Commonwealth

Canada's Sri Lanka Case and The Trouble With "Whitelists"

Dana Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

The Sri Lanka case shows that the declared safety of a foreign country depends on Canadian politics instead of evidence like returned Sri Lankans experiencing torture and possibly worse. Politicians are not an authority on persecution. When they act like one, friends are called safe. Then domestic demands shift and suddenly they balk, tugging along lives with whims.

Why Isn't Kate Pregnant?: Commonwealth Might Be To Blame

2 For Couples | Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Living

People assume that Will and Kate haven't had a baby simply because they're just not ready yet -- that they haven't decided to hit the "baby-making...

Immortalizing India's Master Storyteller

Sam Singh | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada
Sam Singh

His stories earned him recognition in the global comics industry and seriously large piles of fan-mail. And today marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of India's "Master Storyteller," Anant Pai who died last year in Mumbai. But this year, he is immortalized by way of his own medium.

Commonwealth Summit's 'Moment Of Truth' Fizzles

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada Politics

PERTH, Australia - Commonwealth leaders have agreed to develop "one clear, powerful statement" of values for the 54 member countries — but enforcing...

Why The Commonwealth Summit Could Be All For Nothing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Politics

PERTH, Australia - Commonwealth leaders talked through the day at a summit Saturday without nailing down how to deal with urgent human rights reforms ...

Althia Raj

Can The Commonwealth Stay Relevant?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Will the Commonwealth 54-member nations chose to make their club relevant? Or will its diverse membership take a pass on the difficult subject of huma...

Commonwealth Urged To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws To Fight AIDS

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

PERTH, Australia - Commonwealth leaders agreed to better monitoring of existing rules on human rights issues Friday, but are balking at more fundament...

Althia Raj

What To Expect On Harper's Australian Trip

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Perth, Australia Tuesday for a biennial meeting with Commonwealth leaders and a likely audience with the Queen,...

Why Not Just Ditch the Monarchy?

Craig MacBride | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics
Craig MacBride

There should be no job in Canada that is not available to any Canadian citizen willing to do the work to earn the position, so Canada should refuse to consent to a change in the Act of Succession unless it is a complete overhaul of how the kings and queens of Canada are selected.

Harper Backs 'Reasonable Modernization' For Royal Succession

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Call it the William and Kate effect.Less than four months after the royal couple wowed Canadian crowds on a cross-country tour, their visit m...