Canadian lawyer Leilani Farha has become a global voice for the right to adequate housing. She chats with OpenCanada as a new documentary about her work screens internationally.
International issues such as climate change were discussed, but foreign policy was largely absent this campaign. As this was the first election with Trump next door, were all leaders playing it safe?
When it comes to dealing with Canadian-born ISIS fighters and other issues of global justice, interest from the political parties vying for power has been unreliable at best, argues Mark Kersten.
Robert Greenhill lays out 10 facts to better understand what’s at stake this election and beyond.
After spending this past year living in United States, Canadian author Naomi Klein reflects on what the momentum for the Green New Deal there can teach Canada about climate action.
International issues were briefly mentioned during Monday's leaders' debate, and federal parties have outlined their foreign policy priorities, but at a time when much is at stake globally, a more meaningful approach is needed, writes Michael Petrou.
Critique of Andrew Scheer’s plan to cut foreign aid has been swift. But the fact Scheer thinks cuts will resonate reminds us the foreign aid story hasn’t been told well in Canada, argues Matt Gouett.
Why are election-related issues such as voter privacy not more widely discussed during election time? Sabrina Wilkinson compares the access Canadian political parties have to voter data compared to their international counterparts.
A group of arms control and human rights experts welcomes Canada’s accession to the ATT but reminds the government that such an act should require the cancellation of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
As millions are expected to take to the streets once again September 27, we chat with a 15-year-old Canadian activist taking part.
When it comes to action on the world’s leading challenges, how can we move from ‘making sense’ to ‘making change,’ or from knowledge to empowerment? Three speakers from 6 Degrees share their advice.
Dallaire speaks with OpenCanada ahead of 6 Degrees next week, where he will receive the 2019 Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.
Better communication may be key to sustain efforts to save the planet, writes Kamyar Razavi.
Given the climate emergency, can Canadians overcome the political obstacles to dramatically reducing their dependence on fossil fuels? Former environmental commissioner Dianne Saxe provides a roadmap to do it.
As the federal election campaign officially kicks off, political columnist John Ivison discusses Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy hits and misses over the last four years.
Ellen Page and Ian Daniel’s new documentary highlights cases of environmental racism in Nova Scotia. Along with author Ingrid Waldron, whose book inspired the film, Page chats with OpenCanada about the project.
Legislatures around the world are getting facelifts, giving parliamentarians an opportunity to shore up democracy, too. Will they take it?
As part of a new interview series, we chat with this year’s Massey lecturer, journalist Sally Armstrong, as she prepares for her series of cross-Canada talks and the publication of the accompanying book, Power Shift.