With less than a year to go before the next federal election, OpenCanada's new election-watch series aims to keep track of the issues that will — or should — be front and centre.
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Election 2019: The Canadian foreign policy issues to watch

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With less than a year to go before the next federal election, OpenCanadas new election-watch series aims to keep track of the issues that will — or should — be front and centre. Kicking off our series, Andrew Potter, Stéfanie von Hlatky and Naheed Mustafa preview those that should matter, from electoral integrity and feminist foreign policy to defence missions and migration.
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The Trump referendum

Republicans and Democrats are both hoping to gain ground in the midterm elections on November 6. Andrew Cohen looks at what is at stake and what the results might mean for the Trump presidency. 
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Canada and the World, Ep. 13: Bolsonaro — Brazil’s Trump?

In this episode of Canada and the World, three Brazil experts, Paul Freston, Diana Thomaz and Ernesto Vivares, join host Bessma Momani to discuss what to expect from Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency, including possible impacts on the region, the environment and global economy. 
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With longtime leftist out of the picture, Brazil lurches right

In Case You Missed It: Days before Jair Bolsonaro won Sunday’s presidential election in Brazil, Jean Daudelain took an in-depth look at why there is so much support for such a rightist candidate.

BEST OF THE WEB

Wind of the north

For The Independent, Rachel Savage spends some time reporting on North America’s first Indigenous-owned rail company, Tshiuetin (which means “wind of the north” in Innu). Connecting Sept-Îles, Quebec to the town of Schefferville, 355 miles north, the journey can be as long as 24 hours, and its schedule can be unpredictable. But that doesn’t bother its conductor: “It’s a dream, every journey,” he says.

Intimidation in China

Religious groups have long faced intimidation and control from authorities in Beijing, and Christians are no exception. The CBC’s Saša Petricic reports that in recent weeks, Protestant churches have been closed and their crosses torn down, and a controversial deal with the Vatican looks to give China power over its Catholic church leaders. Is the worst yet to come? 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canada And China…Now, Never Or Later?

Nov. 6, 2018, Victoria
A debate with Jeff Kucharski, Hugh Stephens and members of the Royal Roads Master of Global Management program.
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US Midterm Election Viewing Party

Nov. 6, 2018, Edmonton
Watch the US midterm elections on the big screen at Edmontons Pub 1905.   
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Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era

Nov. 8, 2018, Waterloo
A presentation by T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University.

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