For decades, many of Canada's Aboriginals have viewed voting in federal elections as something foreign. But that changed this year, as a newly galvanized community made their voices heard.
After almost ten years in power, Canada's Conservative party is locked in a tight three-way race with the centrist Liberals and the center-left New Democratic Party.
Canadians are stunned that Alberta voted out Conservatives in favor of the NDP, a left-wing party. The switch could have a profound impact on Canada's energy industry.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes discussion about Japan revising its Constitution, bias against Canadian Muslims, partnership between South Korea and Japan, explaining Putin's high ratings, and Western media coverage of violence against Muslims.
The Canadian man who shot dead a soldier at the country's war memorial in Ottawa yesterday is a classic 'lone wolf' – and a reason why state-led efforts to counter 'radicalization' and jihadi recruiters won't amount to much.