WSP Journalistsedition

Jonathan Kay: Did one man’s attack on Parliament really change Canada ‘forever’?

‘Our world has changed forever today and we don’t even know yet how much,” Canadian Senator Fabian Manning declared on Wednesday, after a shootout in the heart of Canada’s Parliament buildings, which ended with the death of rampaging gunman Michael... Read More

Jonathan Kay: Did attack on Parliament really change our lives forever?

‘Our world has changed forever today and we don’t even know yet how much,” Canadian Senator Fabian Manning declared on Wednesday, after a shootout in the heart of Canada’s Parliament buildings, which ended with the death of rampaging gunman Michael... Read More

Mayoral candidate Doug Ford’s cozy domestic side

A black SUV glides along a leafy street in Etobicoke and stops in front of Doug Ford (open Doug Ford’s policard)’s home. It’s dark, but the driver’s shock of bright blond hair identifies him a block away.I walk over as... Read More

Big Ideas: Your Top 10 and your Toronto mayoral candidates’ stance

What do Torontonians want? A better, more livable city. After 10 months, the Toronto Star/Martin Prosperity Institute Big Ideas project has now set the stage for change and produced a transformative Top 10 list of the civic ideas that matter... Read More

Andrew Coyne: We got off relatively lightly this time. We may not be so lucky the next

In the plaza in front of the National War Memorial, a few thousand people gathered on almost no notice Friday to witness the return of the military guard. They stood in silence for the better part of an hour, applauding... Read More

What transit changes do Torontonians want most?

It turns out Torontonians want transit options that include a lot more than just “subways, subways, subways.”With the municipal election just days away, commuter issues are still top of mind for many voters. All three mayoral candidates have been grilled... Read More

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion endorses John Tory

Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory has received the endorsement of a prominent politician from outside Toronto: outgoing Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.“If the Toronto residents elect John Tory, I know he will make every effort to provide the leadership that is... Read More

Where Toronto mayoral candidates live affects policies, values, experts say

Stand on Doug Ford (open Doug Ford’s policard)’s front steps, scan his neighbourhood, and you’ll see families who earn upwards of $200,000 annually, drive to work and own their homes.John Tory’s neighbours are wealthy, but mostly rent. Olivia Chow’s are... Read More

Full Pundit: Who’s afraid of the lone wolf?

Christian Rioux, writing in Le Devoir, hopes the attacks in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa will finally force Canadians to freak out about the Islamic menace and abandon multiculturalism forever. Sucks to be him. We’ll just leave this paragraph from Postmedia’s Christie... Read More

Kelly McParland: China offers Hong Kong protesters a lesson in the realities of power

Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader has finally explained why voters can’t be trusted to choose who replaces him in a 2017 election. It’s simple: if you give the rabble a chance to pick a leader, they might pick someone from among... Read More

Kelly McParland: China offers Hong Kong protesters a lesson in the realities of power

Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader has finally explained why voters can’t be trusted to choose who replaces him in a 2017 election. It’s simple: if you give the rabble a chance to pick a leader, they might pick someone from among... Read More

7 Canadian consulate staff in Turkey hospitalized after exposure to yellow powder

ISTANBUL, TURKEY—Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday.Dogan Eskinat, a spokesman for Turkey’s emergence management agency, AFAD, said that seven people from the Canadian consulate have been... Read More

Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama, a stranger in his own government

WASHINGTON — The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for... Read More

Canadian consulate staff in Turkey hospitalized after opening envelope

ISTANBUL, TURKEY—Canada’s consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder.The package was received around noon at the same time as similar envelopes were reported at the German and Belgian consulates, Turkish authorities... Read More

Kelly McParland: Toronto’s endorsement Oscar goes to John Tory

The Ford brothers have finally done it – while failing to unite Torontonians behind their attempt at a second Ford mayoralty, they have at least united the city’s media in endorsing someone other than them. It’s a noteworthy achievement. Across... Read More

Olivia Chow shows grit in life and a tough election

In many ways, Olivia Chow’s life has been a testament to unheralded courage.That doesn’t mean she hasn’t made her share of mistakes in a mayoral race in which she was once frontrunner and now trails John Tory and Doug Ford... Read More

What propelled Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on path to radicalization?

MONTREAL—On the first day of summer, 1995, Susan Bibeau and her husband, Bulgasem Zehaf, walked into a Laval, Que., courthouse determined to right a wrong in the name of their 12-year-old son.Joseph Paul Michael Bibeau came into the world in... Read More

Stephen Harper had to hide in anteroom during gunfight on the Hill

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper was hustled into a small anteroom of the grand Reading Room as gunfire erupted in the hallway outside. He waited up to 15 agonizingly long minutes to be extracted from the deadly scene unfolding metres away.RCMP... Read More

Chris Selley: Our bad jihadi apples: Squash them or chuck them?

If we had learned about the RCMP’s interactions with Martin Rouleau on Oct. 19, the day before he ran down two soldiers on the streets of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., we probably would have been comforted. His breed of terrorist do us... Read More

RCMP brass says attacks are ‘difficult threats to detect’

OTTAWA—The two Canadians who killed soldiers this week both wanted to go to Syria but, frustrated in their attempts to go abroad, brought terror home instead.“These are difficult threats to detect,” RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson told a news conference Thursday.... Read More