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Wanting water and sanitation for all

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Wanting water and sanitation for all

Turning on a tap: It was probably the first thing you did this morning. However, for 844 million people around the world, this everyday essential — this human right, no less — is out of reach. Earlier this year, Cape Town hit the headlines in the lead-up to what its mayor dubbed “Day Zero,” the […]

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Day-trip dreamin’

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Day-trip dreamin’

Admit it: You need a micro-vacation. A few hours away from the grinding routine and a chance to savour new places, things and faces without the expense and trouble of a full-blown holiday. A couple of day trips may be a perfect solution. We’ve rounded up some of what’s available. The websites will tell you […]

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Sun, sand, surf, city life and so much more

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sun, sand,  surf, city life and so much more

It may seem audacious to choose 15 vacation spots that check off all the items on a traveller’s list, but we see it as a something-for-everyone approach. Or put another way, you can spare one person from inevitable sunburn and beach boredom and another from tedious shopping and historical sites, while another escapes long hot […]

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Getting China on board for trade

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Getting China on board for trade

In the global race to increase trade with China, Canada is still far behind many other industrialized nations. It has been a long, winding and often rocky path to get to a much more substantial exchange of goods, services and intellectual property. Simply put, enhanced trade between the two countries remains a major work in […]

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Mapping migrant patterns

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mapping  migrant  patterns

It’s a dramatic number — 258 million. It comes from the United Nations’ International Migration Report 2017 and represents the estimated number of “international migrants,” which the organization defines as individuals who live in a state other than their state of birth or citizenship. They account for what the report calls a “relatively small share […]

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World Bee Day’s inauguration

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
World Bee Day’s inauguration

After more than three years of lobbying by 155 United Nations member states, including Canada, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring May 20 World Bee Day. Every year, this occasion will draw the global public’s attention to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People will be reminded of the crucial role […]

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Putin’s predictable election

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Putin’s predictable election

At press time in early March, it appeared that victory by Russian President Vladimir Putin in this spring’s election was a certainty. The candidates allowed to run against him were figureheads. Putin had ample use of official resources for campaigning. His officials counted the ballots. What remained to be seen was the size of the […]

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Canada and India: Where to now?

Canada and India: Where to now?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s much-discussed state visit to India in February was seen as an opportunity for a major reset on bilateral relations with the world’s largest democracy. However, things did not go as planned. Canada isn’t alone in its desire to improve relations with the massive country. India, with a GDP of more than […]

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Beating back terror in Africa

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beating back terror in Africa

Africans are containing terror and terrorists, but declaring victory against the forces of revolution and insurrection in 2018 is premature. It is still a massive work in progress. In addition to the swirl of repetitive civil conflict in such disparate African countries as Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South […]

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CETA: Getting to ‘yes’

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
CETA: Getting to ‘yes’

In the summer of 2016, the world watched in awe as Britain voted to exit the European Union. An isolationist fever gripped the European continent, throwing it into uncertainty and threatening the future of the most modern trade agreement in the world — the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Today, much of that […]

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