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Pakistani High Commissioner to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar says he’d like Canada and other countries to step up to deal with the ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Kashmir. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Pakistani envoy urges Canada, world to be ‘more forceful’ with India on ‘humanitarian disaster’ in Kashmir

Pakistan has ‘regularly’ raised the issue with Canadian counterparts, says Raza Bashir Tarar, but the ‘festering’ situation in the ‘highly charged’ region is only getting worse.
Opinion|By Jaushieh Joseph Wu
In 2018 alone, Taiwan conducted development projects in UN Sustainable Development Goal areas of interest in 39 countries. Given Taiwan’s robust experience and contributions, the UN status quo on Taiwan is absurd.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Despite Trump’s campaign promise to end the war, there are currently more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Barack Obama left office.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Maybe Jonathan Franzen will get over it too, eventually, but at the moment he thinks we’re doomed, and all we can do is little things to slow the apocalypse down a bit, and relish the brief time we have left.
The full use of gene editing depends on whether it is able to garner wide-scale political and consumer support, which genetic modification technology has been unable to do.
There is a growing sector of innovators and entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize healthcare delivery. They need access to clinical data to develop new technologies.
One hopes this Trudeau will do on Quebec's Bill 21 as his father did on Bill 101: listen to wise counsel and wait as this issue plays itself out.
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Despite Trump’s campaign promise to end the war, there are currently more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Barack Obama left office.
Maybe Jonathan Franzen will get over it too, eventually, but at the moment he thinks we’re doomed, and all we can do is little things to slow the apocalypse down a bit, and relish the brief time we have left.
With the disclaimer that these days, the 48 hours between filing and press time can produce a multitude of dumpster fires, our federal election actually seems pretty normal so far.
Many thought NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won the debate, though it was mostly a matter of beating low expectations.
The report on consular services for Canadians overseas will only have meaning if reflected in appropriate action by the government.
Foreign Policy
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
There are unanswered questions about Joshua Boyle and why the horrific ordeal he put his wife and kids through began in the first place.
Mexico is the first country to ratify CUSMA showing our commitment to continue this successful trading partnership and, especially, we undertake to bolster the bilateral trade between Mexico and Canada.
News|By Neil Moss
Two senior Syrian-focused Canadian diplomats recently left their posts, and Syrian observers say there has to be a realization that the war is nearly over and the Assad government will maintain its control.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
As cyberconnection obliterates boundaries, some speculate that truth stranger than fiction will render literature obsolete.
Opinion|By Chen Mingjian
No egg stays intact under an overturned nest. The world must say ‘No’ to unilateral protectionism and trade bullying by the U.S.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Any extension of drug buying here by Americans beyond what is currently allowed for limited personal use would quickly turn the current drug shortage problem in Canada into an emergency.
Foreign Policy
Feature|Neil Moss
Plus, Maxime Bernier has been invited to take part in the official Leaders' Commission debates, and former Ottawa city councillor Clive Doucet is running for the Greens in Nova Scotia.
Recent reports on the industry don't deal with issues like firm size and employee talent levels, which are crucial to understanding an evolving industry, says BIOTECanada's Andrew Casey.
News|Neil Moss
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather due to waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.
A culmination of three years of work, Donald Savoie's latest book, Democracy in Canada: The Disintegration of Our Institutions, takes stock of the challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of cabinet government, the centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
It's only week two of the campaign and already the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, and the Greens have all had to drop candidates over offensive or controversial past remarks.

Qatar hoping Canadian locale pays off for spot on Montreal-based UN aviation body

Countries like Qatar are vying for one of 36 spots on the International Civil Aviation Organization council for a three-year term. Canada is also looking to keep its seat, but won't say who is getting its support.

Exile-turned-envoy says Lesotho’s success means attracting investors

Ralechate Lincoln Mokose returned to diplomacy in 2017 after more than a decade in politics. 

New Indonesian envoy wants Canada to ‘expand horizons’ with ASEAN free trade deal

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations began exploratory trade agreements talks with Canada in 2017, but giving it more attention is a challenge, says Abdul Kadir Jailani.

Sri Lankan envoy reflects on ‘very challenging’ first year handling ‘sensitive’ files

‘This is what we can’t accept’: A unanimous House motion in June called on the UN to investigate ‘allegations of genocide’ against the country’s minority Tamils, a term the South Asian nation categorically rejects.
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