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Will the real Gwyn Morgan please stand up?

One of the champions of Canada’s right-wing corporate elite is finally calling it quits. Gwyn Morgan, 66, is stepping down in May as Board Chairman of SNC-Lavalin, the troubled, giant...

How should we remember Ralph Klein?

Condolences and praise poured in for former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, who passed away on Friday, March 29, at the age of 70. "We remember what a force of personality he was, how driven he was, how...

Humble trolley bus reborn as climate superhero

Time for Canada to rediscover this tried and true climate hero.

Squeezing Strathcona: Chinatown development and endangered neighbourhoods

Chinatown is getting high-rises soon, and Strathcona will be next.

Rhonda Fields stands up to threats and name-calling in the gun control debate

Rep Rhonda Fields has been getting attacked politically over her distant past. She is also being called stupid. Here are three recent cases to explain why this name-calling is a mistake.

Time for an Upgrade: Weekly News Update from

Choice in media and telecommunications: It's something Canadians want and need for a healthy and open digital future, but are severely lacking. And when it comes to that, this week I have bad news...

Sharing history over high tea

“Now make sure that the tea isn’t anemic,” said Graeme as she plated fresh cookies from the bakery down the street. She looked elegant in a cool turquoise colour that matched the rest of her outfit...

Michaëlle Jean's Canadian love affair

Michaëlle Jean isn't willing to reveal the juicy details about what went on behind the scenes at that pivotal point in Canadian history "on the day the Prime Minister came to me to ask for my...

Does Gary Doer know Canada buys $780 million in crude oil from Hugo Chavez every year?

Yesterday, Gary Doer, Canada's Ambassador to the United States, made headlines when he stated that: "If you ask the question: Do you want your oil from (Venezuelan President) Hugo Chavez or (Alberta...