Canada is behind its global peers when it comes to fostering innovation. Investments in the 2017 budget are a start but initiatives from Finland to Israel could serve as models, too.
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Canadian Innovation: How to get back in the game

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Canada is behind its global peers when it comes to fostering innovation. Investments in the 2017 budget are a start but, as Mai Nguyen writes, initiatives from Finland to Israel could serve as models, too.
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With Sunday's vote, Erdoğan eyes complete power over Turkey

After a year of brutal trends in the country, a plebiscite this weekend will decide whether President Erdoğan will gain even more power. Is he the master of ballot-box authoritarianism?  By Caleb Lauer.
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‘Trump Doctrine’ emerges in Syria: “Shoot First, Talk Later!”

Instead of giving its “full support” to last week’s U.S. military strikes on Syria, Canada should be working harder than ever to ensure that the new U.S. administration works within the limits of international law, argues Maria Banda.
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Watch: Malala Yousafzai addresses Canadian Parliament

"Dear Canada, I'm asking you to lead once again," 19-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said in Ottawa Wednesday, as she accepted honorary citizenship. Watch her full address here.

BEST OF THE WEB

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London falling?

In London, writes Sarah Lyall for this beautiful feature in The New York Times, "the thought is that being connected to the rest of the world is something to celebrate." But what happens to this global metropolis, whose soul is made up of so many different cultures and identities, when that idea is put into question — as it has been with the start of Brexit negotiations? Photos by Sergey Ponomarev.

Nasty, brutish and short

Following the test-firing of a ballistic missile by North Korea ahead of Donald Trump's visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, an influential state-run Chinese newspaper warned this week that the Korean peninsula is the closest it has been to a "military clash" since 2006. Steve Mollman lays out what the next Korean conflict might look like, for Quartz.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canadian Foreign Policy Discussion with Roland Paris and Kim Nossal

April 18, 2017, Toronto
A discussion on Canadian foreign policy preceded by a book launch for Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon’s 'Breaking Ice: Canada, Sovereignty, and the Arctic Extended Continental Shelf'.
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U.S. and Canadian Cooperation in the Arctic

April 19, 2017, Toronto
Join leaders from across the North American Arctic to discuss building a future of cooperation in the Arctic region.
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CIGI Cinema Series: "Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr"

April 19, 2017, Waterloo
Film screening as part of National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150), a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial.
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Canada’s Global Future

April 20, 2017, Ottawa
Presentation and discussion with Master of Massey College Hugh Segal, author of 'Two Freedoms: Canada’s Global Future'.

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