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Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

Entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed. Fleeing the violence in Myanmar, thousands of the Rohingya have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand; thousands more have died fleeing, many drowning in overcrowded boats.

Feminists, Make Yourselves Heard On Trudeau's Cross-Country Tour

Oxfam Canada | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Impact
Oxfam Canada

As the weeks close in before the release of the next federal budget, we need to get out our loudspeakers and make sure this government hears us clearly: we want an economic model that works for women.

Dion: Aung San Suu Kyi 'De Facto' Leader Of Myanmar

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Politics

Dion was the latest dignitary to meet Suu Kyi.

Myanmar - Will They Get It Right This Time?

Robb Lucy | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada
Robb Lucy

Myanmar is a country in transition. And be forewarned - I may recommend you pack your carry-on and visit before we help it 'develop'. But first, some background.

I Survived A Plane Crash. This Is How it Changed My Life

Allan Lokos | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
Allan Lokos

The first morning at home, I stepped onto our scale and learned that I had lost twenty-five pounds. This was undoubtedly the result of two months without real food and exercise, added to the damage done by the severe burns. I realized from that first day that my number-one priority, for as long as it took, had to be my healing. I had to put me first. It felt like a strange and egocentric view and, I would like to believe, not my usual way of thinking, but the reality was stark and clear. If I did not recover, my life would be miserable and I would be of little use to anyone.

Could Coffee in Myanmar Become a Social Enterprise?

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

As Director of Market Development, I have had many opportunities to travel the world and explore potential projects for the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA). Over the last few weeks I have been lucky enough to do just that in Shan State, Myanmar.

Growing Independent Co-operatives in Myanmar, One Person at a Time

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

In 2013 Moh Moh was the first woman ever from Myanmar to participate in the Canadian Co-operative Association's Women's Mentorship Program, a specialized training program for women credit union professionals from around the world. Her participation is all the more striking when one considers Myanmar's recent history.

Western Business Must Walk the Talk in Myanmar

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Business
Errol P. Mendes

Many people in Myanmar commemorated the 25th anniversary this September of one of the bloodiest crackdowns in the country's history. Western business should be encouraged to bring more socially responsible practices to Myanmar but should take critical measures to ensure that they not become part of the democracy-hindering problem rather than the solution.

The Hidden Genocide of Muslims

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I've been reading about the war in Burma/Myanmar. It's a conflict between the Buddhist Burmese majority and approximately 800,000 Royhingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) State. They are among the world's least wanted and most persecuted people.

Myanmar Wants Your Business

Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Myanmar prepared Wednesday to show off what two years of reform-minded elected government has accomplished as it welcomed busine...

Anti-Muslim Mobs Rage Through Myanmar

CP | Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada

YANGON, Myanmar - Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar's predominantly Buddhist heartland over the weekend, destroying mosque...

Canada's Newest Business Partner: This (Formerly) Oppressive Asian Country

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - After years of imposing tough sanctions, Canada announced a push Wednesday to open up economic relations with Myanmar, saying International ...

Canada To Open Controversial New Overseas Embassy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will open an embassy in Myanmar in recognition of the country's moves to improve human rights and democracy.The move follows the Conse...

Canada Looks To Lift Burma Sanctions

CBC | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird suggested the government may lift sanctions against Burma because of reforms being made in the country. ...

Beware of Becoming Burma's Useful Idiots

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

To say that the Burmese generals who have been meeting with diplomatic A-list visitors such as Clinton and Hague have blood on their hands is almost an understatement. Aside from the 1988 crackdown, which killed thousands of young activists, many shot at point-blank range, their record of repression includes the crackdown on monks and other peaceful protesters.

Canada Begins Engagement With Myanmar, Sanctions Remain

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada has begun a strategic engagement with Myanmar that includes an exchang...