Archive for October, 2020

Morocco: A diverse land of many charms

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Morocco: A diverse land of many charms

Editor’s note: When COVID-19 becomes controlled and travel restrictions are lifted, you may want to consider Morocco as your next destination. Morocco’s location at the intersection of Europe and Africa makes the country a real crossroads, flanked by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and open to vast stretches of the Atlantic Ocean. This land […]

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Autumn travel: Don’t let COVID keep you confined

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Autumn travel: Don’t let COVID keep you confined

Few of us are about to hop on a plane for a far-off vacation, but that doesn’t mean we need to put travel on permanent lockdown. There are plenty of places to visit and things to see within easy driving distance of home, and autumn, when the weather is cooler and crowds smaller, is a […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2020

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2020

                                           

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New Arrivals – Fall 2020

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New Arrivals – Fall 2020

Larbi El Hadj Ali Ambassador of Algeria Ambassador El Hadj Ali is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry in 1983 Prior to arriving in Canada, he held several senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Since 2013, he has been adviser tp the foreign minister. From 2008 to 2013, he was deputy […]

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The inherent white privilege in the wine industry

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The inherent white privilege in the wine industry

Wine is complex. For fruit that goes through fermentation naturally, it sure does have a lot of hang-ups. Buried under its generations of pretension lies the root issue: racism. At its core, wine holds an overwhelming amount of underlying white privilege, namely land ownership, winemaking, farming and fine dining. I spoke with industry professionals — […]

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Making something of 2020’s ‘manic muddle‘

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Making something of 2020’s ‘manic muddle‘

Editor’s note: Make sure to call a gallery before heading out, in case a COVID flare-up has forced the closing of location. Moyra Davey: The Faithful, is the National Gallery of Canada’s first exhibition devoted to the Canadian conceptual artist, and the timing may be perfect. The exhibition seems ideally suited to help make something […]

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A trio of top players: MBS, Pelosi and Trump

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A trio of top players: MBS, Pelosi and Trump

MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman Ben Hubbard Tim Duggan Books, Random House, 2020 384 pages Hardcover: $36.63 Kindle: $17 At one point in early adulthood, Mohammed bin Salman, now the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, coveted land from a man who would not sell it, so he demanded that the cleric […]

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COVID disrupts fight against TB

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COVID disrupts fight against TB

6.3 million people will develop TB by 2025 due to COVID-related diversions of health-care services; another 1.4 million will die. Editor’s note: The TB/COVID-19 Civil Society Organizations working group wrote a report titled The Impact of COVID-19 on the TB epidemic: A community perspective. We excerpt the executive summary and key findings here. Tuberculosis is […]

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Two steps forward; one step back

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Two steps forward; one step back

Autocrats, even democrats, always find it hard to give up office — especially in Africa. Likewise, no matter how often the African Union condemns military coups and sanctifies elected heads of state, soldiers oust politicians and refuse to stay in their barracks. Equally, there are authoritarians who abuse and assassinate their opponents, squelch those who […]

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‘A state that listens to the voice of the people’

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‘A state that listens to the voice of the people’

June 2020 marked one year since Kassym-Jomart Tokayev became president of Kazakhstan. During his first year in power, Tokayev ensured a smooth and stable transfer of power, which is a key condition for political and economic development of the country. The period of political transition in Kazakhstan has coincided with global changes and challenges and […]

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