Many Canadians were stunned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's unilateral action to order Canadian diplomatic missions abroad to henceforth prominently display portraits of the British monarch.
Who is to blame for Canada's lacklustre showing on important global issues?
Who is ultimately to blame for Canada's recent failure to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council?
Does Canada's mainstream Conser-vative Party still exist - at least the one which has been a major factor in the development of democracy in this country?
It's fortunate for Prime Minister Stephen Harper that in his seemingly limitless high regard for his own views, he's able to be totally indifferent to the views of others and remarkably immune from criticism directed at himself.
The one is confronted by massive street protests and violence but insists his government's stringent austerity measures are the only option to avoid economic chaos and instability.
Is criticism of Israeli government policies a taboo subject, akin to covert anti-Semitism?
Those who fear that violence-plagued Yemen could turn into another Afghanistan should consider two complementary concepts: There can be no security in Yemen without development, and no development without security.
He's denounced "US-led market fundamentalism" and says his country should make a concerted effort to integrate itself politically within its immediate region, much like European countries have done through the European Union.