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We have to act "preventatively." Become active before they pass bills and laws that will affect us adversely. Once it's done, it's done. When we stay silent, when we do nothing, we send a message to our political leaders that everything is just fine and dandy. Even if we believe otherwise. That has to change.
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The push for open government by the Liberals after the Conservatives showed a staunch opposition to transparency has merit. Yet, previous Action Plans were also visible during the Harper era. Nearly every single federal government department website had and still has a similar if not the same commitment to public engagement.
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As a Paralympian and through my subsequent experience in various positions in both the Canadian and international sport systems, I have seen first-hand the positive impact the independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has made in the fight against doping in sport. WADA is increasing the pressure on organizations and countries that don't comply with the World Anti-Doping Code. We are gaining traction on this. It's working. Cheaters are being exposed.
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Rather than providing developmental or good governance aid to the Palestinians, the vast majority of Canada's aid to Palestinians is dedicated to training security forces to police fellow Palestinians. It could even be argued that this is more so a form of aid to Israel than to Palestine.
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With the release of a draft "compromise" resolution last week, the Green Party of Canada (GPC) seems poised to advocate economic pressure on Israel -- while not endorsing the BDS movement -- and May seems comfortable leading the party forward with this position.
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As a Canadian studying international relations in the United States, I have followed the elections closely. I saw these elections as a symbol. A symbol of the world's polarization between equality and inclusion, versus protectionism and radicalization.
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On Wednesday we woke up to see one of the nastiest, most divisive US elections end in victory for a demagogue. Hate and fear won in America on November 9. But on that same day I was able to find hope in the unlikeliest of places: The Conservative leadership debate.
"These are the times that try men's souls." So said Thomas Paine on the eve of the American Revolution. As the world looks on, America once again stands on a precipice: will she fall into the abyss of...
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Kelly Leitch stated that Trump's victory sends an "exciting message" that is needed in Canada. This is the same candidate that continues to call for screening of immigrants for so-called Canadian values. But what are these values and which groups get to define them?
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We need to cultivate generations of young adults who have been educated through an unbiased curriculum that has helped them understand how the world works today, and how it actually should when they take on their roles as global citizens.
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What's true is violent extremism is a greater threat than terrorism in Canada today. Furthermore, it is supremacist-motivated attacks that make up the majority of violent extremist incidents as the TSAS report articulates. Not surprisingly, supremacist-motivated attacks are hardly ever the focus of media stories.
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Let's face it: Trump enjoyed huge support from American rural communities. Regardless of what Canadians from rural communities think of themselves, my experience tells me that they are not much different from their American counterparts. Same music, same wheels, same worldview.
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It would've be great for young women to see a female president, she said.
The war on wild salmon escalated during the Harper years as wild salmon were viewed as mere complications to environmental assessments of resource development projects. A year into the Trudeau Liberal government, it appears little has changed.