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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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Shifting alliances

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
Shifting alliances

Joe Varner looks at the ways in which allies have shifted their priorities, and therefore their allegiances, in the time of COVID-19. Time does not stand still in life and certainly not in international affairs. The year 2020 has been one of change for the world’s foremost military alliance and NATO’s relationship with Turkey. The […]

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COVID disrupts fight against TB

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

Before joining the Business Council of Canada in 2018, Goldy Hyder was president and CEO of Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada, a communications firm. Prior to that, he was director of policy for former prime minister Joe Clark. A regular commentator in the Canadian media, he hosts the Speaking of Business podcast, which invites innovators, […]

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Wholesale corruption causing a democracy deficit

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Wholesale corruption causing a democracy deficit

When Canadian foreign minister François-Philippe Champagne touched down in Beirut in late August to survey the damage from the disastrous explosion that killed hundreds, injured thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless, he had a clear message for Lebanese President Michel Aoun: Canadian aid would be contingent on “real reforms” to the country’s political system. […]

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Fall harvest bounty beckons

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fall harvest bounty beckons

Leaves bursting into a glowing spectrum of warm colours, days becoming shorter and cooler, pumpkins appearing by the truckloads — all announce the arrival of autumn and a time to give thanks for our blessings. Observing the long-standing tradition, we gratefully celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a special harvest dinner shared with family and friends — […]

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The tastes of summer

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The tastes of summer

I invite you to experience several of my summer recipes, each of which offers a unique and tempting twist to what one might normally expect. Avocado crêpe rolls include touches of caviar and drops of maple syrup, which contribute discretely to the complexity of flavours. Certain to catch one’s attention are the grilled steaks served […]

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Estonia’s e-government revolution

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Estonia’s e-government revolution

The tiny country of 1.3 million has put itself on the global map with innovative e-government programs, one of which allows foreigners to establish companies there, from afar. After Estonia finally gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, following 51 years of occupation and poverty, then-prime minister Mart Laar was searching for a way […]

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