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School teacher leaves education legacy in Madagascar

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
School teacher leaves education legacy in Madagascar

When Kathy Lucking was visiting a village in central Madagascar, it was the children she noticed the most. “They would be there in the morning, just sitting under the trees. Sometimes you could see flies crawling on them — they didn’t even bother to brush them off. At the end of the day, they’d still […]

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‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

Alena Liavonchanka became the chairwoman of the Belarusian Canadian Alliance in Toronto in 2017. In that capacity, she works with fellow Belarusians in Canada and worldwide to promote its culture, language, arts and to raise awareness about the political situation in Belarus. She studied biochemistry in Belarus and came to Canada as a post-doctoral fellow […]

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Right-wing extremism and the global threat

Right-wing extremism and the global threat

A Maru Public Opinion poll taken earlier this year showed that an overwhelming majority of Canadians now believe that domestic extremists and terrorists are more threatening than foreign ones. The poll did not ask Canadians what kind of extremists or terrorists they are most worried about. But an earlier poll in 2018 conducted by Angus […]

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An emergency on top of an emergency

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
An emergency on top of an emergency

I returned to Canada less than a year ago, after many years working for the United Nations abroad. At the time, I joked with my new colleagues that wherever I go, disaster seems to follow. Little did we know that a few months later, the world would be facing an unprecedented global health emergency. COVID-19 […]

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Slovenia seeks FDI in renewable energy and ICT

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Slovenia seeks FDI in renewable energy and ICT

As Slovenia and Canada look to build back after COVID-19, both countries put a premium on the environment, sustainability and digital innovation. These are all areas where we can find new opportunities. COVID taught us how important it is to have business partners who are reliable, who share a compatible business culture and who subscribe […]

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Hungary: Pharma, food, IT and vehicles trade

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Hungary: Pharma, food, IT and vehicles trade

Hungary is one of the fastest-growing economies in the European Union. The central European country’s GDP grew by five per cent in 2019. It has one of the highest trade-to-GDP ratios in the world, at approximately 83 per cent, according to the World Bank. This indicates a robust dependence on world trade. Hungary is a […]

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Annual EU concert: ‘A strong Christmas tradition’

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Annual EU concert: ‘A strong Christmas tradition’

For the previous 12 years, the European Union had held an annual Christmas concert at Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral. It was always a seasonal celebration and a treasured gift to the city, so it would be sad to have COVID cancel it. The same was true of the EU Film Festival, which took place every […]

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Saving the orangutans of Borneo

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Saving the orangutans of Borneo

A red-headed youngster takes a bite of a banana and slowly chews it while gazing off into the distance, her brown eyes thoughtful. Then, in the manner of kids everywhere, she seems to surge with energy and makes a sudden lunge for the woman sitting nearby, cartwheeling and running right into her lap. After a […]

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Nutrition is something that’s intimately connected to the stability of our world

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Nutrition is something that’s intimately connected to the stability of our world

Joel Spicer is a global health leader who has led initiatives and partnerships in nutrition, maternal and child health, TB, HIV, innovative finance and resource mobilization. Over his career, he has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency, UNICEF, the WHO, Stop TB Partnership and the World Bank. He attended the Harvard School of Public […]

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Canada’s gains and losses in a Biden presidency

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Canada’s gains and losses in a Biden presidency

Many hope that Joe Biden’s presidency will reap big dividends for American allies and for Canada after four tumultuous years of Donald Trump. There will be less bashing of friends and fewer insults with the new president. He will also pay greater attention to nurturing alliances and multilateral institutions. But there is no going back […]

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