Syria is clearly in dire need of peace and Syria’s women have a role to play. Let us push for the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325 in Syria. Let us empower Syria’s women, and let us help them lead the way towards peace in their country.
Watching the usually bold Stephen Harper scramble to deal with the refugee crisis is to be one of the most intractable and complex issues he has had to deal with.
The 2004 election marked a shift in Canada’s political ideology. Canadians swung further to the right of the spectrum under consecutive Conservative governments. 2015 sees us in a remarkably similar situation. Can the Conservatives continue the swing or, like any pendulum, will the opposition parties be able to force the swing back?
With the election race heating up, it will be worth watching what sways public opinion and how party leaders push their message to an electorate that is yet to buy into the media frenzy, writes Evan Sotiropoulos.
In many ways, the two approaches to electing leaders is a reversal in perceived national character: a short campaign seems brash and bold. In contrast, a campaign extended well beyond a year before the eventual vote seems somewhat plodding and methodical. It is more tortoise than hare, and all beaver.
At the forefront, it’s time to re-organize Canada’s foreign and defence policies around the umbrella concept of sustainable common security, says H. Peter Langille.
What can be done is to require mandatory labeling of all GMO foods. Canadians armed with knowledge when they shop can regain control of the food that sustains us.
We can afford to surrender the public funds to open our borders, expedite our refugee screening processes, and reach out to help our wounded global community.
Lobbyists have to stand down from any senior or strategic role in federal political campaigns.
Overall, the data suggests that while the Canadian model of an inclusive, welcoming society continues to be successful compared to most countries, there are some emerging fault lines.
But if Rob Ford and Donald Trump have shown us anything, it is that the people are far more forgiving about stupidity than the pious folks who ply a trade in the media or politics.
Canada’s refugee policy has shifted dramatically towards harsh restrictionism.
Meanwhile, the Conservatives have to be asking themselves how long this streak of misfortune can continue.
It has become nearly impossible to defend the romantic notion that Canadians are the generous, welcoming 'multicultural' community we once were, writes Jenn Jefferys.
Without leadership from the federal government, mayhem has ensued on issues ranging from pipeline construction to greenhouse gas reduction. The result has been the creation of an untenable situation in Canadian federalism, writes Zach Paikin.
Do we really want the more affluent to carve out their own private enclaves or do we want a country where we’re all part of our strong social programs?