Embracing Canada’s open society even as others close borders

By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Nanaimo Bulletin.  While our neighbors south of the border argue about who to let in, Canada remains an open society, one that welcomes newcomers and encourages immigration. Together, we've worked to build the country we now have today, one hundred and fifty years later. Since the very start, Canada has … Continue reading Embracing Canada’s open society even as others close borders

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An Epilogue for America: How Canada went from “here to help” to “here to lead”

By Danielle M. Cameron & Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Evan Vucci. "We are the leaders of the free and democratic world and this does not seem to be an excellent example of democracy we are setting." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1956. In a League of Its Own Schoolkids flood the squeaky Jeffersonian halls as their … Continue reading An Epilogue for America: How Canada went from “here to help” to “here to lead”

For war-torn Syria, a diplomatic solution is the only solution

By Richard Forbes. It's fair to say despite political unrest in Syria, the UK and Sweden, a slow news week had crept passed us Canadians by hump day. We - exhausted with the antics of our southern neighbor's president - were resigned to enjoying the finer things in life beyond Donald Trump. Speaking of chutzpah: … Continue reading For war-torn Syria, a diplomatic solution is the only solution

Sooner or later, Canada will have to wake the sleeping elephant

By Richard Forbes. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. - Pierre Trudeau. Under the ominous hashtag, #muslimban, Americans and people all around the world tweeted … Continue reading Sooner or later, Canada will have to wake the sleeping elephant

Canada may be “back” but the hate is still here

By Richard Forbes. A chill has settled through the countryside; the leaves curling, the autumn, unreliable at best and - if papers are to be believed - the public's mood towards immigration has cooled. This Saturday's Toronto Star headline read “Canadians Favour Screening Immigrants” which, as Maclean's Colin Horgan and Abacus Data's Bruce Anderson have said, makes … Continue reading Canada may be “back” but the hate is still here

Fearing protectionist backlash, the G20 dawdles on crucial policy files

By Elias Weiss. This was the way the latest of G20 Summits was always meant to end: not with a bang, but a whimper. The two day summit held annually is an opportunity for the G7 nations to meet up with both emerging and industrialized countries to discuss key issues regarding the global economy. Together, G20 economies … Continue reading Fearing protectionist backlash, the G20 dawdles on crucial policy files

Canada should turn its attention to Greenland. No, really.

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via Gerald Zinnecker. Probably the last thing you would have thought of this morning was 'how are things in Greenland?' and you're forgiven, dear reader for your indifference, but listen up: our country would be deeply remiss to continue to ignore the island's politics and its potential. If you don't believe … Continue reading Canada should turn its attention to Greenland. No, really.