An easy resolution to the debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline is unlikely, argues Matthew Hoffmann, since at its core lies an irreconcilable difference of opinion on whether climate change is an emergency or a manageable problem.
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Any common ground on Canada’s pipeline problem?

Trans Mountain
An easy resolution to the debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline is unlikely, argues Matthew Hoffmann, since at its core lies an irreconcilable difference of opinion on whether climate change is an emergency or a manageable problem.
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How Canada can leverage its new Equality Fund to lead on women’s empowerment

The Trudeau government has raised expectations that it will advance gender equality, especially during its G7 presidency. From Aniket BhushanBridget Steele and Matthew Gouett, here’s how its latest initiative can make an impact and empower women economically. 
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The rejection of China’s Aecon takeover is a wake-up call

Canada is right to assert its sovereignty over Chinese business influence — a stance that has been a long-time coming, John Bruk argues.

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Uneasy peace

In the 1990s, four years of fighting tore apart the Balkans, and 100,000 people were left dead. For the past 23 years in Bosnia-Herzegovina, peace has held, but with Europe distracted, Moscow meddling and a US president seemingly paying no attention, divisions are re-surfacing, and a Serb mini-state is looking to break away. The Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon reports from Sarajevo. 

Secret operations

Does the killing of Canadians abroad — deemed 'enemy combatants' — present the government with an ethical or political dilemma? In this exclusive investigation, Stewart Bell and Andrew Russell of Global News reveal that three Canadians were targets of the anti-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria — raising questions not only about how combatants are identified but also the secrecy that surrounds military actions themselves.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CIGI Cinema Series: "The Social Shift"

June 5, 2018, Waterloo
An advanced screening of the new documentary film "The Social Shift," followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Meaghan and Marie Wright.
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Climate Diplomacy – Two Years After Paris, What’s Next For Canada?

June 5, 2018, Ottawa
Join the CIC on World Environment Day for an evening with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s minister of environment and climate change.
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Politics In The Pub: Living In And Dealing With North Korea

June 11, 2018, Victoria
A discussion with Jerome Sauvage and Victor V. Ramraj. 

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