Happy New Year readers! Sorry for the somewhat grim list of stories below, but I think they are really interesting, especially the one on North Carolina.
Patrick Brown, leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, has stepped in it early in 2017.
The federal government has been accused of inadequately providing for indigenous children.
Lisa Raitt (CPC - Milton, ON), Conservative leadership candidate, has gone hard against Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary's borrowed tactics. Let's hope it goes better than it did for Jeb Bush.
From the Economist, Matt Steinglass predicts that Europe will slip deeper into the control of right-wing populists in 2017.
This headline was a real shocker "North Carolina is no longer considered a democracy".
Jane Jacobs may have predicted the rise of Trumpian politics with a focus on nationalism and xenophobia.
The Washington Post reports that Poland, like far too many countries, is falling to illiberal democracy.
Thomas Walkom writes about the neo-liberalism of Justin Trudeau, or as many New Democrats would put it, 'Liberal, Tory, same old story.'