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A protester walks with a Canadian flag as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill a few weeks into the ‘freedom convoy’ occupation of the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Risky business: What protests and blockades could do to Canada’s global reputation

Canada may no longer be seen to be the safe haven for investment in the eyes of the global business world, given recent protests events and lacklustre institutional responses.
Expropriations and restrictive planning threaten Palestinian neighbourhoods of Israeli cities, including Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem Reciprocity Images / Alamy Stock Photo

How urban planning plays a role in Israel-Palestine

From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people
Striking CN rail members are seen outside the Mclean Rail Yard in North Vancouver on Nov. 20, 2019. Confidential RCMP documents reveal how involved corporations are when faced with disruptions to “business as usual” and how federal agencies should respond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Why government and industry want us to view the CN Rail strike as a security risk

Internal documents reveal how police and government respond to protests or labour disputes that are framed as threats to national security, and how heavily corporations are involved.

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