Why Canada must be part of the AIIB

Why Canada must be part of the AIIB

And why the Chinese-led Asian investment bank matters for global liberal order.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Join on the right terms

Decision-making talk should be held mostly between banking lawyers, not politicians.

Debating the merits of missile defence

The cost may be worth it, if delaying the decision only increases the cost of joining. But we should go into it with our eyes open.

Canada should join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Despite US objections, there seems little reason for Canada to hold back in signing on to the Chinese-led development bank.

Is Canada still leading on global food security?

Investing in small-scale agriculture has spin-off benefits for family health, the environment and the economy.

When the map is redrawn

In 2008, the ethnic Albanian Kosovar majority unilaterally declared independence and the US was the first nation to redraw the map of Europe by recognizing Kosovo.

Afghanistan not a model to follow

There is no indication that Canada is anywhere near reaching the original objective of consolidating the government’s authority and legitimacy.

Canada continues to fail Indigenous women and girls

Canada acknowledges that more must be done, yet at the same time, refuses to make any new commitments.

Marshallese can rightfully claim a victory

Right, might, and the prospects for complete nuclear disarmament.

Protecting animals protects people

Animals are one of the most important productive assets for poor rural households. The loss of animals during a disaster can mean hunger, malnutrition and unemployment.

Canada, meet Southeast Asia

We need to leverage our diaspora populations to build the profile of ASEAN across Canada.

The government's priority is a clean and healthy environment

Since 2006, our government has invested over $4 billion in science and technology at Environment Canada alone.

Re-engaging in the world

Canada has a short runway to prepare for COP21.

Cuba: An island looking for more sun

The US détente is promising, but what will happen after the Castro brothers die?

Good soil: Key to the future of sustainable food

Fertile soil is far from dirt cheap.

Paris Climate Alliance is a step towards a safer and more prosperous future

We wish to work with all partners, including Canada, to strike a historic and binding deal.

Growing the economy and protecting the environment at the same time

Right now, we have a piecemeal approach to our climate change policies, rather than a comprehensive and coherent plan.

Environment Canada, agencies lapse $1-billion in spending on Conservatives’ watch

The government’s management of Environment Canada is a spectacular example of incompetence designed to mislead both the public and Parliament.

Energy efficiency in buildings: Combatting climate change, saving money, and reducing import dependence

The German government strives to make Germany's building stock virtually climate neutral by 2050.

Towards a strong European energy union

Such a union, coupled with an ambitious climate change policy, offers a fruitful basis for international dialogue and co-operation.

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