OPINION

How to make the most of a trade mission to China

How to make the most of a trade mission to China

If the Ontario premier’s trip this month helps create more sustainable partnerships, it will be a Wynne/win.


Hunger is more than just kids with swollen bellies

Hidden hunger may not be as striking—but it can be just as deadly.


At the forefront of the Ebola fight

Canada will continue to do its part to support the people of West Africa during these extraordinarily challenging times.


For global health, focus on poverty and education

There must be a focus on training of front-line workers and on development of universal public health systems and infrastructure.


Migration policies shrink Canada

Cuts aimed at “bogus” refugees have unwisely spread fear and discrimination in our health system, and I believe this fear is spreading across our country.


It's not just about Ebola

While the virus is currently in the limelight, a number of other diseases affect more people and cause more deaths.


Clean water and sanitation is critical

The WHO links nearly half of the world's malnutrition cases to poor WASH.


Stock up on those Napa vintages

The St. Supéry estate winery was very fortunate in the earthquake and did not experience much damage.


Opportunities and challenges for Canada and Korea

Maintaining existing trade and developing more requires a stable international landscape.


The challenge for air force planners

It is not sufficient to simply identify trends and be prepared to react to them. One must think outside the box.


Trade security beyond the US? China may be the only answer

While recent relations have been rocky, China seems the steadiest boat to become Canada’s next great trading partner.


Feeding nine billion by 2050? Canada can help

It is a sad truth that many smallholder farmers in poor countries today struggle to feed themselves while also supplying local markets.


A passion for pinot

Thanks to food and wine, Mr. Oliver says he is more busy in retirement than he was when he was in the Senate.


Strategy first, spending second for Canadian military

Deploying to Iraq actually contradicts many of the principles in Canada's current defence strategy.


Our problems are global and require global governance

We can take actions at home that improve lives, but ultimately we will have to find new ways to ensure globalization works for all.


Celebrating UN Day of the Girl with a chicken leg

Growing up in India, I distinctly remember that men were served food first. I learnt early on: chicken was cooked on special events; chicken wasn’t cheap; women were.


Targeting neglected tropical diseases key to Canada’s development priorities

These diseases touch the same target population that Canada aims to reach through its maternal and child health agenda.


At Hong Kong protests, Canadians are highly visible

The minister’s recent statements show he knows what is going on or he trusts a skilled team in Hong Kong—or both. But how far will he go to support the 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong?


Rebuilding trust at the WTO

India’s scuttling of what could have been the first WTO multilateral deal in nearly 20 years is a sign of larger problems in the trade club.


Why Canada is losing the oil sands public relations war

Unless there are strong measures to improve the energy industry's environmental performance, public relations efforts will continue to fall short.


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October 22, 2014