WSP Journalistsedition

‘You’re not just here to inspire, you’re here to win’: Trudeau to athletes at Invictus Games opening ceremony

The 500 wounded veterans who will be competing in Invictus Games events for the next week will doubtless inspire many: fellow veterans, current servicemen and women, spectators, and people both disabled and able-bodied.But that’s only the half of it.“You’re not... Read More

For this veteran who lost his legs and died — twice — the Invictus Games are about more than medals

Mike Trauner has been training hard on the rowing machine in his basement and, after looking at the results from the last Invictus Games, he thinks he’s got a good shot at winning his event in Toronto.He’d like to win... Read More

Invictus Games is not about the medals: ‘We’re really battling our own demons,’ says Canadian injured in battle

Mike Trauner has been training hard on the rowing machine in his basement and, after looking at the results from the last Invictus Games, he thinks he’s got a good shot at winning his event in Toronto.He’d like to win... Read More

Stouffville mayor created an intimidating workplace for staff, investigation finds

The CSI-style wall created in an office washroom of the mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville was “vexatious” and “disturbing to staff” and amounted to a “serious incident of workplace harassment,” an ethics probe has found.In a highly anticipated report released Friday afternoon,... Read More

Andrew Coyne: The odd merger of Bombardier and the Canadian government

Perhaps I have been wrong about Bombardier. Until this week I had been patiently explaining to readers that the company was not, as its annual reports might suggest, in the aerospace and mass transit business. It is, I suggested, in... Read More

Christie Blatchford: Ex-cop’s impartiality as expert witness questioned as gas plants trial begins

TORONTO — In the same Old City Hall courtroom where lawyer Marie Henein once tossed bombshell after bombshell in her successful defence of Jian Ghomeshi, her law partner Scott Hutchison Friday delivered one of his own. Hutchison was cross-examining Robert... Read More

Jen Gerson: Conviction or not, the Wab Kinew domestic assault case has a victim

By all accounts, Tara Hart deserved none of this. Fourteen years ago, police laid two domestic violence charges against Wab Kinew, now the leader of the Manitoba NDP. Hart, now in hiding, was named earlier this month as the alleged... Read More

Chris Selley: Ontario’s crackdown on dangerous driving is kind of pathetic

Since I last wrote about the absurdly lenient penalties menacing Ontario’s worst and most dangerous drivers, the courts have actually handed down some reasonably tough sentences. Kenneth Mitchell, 68, of Niagara Falls, got 18 months in jail and a 10-year... Read More

‘Catastrophic’: Millions at risk, again, as Trump and Republicans push new health bill

WASHINGTON—Bruce Brown, a Donald Trump devotee in rural Pennsylvania, thinks that Hillary Clinton should be “shot or put in prison” and that liberals have a “mental disease.”He also thinks Trump’s latest health-care plan might kill him, at least leave him... Read More

Why there’s nothing to like about Facebook’s ethically-challenged, troublesome business model

It’s been a tough week for Facebook Inc. as it capitulated to U.S. Congressional pressure and handed over details about 3,000 election ads it sold to Russian-linked entities. This week, Facebook’s chief executive officer and creator, Mark Zuckerberg, flipped from... Read More

Colby Cosh: Calgary catches Edmonton’s arena fever… but its immune system is stronger

So the debate on a new arena for the NHL’s Calgary Flames has been placed in cold storage with a civic election pending on October 16. As someone who lives and pays taxes in Edmonton, I have been mesmerized by... Read More

NP View: Trump’s UN speech was properly forceful and pragmatic

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly. If you only followed the media’s coverage of the event, you may be of the impression that it was a failure. Trump was widely ridiculed for referring to North... Read More

Caregiver gets bail in hot-car death of boy, 4

A Toronto woman made a brief appearance in court Friday following the death of a child who was left for hours in a hot car Thursday.Zeljna Kosovac, 50, is charged with criminal negligence causing death.The four-year-old boy died after he... Read More

Leonid Bershidsky: Merkel’s minimalist campaign rightly emphasizes consistency over change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is often accused of refusing to lead. Many inside and outside her country would like her to be the leader of the free world, to suggest bold concepts and make decisive moves. But there’s a strong,... Read More

Caregiver charged after boy, 4, left in hot car dies

A Toronto woman made a brief appearance in court this morning following the death of a child who was left for hours in a hot car Thursday.Zeljna Kosovac, 50, is charged with criminal negligence causing death. The four-year-old boy died... Read More

Conrad Black: Trump the best defence against world becoming playpen of nuclear powers

This week I have been having a lively discussion with my very distinguished friend of many years, John Polanyi, winner of a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1986, one of Canada’s most respected and sociable academics, and a frequent commentator... Read More

LIVE: Caregiver charged after boy, 4, left in hot car dies

A Toronto woman will appear in court this morning following the death of a child who was left for hours in a hot car Thursday.Zeljna Kosovac, 50, is charged with criminal negligence causing death. The four-year-old boy died after he... Read More

Rex Murphy: All global warming predictions are infallible… until they’re not

There is a disturbance in the troposphere, much perturbation. The little Gore molecules that do so much to keep everybody in the climate change industry in a sweat are slacking off. The results are—let me coin a word—undeniable. The world’s leading climate entrepreneur’s... Read More

Robert Fulford: A history of ‘Islamophobia,’ a word of dubious value

Every era has special words that ignite resentful arguments and reveal difficult emotions. There’s no doubt that Islamophobia is our word, a painful term that’s hard to avoid. It functions as a rhetorical weapon. Whoever uses it (and many do)... Read More

Nanny will face charges after boy, 4, left in hot car dies

Police said the nanny of a four-year-old boy will face charges after a boy, 4, was left in a hot car in Etobicoke. He died later in hospital. Toronto Police Const. David Hopkinson said on Friday morning that the lead... Read More