Last week, members of Trudeau’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council met for the first time to discuss ‘bold’ ideas. While the prime minister’s approach has been lauded by many feminist activists, others are calling for more measurable action, as Catherine Tsalikis reports from Ottawa.
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Trudeau's G7 gender equality push gains traction

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Last week, members of Trudeau’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council met for the first time to discuss ‘bold’ ideas. While the prime minister’s approach has been lauded by many feminist activists, others are calling for more measurable action, as Catherine Tsalikis reports.
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Peace in Korea? Hope and uncertainty mix in the wake of Kim-Moon summit

Cesar Jaramillo lays out the factors that might make or break a more sustainable peace in the Korean peninsula, from security assurances to human rights.
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A possible thaw in Western Sahara’s ‘frozen conflict’

As the UN renews its mission in Western Sahara, Frank Elbers reports on the continued tension between local governments, natural resource companies and the Sahrawi people.

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Canada's dual role

The Canadian government has given $65 million in aid to war-torn Yemen. But it has also given $284 million worth of weapons and military goods to the countries bombing Yemen. "It's a bit like helping pay for somebody's crutches after you've helped break their legs," one interviewee tells Brendan Kennedy and Michelle Shephard, who lay out the government's seemingly contradictory stance in The Toronto Star.
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The Dubai of the Balkans

In this New York Times piece, Barbara Surk looks into the Belgrade Waterfront, an "extravagant and controversial" project at the heart of a plan by Serbia’s governing elite to transform the country — with the help of billions of dollars from the UAE. Critics say the Serbian government has resorted to strong-arm tactics, literally bulldozing its way to the future. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Discussing The Future Of Syria And Lebanon Mixer At The Madison Pub

May 7, 2018, Toronto
An event with Anne Demirjian, director, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, and Jade Saab, the manager of and a writer for Reformer magazine.
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Canada’s G7 Presidency And The Charlevoix Summit

May 10, 2018, Ottawa
A presentation by and discussion with Peter Boehm, deputy minister for the G7 Summit and personal representative of the prime minister.
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Global Youth Forum: Climate Change & Sustainability in the Global Context

May 11, 2018, Waterloo
A free, one-day conference on climate change and sustainability.  

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