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Two Griffon helicopters fly above Iraqi villages as part of Canada's now-suspended mission in northern Iraq in 2016. The prime minister announced a new training mission based out of Baghdad last week. Photograph courtesy of DND

Sending more Canadians to train Iraq’s young men how to kill is not helpful

Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Our soldiers can teach recruits drills and weapons handling, but there is no way we can make them willing to die for a corrupt regime.
The strategy is expected to launch in the next few weeks, a sign of hope a long time in the making. But simply having a plan isn’t enough.
Opinion|By Stephen Hendrie
More than 40 years ago, the Inuit Circumpolar Council was founded to promote cooperation between four circumpolar nations.
Politicians and some journalists have been loose with the words 'illegal' and 'crisis,' which doesn't apply to Canada's situation, says Alex Neve of Amnesty International Canada.
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News|By Emily Haws
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Feature|By Shruti Shekar
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News|By Jolson Lim
The federal minister discusses the new Generation Energy report, the merits of a federal program for high-risk emerging renewables, and what to expect at next month's natural resources ministers' meeting.
Opinion|By Musabbeh Al Kaabi
The Canada-United Arab Emirates Business Council was in Calgary this past week to boost economic development.
Opinion|By Nick Martin
The federal government has an important leadership role to play. It can provide incentives for provinces to come to the table and remove unnecessary barriers to electricity trade.
The Generation Energy Council’s new report is less of a blueprint than a North Star for Canada’s clean-energy future—pointing us to where Canadians want to go, and how to achieve that transformation.
Opinion|By Sarah Petrevan
Cooperation between levels of government will be important, but to meet the target Canada will have to continue to spend on renewable energy.
Opinion|By Elizabeth May
Why is there no federal program to help business, homeowners and institutions— basically anyone with a roof—install solar panels? Where are the innovations to develop stored water systems for renewable energy storage?
Canada needs to take these messages from abroad to heart. Like the U.K., we need to walk the walk and make serious investments in the transition to renewables and the electrification of our transport systems.
Opinion|By Philip Cross
If Canada plunges whole-heartedly for renewables that remain high-priced while the U.S. embraces low-cost oil and gas, we will suffer a loss of competitiveness that reduces our economic growth while the U.S. pulls away.
The global demand for energy is increasing but we can don’t have to meet it with subsidized fossil fuels.
Instead of demonizing major investors in renewable energy, Canada needs to champion all sectors in Canadian responsible resource development.
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