Sometimes a Canadian passport may seem like gold, but consular officials don't owe Canadians any kind of help if they get into trouble overseas, writes Michael Welsh. It's called the Crown prerogative. Flickr photograph courtesy of Jeff Nelson
As Mark Carney ruminates on his future, the Trudeau government should sound him out on potential ways in which he could use his experience to guide Canada onto a stronger growth trajectory in a low-carbon world, which is essential for future well-being as well as the affordability of healthcare and other social priorities in an aging society.
It is hard to say why after a year in power, the Liberal government continues to threaten the survival of the world’s cleanest airliner.
Islamophobia goes against the grain of the great Canadian experiment, one that is the envy of the world; it undermines those who can make a significant contribution to our society; and, if left to fester, it can lead to some pretty scary scenarios and history tells us that fear and hatred can foster unspeakable horror (the Holocaust is one example). We as Canadians and as global citizens have a duty to stand up to this open sore in our midst.
Canadian exporters will need to base their European strategy on the fact that things will never be the same. Every company with interests in these markets will need to assess the impacts of CETA, Brexit, and the outcome of the U.S. election on their commercial operations and overall international strategy. If you haven’t done this already; your competitors have.
Canada has a unique opportunity to lead in a field that will have an immense impact on the well-being of people across the globe, and that is increasingly recognized as a key underpinning for successful development.
The Arctic environment is particular vulnerable to changes in temperature, and those changes go right to the heart of the way of life for many northerners. Warmer temperatures produce thinner sea ice, for example, which makes hunting and fishing even more perilous for the Inuit who live off the land.