Opinion

The beauty of relationships

A few years ago I officiated at the funeral of a woman who had been married to the same man for 63 years and had dated him for seven years before that. That is almost 70 years of shared living.

Seize chance to attract foreign researchers

The federal government has earmarked funding for the creation of 25 new Canada 150 Research Chairs, positions targeting top international scholars and researchers. It's a signal that Canada is serious about recruiting top scholars from all corners of the globe at a time when many nations are turning inwards.

Parliament Hill (QMI file photo)

Should we aspire to have democracy on Fridays?

This is what the federal Liberals' once vaunted democratic reform file has come to: MPs squabbling and swearing over whether the House of Commons should start work at 9 a.m. or 10. Whether the prime minister should answer questions in the House just once a week for a longer period, or more often but in shorter bursts. Whether the House should sit a