Canada’s new strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining sector is riddled with unanswered questions and unclear protocol. But as the department tackles the gaps head on, could it help make Canadian companies more accountable abroad? Josh Scheinert reports.
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Between rock and responsibility

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Canada’s new strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining sector is riddled with unanswered questions and unclear protocol. But as the department tackles the gaps head on, could it help make Canadian companies more accountable abroad? Josh Scheinert reports.
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For Canada, standing up to Russia means standing up for a united EU

As Michael Petrou writes in his latest column, the UK referendum is a security concern for Canada, for a weaker Europe means an emboldened Russia.
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The Northern Corridor: Connecting communities or environmental misstep?

A new report proposes a pathway that would allow roads, rail, pipelines, power and communications to stretch across Canada's Arctic, linking global trade routes. Arctic Deeply's Hannah Hoag spoke with one of the report's authors about the project and how it would impact northern communities.
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Do fewer strings make for better aid?

Politics often shapes aid. Is the link between the two good, bad or just the new normal?  By John Sinclair.
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OpenCanada is turning 5!

June marks five years since the launch of OpenCanada.org. Next week, we share some of our content highlights and mark the anniversary with a series and panel in Toronto on leftist foreign policy, featuring The New Republic's Jeet Heer, The Nation's Sarah Leonard, and Postmedia's Terry Glavin.

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A radical mayor and the fate of Europe's left

For The Guardian, Dan Hancox profiles Barcelona's newly elected mayor, Ada Colau, who's face came to epitomize the revival of the left-wing politics in Spain. But, like other progressive leaders across Europe, the former activist struggles to transform her radical rhetoric into policy. Will Colau usher in a new wave of leftist ruling in the region or succumb to political pressure?
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Witness to a tradition gone awry

Photographer Mario Cruz speaks with Pauline Eiferman of Roads & Kingdoms about his award winning investigation into Senegal’s Islamic schools. Once respected places of learning, Cruz describes how he got access to the daaras of Dakar — a criminal network of schools that use religion to mask the exploitation and abuse of more than 50,000 children.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Millennials and Canadian Foreign Policy

June 7, 2016, Toronto, ON
A panel discussion amongst four esteemed speakers regarding the engagement of the Millennial Generation, and the pressing foreign policy issues of our time.
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What is the Future of the Oil in the Economic and Global Environmental Context?

June 8, 2016, Montréal, Québec
Featuring Canadian economist and author Jeff Rubin.
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An Evening with US Ambassador Bruce Heyman

June 9, 2016, Ottawa, ON
US Ambassador Bruce Heyman will speak about Canada’s essential relationship, and about the United States and its global leadership followed by a discussion.

OpenCanada 5th Anniversary Panel: The Left At War

June 9, 2016, Toronto, ON
To mark our fifth anniversary, OpenCanada is hosting its first public event — a panel on the state of leftist foreign policy.

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