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Canada’s 150th: Celebration or Requiem?

Bernard Weil/AFP   By Dave Patterson   Canada turns 150 in 2017, and there is great celebration being planned. A great requiem for something that once aspired to be great but has tragically fallen to the dark side might be more appropriate…

Energy sector development in British Columbia, Canada putting indigenous women at risk

Photo/Amnesty International   By Amnesty International Decades of unchecked energy sector development and government policy failures have put the lives of indigenous women and girls at risk and strained the social fabric of communities in Canada’s British Columbia province, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.

Observations of an Expat: The New Cold War—Authoritarianism vs Representative Democracy

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters   By Tom Arms There is a new Cold War. It has nothing to do with the twentieth century philosophical war cries of communism, socialism, capitalism or free enterprise.

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Chad Hipolito   By Penn Kemp

Reactions to Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

  By Grégory Wilson  Recent months have been plagued by a series of terrorist attacks in several Western states. Each of these incidents were followed by a general outcry and outpouring of empathy from Western citizens around the globe. They also spurred Western leaders to publicly reaffirm that their populations will not be intimidated by […]

Francois Hollande warns African leaders at Francophonie summit in Dakar

  By Sylvain Muyali Angry, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso left Dakar early. Several issues were discussed during the fifteenth summit of the Francophonie, held in the capital of Senegal, from 29th to 30th November 2014, but none provided more friction than the subject of leaders seeking to remain in power past the terms set […]

A Fine Line from Anthony Jenkins in Canada

By Anthony Jenkins I’d like to drop a line from Canada. A few lines, actually. Meandering, searching, elegant lines, but the right lines, telling ones which I hope portray and reveal faces, well-known faces, in different and arresting ways.

SUMMER READING BOOK REVIEW : BELINDA’S RINGS BY CORINNA CHONG

      On my flight to Ottawa for The Writer’s Union of Canada Conference, I took three personal travelling essentials: a notebook, my netbook and a novel to read while airborne. When you are trapped in an enclosed space with strangers for hours and suspended above the clouds, not only do  you need to […]

Children of Gaza and Israel: The True Casualties of War

By Val B. Russell The theater of war is for soldiers. Schools, playgrounds and residential neighborhoods are for children. It sounds quite simple doesn’t it? It isn’t, not by a long shot.