U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the US Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump's sharing of intel with Russians a disaster

The president of the United States is very powerful. The so-called leader of the free world has a lot of influence and a great deal of leeway in deciding what to say and do. Donald Trump is exercising this freedom to the max.

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.

MP and interim federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose talks with guests before a speech at the Metropolitan Centre in Calgary on Thursday February 9, 2017. GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Ambrose's winning ways merit praise

When interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose took to the stage at the annual parliamentary press gallery dinner last year, the slightly loosened-up audience of scribes braced for a letdown. They had just been treated to an entertaining speech by the country's charismatic new prime minister, including a yoga demonstration by his wife. Ambrose would

The Gordian knot of Mother’s Day Celebrations

A crowded place — a mall, an arena, a playground.“Mom! Mom!” a child’s voice calls frantically. Most mothers’ heads swivel around. Their child may not even be with them today. Their child may have grown up. Their child may be married with a child of his/her own. Their child may have called them Mommy, not Mom, but that link, once triggered, has las

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."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Forget about Trump, worry about Trudeau

If Canada’s chattering classes can tear themselves away from Donald Trump for a moment, have they noticed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stopped answering even the most basic and reasonable questions in Parliament?

Queen Victoria is depicted in this statue

Celebrating Victoria Day

Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday.

Why change is so hard!

Change is hard. We know this from our personal lives – and we know it from our business lives. Change is all around us, and without it we would stagnate and die. But change is hard – and it is stressful.

Your mom knew what she was talking about when she told you to sit up and stand up straight. This grahic shows good posture and bad posture for the body as Donna Cotnam explains the benefits of exhibiting good posture.

Posture means everything

Sit up straight!" "Don't slouch!" I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard those words from my mother when I was growing up. But as soon as she left the room… ‘resume slouch position,’ you too? Little did we know that mom wasn’t just annoyed with how we were standing or sitting, there is a reason behind it! She knew the importance of good posture.

Submitted photo Patients receive care in the mid-1950s at the Pembroke General Hospital. It was renamed Pembroke Regional Hospital in 2004.

A grand opening for the Pembroke General

Under primitive conditions and with simple equipment, the Pembroke General Hospital began life as an institution under the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception more than 140 years ago when they admitted their inaugural patient.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been given an honourary doctorate by the Islamic University of Jamia Milli. (Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Why don’t anti-fascists fight Islamofascism?

Seventy-two years ago this Friday, on May 5, 1945, Hitler’s fascist dream of a “Thousand Year Reich” lay in ruins, as Berlin fell to the Red Army, only to find the ashes of the “Fuhrer” who had shot himself five days earlier.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan responds to a question in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Sajjan is all hat and no cattle

Harjit Sajjan, the minister of National Defence, needs to resign from his post over what he is now calling his “mistake” taking credit for planning a major campaign against the Taliban when he was serving in Afghanistan in the mid-2000s.