As Canada’s recent launch of a Facebook-led ‘election integrity’ initiative shows, governments remain more comfortable leaving digital policing to tech companies. Still, as Colin Horgan writes, they are wading in.
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Enter the online regulation era

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As Canada’s recent launch of a Facebook-led ‘election integrity’ initiative shows, governments remain more comfortable leaving digital policing to tech companies. Still, as Colin Horgan writes, they are wading in.
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Why more Canadian students need to 'go global'

As Roland Paris and Margaret Biggs write, unlike many of its peer countries, Canada lacks a strategy to boost participation in global education and it shows. Here's why international learning benefits both students and Canada itself. 
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Canada's NAFTA game enters the third period — time for a new strategy

There is too much at stake not to develop a new, drastic offensive plan for the final stages of NAFTA renegotiations, argues Bruce Mabley.
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Bonn Climate Conference: The key issues at COP23

From narrowing in on the final text of the Paris rule book to providing a platform for Indigenous knowledge, here are the priorities for this month's climate conference in Germany, which kicked off earlier this week. By Géraud de Lassus Saint-Geniès and Freedom-Kai Phillips.

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Offshore revelations

With yet another leak detailing offshore tax havens, this week’s release of the Paradise Papers has some of the biggest revelations yet. The documents show how the global elite — including present and former world leaders and some of the world's best known brands — use tax havens to hide their wealth. The Toronto Star provides a summary of the findings.

Undead diseases

In The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer examines an often-forgotten symptom of climate change. While much has been made of the polar ice caps melting leading to sea level rise, Meyer is concerned with the pathogens that have been stored in the now melting permafrost. Resistant to modern antibiotics, these viruses and bacteria pose a unique threat to people across the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Welcoming Refugees - Changing the Public Conversation

Nov. 16, 2017, Ottawa
Featuring David Lubell, CEO of Welcoming America, Leslie Emory, Executive Director of the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization, Rouba Mhassein, Founder and President of the Sawa for Development and Aid and Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy for the Human Rights Law Centre, Australia.
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Canada's trade policy agenda: looking ahead

Nov. 17, 2017, Ottawa
The School of Public Policy, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy host a symposium for anyone who depends on trade or is interested in the future of the economy. 
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Victoria Forum

Nov. 17, 2017, Victoria
Prominent Canadian and international visionaries, activists, cultural icons, influencers, and politicians will gather in Victoria, British Columbia, November 17-19 to discuss Canada’s successes and challenges in the area of diversity and inclusion in the 21st century. 

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