Canada’s distance with Vietnam can allow Ottawa to speak bluntly on sensitive matters when dealing with Hanoi.
History should not be left to the victors, and the experiences of those who lost are no less valid.
If Canada is intent on establishing a presence in the region, it should aspire to do more than ship oil to Asian markets.
As the government pursues boosting ties with the region, it must explore all opportunities rather than those most evident.
Although new laws aim to prevent marriage fraud, the problem of monitoring those individuals who have slipped through the cracks remains a challenge.