Contrary to Gwynne Dyer and Murray Dobbin’s position, the greatest threat to the stability of the Middle East today is Iran’s belligerence, exploiting puppet groups in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza. Many in the global community—from the UN to the EU to NGOs—have raised alarm bells about Iran’s dangerous activities.
Iran has long used the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, led by Hassan Nasrallah, to terrorize Israelis, writes Paul Michaels. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia
To accept the theories recently put forward by Gwynn Dyer and Murray Dobbin in The Hill Times, one must ignore well-established facts to the point of indulging in fantasy.
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The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.
The establishment of an administrative tribunal could ‘encourage’ companies to pursue that as an avenue of redress, instead of first trying to comply with the privacy commissioner’s findings, the watchdog says.
Public-private partnerships require significant design and engineering work, community engagement, environmental assessment and planning, as well as contracting with the person who’s going to build it during the actual construction period and ramp up into operation, says CIB CEO Ehren Cory.