Canada Myanmar

Could Coffee in Myanmar Become a Social Enterprise?

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 11.17.2014 | 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 countr...

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...