in June for Britain. The outcomes will be as significant as last November's presidential election in the U.S.

A forum visitor is silhoutetted in front of a projected logo before a Conservative party leadership candidate forum at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, Alta. on Wednesday March 1, 2017. (Jim Wells/Postmedia Network)

We don't need another conservative party

There's nothing novel about a bunch of politicos getting together at a bar to complain about their own party. Yet we're supposed to think Scott Gilmore's New Conservative movement is something different.

Try out social programs for the post-job economy

Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will be the three trial sites for Ontario's experiment with a universal basic income, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Monday morning, competing with New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath's promise of a new provincial drug-insurance program if her party wins the next election.