Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses as he speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Jan. 11. Trudeau says Iran must take full responsibility for mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 civilians on board. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s non-diplomacy puts Canadians at risk

In this Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Noroozi

Flight PS752: Iran’s reckless incompetence

A photo of the last truck to be assembled on the General Motors production line, shown at a sports bar where GM workers congregated after their work work at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on its final day of vehicle production, on Dec. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Canada must do better to retrain workers

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., signs the oath book after being sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Senate Television via AP

The oath sworn by impeachment senators

Protesters during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran on Jan. 12. AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

How Iranians regard the U.S.

Since President Donald Trump took office, Iranians have held a more unfavorable view of the US.
Tourists visit Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, northeast of the Iranian city of Shiraz. AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

Iran-U.S. crisis reminds us how culture matters

When the loss of this heritage is used as a weapon of war, it represents a loss for the country affected as well as for humanity. It targets the memories, history and identity of a people.
Protesters chant slogans and hold up posters of Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran on Jan. 12, 2020. AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

The long history of the Iranian-American conflict

The history of the Iran-United States relationship is complex and often brutal. Understanding it helps put today's turmoil into sharper focus.
The nuclear power plant in Pickering, Ont., was the subject of a false alarm. (Shutterstock)

The fallout from a false nuclear alarm

A nuclear alarm was issued on Jan. 12, 2020. The alarm had been mistakenly sent during a training exercise and was retracted, but the impact will erode trust in public safety efforts.
The old joke says you can tell a politician is lying if his lips are moving. Alexander_P/Shutterstock.com

Can U.S. Constitution stop government lies?

When a person or agency backed by the power and resources of the government tells a lie, it sometimes causes harm that only the government can inflict.
U.S. President Donald Trump was flanked by military officers as he responded to the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The U.S. is unlikely to go to war with Iran

Iran's missile strikes on Iraqi bases in response to the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani have raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. But war seems unlikely at this point.
A woman walks through the shattered streets of Port-au-Prince a few weeks after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake slammed the country, which has still not recovered despite billions of dollars being spent. Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo, File

Haiti still struggles to recover from earthquake

Ten years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the country is still struggling to recover and remains vulnerable to natural disasters.
Indian students of Jamia Millia Islamia University shout slogans as they march during a protest, in New Delhi, India, Dec. 18, 2019. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Why is Modi attacking student protesters?

Indian student protests suggest Indian universities have successfully educated youth to participate and lead in public life. For exercising this right, students have been beaten and detained.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Parliament Hill in November 2019. Ford says he wants to work hand-in-hand with Ottawa. But apparently not when it comes to the environment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Improved’ Ford doesn’t extend to environment

There's been one notable exception to Doug Ford's supposed willingness to change direction: the environment.
Finding meaning in their work is a new goal for employees, along with well-being and happiness. It’s an objective for companies as well. Shutterstock

Everyone wants meaning at work — but how to define it?

The search for meaning in their work is inevitable for employees seeking job satisfaction. Defining that meaning, however, can mean different things for different people.
An undated photo of Neil Stonechild.

Truth and Reconciliation

Neil Stonechild & police racism

Neil Stonechild was a 17-year-old who froze to death; some of the last people to see him alive were two police officers. His story can motivate Canadians to better Indigenous police relationships.
Canada’s mission in Afghanistan under former prime minister Stephen Harper is an example of how a minority situation for a government can influence foreign policy. Harper is seen here in Kandahar in May 2011, shortly after winning a majority government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Minority governments can sway foreign policy

Minority parliaments create a political environment that discourages cabinet from bold acts. That means Justin Trudeau's foreign policy will like be more risk-averse that it was before.

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