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The picture of 23-month-old Valeria Martinez, tucked into her father Oscar’s T-shirt, pictured on June 24, 2019, both dead face down on the banks of the Rio Grande, has unleashed a similar wave of sympathy in the United States, although it certainly hasn’t reached the White House, writes Gwynne Dyer. Screen capture image courtesy of El Paìs Internacional

The real refugee problem: as the number of migrants goes up, the willingness of host populations to receive them will inevitably go down

Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Borders will start slamming shut in the countries, mostly in the temperate zone of the planet, where the climate is still tolerable and there is still enough food to eat.
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
Canadian lobby firm should not be doing business with Sudan military.
News|By Neil Moss
Global Affairs says Canada's priority in engagement with Iran is the case of Maryam Mombeini who has not been able to leave Iran since March of 2018 following the death of her imprisoned husband.
The outgoing U.S. ambassador was big on relationships and will be remembered for key Trump ties that proved useful during NAFTA renegotiations, says Liberal MP Wayne Easter.
Opinion|Pierre Cyr
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be getting his mojo back. So here's some advice.
In politics, time management matters, or as Benjamin Franklin once put it, 'Lost time is never found again.' So the parties better get at it.
It's our new Trumpian politics. It goes something like this. You get a famous name to make a controversial allegation against a well-known public figure and hope that it lights up Twitter.
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The simple truth of the Wynnyk story is that he followed an existing policy and stretched the rules without breaking them. If he had to make any sacrifice to his lifestyle, this was purely due to his own personal choice.
Borders will start slamming shut in the countries, mostly in the temperate zone of the planet, where the climate is still tolerable and there is still enough food to eat. And don’t believe the myth that you cannot really shut a border. Sorry to spoil your day.
As the public sphere has become unrecognizably dystopian, the toll on human health includes a range of symptoms it may take more than pharmacology to cure.
The development of Lindenlea, a neighbourhood of about 160 lots on the highest point in the city, was unlike any other in Canada.
The report on consular services for Canadians overseas will only have meaning if reflected in appropriate action by the government.
Foreign Policy
Canada ‘more or less completely passive’ on China file, according to former Canadian diplomat to Beijing Charles Burton.
Ottawa’s prioritization of Canada-Israel trade ties, exemplified by Minister Jim Carr’s trade mission to Israel last fall, has been valuable in paving the way for new partnerships.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
In mid-June, Saudi journalist Khaled al-Matrafi claimed that Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, was target for the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition that has been bombing Yemen for the past four years.
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
The reasons why terrorists are made are multiple and complicated and each person goes through an individualized transformation. This complexity requires individualized attention. Furthermore, how long do you monitor someone to conclude that he or she will not end up killing in the name of an ideology? Six months? A year? Two years? Who has the resources to do that kind of follow up?
Opinion|By David Crane
Until MPs take charge in our system of representative democracy we will end up with poorer polices than we might otherwise have, leaving Canada worse off than it needs to be.
It’s ‘unacceptable’ Canada has yet to finish a review, eight months in, on weapons permits to Saudi Arabia, say critics of the LAV contract.
Foreign Policy
Plus, Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough is expected to make an announcement on the Halifax-class frigates alongside Seaspan executive Joe O'Rourke.
The Liberals also surpassed the Conservatives nationally for the first time in a year in polls by the Toronto firm.
As internationally mediated talks between the Venezuelan regime and opposition break down, lawmakers and experts are skeptical about the path forward, and are divided on Canada's role in solving the crisis.
Plus, Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef has a new issues manager in her office.
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.
The president of the Canadian Association of Journalists called the voluntary buyouts at The Globe ‘the canary in the coal mines’ within the Canadian journalism industry
Suh Kim, national chair of the Liberal Green Light Committee, served as Ontario co-chair of the Green Light Committee for the 2015 election cycle.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is embarking on a weeklong effort to tour Quebec, where he plans to make a series of announcements aimed at shoring up the party's fragile base in the province. 

Diplomatic spouses find community, give back with Wabano fundraiser

The Heads of Mission Spouses Association is planning a June 11 charity event for the Wabano Centre, helping raise funds for school supplies for 50 children.

Israel envoy announces departure, welcomes free trade agreement

A bill to modernize the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, first signed in 1997, received royal assent on May 27.

Former Swedish Speaker switches gears to become ambassador

Canada and Sweden can ‘push the agenda’ on the world stage in the fight to protect democracy, Sweden's new envoy says.

Canada’s corporate ethics watchdog a ‘positive tool,’ says incoming Mexican ambassador

Mexico is ‘on the same page,’ says Juan José Gómez Camacho, with Canadian mining companies, which make up 70 per cent of foreign investment in the sector.
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