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If Canada wants UN Security Council seat, it should stop being shy about championing human security

By Douglas Roche      

A few votes, one way or the other, will determine Canada’s fate in the current election. Canada needs to shuck off its moderateness and show its compassion for a suffering world in a dramatic way.

Canada’s bid for a prized seat on the UN Security Council seat is now at a precarious moment. The outcome may well depend on our response to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s, pictured, pleas for a global ceasefire and for governments to spend an extra $2-billion to help fragile countries deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Doug Roche. Photograph courtesy of United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

EDMONTON—Canada’s bid for a prized seat on the UN Security Council seat is now at a precarious moment. The outcome may well depend on our response to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s pleas for a global ceasefire and for governments to spend an extra $2-billion to help fragile countries deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Bloody bad business’: prison reform advocate calls for Canada’s last prison labour-operated abattoir to finally close

News|By Stuart Benson
As the expiration date for CSC's partnership with Wallace Beef Inc. to operate the slaughterhouse, Conservative MP Scott Reid warns that the closure of the abattoir would have severe negative impacts on local farmers.

Latest StatsCan data shows more Indigenous self-identifying, ‘and that’s a very good news story,’ say MPs, advocate

News|By Chelsea Nash
The increase in people self-identifying as Indigenous could be attributed to rising Indigenous pride, and increasing trust that Statistics Canada will present its data in a way that reflects the Indigenous reality.

Poilievre tapped experienced MPs with diverse backgrounds in his House leadership team to showcase a ‘modern and dynamic face’ of the party, say political insiders

News|By Abbas Rana
Pierre Poilievre is expected to announce his much anticipated shadow cabinet after the Thanksgiving long weekend, says Yaroslav Baran, who until recently served as a spokesman for the Conservative Party.

New NDP attack ad against Poilievre part of its ‘fight to be relevant,’ says pollster

News|By Ian Campbell
While political ads often seek to present evidence for their claims, this ad instead relies on trust in the brand, said one expert in digital strategy.

Senators face lobby pressure to amend Online Streaming Act and bring in ‘more guardrails’ amid user-content, discoverability concerns

Before the summer break, the House already accepted more than 150 amendments on Bill C-11.

Poilievre takes ‘clear line of attack’ on economy as Trudeau paints Conservative leader as ‘reckless’ in first QP showdown

Strategists said the leaders sought to draw clear lines of contrast but the exchange mostly avoided personal attacks.

With little focus on foreign policy, Poilievre has ‘blank slate’ to craft platform, say experts

News|By Neil Moss
Pierre Poilievre rarely spotlighted foreign policy on the campaign trail, a 'void' he will now have to fill, says Fen Osler Hampson.

Sports Minister St-Onge scores a new communications director

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray is in want of a new press secretary, and Tyler Meredith will soon bid farewell to the Hill and Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland’s office.

Cheese remains sticking point in U.K. trade talks as Brits want to maintain access  

News|By Neil Moss
A Bloc bill to bar supply management concessions in trade negotiations could complicate Canada-U.K. trade talks.
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