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For Afghanistan to develop it needs security, and Canada must help

Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Insurgent attacks beginning on Jan. 21 devastated Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul. Three sophisticated attacks on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, a site near the former interior affairs ministry in central Kabul, and the National Military Academy…
News|By Shruti Shekar
Dozens of industry groups are dispatching executives to every round of the NAFTA renegotiation, and using texts, emails, and phone calls to try to talk to Canada's negotiating leads about what is being discussed with…
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
It is always enjoyable to stay in touch with former foreign ministry colleagues in my "retryment.” Like “Godwin's Law” of the internet, or any discussion of United States politics that leads to Donald Trump, it…
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
OTTAWA—On Feb. 15, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan emerged from a NATO conference in Brussels and hinted that Canada would be willing to support the alliance’s request for an expanded training role in Iraq. Sajjan could…
In his address to the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reminded attendees that in front of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels are two memorials. “One is a section of the…
Opinion|Tim Powers
OTTAWA—Patrick Brown may as well be wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat as he goes around pronouncing his innocence and looking to get his job back. He is living proof that Donald Trump’s style…
Ten years ago, a spike in food prices ignited a global food crisis that compromised the ability of the world’s poorest people to access an adequate diet. Governments around the world responded by supporting the…
The mutual insurance sector started with farmers in the 1800s pooling their small savings together in order to have a large pot to cover the few disasters suffered by someone in the group. This is…
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OTTAWA—On Feb. 15, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan emerged from a NATO conference in Brussels and hinted that Canada would be willing to support the alliance’s request for an expanded training role in Iraq. Sajjan could…
LONDON, ENGLAND--The time limit for a majority government in a two-party system is now usually 10 to 12 years. After that, it is living on borrowed time. Neither major party in the United States has…
State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III. Bob Woodward New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. The water-cooler take on Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein has long been that Woodward was the plodding, anal one…
OTTAWA—Nearly two years after Thomas Mulcair got caught between Alberta oil workers and anti-energy activists, costing him the NDP leadership, the party is still trying to define itself and create a narrative that connects with…
OTTAWA—I am not a Father of Confederation, but I am a son of Confederation. I was an interested observer, albeit young, when Newfoundland was roiled politically with the renewal of its historical debate of whether or…
Foreign Policy
When it comes to how messy the legal fallout could be if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from NAFTA, “it’s going to be somewhere between a cluster-bleep, [and] a gongshow,” said the Canada West Foundation’s Carlo…
The politicians Robert Lighthizer [caption id="attachment_131075" align="alignright" width="254"] Robert Lighthizer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade.[/caption] As U.S. Trade Representative, Mr. Lighthizer is tasked with bringing President Donald Trump’s tough talk and America First…
News|By Abbas Rana
Rural ridings will offer potential growth areas for the federal Liberals in 2019 and the PMO and cabinet are paying close attention, says Liberal MP T.J. Harvey, chair of the Liberal rural caucus, but the…
News|By Abbas Rana
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should reveal all the facts surrounding his now controversial meeting with former Afghan captive Joshua Boyle last month on the Hill because without a clear explanation the prime minister looks “foolish,”…
News|By Jolson Lim
Iranian-Canadian rookie Liberal MP Ali Ehassi says the heavy-handed response to massive street protests against the government in Iran is "heart-wrenching" to watch, though remained tight-lipped on whether he continues to support efforts by the…
When Canada takes the stage as host of June’s G7 Summit, the Liberals should take advantage of the “international moment” to encourage action on education of girls in crisis, according to the head of World…
Foreign Policy
Good Friday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in New Delhi, in the most high-profile meeting of his week-long state visit to the South Asian country, which…
Good Thursday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is nearing the end of his official state visit to India, and is spending today in the country’s capital of New Delhi, where he will visit important religious…
Progressive Conservative leadership candidates Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott, and Patrick Brown are grabbing the endorsements of several prominent Ontario Conservative MPs, but there seems to be less love for former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford…
New leader Jagmeet Singh will have to live up to his promise to boldly dig deeper into social democratic values or he'll risk alienating NDP grassroots as the party tries to create distance from the Liberal…
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is saying goodbye to her press secretary, Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers, who is set to start in her new role as a special assistant for communications in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office…
The Department of National Defence and other departments providing services to active and retired members of the Armed Forces are taking up a sizeable chunk of the $4-billion in extra spending the Liberals have put…
All of the parties’ leadership teams agree: allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct levelled against members of their respective caucuses need to be taken seriously. But, as The Hill Times reported on Monday, no one…
HOUSE OF COMMONS   Second reading: C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 C-12, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and…

Kosovo at a ‘crossroads’ 10 years after independence: Liberal MP

Kosovo is at “a crossroads” 10 years after the former Serbian province declared its independence, says Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld, who was on the ground to witness the celebration in the new country's capital city…

Burkina Faso is more than just gold mines, says new political envoy

The new ambassador of Burkina Faso wants to make Canada aware that it can invest in more than just gold in the landlocked country and hopes to shed light on the different trade opportunities it…

Polish envoy says Canada and Poland can double trade with the help of CETA

The new Polish ambassador says in the next few years trade revenue between Canada and Poland “should double very easily,” and one of his priorities is to focus on building relations with potential Canadian corporations…

Booming Canada-Wales trade leads to new diplomatic office opening in Montreal

With a 70 per cent increase in the past year in trade between Wales and Canada, the British High Commission is opening a new office for the territory that forms part of Great Britain in…
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