Politics

A New NATO 2.0 is needed to face hybrid warfare

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Photo: courtesy of NATO
Last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels gave U.S. President Donald Trump yet another chance to upend the natural order of things and reaffirm his position that the United States of America will no longer tolerate “unfair deals.” 

Trudeau’s lesson: The land may be strong, but voters are stronger

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As far as anniversaries of paradigm-shifting events go, the 50 candles for the first election victory of Pierre Elliott Trudeau seem to have been lit and snuffed with scarcely a flicker in the media.

Trump’s new justice to rule them all

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is giving President Donald Trump the rare opportunity to replace the only swing vote on the bench with a conservative one. Until now, the Supreme Court was composed of an equal number of liberal and conservative justices, four of each, and one swing justice, whose vote was pivotal.

Quebec unveils cultural policy

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Premier Philippe Couillard and MNA Marie Montpetit, the minister of culture, communications and the protection and promotion of the French Language, unveiled Quebec’s second cultural policy June 12 at a press conference at Edifice Wilder: Espace Danse in Montreal.

It’s about change, stupid! Pondering Liberal poll slide

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It’s been 26 years since Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, James Carville, coined what’s become a multi-purpose political credo: “It’s the economy, stupid!” Clinton went on to upset incumbent George H.W. Bush in the 1992 U.S. presidential election, turning around a commanding lead in the polls the commander-in-chief was riding in the wake of the 1991 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

PM Trudeau hosts town hall at Sainte-Foy high school

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Photo: Peter Black

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a round of 20 questions at a public meeting at École secondaire de Rochebelle in Sainte-Foy Thursday, and, except for a sole protester who was quickly hustled out, he had probably the easiest ride so far on his town hall tour. The event was the fourth stop in the prime minister’s cross-country string of open question-and-answer sessions.

Labeaume returns to city hall with fewer votes, new Opposition

Régis Labeaume won his fourth straight election as mayor of Quebec City on November 5, although with a much-reduced popular vote compared to the previous two elections.

Kathleen Weil appointed minister for relations with anglophones

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Photo: from the National Assembly website

When Premier Philippe Couillard shuffled his Cabinet on October 11, he also announced the creation of a new Cabinet-level position. Former immigration minister Kathleen Weil, an anglophone MNA who represents the Montreal riding of Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce, was appointed minister responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

Minister for anglo affairs and Lincoln’s legacy

Last week’s appointment of Kathleen Weil as the first ever Quebec minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers has sparked predictable reaction. The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the presumptive voice of anglos in the province, says it is “very pleased” with the move.

Margaret Delisle and Allison Areias-Vogel discuss bilingualism and diplomacy

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 18, the Morrin Centre invited former Quebec politician Margaret Delisle and the U.S. Consul General in Quebec City Allison Areias-Vogel to discuss bilingualism and diplomacy, moderated by Rachelle Solomon. This was the second of two events on Quebec’s Bilingual Women held at the Centre.

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