Yossi Klein Halevi talks to Steve Paikin about whether he sees any possibility of progress between Israelis and Palestinians in the coming months. Part of Steve Paikin's series on the Israel and the Middle East conflict.
It’s hardly news that when there’s a majority government in Ottawa, and it sets its mind to something, there’s little that can put the brakes on. The Canadian Wheat Board is a case and point, and perhaps an early reminder of how majority power can and often has been used by the federal government.
Today in the Inside Ontario blog: Reaction to Moody's downgrade of Ontario's credit rating, finance ministers get a stark warning about federal funding from their federal counterpart as they meet in Victoria, and the first GO train from Kitchener arrived in Toronto -- a few minutes late -- this morning.
Europe is in a funk. The US has yet to break the deadlock over its own budget woes. News from the Middle East is hardly encouraging. Israel's leaders obsess about an Iranian bomb. But the world looks quite different if you're an African. Africa's economies are growing faster than any other region of the world.
Events move quickly these days. Of course, they always did. But since we can all now live vicariously through the many social media portals out there, perhaps stories like that unfolding in Russia should be marked with a caution sign.
University of Victoria business professor Paul Summerville comments on Niall Ferguson's new book "Civilization," and the author's six "killer apps" explaining why The West has won the past 500 years.
This week Inside Ontario: the Auditor General tackles the family physician’s fee structure, the Green Energy Act, and the LCBO; Waterloo Region may hire a private company to build and maintain its LRT line; and the continuing York Region transit strike.
Niall Ferguson’s latest book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, uses blue jeans as an example of how Western institutions overcame its adversaries. However, could jeans also be a symbol of a contemporary Western weakness?
Past Agenda guest Sally Satel, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors," has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today on what she sees as a small, but profound first victory in the quest to legally compensate organ donors.