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On all three counts against him, former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the deadly-force arrest of George Floyd. It's an important step on a journey that must not pause.

Responding to calls for change, made after every major gun violence event, the federal government is ready to introduce new gun legislation as a next step to the May 2020 ban on numerous assault weapons.

Amanda Gorman, America's first-ever youth poet laureate, read her insightful and moving poem during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. "The Hill We Climb" is worth reading over and over.

As we anxiously await deliverance from COVID-19, remember the lessons learned in 1955. We must not rush production beyond its capacity to produce and administer a safe vaccine.

6 Nov 2020 – By banning the wearing of poppies by its employees, Whole Foods (owned by Amazon) had wandered onto a reputational minefield. It had to calculate its next move very carefully. (new update 7 Nov).

The federal government has done, and is continuing to do a very credible job of providing solid information and leadership during the health crisis facing the globe. Someone should tell Andrew Scheer to stop making COVID-19 a misguided political campaign (he lost already) and get onboard with trying to help Canadians deal constructively with the many challenges. 

HBO has released a documentary on the rapid spread of disinformation to the public. It shows how it is being embraced and justified by the people creating it, and how readily it becomes accepted.

With the first case of "community spread" of COVID-19, the alarm comes "not despite that low fatality rate, but because of it." Let's not forget, we already learned the most important measures during the SARS outbreak of 2003.

Were repeated Liberal protestations, suggesting that former Minister Wilson-Raybould should have resigned rather than stick to her convictions, a factor in yesterday's resignation of Treasury Board Minister Jane Philpott?

A new Bill to create consequences for convicted killers, who refuse to reveal the location of their victim(s), has been introduced. The public should be aware of and support Bill C-437 for obvious reasons.

Ironically, now that the types of (alleged) backdoor political interference that are threatening the careers of even the most virtuous public servants, have been dragged into the sunshine, we are finding that sunny ways are not all that pretty.

After the House of Commons Justice Committee wrapped up its multi-party questioning of former Attorney General Wilson-Raybould, Conservative Leader, Andrew Scheer called for the PM to resign.

The Prime Minister's most trusted political advisor, a friend of many years, surprisingly resigned on Monday, setting off a maelstrom of speculation as to the depths of possible legal interference from high levels of the Trudeau government related to the SNC-Lavalin case.

It will take some time to unpack the recent Yonge Street attack, however, Public Safety Minister Goodale dismisses the suggestion that there is a national security element to it. I was shocked to hear there is a thriving social group for men who are angry that they cannot get laid.

An Ontario judge has ruled a man is not guilty of sexual assault because the Crown failed to prove that he knew his behaviour was criminal. Why has the Crown not yet filed to appeal this dangerous decision? We are all at risk.

A new Angus Reid poll shows that 71% of Canadians feel Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the wrong choice in awarding an out of court settlement of $10.5 million to Omar Khadr. The question is: who is the PM representing?

The Liberals have taken an unprecedented step in its draft RFP for what is probably the largest procurement in Canadian history, specifying that companies (and contractors) interested in bidding must not engage in advertising their qualifications.

Rona Ambrose has been chosen by her fellow party members as the interim leader of the new Conservative party. Ambrose, a very experienced Minister who held the portfolios of Environment, Public Works, and Health during her time in the Conservative Cabinet, was at times impeded by an Opposition that often opposed for the sake of being combative...

In case you missed it, the story of a woman biting a camel's private parts is true, and has been reported by every credible news source possible. Police confirm the camel did nothing wrong.