As Canada approves a massive LNG project and two controversial pipeline projects, Tzeporah Berman asks whether its national energy policy and its Paris promises add up. The answer, she says, lies in understanding what Canada actually committed to.
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Pipelines or Paris: Can Canada have its cake and eat it too?

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After the government's decision to approve a massive LNG project and two controversial pipeline projects, Tzeporah Berman asks whether its national energy policy and its Paris promises add up. The answer, she says, lies in understanding what Canada actually committed to.
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A new Canada-Mexico partnership — one that fights against mass atrocities

With a global power vacuum, middle powers like Canada and Mexico need to boost their support of, and cooperation on, anti-atrocity initiatives, argue Kyle Matthews and Roméo Dallaire.
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Why the win at Standing Rock reinforces the need for Indigenous consultation

As the U.S. Army sides with the Sioux and allies, halting the construction of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, the decision has implications for Canada and the world, writes Risa Schwartz
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Arctic Deeply: 16 young leaders who will influence the future of the North

Our friends at Arctic Deeply introduce us to the people who stand apart when it comes to improving education, fighting climate change, boosting international collaboration and revitalizing Indigenous culture in the Arctic. We highlight some below, and link to the full list.

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The unquiet dead

For MosaicEd Vulliamy, who covered the Balkans war 25 years ago, returns to Bosnia to chronicle how scientists are helping to piece together evidence from mass graves in order for surviving relatives to finally have some closure. The dead "appear as statistics, all 40,000 of them," says one interviewee."But each number is a horror story that people are going through, every one of them like a novel you could read for the rest of your life.”
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Syria's “Sarajevo moment”

For this Globe and Mail feature, Mark MacKinnon travelled to half a dozen countries over several months, tracking down the Syrian boys behind an act of rebellion - the spraying of anti-Assad graffiti - that sparked the conflict that is now tearing Syria apart, and having hard-hitting, wide-ranging effects across the world, from the rise of ISIS to the refugee crisis. 

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Ryerson University's International Issues Discussion (IID) series talk on Russia

Dec. 14, 2016, Toronto
OpenCanada's managing editor Eva Salinas will moderate a discussion with former diplomat Jeremy Kinsman and Conservative Party leadership candidate Chris Alexander entitled "Is Russia A Threat? What Should We Do?" This is a Ryerson University event. 
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CIC Toronto: Annual Yuletide Gathering

Dec. 15, 2016, Toronto
CIC Toronto invites its members and friends to this year’s Annual Yuletide Gathering.
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Global Migration and Labour: Racialized Dimensions

Jan. 26, 2017, Waterloo
Professor and award-winning author Kamal al-Solaylee will talk about his most recent book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone).

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