Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden put on brave faces in the hours after the U.S. election.
Whether it's a Biden or Trump presidency, the reality is that Canadian interests — on trade, global climate change, foreign affairs or other matters — don't align with America's.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talk prior to a NATO round table meeting in England in December 2019.
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Does the U.S. election show Americans aren't concerned about ethics? This is a question that resonates equally in Canada.
Jacinda Ardern with new foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta, seen here in July before this year’s election.
Half of Jacinda Ardern's ten most senior ministers are now women, lifting NZ's global gender ranking from 50th to 26th.
Malala Yousafzai, an honorary Canadian citizen and a UN Messenger of Peace, speaks as she sits with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office during her visit to Parliament Hill for her Honorary Canadian Citizenship ceremony in April 2017.
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Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada is pursuing its international policy on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and scoring points on the world stage by leading the global support for recovery.
A sign of things to come? Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, centre, is seen with Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand, right, and Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Small Business and Export Promotion, left, and Health Minister Patty Hajdu on the video screen.
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As the finance minister of a G7 nation, Chrystia Freeland has entered a club of political leaders whose entire world view is shaped by neoliberalism. Will she find a way to promote real feminism?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in August 2020.
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The speech from the throne is just around the corner. Will the Liberal government make broad and much-needed economic and social change amid the pandemic, or will it give in to the wealthy again?
Stormy days ahead for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?
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Unlike a wonky computer, the reboot often makes things worse, because the prorogation itself may be controversial. An easier solution would be to discontinue its use entirely.
People protest to defund the police in front of Toronto Police Service headquarters on July 16, 2020.
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Amidst calls to defund the police, political leaders are increasing police budgets, arguing — incorrectly — that increasing police surveillance capacities will help provide accountability.
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., in June 2019.
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Villain, victim or hero? It all depends on who's telling the story. When an audience is aware of how a story is framed, it can focus on the arguments, not the frame.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump have had different approaches to tweeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here the two talk during a NATO session in December 2019.
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A tale of two leaders on Twitter in the age of COVID-19.
The number of Canadian peacekeeping forces deployed around the world is at an all-time low.
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Canada sees itself as a peacekeeper and an independent voice in global affairs. The recent vote for a seat on the UN Security Council shows the world doesn't agree with that image.
The Security Council meets at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the situation in Syria in 2019. On this issue, as with many others, the Council’s paralysis had tragic consequences.
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Canada's recent failure to gain a seat on the UN Security Council indicates the country still has work to do but also highlights the need to reform the powerful body.
People walk on the words ‘defund the police’ that was painted in bright yellow letters in downtown Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2020. The death of unarmed Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked worldwide protests against police brutality.
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To use body cameras effectively, police need to be guided by law, not policy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses reporters after the Munich Security Conference where he was seeking support for Canada’s candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Getting that seat will not be easy.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has campaigned hard to get Canada a seat at the UN Security Council but a variety of factors may thwart him.
Instagram users may be more influenced politically by their social connections on the platform than they are by political accounts.
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A survey shows respondents who used Instagram for political information during the 2019 federal election were more likely to interact with people they knew, not political accounts.
People keep social distance amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak during a protest against the coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz and government corruption in Tel Aviv on May 2, 2020.
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In 2015, Justin Trudeau announced that 'Canada is back' and promised to support a rules-based international order. Yet Canada has maintained the previous Conservative government's pro-Israel stance.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in London in December 2019.
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Canada’s free-trade obsession has made us overly reliant on global supply chains. That's a huge unforced error given that 19 years ago, 9/11 showed us just how quickly border policy can change.
Traders sell food at a busy market in Kampala, Uganda on March 26, 2020. COVID-19 could devastate impoverished communities in Africa and contribute to a second wave of the global pandemic, which is why Canada must not adopt a ‘Canada First’ response.
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The COVID-19 pandemic demands that Canada and other rich countries do all they can to slow the global spread of the virus — for the health security of people around the world, and for Canadians too.
U.S. President Donald Trump has often been documented bullshitting. In a business setting, however, bullshitters can be harder to identify.
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Understanding the distinction between bullshit and lying is essential. We can reveal a lie by uncovering the truth, but dealing effectively with bullshit is more complicated.
Jessica Peresta, a working parent in Lowell, Ark., is now homeschooling her small children while running her business.
During this outbreak, parents are suffering. They are dealing with one of the most consequential impacts on psychological health amongst the modern-day workforce: work-family conflict.