- August 7, 2020
The Taiwanese mourn their former president Lee Teng-hui, who died at the age of 97 this July 30. Lauded as “Mr. Democracy” by his fellow citizens, he stood among those extremely rare politicians. They, like Mikhail Gorbachev, were trained in …READ MORE
The voting for the next head of the Conservative Party of Canada has begun. The winner, to be announced on August 21, will become the Leader of the Official Opposition. In the midst of the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic …READ MORE
As the WE scandal goes from bad to worse, even WE founders Craig and Marc Kielburger have admitted the need for serious change. As WE’s corporate sponsors flee for the exit, the drumbeat of demands for change intensifies. WE …READ MORE
When many governments are still willing to trade the lives of the vulnerable for the economic gains of the wealthiest, we need a human rights-based approach to our post-pandemic world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world we knew. It …READ MORE
La mort du Premier Ministre Amadou Gon Coulibaly, le 8 juillet 2020, a plongé la Côte d’Ivoire dans une incertitude politique sans précédent. Sa mort conduit non seulement à un rebattage des cartes au sein du RHDP (Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes …READ MORE
It’s mid-July, two weeks after what many in the international media believed was Israel’s start date for the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.
Many commentators, including me, tried to predict the next move by Israeli Prime Minister …READ MORE
Dix-neufs personnalités éminentes du monde politique et juridique, dont Louise Arbour, Lloyd Axworthy, et Ed Broadbent, pour lesquels j’éprouve le plus grand respect, ont adressé au premier ministre une lettre lui priant de permettre à Meng Wanzhou de retourner en …READ MORE
Recent weeks have witnessed growing international concerns over China’s role in the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic. While Australia and Germany ask for an international investigation of what went wrong, the United States has accused China of its failure to …READ MORE
Canadians live in increasingly uncertain times. The global economic picture is very unpredictable. The IMF’s latest global update forecasts a 4.9% contraction for the world economy, suggesting its impact could be comparable to the Great Depression.
There are signs …READ MORE
It is shameful enough for a Canadian museum to deliberately hide its LGBTQ2+ content from certain visitors. However, when the museum in question is dedicated to human rights, such a decision is ten times more offensive and actually betrays the …READ MORE
The usual suspects have commented on Canada’s defeat on June 17 in its bid to gain election to the UN Security Council. The external factors in this race have been analyzed adequately, even by those with minimal knowledge of the …READ MORE