WSP Journalistsedition

Kelly McParland: Trump, Congress and the race to maximum incompetence

The central dilemma in Washington these days is over which unfolding disaster to focus on. There are so many to choose from. The spectacle of an administration so deeply mired in scandal after just half a year in office that... Read More

Kelly McParland: Trump, Congress and the race to maximum incompetence

The central dilemma in Washington these days is over which unfolding disaster to focus on. There are so many to choose from. The spectacle of an administration so deeply mired in scandal after just half a year in office that... Read More

Terry Glavin: The Liberals’ new China policy: We can’t beat em, so let’s join them!

“There is a saying that if you can’t beat them, join them.” That was the telling choice of words former Liberal cabinet minister Martin Cauchon settled on back in November 2011 in greeting the news that Huawei Canada, the subsidiary... Read More

C.P. Champion: ‘New’ citizenship guide shows Liberals are the copy cats

It is no surprise that the Trudeau Liberals intend to replace the Conservatives’ citizenship test study guide this year for Canada’s 150th, or more likely sometime next year, or whenever it’s ready. The only surprise is that it’s taking them... Read More

‘You’re my angel, you saved me!,’ woman shouted to driver charged in fatal hit and run

The woman at the centre of an extraordinary case, in which a split-second decision left one man dead, says she would not be alive today if it weren’t for the “angel” who ran her alleged assailant down with his car.Alicia... Read More

Groundbreaking in utero heart surgery saves baby’s life at Sick Kids Hospital

An anatomy scan is routine for pregnant women at 20 weeks. That was when Kristine Barry learned her baby had a heart defect that would require what’s believed to be the world’s first use of in utero surgery to treat... Read More

Immigration detainees can be jailed indefinitely, federal judge rules

Canada’s practice of indefinitely jailing immigration detainees does not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a Federal Court judge ruled Tuesday.“The question of when detention for immigration purposes is no longer reasonable does not have a single, simple answer,”... Read More

Jailing immigration detainees indefinitely does not violate charter, federal judge rules

Canada’s practice of indefinitely jailing immigration detainees does not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a Federal Court judge ruled Tuesday.“The question of when detention for immigration purposes is no longer reasonable does not have a single, simple answer,”... Read More

John Ivison: Trudeau and new B.C. premier agree — don’t mention the pipeline

It was comedy gold in the foyer of the House of Commons Tuesday when new B.C. premier John Horgan came to town. At a press conference with Justin Trudeau, he inadvertently knocked a glass of water off his podium. Quicker... Read More

Chris Selley: Kathleen Wynne, witness for the prosecution at a bribery trial. That’s special

On Tuesday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced she will forswear parliamentary privilege and agree to testify in the upcoming bribery trial of Liberal henchpersons Pat Sorbara, formerly her deputy chief of staff, and Gerry Lougheed, a party activist. They stand... Read More

Internal report on Dafonte Miller police assault leaves ‘unanswered questions,’ Mayor Tory says

Mayor John Tory says a secret report to the police services board on the beating of Dafonte Miller, in which an off-duty police officer and his brother are charged, is cause for concern and called the incident “deeply troubling.”“I am... Read More

John Ivison: Trudeau and new B.C. premier come to an agreement — don’t mention the pipeline

It was comedy gold in the foyer of the House of Commons Tuesday when new B.C. premier John Horgan came to town. At a press conference with Justin Trudeau, he inadvertently knocked a glass of water off his podium. Quicker... Read More

Chris Selley: Kathleen Wynne, witness for the prosecution

On Tuesday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced she will forswear parliamentary privilege and agree to testify in the upcoming bribery trial of Liberal henchpersons Pat Sorbara, formerly her deputy chief of staff, and Gerry Lougheed, a party activist. They stand... Read More

Man who took $400,000 from Toronto cancer charity tells judge he wants to ‘make good’

Steven Sokolowski has paid back $400,000 he took from a charity that raises funds for children with cancer, but the entrepreneur was visibly shaken Wednesday when a judge sentenced him to 14 months in jail, rather than the house arrest... Read More

Kathleen Wynne to testify in Sudbury byelection trial

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will forego parliamentary privilege and testify in the Sudbury byelection trial that begins in six weeks.Wynne’s former deputy chief of staff Patricia Sorbara and Liberal activist Gerry Lougheed are on trial for alleged Elections Act... Read More

Leonid Bershidsky: Congress is pushing Russia towards greater self-reliance

The European Commission is preparing to counteract the new sanctions the U.S. Congress may impose on Russia this week. This may sound as if Europe is siding with Russia after three years of upholding economic restrictions against it and the... Read More

John Fraser, Michael Jackson and Christopher McCreery: In David Johnston, Canada had a model governor general

By the time his successor is sworn in, David Johnston will leave Rideau Hall as the second-longest serving governor general in Canadian history. Throughout his time as the Queen’s representative in Canada, he has managed to combine the dignity of... Read More

John Robson: A simple purity test for Alberta’s next ‘conservative’ leader

Congratulations on uniting the “right” in Alberta to defeat the NDP. But it’s not enough to win. You have to deserve to win. And if you neglect to explain why you should win, you may find that voters don’t get... Read More

Barbara Kay: France finally admits to its history of Jew hatred. What about the present?

July 16 marked the 75th anniversary of the infamous 1942 mass roundup of French Jews in Paris’s Velodrome d’Hiver (“Vel d’Hiv”), when 13,152 Jews were deported to Nazi death camps. Benjamin Netanyahu’s motorcade arrival at the commemoration ceremony, his limousine sporting... Read More

Jeremy Diamond was slow to hand over documents to law society, tribunal told

Ontario’s legal regulator has been stymied for months in trying to investigate high-profile personal injury lawyer Jeremy Diamond, the Law Society Tribunal has been told.Documents filed as part of a disciplinary hearing for Diamond on Monday reveal that since October,... Read More