Give a warm thought this frigid January to Canada’s northern frontier, specifically to Fort McMurray—the place that was supposed to safeguard the country’s energy future. That isolated Alberta settlement perched on the edge of the Canadian Shield now makes news so seldom that it seems to have never existed.By Peter C. Newman5 min
Now that five years of constitutional talks have been relegated to the dustbins of history, we’re not supposed to talk this way, I know. Saying things like “distinct society” or “devolution of power” or, God help us, “Triple-E Senate.” Least of all now, as we bring in the new year and try our damnedest to be jolly.By FRANCINE PELLETIER5 min
As unemployment remains a problem during this latest economic downturn around the world, politicians in Canada, the United States and elsewhere call for more retraining programs to shift workers from nongrowth sectors to those with bright prospects.By DIANE FRANCIS5 min
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