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A salute to journalists everywhere

Ask any person of colour how they feel the day after a terrorist attack. My friends tell me the hate is palpable. We are a much less civil society than we like to think. These are troubled times and tolerance is on the run. To think that we are immune to barbarism is naïve, myopic and dangerous. And journalists are a fundamental safeguard against such a descent. We must recognize them as such.

Where was the FBI on Trump?

As Americans and millions around the world sit transfixed by the news emerging from the Mueller investigation, one question seems glaringly absent. How did a guy like Trump elude major scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the IRS, gambling regulators and every other major police agency for his entire adult life?

Legalizing pot should help Trudeau retain crucial youth vote

The Liberal plan to legalize pot next year will not only make history. It may be key to the governing party’s chances of re-election in 2019. Polling data that surfaced after the 2015 election suggests that the youth vote strongly contributed to the Liberals’ majority win at the ballot box. Millennials reportedly turned up at the ballot box in “unprecedented” numbers.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, United Nations Headquarters, New York City,

Follow the money

John Bennett questions Canada Pension Plan investments in coal assets - think Rio Tinto - when the government is on the global stage championing the transition from coal to a low-carbon future.