Canada is developing plans for the next generation of nuclear reactors, touted as a form of "clean growth." But there's little evidence that this technology will address climate change.
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The military goes to great lengths to shape coverage of its affairs and one should expect stories about Canada's mission in Mali to be influenced by the armed forces.
A volatile leader in charge of a military behemoth prone to aggression has repeatedly attacked Canada and its prime minister in recent weeks. But the "defence" community has barely made a peep.
Justin Trudeau has shown he handles the communications side of being prime minister with aplomb. But making the government work for all Canadians requires more than showing up with a smile.
The Conservative majority approve military support for the U.S.-led coalition, currently bombing the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. NDP, Liberals, Bloc and Green members are against it.
Canada is going to war. That we know, and not enough more. In voicing support for military intervention in Iraq and possibly Syria, the House of Commons divided along partisan lines.
The barbarism that is ISIS has its roots in the barbarism that was Canadian and "coalition" war policy in the obliteration of Iraq in the 1991 "Gulf" war and subsequent sanctions.
The leaders who gathered in Normandy a week ago for D-Day's 70th anniversary missed the point. Military heroism is rarely as straightforward as on D-Day.
It's that time of the year again! Time for the international arms industry to join together and buy and sell the latest weaponry. It's also time Canadians stand up and say no more to war and Harper.
In a little-noticed news release from the North Pole, a jolly senior citizen has asked that his image not be co-opted this holiday season by the Canadian War Department and NORAD.