Here are five international elements to watch for as the budget is tabled Tuesday, from SDG financing to the Feminist International Assistance Policy to a pat on the back over trade.  
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Budget 2018: Will Canada offer up the funds needed to lead on the global stage?

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Here are five international elements to watch for as the budget is tabled Tuesday, from SDG financing to the Feminist International Assistance Policy to a pat on the back over trade. By Aniket Bhushan.
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Forget more defence dollars — Canada needs to fix its procurement process

If the new budget touches on defence, it must consider increasing the number of staff and calibre of experts that take care of procuring military equipment, argues Steve Saideman
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What to know about the politics of the Pyeongchang Games

From Russia’s participation to diplomatic opportunities, the political implications of this year’s Winter Olympics are many. David Lao breaks down five things you need to know.    

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Crackdown in Chechnya

Alihan, kidnapped and tortured in Chechnya for being gay, escaped to Canada and now lives in relative safety. Beaten and humiliated in prison, he tells his story to Buzzfeed's Jane Lytvynenko, in order to keep the pressure on governments that may be willing to help those victims — and potential victims — left behind. 
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A chat with Catherine McKenna

In this Globe and Mail interview with Trevor Cole, Catherine McKenna, Canada's minister of the environment and climate change, speaks about what got her into politics, the importance of working with other cabinet ministers, how she gets around a recalcitrant US administration, and why she spoke up about her "Climate Barbie" incident. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The North Korean Nuclear Challenge

Feb. 26, 2018, Toronto
Join the CIC for a conference of international policy makers and North Korean experts from across the globe.
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Building And Keeping The Peace: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

March 1, 2018, Winnipeg
Peacekeeping and peacebuilding have never been more important, or more central to global governance. CIC Winnipeg hosts this one day conference featuring keynote speaker Alexandra Novosseloff.
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CIGI Cinema Series: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power"

March 6, 2018, Waterloo
CIGI presents a showing of Al Gore's compelling follow-up to the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth.

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