The first annual report from the committee tasked with overseeing national security agencies reveals much about this community, yet further questions remain, writes Stephanie Carvin.
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A much-needed review of Canada’s security and intelligence operations arrives

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The first annual report from the committee tasked with overseeing national security agencies reveals much about this community, yet further questions remain, writes Stephanie Carvin.
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Why the end of Operation Presence couldn’t come at a worse time for the UN in Mali

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is at a critical juncture, making Canada’s refusal to fill a logistical gap even more disappointing, argues Ousmane Diallo.
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Three ways young changemakers can have a greater impact globally

Researchers studying the role of young people in society offer suggestions — and praise — for Greta Thunberg’s climate movement and others like it. By Ilona Dougherty and Amelia Clarke.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 36: Lessons learned from the genocide in Rwanda

In this episode, host Bessma Momani is joined by genocide survivor Régine Uwibereyeho King, author Allan Thompson and researchers Timothy Donais and Eric Tonguay to discuss why the genocide was a global, not just a Rwandan, event, and what kind of wake up call it gave to the world.

BEST OF THE WEB

Haunted by ISIS

For The Washington Post, Emily Rauhala and Amanda Coletta speak with Yazidi refugees who have settled in Canada after fleeing the Islamic State, leaving behind family in Iraq and Syria. The terror group “continues to haunt them, even as [the] caliphate crumbles, even in quiet, Canadian suburbs blanketed in snow,” as supporters advocate for family reunification to re-create a sense of community and continuity.
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Icebergs for sale

Iceberg harvesting, as Lindsay Jones reports in Maclean’s, is taking off as an industry in Newfoundland and Labrador; it turns out that pure, pollution-free water can sell for eyebrow-raising amounts. But that’s not necessarily good news: icebergs are breaking apart in unprecedented numbers, responsible for one-third of the world’s rising sea levels associated with climate change, Jones writes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Decline of Democracy

April 17, 2019, Toronto
The Donner Canadian Foundation hosts a semiannual, public lecture series featuring some of the world's most prominent intellectuals. This edition features Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger & How to Save It. He will be speaking at The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library.
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Politics In The Pub: Crazy Politics, Populism, Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia In America

April 17, 2019, Victoria
A talk with Dr. Cornell Clayton, the director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University.
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Defending Democracy: Cyber Security and the 2019 Federal Election

April 23, 2019, Waterloo
A discussion with Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould on the importance of and considerations around cyber security in the upcoming federal election.

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