A chance visit to Rwanda as a tourist in 2001 changed Cathy Emmerson's life. The former real estate agent from B.C. tells her story to Tara Heidger, reflecting on how she found a new community and built a small development organization along the way.
From reducing car emissions to the decision over a proposed oil sands mine, here are the climate issues Canadians should have on their radar this year.
As Michael Petrou writes, the Trudeau government claims to have a human rights-driven foreign policy. But what Canada values are all products of liberal democracy — a system in need of support, this year more than ever.
Despite some glaring mistakes, in recent years Canada has made a difference when it comes to human rights, refugees and conflict, especially in the Middle East. But with the bar set low globally, that work must continue, writes Kareem Shaheen.
The United States and China have announced a “phase one” agreement, but problematic Chinese trading practices are barely addressed in any meaningful way, argues Paul Blustein.
It may be a late start, but joining allies at NATO’s cyber defence centre will help Canada better defend its interests in cyberspace. Josh Gold explains why the move is welcome.
After three days of hearings in The Hague over Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya, Rae shares his thoughts on what comes next.
With Global Affairs Canada giving the green light to 48 permits for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, Justin Mohammed of Amnesty International Canada explains why its review was problematic and examines the questions that remain.
Multipolar interests within and against NATO are testing the limits of the alliance. As meetings this week reveal, if members agree on anything, it’s that the group needs a plan for the way forward.
With the UN climate change conference underway in Spain, one of the participants from Canada, Kluane Adamek, tells OpenCanada of the Yukon’s priorities and concerns.
Many other countries have repatriated their young nationals from Syria. Doing so is clearly possible and would be in Canada’s security interests, argues Genevieve Zingg.
With a summit on Canada’s global leadership taking place next week, Moyer explains why the recent election campaign was a ‘wake-up call’ for the humanitarian sector and what Canada’s priorities on the world stage should be.
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