Edward Hyland, Pro Bono June 28
Social finance brings the challenge of how to reconcile two dynamics that historically have been opposed: the private interest for profit and the common interest for public benefit.
Duncan Cameron June 26
Duncan Cameron
Other than attempting to curry favour with the U.S. president it is not apparent the Liberal government has any clear idea of what purpose NATO-related defence spending is supposed to serve.
Rick Salutin June 22
Rick Salutin
The U.S. separation of immigration children from their families is symptomatic of global failure to safeguard children's rights.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 21
Questions about babies have arisen again at the White House, this time about thousands of immigrant children, ripped from their parents and jailed in cages on the orders of President Trump.
Lois Ross June 20
Two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results.
Matthew Behrens June 20
It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
Duncan Cameron June 19
Duncan Cameron
What Chrystia Freeland left unstated about the standard for conduct of international relations is that the dominant feature of world politics has been the exercise of American hegemonic power.
Rick Salutin June 16
Rick Salutin
The sex ed curriculum will be an overt omen, but there's a bigger picture. Ford's staff has a reputation for undermining the public education system with tax breaks and standardized tests.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 14
People have been organizing long before Trump to end the 70-year state of war on the Korean Peninsula. Political parties should unite behind the peace movements driving this diplomatic opening.
Duncan Cameron June 12
Duncan Cameron
Canada is better off working with other countries to build a reasonable multilateral trading world rather than depending on the goodwill of a Donald Trump to re-negotiate NAFTA.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 7
President Donald Trump abruptly disinvited this year's Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the White House this week, irked that most of the players were declining to attend.
Linda McQuaig June 7
How can something be in the national interest when it would significantly contribute to the destruction of the very planet that sustains us?
Monia Mazigh, Azeezah Kanji June 6
Instead of being punished, many of the officials responsible for America's torture program have been advanced to positions of even greater power.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 5
Racism is unacceptable, anywhere, anytime. We must be especially intolerant of racism when it appears as official government policy, enshrined in secret documents in black and white.
Duncan Cameron June 5
Duncan Cameron
While the outrage in Ottawa is being directed at Trump, the action taken by the U.S. is very much in line with the way U.S. authorities have acted historically when they want to exert their dominance.
Rick Salutin June 1
Rick Salutin
This happens to be a populist moment politically but ours won’t be a particularly Trumpian one, not because Ontarians are smarter than Americans but because there’s a populist alternative.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update June 1
Big Telecom's proposed low data plans are a slap in the face. If the CRTC thinks that this is the solution to wireless affordability that Canada is hungry for, it has clearly not been listening.
Matthew Behrens June 1
The gap between Trudeau's rhetoric and the reality for refugees in Canada continues to widen. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently said: "We do not appreciate or welcome irregular migration."
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 31
As the United States and Israel celebrated the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, about an hour away the Israeli military was firing on thousands of Palestinians.
Safia J. Lakhani, Pro Bono May 31
Safia J. Lakhani
If international pressure is the key to ending Israeli apartheid, then a fulsome reporting on facts is the first step.
Jim Stanford May 30
Jim Stanford
This accounting tempest will turn out to be a non-event in the dramatic election campaign -- and in fact, it may counterintuitively help the party's surging campaign, rather than hurting it.
Duncan Cameron May 29
Duncan Cameron
The U.S. "wield a big stick" approach to NAFTA leaves the Canadian renegotiation strategy looking like a dead end -- and Canadian negotiators with a futile task.
Rick Salutin May 28
Rick Salutin
Philip Roth, an American novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died at age 85 last week.
Lois Ross May 23
As we head into another growing season, we should be asking ourselves how sustainable our agricultural system is generally, but in particular, how fair it is given the treatment of farm workers.
Duncan Cameron May 22
Duncan Cameron
In his Yankee Stadium speech to the 2018 NYU graduating class, Justin Trudeau gave a mild liberal rebuke to postmodernism.
Rick Salutin May 18
Rick Salutin
The only reason for panic is our retrograde, undemocratic electoral system. It would give Doug over 70 per cent of seats with his 40 per cent of the vote.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 17
The Catonsville Nine action on May 17, 1968 prompted a wave of similar acts of anti-war, nonviolent civil disobedience.
Duncan Cameron May 15
Duncan Cameron
The Trump decision to dump an international deal for partisan political reasons is another in a series of U.S. moves that undermines confidence in the U.S. as a negotiating partner.
Rick Salutin May 12
Rick Salutin
This must have been a week of cognitive dissonance for Trudeau. He apologized emotionally for Canada's turning away of Holocaust refugees, while slamming the door Nigerian asylum seekers from the U.S.
Linda McQuaig May 10
Doug Ford learned a key lesson observing the crushing electoral defeat of his predecessor: never reveal where the bodies are to be buried.

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