Montreal will have its next interim mayor -- the third mayor in less than a year -- early next week. The city clerk's office has announced a vote will be held during a special meeting of council next Tuesday.
Quebec's upstart pro-independence party has lost its founding leader. Jean-Martin Aussant -- who created, led, and was the public face of Option nationale -- has announced he's leaving politics, placing his party before an uncertain future.
Sen. John McCain urged the world on Tuesday to learn from past mistakes as it passively observes Syria's bloody civil war while Canada's defence minister, Peter MacKay, stood by the Canadian government's decision against arming the Syrian rebels.
Call it the Rathgeber clause: Liberals in the Senate say a Conservative bill that would force unions to disclose their expenses should match another Tory bill on disclosure of public sector salaries.