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5 Places You Don't Want To Visit Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Travel

Earlier this month, Canada's Foreign Affairs Department warned Canadian travellers and diplomats in the Middle East and North Africa to be extra vigil...

Pipelines Create Jobs. Or Do They?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

There's a big dust-up between Barack Obama and Keystone XL proponents over how many jobs the pipeline is projected to produce.This debate can be summarized by asking the question: "How many jobs do you want it to produce?" Whatever your answer, it's not hard to find someone to support your claim.

Don't Give Ahmadinejad a Platform, Put Him in Handcuffs

Irwin Cotler | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York to address the UN General Assembly it will be a cruel parody of law and justice that will put us on the wrong side of history. Simply put, this charade ignores and undermines basic principles of domestic, international, and humanitarian law. Ahmadinejad will enter the U.S. despite being inadmissible under American law. He will address the United Nations General Assembly despite being in violation of its UN Charter and international law. And, he will be indulged by universities, institutes, and the media, thereby sanitizing his crimes and mocking the suffering of the Iranian people.

To Hillary Clinton: Please Don't Let Iran's President into the U.S.

Irwin Cotler | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

As you know, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City next Wednesday. While he is not the first war criminal to seek the world stage and will not be the last, the US has the power to refuse him a visa to set foot on American soil. Indeed, President Ahmadinejad is a classic case study of an inadmissible war criminal who belongs on the US "Watchlist." Simply put, those who "aid terrorists ... persecute religious minorities ... or commit or incite to genocide" are prohibited from entering the United States, and the evidence of President Ahmadinejad's criminality on each of these counts is as clear as it is compelling.