Does Canada need to resurrect its circumpolar ambassador?

Two weeks ago, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon unveiled the government's new Arctic foreign policy statement, which put a premium on the Arctic Council and finding diplomatic resolutions to many of the Canada's ongoing disputes in the North.

Watching the transformation of a community

Filipino Ambassador José Brillantes may be returning to Manila, but if there's one thing for certain, many more of his countrymen will be coming from the Philippines to bolster the population in Canada.

Lots to see and do for those in the know

You're new to the country and you're looking for something to do. Despite what you may hear, there's much more to do in Canada than shovelling five feet of snow.

How to find the place that's right for you

Dionne Caldwell knows "the struggle" well. The daughter of one Canadian diplomat and former wife of another, Mrs. Caldwell has lived in 10 different countries and, much like many of her clients, she knows the ups and downs of house hunting in a foreign country.

Silence on Burma inquiry raises eyebrows

The US is the latest country to come out in support of a UN investigation into human rights abuses and war crimes.

War on human smuggling could leave refugee casualties in wake

Experts and advocates say asylum seekers often have no choice but to partake of 'despicable' criminals' services.

Talk history with facts, not convictions: Turkish envoy

Yönet Tezel has seen many highs and lows during his five years in Ottawa.

Shipping spat shows Canada-US Arctic divide

New federal government regulations issued last month to monitor commercial traffic on the Northwest Passage received less than a warm response from international shippers and the U.S government.

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