By Ronny Al-Nosir. The Trudeau Administration is set to revive the country's legacy of peacekeeping in its efforts to reengage Canada with ongoing conflicts in Africa. Justin Trudeau’s oft-quoted phrase, “Canada is back”, is a very strong indicator of his intentions: a return to what made Canada the country it is today. But to do … Continue reading Restoring Canada’s peacekeeping tradition means reinventing it
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
Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit
By Steve Santerre. Featured image via Paul Chiasson. The National Energy Board’s (NEB) plan of holding a week-long environmental assessment hearing in Montreal on the subject of building a 4,500-kilometre pipeline stretching from Alberta to New Brunswick came to a forceful halt on Tuesday. The NEB suspended hearings indefinitely because of the “violent disruption on … Continue reading Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit
Trudeau must walk a fine line in China
By Elias Weiss. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially kicked-off his first official visit to China in Beijing. During his visit, he will meet with both Chinese president Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang as well as various Chinese business leaders. On the menu, we can expect talks about … Continue reading Trudeau must walk a fine line in China
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.
The Tories have lost the plot. This is an intervention.
By Elias Weiss. Featured image via Marnie Recker. I am deeply worried about the Conservative Party of Canada. To be frank, I’ve been worried for a little while now, but this week was a tipping point. I feel a deep responsibility as a Canadian to step up and say it loud and clear: Tories, we need … Continue reading The Tories have lost the plot. This is an intervention.
It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier
By Richard Forbes. Opening the Globe and Mail last week, readers might have been startled over their morning coffee to find an op-ed from their prime minister – a rare treat these days. It's been years since a prime minister's words have graced the centre fold of a newspaper and the message he had in … Continue reading It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier
Canada will play an important role in Latvia – it’s a shame nobody seems to care
By Richard Forbes. Featured image via the Canadian Armed Forces. As the punishing summer heat brings a severe, record-breaking drought across the country, the common Canadian (in his or her natural environment) can be expected to reach for a spatula, flipping some burgers over a sizzling, open flame. Water advisories, drought reports and fire bans … Continue reading Canada will play an important role in Latvia – it’s a shame nobody seems to care
If Canada needed an example of everything wrong with referendums, Brexit is it
By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Niklas Halle'n. As Britain waits anxiously for a conclusion to the EU referendum, a growing chorus has emerged bemoaning the referendum itself. Critics will note the referendum was a hasty campaign promise from Prime Minister David Cameron to put a 'Brexit' to a public vote – some election pork to … Continue reading If Canada needed an example of everything wrong with referendums, Brexit is it