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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, pictured, said the killing of 50 Muslims last week was 'one of New Zealand’s darkest days,' adding that the victims had chosen to make New Zealand their home. 'They are us,' she said. 'The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.' Screen capture courtesy YouTube

We can talk about terrorists without glorifying them or their acts

Opinion|By Phil Gurski
We can learn about terrorism and its motivations by sharing more information, not less. We can be both true to our need to acquire details and our need to be sensitive to others. It is something that has to be done carefully, but it can be done.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The coveted title of World’s Leading Demagogue has just gone to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan.
News|By Emily Haws
'When you have this shaking at the top, it slows things down,' says UBC prof Paul Evans, pointing to the resignation of top PMO aide Gerald Butts and PCO clerk Michael Wernick due to the SNC-Lavalin story.
Canada has also recognized a representative of interim president Juan Guaidó, who says the ‘complicated’ situation shouldn’t be ‘rushed.’
Opinion|Tessa Hebb
Designing the supports to overcome these challenges will be key to unleashing the potential of private capital to deliver the much-needed infrastructure our businesses, communities, country and indeed planet will need go
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has some big questions left to answer about the response from himself and his top staffers to SNC-Lavalin's pleas for help in the corridors of power.
Our forests are a valuable legacy and we want to ensure they remain healthy now and for decades to come, so that future generations can benefit from their environmental and economic services as we do today.
Opinion|Maya Papineau
Improving our climate resilience would likely mean we will spend less on disaster response because it would help us anticipate shocks, mitigate the damages and help us bounce back from them faster.
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The Quebec engineering company’s desire to gain lucrative contracts in Gaddafi’s Libya led to the fraud and corruption charges it sought to have dealt with through a deferred prosecution agreement.
The coveted title of World’s Leading Demagogue has just gone to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan.
Donald Trump’s obliteration of political norms has made plausible the anointment of an erstwhile hacker, punk rocker, and manny as his potential successor. Try not to be judgy.
Canadians need to be much more vigilant about anti-immigrant and racist dog-whistling in the public sphere.
The report on consular services for Canadians overseas will only have meaning if reflected in appropriate action by the government.
Foreign Policy
News|By Emily Haws
Current PCO clerk Michael Wernick, who has been wrapped up in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, announced March 18 he would be retiring from the public service ahead of the 2019 election.
News|By Neil Moss
An ex-ambassador to China says the revoked export permit for one of the largest Canadian canola processors is the latest example of why Canada should diversify its international trading partners.
Canada should reactivate diplomatic relations by fully authorizing the Canadian ambassador in Seoul to represent Canada in North Korea, and accept the nominee for ambassador of North Korea to Canada.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Xinjiang’s Muslims have been abandoned by the ‘umma,' the world community of Muslims. They are on their own, and they are suffering.
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
We certainly cannot stand by as extremists and terrorists seek to undermine our societies under the aberrant conviction that we have it all wrong and they are going to show us how it should be done.
Opinion|By Oonagh Fitzgerald
Those of us watching from outside should learn lessons about the fragility of the international legal order, the trickiness of managing referenda, and parliamentary democracy’s failings when pushed to its limits.
Foreign Policy
Liberal MPs from rural swing ridings have expressed concern in the past that their government's gun control agenda could cost them their seat. The chair of the Liberal rural caucus, Francis Drouin, said a handgun ban would be an 'issue' in his riding, but he trusts Organized Crime Minister Bill Blair to make the right decision.
Former PCO clerk Michael Wernick warned that the former justice minister’s directive could be ‘gutted at the stroke of a pen.’
News|Neil Moss
In a wide-ranging Q&A, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi discusses the energy transition, the Liberals investment in the green economy, and the impact of joining the International Renewable Energy Agency.
While advocates acknowledge Sec. 13 was an imperfect remedy, they say its removal has resulted in a gap in the government's ability to hold those who promote hateful rhetoric online accountable.
Technology continues to evolve rapidly, and with it the tactics of terrorists and hate groups. Public policy must adapt accordingly, especially given the clear link between online hate and offline violence.
The problem with the Liberal government’s communication strategy is it failed to adequately explain how the PMO’s interactions with Jody Wilson-Raybould would actually end up saving jobs. The government didn’t properly connect the dots; it didn’t link its actions to a core value.
Corneliu Chisu says he left the party because he believes the Conservative Party headquarters had been delaying the nomination contest to find a different candidate.

Tensions with China highlight need to work with Indo-Pacific states with shared values: analyst

But by boosting partnerships in the region Canada also risks alienating China, said academics and diplomats at a March 11 Ottawa talk.

Innovation, trade links top of mind for new Swiss ambassador

‘We’ve taken each other for granted, maybe a little bit too much,’ says Salome Meyer, looking for more active bilateralism between Canada and Switzerland.

Asia Bibi case a ‘watershed’ moment in Pakistan’s judicial history, new envoy says

Raza Bashir Tarar, the new High Commissioner to Canada, says more can be done on bilateral trade, and that sometimes means 'getting out of the way’ of businesses.

Canada in ‘regular’ conversation with Turkey on extremist travellers, says new ambassador

The new Turkish ambassador advocates for renewed free trade talks, says increasing flights from Toronto a key connection.
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