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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2017

                                                                 

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New Arrivals – Winter 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2017

New arrivals Shinkai Karokhail Ambassador of Afghanistan As an activist-turned-elected member of parliament, Ambassador Karokhail has fought for the causes of Afghan women for the past 26 years. She was first elected to parliament in 2005, where she served as co-founder of the Women’s Parliamentary Network and the women’s caucus. She also served as director […]

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Trump and Brexit: ‘This is really an attempt to reverse the last 35 years of accelerated globalization’

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Trump and Brexit: ‘This is really an attempt to reverse the last 35 years of accelerated globalization’

Janice Gross Stein is the founder of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the department of political science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. […]

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Kilgour’s incorrect points on Turkey cannot go unanswered

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kilgour’s incorrect points on Turkey cannot go unanswered

Re: “Turkey’s Current Crisis” Oct.-Dec. 2016 Turkey is hosting almost three million victims from Syria and Iraq, not 750,000 as your writer, David Kilgour, wrote. Turkey has been fighting DAESH since its inception. DAESH [ISIS] started to attack Turkey in March 2014, not recently, as Kilgour alleged. Turkey declared it a terror organization in 2005, way […]

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Pushtuns aren’t stateless

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pushtuns aren’t stateless

Re: “Strong stateless minorities” Oct.-Dec. 2016 The basic criteria to determine stateless nations are that they do not have a sovereign state of their own, do not form a majority in any sovereign state and are part of one or more autonomist or secessionist movements. None of this is true for the Pushtuns living in […]

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New Arrivals – Fall 2016

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2016

New arrivals Mizanur Rahman High Commissioner for Bangladesh High Commissioner Rahman holds a science degree from Sylhet Degree College; and a master’s in physics from Dhaka University. He joined the foreign service in 1988, first as second secretary at the embassy in Sri Lanka, then as first secretary and counsellor in Russia, and as assistant […]

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Canada’s Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion ‘It’s important to be an interlocutor for peace’

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Canada’s Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion ‘It’s important to be an interlocutor for peace’

Stéphane Dion is an academic-turned-parliamentarian who was first elected to represent the Montreal riding of Saint-Laurent in 1996. He has served as president of the privy council, minister of intergovernmental affairs and minister of the environment and became leader of the Liberal party for two years, beginning in 2006 after then-prime minister Paul Martin’s electoral […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2016

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2016

 

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Organ harvesting in China

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Organ harvesting in China

A team of doctors, lawyers, journalists and parliamentarians from Canada, the European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives has condemned China’s lucrative organ-transplant industry. They added up surgeries at 146 hospitals in China to total between 60,000 and 100,000 per year from 2000 to 2015 — many more than the Chinese yearly official total […]

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A ’fête accompli‘ at the French Embassy

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
A ’fête accompli‘ at the French Embassy

This year’s Fête Champêtre, an annual spring fundraiser for the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, took place at the striking Art Deco building that houses the embassy of France, overlooking the Ottawa River and next to the prime minister’s official residence at 24 Sussex Drive. The ambassador agreed to host the fête for several reasons, not least […]

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