It's time for Canada to double down for a UN Security Council seat, as the voice of the voiceless, both domestically and internationally, and align more assertively with the views of those being pressured from all sides.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland listens to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak at the UN General Assembly in September 2017. Canada is well placed to defend common causes and should be trusted to speak diplomatically and honestly at the UN Security Council, writes Pascal Desbiens. UN photograph by Cia Pak
Isn’t it ironic that after close to 50 years of efforts to nurture Canada-China diplomatic relations, Canada can’t arrange meetings and phone calls at the leader’s level to discuss contentious bilateral issues?
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.