Canada Articles

Rubio: Cruz 'Is Eligible to Be President'

"It's a total non-issue."
8:32 PM, Jan 12, 2016
CNN's Dana Bash asked Marco Rubio whether Ted Cruz is eligible to be president of the United States. Cruz, of course, was born in Canada to an American mother. Read more

The Trudeau Restoration

Canada veers left.
Nov 02, 2015

Richard Nixon visited Canada just once during his presidency. He’s also been dead 20 years. But he was about the only person to correctly call last week’s Canadian election.

On April 13, 1972, at a state dinner in Ottawa, where he addressed Parliament and signed the Great Lakes Treaty, Nixon raised his glass to Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s 4-month-old son. “Tonight, we’ll dispense with the formalities. I’d like to toast the future prime minister of Canada: to Justin Pierre Trudeau.”

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Trudeau and the Chinese

A romance?
11:55 AM, Oct 28, 2015

After Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party defeated Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, a giddy New York Times assured Canadians, “Your long national nightmare is over.”  The Times scribe felt “like a broken human after almost 10 years of Harper rule.” Oh, the suffering!  Mr. Trudeau is different, she cheered herself up.

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Hillary Aide Calls Canada Election a 'Great Progressive Win'

6:07 AM, Oct 20, 2015

Team Hillary Clinton is happy with the election in Canada. Liberals won big there, as the National Post reports:

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Operation Yellow Ribbon

12:25 PM, Sep 11, 2015

After the United States shut down its airspace after the September 11th attack, a unique problem emerged: international flights. 

Sure, some planes took off shortly before it was announced the entire U.S. air grid was on lock down, and they could turn back. But what about those beyond the point of no return, or those just about to land? What if the terror threat was broader than what we knew? 

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Canada Leads on Opposing Iran Deal

4:32 PM, Aug 14, 2015

President Obama claims, as Bill Kristol noted in his editorial in the latest issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, that no country in the world has expressed opposition to his deal with Iran, with the exception of Israel. But that's not accurate. Canada, the United States' biggest trading partner—and, traditionally, its closest ally—has made it clear it wants no part of an agreement normalizing relations between Iran and the West.

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Donald Trump Praises Canada's Socialist Health Care System: 'It Works'

10:59 PM, Aug 06, 2015

The man leading the GOP primary polls made it clear on Thursday night that he still has a high opinion of health care systems that are to the left of Obamacare. 

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Euthanasia Comes to Canada

Are we next?
Feb 23, 2015

This month, the Canadian Supreme Court trampled democratic deliberation by unanimously conjuring a constitutional right to “termination of life” for anyone who has an “irremediable medical condition” and wants to die. Note the scope of the judicial fiat is not limited to the terminally ill: The ruling grants competent adults a right to die if they have an “illness, disease, or disability that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual,” including “psychological” pain.

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The Pipeline and the Damage Done

Obama’s Keystone Kops routine.
Jan 05, 2015

For a symbolic issue, the Keystone pipeline has sure caused a lot of damage—to Canadian-American relations, to Democrats, to President Obama. And it feeds, underscores, or reflects a variety of political divisions, some of them quite bitter.

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Standing Ovation for Canada's Sergeant at Arms for Killing Terrorist

6:45 AM, Oct 24, 2014

Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers was given a standing ovation in Canada's Parliament yesterday for allegedly killing the invading terrorist the day before. Watch the moving ovation here:

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Video: Gunfire Inside Canadian Parliament

10:16 AM, Oct 22, 2014

Here's video that captured the sound of gunfire inside the Canadian Parliament:

The AP reports:

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'Canada Is Unequivocally Behind Israel'

4:25 PM, Jul 13, 2014

A strong statement of support for Israel by the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper:

“The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification. It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region.

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Will of the People

3:57 PM, Apr 22, 2014

This ought to be an easy one for the White House which has been petitioned to take action in a matter of national importance that ought to be a political slam dunk. The people on one side are all too young to vote and those on the other are full of passionate intensity (to borrow a phrase) in support of …

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The Big Stall

9:40 AM, Apr 19, 2014

The news that the administration would like kept quiet, and which it therefore announced in the afternoon, on Good Friday is that it has:

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Biden Tries to Sign Canadian Woman Up for Obamacare

2:32 PM, Mar 01, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden tried to convince a young Canadian woman to sign up for Obamacare:

"Vice President Biden moving in close to sell the Affordable Care Act to a young woman outside Butterfield's Pancake House in Scottsdale," says the local reporter.

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May We Have the Decision. Please!

3:11 PM, Jan 17, 2014

In a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Canada's foreign minister, John Baird put things plainly:

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Keystone Kops

Sep 30, 2013

It's not often officials from the nation’s largest business lobby and an AFL-CIO-affiliated union speak to one another, let alone work together. But last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and North America’s Building Trades Unions held a joint press conference on Capitol Hill in support of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Nearby that same day, exactly five years after Trans-Canada Corp.

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Northern Highlights

When Canadians watch ice hockey, this is what they see.
Apr 22, 2013


When the four-month-long National Hockey League (NHL) lockout was resolved this past winter, a collective sigh of relief could be heard—especially in Canada, where ice hockey is viewed as a national pastime that defines a way of life. Hockey stories, legends, and heroes are passed down in an effort to preserve the history and frozen mystique of “our game.”  

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Affleck Grants Wish of Ex-Ambassador, Thanks Canada in Acceptance Speech

But didn't thank the Americans, and the CIA and State Dept. in particular.
9:43 AM, Feb 25, 2013

In accepting the best movie award last night at the Oscars, Ben Affleck thanked Canada. 

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Person of Interest

The greatest (fictional) detective just may be Canadian.
Dec 24, 2012


Who is the world’s greatest detective? For fans of mystery and detective fiction, finding a solution to this perplexing question is their raison d’être. But countless hours spent debating the merits of legendary figures usually end up with no answer in sight.

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Freedom Fighter

Peter Lougheed, 1928-2012.
Oct 01, 2012

A cerebral law professor takes his progressive ideas into politics and inspires a personality cult that catapults him to the highest office in the land. Encouraged by the heady mixture of popularity and power, he makes an unprecedented move to abuse his authority. It guts the federalism on which his nation was founded—but who can stop him? One man: a brash lawyer who declared the region he led would go on strike before it would submit to unconstitutional bullying. 

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How Canada's Tea Party Fared at the Polls

Short answer: badly.
5:14 PM, Apr 24, 2012

If I ever doubted that reporters crave a good story more than almost anything else, my own reaction to the Alberta election last night would have reminded me of its veracity. Before the polls in the province were even closed, I had begun thinking about how I’d pitch a short piece about it to the bosses: Tea Party-like upstart gains power in one of Canada’s wealthiest provinces just a few years after its founding.

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O Canada!

2:15 PM, Mar 28, 2012

Americans tend to think of Canada as a friendly, clean bastion of European-style socialism, replete with cradle to grave entitlements and a perpetually tepid economy. However, over the last few years Canada has set a pace for economic growth that clearly demonstrates that our current economic malaise is escapable.

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Obama's Revealing Pipeline Decision

2:00 PM, Jan 19, 2012

President Obama’s rejection of a pipeline to bring more Canadian oil to the United States is enormously revealing. He sided with the environmental lobby, a major Democratic interest group, over the majority of Americans who favor the job-creating pipeline. And that’s not all.

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An XL Problem

8:08 AM, Nov 15, 2011

Speaker John Boehner and Alberta premier Alison Redford met yesterday to discuss the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project--and how President Obama has delayed his decision on the pipeline until after next year's election. As the speaker's office explains:

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Lessons from Canada

7:08 AM, Jul 21, 2011

Fred Barnes, writing in the Wall Street Journal:


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Triumph of the Conservatives

Are they now the natural governing party of Canada?
May 16, 2011

Who’s the most powerful conservative leader in the Americas, north and south? That may sound like a trick question, but it’s not. The answer is Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister who triumphed last week in an election that all but destroyed two opposition parties, the Liberals and the Bloc Québécois (BQ).

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Canadian Contra

Making the case against mindless tinkering.
May 16, 2011

Against Reform
by John Pepall
Toronto, 176 pp., $19.95

Canada’s Conservative party won a clear majority in last week’s federal election. So the Canadian constitution is safe, for now.

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