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It’s embarrassing to watch Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland preach about defending human rights while simultaneously fearing the cancellation of a contract to supply Saudi Arabia with the combat capability to commit further repression, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Cancel Saudi arms deal now, don’t wait for the other shoe to drop

Opinion|Scott Taylor
The feds should bite the bullet and contract General Dynamics to build a light armoured vehicle fleet for the Canadian military instead.
As Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan anticipates his departure from Ottawa, he speaks on his country's recent election, its former prime minister's jailing, and relations with Canada.
In a time when all politics are global, Riyadh’s tactical tantrum over Canada’s principled human rights stand aims to isolate moral leadership.
Feature|Kristen Shane
This is Winston Chen’s third posting in Canada, after previous stints in the country in the '90s in Ottawa and in Toronto from 2011 to 2013.
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Feature|Shruti Shekar
Active in the diplomatic corps and in the Ottawa community, Marjan Cencen is set to leave Ottawa in mid-August after four years.
Feature|Emily Haws
Frédéric Seppey, chief agricultural negotiator, Steve Verheul, chief NAFTA negotiator, and Paul Halucha, assistant deputy minister of the industry sector at ISED, round out the top three.
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The Afghan government welcomed ex-warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum back to Kabul last month with open arms.
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Prime Minister Theresa May’s career is at stake as the clock ticks down to Britain’s divorce from the European Union.
In the perfect storm of failed peace implementation, deportations of gang members, land grabbing by agribusiness, foreign investment in conflict-generating mining projects, ill-conceived trade agreements, and the geographic shift of the drug trade, the Northern Triangle countries have descended into brutal violence. These problems require international responses, and Canada must play its part.
Feature|Shruti Shekar
The Canadian Embassy in Sarajevo was closed in 2009 after a ‘serious examination of Canada's current diplomatic representation abroad.’
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More than 40 years ago, the Inuit Circumpolar Council was founded to promote cooperation between four circumpolar nations.
Opinion|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.
Hill reporters say it's not a direct threat to them, but some worry about how a shift in news consumption to U.S. outlets could eat away at Canadian outlets' revenues.
Feature|Shruti Shekar
The French Embassy opened its doors to hundreds over the course of the week for two Bastille Day events and a viewing of France's winning World Cup final match.
Feature|Shruti Shekar
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