Category: Canadian Politics

French army describes ‘underhanded’ extremist attack in Mali

PARIS—The French army says a deadly extremist attack on a UN military camp in northern Mali was “particularly sophisticated and underhanded.” Officials have said the attack on a camp for the UN mission known as MINUSMA in Timbuktu on Saturday left one peacekeeper dead and others wounded. The French army said in a statement Sunday…

Martin Regg Cohn: Crime and punishment the epilogue to gas plant deletions

Two elections and seven years ago, Dalton McGuinty made a fateful political calculation that would come back to haunt him. And hound his party. Days away from the 2011 vote, the then-premier acquiesced to opposition pressure — and placated local residents — by cancelling a gas-fired power plant in Mississauga. Back in 2010, he made…

Trans Mountain pipeline extension will be built, Trudeau vows

OTTAWA—Facing a political test that could mark his government as dithering or decisive, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vowing that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be built, as Ottawa considers a “broad range” of unspecified “options” to make the controversial project a reality. Those options could include direct investment or some kind of financial…