With an election on the horizon, challenging narratives around international issues will be an important task, writes Luke Savage, and one the left in Canada has yet to truly take up.
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WEEKLY DISPATCH

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Imagining a new foreign policy for Canada’s left

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Last week, Jen Gerson looked at the state of Conservative foreign policy in Canada. This week, Luke Savage explores the left. With an election on the horizon, challenging narratives around international issues will be an important task, he writes, arguing it is one the left in Canada has yet to truly take up.
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The 'only way forward' for media freedom

As policymakers and journalists met this week in London, former Middle East correspondent Kareem Shaheen explained why supporting independent media is the key to press freedom in that region — and to democracy everywhere.
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Making space for Indigenous law in resource development decisions

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the Coastal GasLink pipeline show how Indigenous legal orders are sidelined from decision-making processes. As Robert Hamilton asks, can state and Indigenous legal regimes co-exist?
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What is stalling better data governance?

There has been a flurry of action around developing data governance frameworks, but the approach is dangerously scattered, warns Sean McDonald.

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Port project

For many years, the Port of Piraeus, just outside of Athens, was plagued with strikes and protests. But since China’s COSCO Shipping took over, the port has turned into a competitive force. “Greece is still anchored to the EU…but its affection for China is growing,” The Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly explains. Where does this leave Greece, if a cold war shapes up between China and the US?
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Sex trafficking

In The Guardian, Corinne Redfern has an investigation into the lives of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh who have been trafficked into sex work. Trapped in brothels and raped many times a day, these girls are enslaved under the watch of a “triumvirate of powerful institutions – government, police and religion.” Their work is enormously lucrative, generating profits they will never see.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Agents of Change

July 22, 2019, Vancouver
A conversation between former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono.
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CIC Toronto’s 13th Annual Mid-Summer Networking Reception

July 24, 2019, Toronto
The Japanese consul-general to Toronto, Takako Ito, will speak about the outcome of the G20 summit held in Osaka in June.

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