Columnists
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Lima, Peru. Photo: Presidencia de la República Mexicana/Wikimedia Commons
Monia Mazigh | As Canada heads into a federal election year, the Trudeau government has the opportunity to show moral conviction in global politics by supporting peace and democracy abroad.
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Sophia Reuss | The majority of this week’s roundup revolves around the Trudeau government’s failure to deliver on many of its progressive promises -- and the hollowness of those promises in the first place.
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Yves Engler | The Trudeau government has largely maintained the Conservative government's pro-Saudi policies and support for Riyadh's belligerence in the region.
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Yves Engler | Trudeau should see Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's diplomatic break and raise him a wide-ranging ethical challenge. Here's how.
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Yves Engler | If you agree that answering the question "Are we doing all that we could be doing in the world?" requires some critical voices, you may not like the way international development NGOs are funded.
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David J. Climenhaga | Thanks to Saudi Arabia, our government has a chance to do the right thing. What could the Friends of Saudi Arabia, otherwise known as the Conservative Party of Canada, say, after all?
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Former Canadian PM Stephen Harper with former U.S. president George W. Bush, in 2006 when Harper had a decent excuse to visit the White House
David J. Climenhaga | If Stephen Harper wants to serve his country in the conduct of foreign affairs, he needs to wait to wait until he is asked by the elected government of the day.
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J. Baglow | Chrystia Freeland covered up her grandfather's pro-Nazi collaborationist past. How could she imagine the truth would not out?
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Yves Engler | 1,000 Canadian military personnel, a naval vessel and fighter jets will soon be on Russia’s border. Canada is participating in a “game” of brinksmanship that could end badly.
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Gerry Caplan
Gerry Caplan | You can believe in non-violent resistance to injustice without being a pacifist. And sometimes, force can only be met with force.
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Congo's first democratically elected PM, Patrice Lumumba
Yves Engler | Canada played a significant role in ONUC and Congo PM Patrice Lumumba's assassination, which should be studied by progressives demanding Ottawa increase its participation in UN "peacekeeping."
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Photo: flickr/mostlyconservative
Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Poilievre, whose political career has been been characterized by the most outrageously partisan attacks, is now in charge of a major spending department.