A new governor general. An aging Queen. A government trying to reconcile with its Indigenous communities. Is Canada headed for its fiercest debate yet over the monarchy? 
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A new governor general. An aging Queen. A government trying to reconcile with its Indigenous communities. Is Canada headed for its fiercest debate yet over the monarchy? By Stefan Labbé.
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Rohingya women facing violence, by military and inside camps

For this piece, Sara Perria visited Myanmar’s Rakhine State, shortly before the military’s latest offensive, to investigate how violence against Rohingya women is used as a weapon of war and how camps for internally displaced persons risk becoming breeding grounds for abuse.
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Walls that need to go: Ideas for a more inclusive world

How can we create more inclusive communities? From fighting censorship on social media to creating a new unifying European identity, guests of this year’s 6 Degrees forum in Toronto put forward examples of barriers that are in desperate need of breaking down.
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Wall in the family

Can home be a place you’ve never been or are prevented from visiting? Author Marcello Di Cintio visits Palestine to understand the dilemmas of the displaced.

BEST OF THE WEB

Dissecting deradicalization

In France, a once promising deradicalization program has been undone by promoting aggressive nationalism. Maddy Crowell, in The Atlantic, takes a look at the complex issue by examining the strategies used, whether or not they’ve been successful and what comes next for a country bent on defeating “terrorism.” 

Canada's myth of inclusion

For The Walrus, Doug Saunders starts by asking: If Canada is a country founded on immigration and diversity, why are there so few of us across this massive country? He finds that over the years Canada long prioritized whiteness, Britishness and closed borders, creating a self-defeating spiral. By reexamining Canadian history, he challenges the myths of multiculturalism and inclusion.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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How Has Canadian Manufacturing Fared Under NAFTA?

Oct. 3, 2017, Waterloo
A lecture by CIGI's Jeff Rubin, followed by a question period between Jeff Rubin and Unifor's Bill Murnighan, moderated by former Globe and Mail business correspondent Kevin Carmichael. 
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Canada, the UK and the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Oct. 5, 2017, Ottawa
A presentation by the CIC National Capital Branch’s Middle East Study Group featuring Sir Vincent Fean, a retired British diplomat.

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