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Building health and educational sustainability

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Building health and educational sustainability

When it rains in the slums of Pucallpa, in central Peru, the streets of red earth become trenches of mud. The Ucayali River swells, flooding the homes on its banks. Many of these are only makeshift and often overcrowded. Roofs of taped garbage bags let rain seep into kitchens, soak beds and turn floors to […]

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‘I think Brexit is a mistake, but democracy gives people the chance to make mistakes.’

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
‘I think Brexit is a mistake, but democracy gives people the chance to make mistakes.’

Stefan Pehringer has been Austria’s ambassador to Canada since 2017. The ambassador studied law in Germany before joining the foreign ministry in 1996 and he later completed a doctoral degree in legal studies at the University of Vienna. Before being appointed ambassador to Canada, he had postings in Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark and Latvia. His office […]

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The risk of our rancorous times

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The risk of our rancorous times

Should politics be civil in the age of Trump and Twitter? Many Canadians think so. Canadians applauded when Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay walked back a tweet that had been issued by his leadership team poking fun at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s yoga habit with a caption saying that “while running for leader of the […]

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The Bahamas is rising above the storm

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Bahamas is rising above the storm

Packing winds of 295 kilometres per hour, Hurricane Dorian was the most intense tropical cyclone on record to strike The Bahamas, making landfall in the Abacos Islands at its peak intensity. The world held its breath as Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, stalled over Grand Bahama, with its unrelenting winds, for 36 hours. Since the beginning […]

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Qatar: Lots of investment opportunity

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Qatar: Lots of investment opportunity

The close friendship and partnership between Canada and Qatar continue to grow, with approximately 10,000 Canadians living and working in Qatar, which is also home to a large number of Canadian companies that are contributing to different sectors of Qatar’s economy. Our bilateral trade volume has been on the upswing over the past two years, […]

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Albania-Canada trade: Time for more dynamism

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Albania-Canada trade: Time for more dynamism

Last year marked 32 years of diplomatic relations between Albania and Canada. We are proud of this strong and consolidated partnership, as well as our achievements and are committed to further strengthening our co-operation. Our excellent bilateral relations and shared common values, with a focus on issues such as gender equality and human rights, particularly […]

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The Czech Republic: Our future is in innovation

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Czech Republic: Our future is in innovation

The year 2019 marked the 30-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. To commemorate the peaceful fall of the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia seems to be particularly relevant here in Canada. Canada and Czech Canadians helped create our country in 1918 and save it during the Second World War. During the Cold War, Canada stood by […]

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Fly day lets Wish children soar through the skies

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fly day lets Wish children soar through the skies

A handful of children with life-threatening diseases had their wishes granted at the fifth annual Ottawa Diplomatic Association’s “Fly in Airplane Tour Day” last autumn. The children, who are registered with the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, had said they would like to fly over Ottawa, and they had the chance to do just that […]

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Let’s stop the next Ebola epidemic before it starts

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Let’s stop the next Ebola epidemic before it starts

The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now the second largest in history. With more than 3,000 cases reported, the disease has killed upwards of 2,000 over the past year. New cases continue to emerge. These aren’t just statistics. The impact has been devastating at the community and family level. […]

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Canada’s 2019 election: “The most unedifying spectacle I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing.”

| January 1, 2020 | 1 Comment
Canada’s 2019 election: “The most unedifying spectacle I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing.”

Brian Lee Crowley is managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, which, according to his biography on the website, “exists to make poor quality public policy in Ottawa unacceptable to Canadians and their political and opinion leaders, by proposing thoughtful alternatives through non-partisan and independent research and commentary.” Crowley was the founder of the Atlantic Institute for […]

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