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The sad fate of the rhino in Africa

| January 4, 2016 | 1 Comment
The sad fate of the rhino in Africa

Editor’s note: James Parker volunteered with Southern African Wildlife College’s (SAWC) ranger division from June to September 2015. During his time at Kruger National Park, he worked with rangers-in-training. The two white rhinos are grazing in the grass, about 50 metres away. They are not really that hard to track, as they leave a distinctive […]

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Survival … of the fittest

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Survival … of the fittest

Every January, scores of people storm the doors of their local fitness studios. Their will is resolute, their aim simple — to finally get into shape, as they had promised themselves at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1. Yet weeks later, the resolve behind this tide will have ebbed away, as old habits reassert […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty ‘Are we living up to our potential or are we stealing from our kids? I think we’ve been falling short’

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty ‘Are we living up to our potential or are we stealing from our kids?  I think we’ve been falling short’

Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, was first elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative in 1972 at the age of 22. Seven years later, then-prime minister Joe Clark appointed him minister of state for the Treasury Board, making him the youngest person ever appointed to cabinet. […]

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2016: Political, economic and social upheaval

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016: Political, economic and social upheaval

Danish physicist Niels Bohr once said: “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Bohr’s injunction is worth keeping in mind as we explore some of the major trends that will shape the global political and economic landscape in 2016. The shocking terrorist attacks in San Bernadino, California, in December and Paris in […]

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The house the elephants protect

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
The house the elephants protect

Wandering along the northern end of Acacia Avenue in Rockcliffe Park, you’ll notice a wonderful display of sophisticated embassy residences, from Japan and Korea’s stone mansions to India’s brick Victorian and Iran’s more modern Arabic architecture. And then you come upon a distinctive large white stucco house with two stone elephants guarding the driveway. The […]

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Armenian cuisine’s complexity

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Armenian cuisine’s complexity

Bordered by the Caucasus and other mountain ranges, Armenia, more or less a high plateau, enjoys fertile soil, a basically temperate climate — though punctuated by extremes — and stunning scenery with many lakes and rivers. Indeed, the country, land of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, can trace its existence from ancient times, as it […]

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Canada’s role in a changing world

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Canada’s role in a changing world

Note: Derek H. Burney, a former Canadian ambassador to the United States, is a senior strategic adviser at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. In June, he gave the O.D. Skelton speech in Ottawa. Portions of it are excerpted here. Few countries spend as much time as Canada does analyzing and agonizing over foreign policy or […]

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Electoral foreign policy promises

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Electoral foreign policy promises

In most democratic countries, foreign policy concerns are further down the list of voter priorities than domestic issues. In Canada, things are no different. Of the six scheduled TV debates between the leaders, only one was scheduled to focus on foreign policy. Domestic concerns may pique the public’s interest, but foreign policy can also have […]

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Canada: Minerals and metals supplier to the world

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Canada: Minerals and metals supplier to the world

Canada is one of the world’s leading mining nations. From humble beginnings with small-scale coal mining on Cape Breton Island, N.S., 350 years ago, there are now more than 1,100 mining and exploration projects operating today. Canada produces more than 60 minerals and metals. The country ranks No. 1 in the world in potash and […]

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Africa plagued by third term-itis

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Africa plagued by third term-itis

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s graceful acceptance of his loss this year to incoming President Muhammadu Buhari was a major advance for African democracy, for setting peaceful transition precedents, and for helping to mature political leadership on the continent. But that easy handover to an opponent was exceptional. Equally often, African rulers cling tenaciously to their […]

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