The European Union's success ‘is not a foregone conclusion,’ says Sabine Sparwasser, and needs like-minded partners to shore up its defences.
German Ambassador to Canada Sabine Sparwasser closed the season on Carleton University’s ambassador speaker series, addressing a packed room on budget day, March 19.
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Multilateralism is under threat in the face of rising populism and the absence of U.S. leadership, but countries are “ill-equipped” to fill the gap, says the German ambassador to Canada.
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'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.
As the epidemic reshapes everything, it’s time for the country to put aside traditional convictions and economic frameworks and try to pull together to build a future better suited to a changing, endangered world.
Furey’s greatest challenge will not be enthusiasm or passion, but rather the provincial political system that has rarely rewarded disruption and provides benefits for ward keepers who do not shake things up.