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The unpredictable year ahead

By Gerry Nicholls      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not really been battle-tested, meaning we don’t know how his government will handle an unexpected adversity, writes Gerry Nicholls.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, and U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, pictured at the state dinner on Dec. 8 in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

OAKVILLE, ONT.—Given that we’re approaching year’s end, I should act like an Oracle from ancient Greece and offer up a string of confident-sounding predictions as to what will occur in 2017.

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Frailty and the new ageism

What terrorist threats will 2017 bring us?

Terrorism is not an existential threat. We need to confront it on multiple levels but we cannot give in to narrow policies and laws that undermine our overwhelming strength: the fact that our ways of life and societies are far superior to whatever the terrorists can offer.

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What the UN’s next secretary general must do to succeed, and how Canada can help

Antonio Guterres must be a general, not just a secretary.

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer surpasses 50 high-profile endorsements for leadership bid

Mr. Scheer's publicized supporters include Conservative MPs, former MPs, senators, and 20 MLAs from the Saskatchewan Party.

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Having Canadian troops in Latvia is valuable: Ambassador

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