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Lost UN seat could be a win

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lost UN seat could be a win

Many Canadians were disappointed at Canada’s recent loss in the “Western Europe and other” regional race for a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council. The late start aside, errors abounded in our campaign. Kaveh Shahrooz, a Harvard-educated lawyer formerly at Global Affairs Canada, criticized it for omitting such issues as Beijing’s mass human […]

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COVID-19 hits Africa

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19 hits Africa

Despite a woeful medical infrastructure, widespread disease, food insecurity and crowded urban slums, much of Africa — compared to the Americas and Europe — has largely been spared a wrenching public-health disturbance from this year’s raging coronavirus. So far. At the same time, economies throughout the continent have tanked and Africans have been thrown back […]

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Iran’s new ‘hard war’ stance

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Iran’s new ‘hard war’ stance

Iran’s experience in the years-long Iran-Iraq War had a profound impact on its threat perceptions, national security strategy and doctrine regarding the use of force. The Iran-Iraq war, which took place between 1980 and 1988, by conservative Western estimates killed 367,000 people, 262,000 of whom are believed to have been Iranian. Officially, Iranian estimates put […]

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China’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
China’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic

China has come under scrutiny for its handling of the pandemic that began to tighten its now-worldwide grip in January. Joe Varner investigated what has been reported in independent media and what the Chinese government has stated on wide-ranging aspects of the pandemic. At publication time, we are still emerging from almost four months of […]

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COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

Mona Nemer is the chief science adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as to the minister of science and cabinet. She’s charged with ensuring that science factors into policy decisions and that government science is available to the public. Prior to taking on this role in 2017, after Canada had been without a […]

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COVID will dampen our economic future

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID will dampen our economic future

As the coronavirus took its toxic flight around the globe and the health crisis in many countries — developed and developing alike — deepened, many pundits forecast that globalization was finally lurching to an ignominious end. “Davos Man will need rebranding,” one commentator cheekily observed in Forbes business magazine, arguing that the crisis was forcing […]

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The Inuit of Labrador’s forced relocation

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Inuit of Labrador’s forced relocation

Hebron, though only a deserted coastal settlement in northern Labrador, is a uniquely powerful National Historic Site of Canada. And, it may hold double interest to its visitors in these early days of the COVID-19 virus’ spread around the world. Members of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, representing 180,000 Inuit in Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia, […]

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Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

Sailing on Adventure Canada’s Greenland and Wild Labrador Expedition gives new meaning to the phrase “peak experience.” Besides hiking along the base of Canada’s highest mountains east of the Rockies — northern Labrador’s Torngat Mountains’ peak altitude is 1,652 metres — we walked along its fjord cliffs and rode Zodiacs into the narrow fjords. During […]

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Norway’s residence closely connected to nature

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Norway’s residence closely connected to nature

First-time visitors to her official residence in Rockcliffe Park don’t know what to expect when they arrive, says Norwegian Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind. Given that it’s a massive, stone Gothic Revival home built about 1887 and festooned with gables, carved bargeboard trim and three monumental chimneys, that uncertainty is understandable. But while you might […]

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Garden-fresh herbs spice up spring menus

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Garden-fresh herbs spice up spring menus

With the arrival of spring and warm weather, once again, gardens will flourish with fresh herbs and edible flowers, ready to add flavour to our culinary creations. In this issue, I focus on fresh dill, which, along with other herbs as well as spices, gives recipes an overall complexity of flavours, certain to delight palates. […]

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