U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House, on May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump's dysfunction cannot be contained

All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. No amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best, even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then.

MP and interim federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose talks with guests before a speech at the Metropolitan Centre in Calgary on Thursday February 9, 2017. GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Ambrose's winning ways merit praise

When interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose took to the stage at the annual parliamentary press gallery dinner last year, the slightly loosened-up audience of scribes braced for a letdown. They had just been treated to an entertaining speech by the country's charismatic new prime minister, including a yoga demonstration by his wife. Ambrose would

Victor Schukov

Being Russian these days

When I was six years old, my favourite playing spot was the top of my mother’s old foldout Singer sewing machine; you know, the one you see occasionally in antique shops today where the machine miraculously pulls out of what is just seemingly an ornately carved table on black, rolling cast iron legs.

Grahame Woods

A new beginning

I don’t know how it is for other people but, over the years, my life seems to have unfolded in distinct stages, most remarkably leading to extremely rewarding opportunities and experiences and a life-in-full (to steal a Tom Wolfe’ line).

Family is an essential building block

It’s the foundational building block that our society is built upon. All of us have experienced it, were raised in it and many will reproduce it. Some expressions of this building block were healthier than others, yet we often experience both hurt and healing from within it.

Robert Washburn

One size fits all approach won’t work in County

The proposed changes to Ontario’s labour laws and employment standards will have a profound affect on local business and workers because of the fragile nature of the region’s economy as compared to major urban centres.