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‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

David Mulroney is a career diplomat who finished his career as Canada’s ambassador to China between 2009 and 2012. Using expertise he gleaned there, he penned the book Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century. Prior to his posting in Beijing, he was deputy minister responsible for […]

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Europe’s ever-deepening malaise

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Europe’s ever-deepening malaise

The European Union’s mounting woes over Brexit and its aftermath are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Europe has many other problems, some below the waterline, some above, that threaten its future. They include the fragmentation of the political landscape with a proliferation of extremist parties on the left and right that make it […]

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Denmark: Europe’s No. 1 for ease of doing business

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Denmark: Europe’s No. 1 for ease of doing business

Denmark is Canada’s neighbour in the North. We have one of the world’s most open economies and one of Europe’s strongest, characterized by a balanced budget, a stable currency, low interest rates and low inflation. Furthermore, the World Bank’s 2018 index ranks Denmark as the No. 1 country in Europe for ease of doing business. […]

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Promising trends on CETA’s first birthday

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Promising trends on CETA’s first birthday

Canada and the European Union’s ambitious, forward-looking vision of closer trade relations a decade ago has now been a reality for a year. On Sept. 21, 2018, we marked the first anniversary of the provisional implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. One year on, the agreement is already delivering positive results. By eliminating tariffs on almost 98 per cent of industrial goods, CETA has […]

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Afghanistan: Transforming the way we trade

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Afghanistan: Transforming the way we trade

Afghanistan is strategically located as a hub between rich and resourceful Central Asia and the fast-emerging economies of South Asian nations. Canada and Canadian investors can play a pivotal role in the transformation of the land-locked country by helping it to become a land-linked and regionally reintegrated country. Boosting regional and global trade would lead […]

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Riding global trade’s shifting winds

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Riding global trade’s shifting winds

Given the shifting winds of the global trade and economic landscape, it would be a win-win situation for Taiwan and Canada to take their already strong economic and cultural ties to an even higher level, and for both countries to work together to meet the new imperative for greater diversification in trade and investment. While […]

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PeaceGeeks: Shedding light on extremism

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
PeaceGeeks: Shedding light on extremism

My colleague Ahmad Al Zghoul and I arrived at the National Arab Youth Alliance offices 90 minutes before our workshop started. We arrived early to prepare and were surprised when 16-year-old Elias Al Terawi — one of the workshop participants — arrived, sporting a broad smile. Surprised by Elias’ enthusiasm and early arrival, we greeted […]

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Spreading Nelson Mandela’s kindness

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Spreading Nelson Mandela’s kindness

Every year on July 18, staff at the South African High Commission observe Nelson Mandela International Day by volunteering at an Ottawa charitable organization that supports the needy, vulnerable and weak. The day, which is the freedom fighter’s birthday, was adopted by the United Nations in December 2009 and has been celebrated every year since. […]

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Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

Scott Newark was a Crown prosecutor in Alberta until 1992. He also served as executive officer of the Canadian Police Association, director of operations to the Washington D.C.-based Investigative Project on Terrorism and as a security policy adviser to the governments of Ontario and Canada. He is currently an adjunct professor in the terrorism, risk […]

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Kenyan natural resources ripe for investment

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Kenyan natural resources ripe for investment

Kenya’s long-term development plan aims to transform the country into an industrialized, middle-income country offering all of its citizens a high quality of life by the year 2030. The 2014 GDP of $58.1 billion US meant that Kenya became one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the fastest growing economies in […]

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