As the anniversaries of the Armenian genocide and the bombing of Guernica are marked, Michael Petrou asks why we continue to accept ambiguous accounts of events when the truth is not always that hard to find.
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From Armenia to Syria, let’s fight for a more truthful record

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As the anniversaries of the Armenian genocide and the bombing of Guernica are marked, Michael Petrou asks why we continue to accept ambiguous accounts of events when the truth is not always that hard to find.
softwood lumber

Softwood Lumber: With new tariffs announced, what next?

Stephen Blank delves into why the softwood dispute began, three possible ways forward and how the latest tariffs fit into Trump’s trade agenda.
69 Minutes of 86 Days

Hot Docs 2017: Ten global affairs documentaries to see

As the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival takes over Toronto April 27 to May 7, here are 10 films for the internationally-minded viewer.
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The case against total nuclear abolitionism

Amid calls for a ban on nuclear weapons, Jack Cunningham proposes a different route: instead of seeking total abolition, accept nuclear weapons where they reinforce global stability, and oppose them where they undermine it.

BEST OF THE WEB

Trump's first 100 days

"The most dramatic launch of a new administration since 1933 and the most fraught with discord since 1861." "A crash-and-burn course for the rookie politician." "The worst ever." How will the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency be remembered by future historians, with the benefit of hindsight? TIME asks 11 experts for their views. 
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Equality in Japan

With modestly paid bosses, a high average wealth and low unemployment, Japan — the most equal major economy in the world in terms of wealth distribution — has been held up as a model for other countries since its post-World War Two reconstruction. But as its workforce ages and positions become more precarious, is it all too good to be true? Justin McCurry reports for The Guardian.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Private Kenneth Duncanson Finally Laid to Rest after 72 Years

May 2, 2017, Saskatoon

Private Kenneth Duncanson fought and died for Canada in Belgium in 1944, but his remains were only found in 2014. Join CIC Saskatoon and Duncanson's relatives as they tell the incredible story of family and communities coming together to celebrate great courage under fire of 72 years ago.
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Politics in the Pub: Refugee Movements

May 8, 2017, Victoria
Join Scott Watson, associate professor at the University of Victoria, and Charles Dumbrille, business risk management analyst, for this Politics in the Pub. (The CIC has multiple events Canada-wide, for a full listing this week and in future, visit thecic.org.)
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The Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels in Canada

May 11, 2017, Waterloo
A public talk on divestment from fossil fuels by Jeff Rubin, CIGI senior fellow and former chief economist at CIBC World Markets.

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