Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Oct. 2, 2016 on Parliament Hill at a vigil for murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, is on dangerous ground when it comes to abandoning, nuancing or side-stepping his heartfelt promises to First Nations—not to fix everything overnight, but to deal with them respectfully, nation to nation, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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.
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.
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 every Canadians’ right to have access to government information, but there has been an erosion of this right and Canada is no longer a world leader in this area. The time is ripe for action to reverse this undemocratic trend.
The reason you haven’t heard of Caliph, His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, is because when millions pledge towards peace it goes unheard of, but when one radicalized youth causes havoc in a stable society, he hijacks the narrative of Islam.
The sixth Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation is the catalyst for the successful realization of many of the other 16 goals. The truth is, they all go hand in hand. Failing on water and sanitation also means failing on gender equality, quality education, good health, resilient infrastructure, economic growth, and the list goes on.
Old-fashioned lobbying uses the number of meetings or number of MPs attending a reception as the measurement of success. That won’t cut it in 2016.