Canada Vietnam

Senate Passes Obscure Bill That Sparked Canada-Vietnam Spat

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Senate has passed an obscure private member's bill from a Conservative senator that's at the centre of a growing diplomatic spat between ...

Tory Senator's Obscure Bill Sparks Vietnam-Canada Spat

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An obscure private member's bill from a Conservative senator has sparked a diplomatic spat between Canada and Vietnam.But despite Vietnam's d...

Vietnam: The True Measure of Dung's Legacy

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

On my sixth trip to Vietnam in 2007 I introduced myself to officials at the Canadian Embassy in Hanoi. Our diplomats abroad have never failed to impress me. My first meeting with Canada's senior embassy staff in Hanoi was no exception. But this time, it was also profoundly jarring.

B.C. Man Sues Vietnamese Bride, Says He Was Ditched For Canadian Visa

CP | Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - First came love, then came marriage, then came the lawsuit by a Kamloops, B.C., lawyer who says his Vietnamese bride ditched him afte...

In Saigon, Style Reigns by Scooter

Kristen Marano | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

While walking, I spotted a handsome young man wearing a thin cotton sapphire dress shirt. He lifted the collar, left one button undone and tucked a black and red scarf into the neck of the shirt. Army green trousers popped the blue shirt, which he accessorized with a retro, faded black helmet and brown leather messenger bag.

Why Are So Many Journalists in Jail?

Dana Wagner | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada
Dana Wagner

Imagine a world without a George Orwell and The Road to Wigan Pier, without Katherine Boo and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, or without Óscar Martínez and The Beast. What if Britain, the United States, and El Salvador had silenced these radicals before they ever documented working class poverty, the economics of slum life, and the horror of migrant trails?

The World Is Getting Hungrier

Peter Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Peter Hall

The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.

Nguyen Tan Dung: The Driving Force Behind Vietnam's Transformation

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

The road to reform is always fraught with obstacles and minefields. The people of Vietnam understand these all too well. They have a great deal of experience with both. From our snug perch in the West, it is far too easy for us to express righteous indignation at the"slow" pace of structural and institutional reform in Vietnam.

Typhoons Are Only Getting More Powerful as the Planet Warms

David Fogarty | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

The intensity of tropical cyclones striking East Asia has sharply increased over the past 30 years and major cities and ports such as Shanghai in China could face a greater threat from more powerful storms in future, a study published on Thursday shows.

10 Destinations You'll Want To Go Next

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Relaxed travel rules to Cuba have resulted in a record number of Americans travelling to the island country over the last few years and ...

"Twiterrorism" Is Making Governments Tremble

Maria Fleming | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Maria Fleming

Twitter is becoming a powerful threat to government because anyone, anywhere can participate anonymously and all voices are on an equal playing field. This tool's ability to quickly assemble groups from the comfort of one's home is making governments tremble.

What Carney Meant to Say to Corporations: You're Fat And Lazy. Time to Exercise

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Business
Daniel D. Veniez

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney took a lot of flack last week for articulating a fact: companies have a lot of "dead money" on their balance sheets. But Carney was getting at a larger issue: Canadian companies take caution to an extreme and do not think and act more globally. Carney may have been too polite to say it, but many senior executives and boards in Canada are slow, bureaucratic, self-satisfied, defensive and extremely conservative. What Canada needs more of are corporate leaders who have the drive, the fire in their belly, and the thirst and sophistication to conquer the world.

Human Rights Museum Plans to Bring New Meaning to "Never Again"

Bernie Farber | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

After the Holocaust, we said "never again." After the Vietnam War, we said "never again." After Cambodia, we said "never again." But time and time again, we've gone back on our word. When will we, as a nation, and a people, stand up and say, "enough is enough?"

That Immigrant Fixing Your House Probably Saw Hell

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

Many people who are affected by war don't make it into the history books. One of them walked into my home the other day to install California shutters. He was born in 1960, the same year as I was. His name is Thic and he remembers well the corpses piled up outside his home after America changed her policy and pulled out her troops. Our world is populated by Thics.

RCMP Spied On Scholar Northrop Frye: Files

The Canadian Press | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's intelligence service spied on renowned literary scholar Northrop Frye, closely eyeing his involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement, an academic forum on China and efforts to end apartheid in South Africa.

Newly released archival records show the RCMP Security Service relied on a secret informant to help compile a 142-page file on the esteemed University of Toronto professor, who died in 1991 at age 78.