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Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Nauru, Lionel Aingimea, toast after reestablishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Andrea Verdelli/EPA

China’s increasing political influence in the south Pacific has sparked an international response

China is asserting itself in the South Pacific, prompting efforts from the US and its allies to contain its influence.
A veteran hugs his service dog during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Service dogs play vital roles for veterans, but Canada’s lack of standards makes travel and access difficult

Organizations have very different approaches to training service dogs and matching them with veterans. Neither the industry nor Canada’s provinces and territories have come to a consensus on standards.
Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs Chair Senator David Richards and Deputy Chair Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu at a news conference releasing the committee’s report on the need for psychedelic-assisted therapy for veterans on Nov. 8, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada owes its veterans new mental health tools: Access to psychedelic therapies is overdue

One in seven Canadian veterans is living with PTSD. Developing a psychedelics research program for veterans should be a public health priority.
Defence Minister Anita Anand and Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre take questions from the media in January 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Chronic sexual misconduct in Canada’s military is a national security threat

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has a serious problem with sexual violence. The military’s chronic and unresolved toxic culture puts the country’s national security at risk.
An Ontario Provincial Police tactical officer looks on from the top hatch of an armoured vehicle during protests against COVID-19 restrictions at the Ambassador Bridge on Feb. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian police are becoming more militarized, and that is damaging public trust

Canada’s police services are becoming increasingly militarized. This undermines the fundamental aims of policing and fosters public distrust of police.

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