WSP Journalistsedition

Gaspé may be set, but Quebec’s cement deal is decidedly mixed

The province remains wedded to model of industrial development that produces more losers than winners ... Read More

Second body found in ruins of exploded Mississauga house

Peel police said Thursday evening that they have found a second body — a man’s — in a Mississauga home levelled in an explosion. The body has not been identified, but the owner of the house at 4201 Hickory Dr.... Read More

Christie Blatchford: The state of mental health care may be a disgrace, but the cops can’t fix it alone

The new Ontario ombudsman — Paul Dubé, who took over the office this spring after the painful leave-taking of former head Andre Marin — got much right in his first big report. Mind you, so did Marin: The investigation began... Read More

Quebec cement project a good deal for Gaspé – at expense of taxpayers

The province remains wedded to model of industrial development that produces more losers than winners ... Read More

Mississauga homeowner still missing after blast, police say

The owner of a Mississauga home levelled in an explosion has not been located, and Peel police are not ruling out the possibility of finding a second blast victim in the rubble. At the moment, Robert Nadler is unaccounted for... Read More

Rex Murphy: Those who voted to leave the EU weren’t stupid. They were just angry. And with cause

You have to consult the Lamentations of Jeremiah to find a grim parallel to the wailing and gnashing of Europhile teeth after the Brexit side won the recent referendum in the U.K. The Remain crowd have proved to be sore... Read More

In a post-Brexit world, Canada needs the U.S. more than ever

The Three Amigos met this week in Ottawa with an exceedingly messy Brexit and rising U.S. protectionism as worrisome backdrops. The meeting was more about optics than substance, but there was one clear and expensive request buried President Barack Obama’s... Read More

Conrad Black: Why Maurice Duplessis won four straight terms

I am probably the only person still standing who observes June 20 as a political anniversary: this year it was the 60th anniversary of the last of Maurice Duplessis’ unmatched five general election victories as premier of Quebec. Gouin, Taschereau... Read More

Body of second blast victim may be under Mississauga home explosion rubble

The body of a second blast victim may lie under the rubble of a former home on Hickory Drive in Missisissauga, Peel Regional Police say.A Peel Police spokesperson dismissed some media reports that the investigation into Tuesday’s blast on Hickory... Read More

Kelly McParland: Playing with fire in Northern Ireland

Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams, two men who should know better, are playing a dangerous game in demanding a vote on a united Ireland in the wake of last week’s plebiscite on Britain’s place in the European Union. They were... Read More

Special Peel police team searching for evidence of foul play in Mississauga house explosion

A special team of Peel Regional Police officers is searching for evidence of foul play as investigators continue to sift through the rubble of Tuesday’s deadly explosion on Hickory Drive that obliterated a home and damaged 24 others.Peel police was... Read More

Ontario doctors challenge ruling that would identify top OHIP billers

The Ontario Medical Association is seeking to overturn a landmark decision by the province’s privacy commissioner to release the names of top-billing doctors.In addition, a group of about 40 doctors and one physician acting alone who are on the list... Read More

Next up for the EU: a Frexit referendum?

Pressure is building in France to renegotiate terms of EU membership, or hold a referendum on quitting the union. It won’t be pretty ... Read More

Climate deal caps North American leaders’ summit

OTTAWA—The leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico ended a quick one-day summit celebrating a new continental climate deal and pushing for international co-operation in the face of an isolationist streak in Western politics.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President... Read More

Chris Selley: Trinity Western court decision raises philosophical questions (if not legal ones)

Trinity Western University suffered a major setback on Wednesday in its quest to open a law school: Ontario’s top court upheld the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision not to accredit its degrees, owing to its code of conduct forbidding... Read More

Obama receives ‘extraordinary welcome’ during speech to Parliament

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invented a word to describe what happened in Ottawa on Wednesday during the Three Amigos Summit — “dudeplomacy.”Groanworthy as it may be, it’s not far from capturing the air of brotherly love between Trudeau, U.S. President... Read More

Andrew Coyne: Brexit no model for Quexit

So let’s see. Massive uncertainty. Check. Currency crisis. Check. A bitterly divided society. Political parties in disarray. Leadership vacuum. Check. No plan for what to do next. No consensus even on the ultimate objective. Check. Parts of the seceding state... Read More

John Ivison: Amigos talk trade talk but don’t walk the walk

It was a busy day in Ottawa. But a dull day, too. The first Three Amigos summit in Canada in nearly a decade succeeded in closing down the capital for the day but it achieved little else. Seldom have so... Read More

Christie Blatchford: Family who lost three generations in horrific 12-vehicle crash wait for answers

TORONTO — A sweet, grief-concussed family who in a moment saw three of their generations killed in a fiery crash is showing an unusual, un-modern but graceful willingness to wait for answers. The surviving members of the Vokshi clan, who... Read More

Three Amigos make pacts on environment, LGBTI rights

The three amigos are together again, this time with new blood, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed leaders from both the United States and Mexico Wednesday.Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Barack Obama joined Trudeau in Canada’s capital... Read More