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Section: Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

      Glavin: Democracy’s long march backwards
      Mar09

      Glavin: Democracy’s long march backwards

      Now that the vice of comparing ourselves favourably to the Americans is in vogue again, I suppose we could all indulge in the indecency of boasting that The Economist magazine’s meticulously researched annual Democracy Index puts Canada in seventh place among the world’s 20 full democracies in 2015, and at the very bottom of the Top...

      Defence industry update: Airbus buys Waterloo-area firm, Canadians work on Type 26 combat ships
      Mar07

      Defence industry update: Airbus buys Waterloo-area firm, Canadians work on Type 26 combat ships

      Esprit de Corps magazine, in its latest issue, has these details on developments in the defence and aerospace industry: Rolls-Royce announced that it had achieved a significant milestone for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship program. At a recent ceremony in Bristol the company marked the completion of a successful factory...

      Spicer: Britain should look to the EU’s true heroine
      Feb28

      Spicer: Britain should look to the EU’s true heroine

      Day after day, night after terrifying night, flimsy little boats dump their human cargo into the angry, icy Mediterranean. Who cares? German Chancellor Angela Merkel does. Late last year, she said her country could easily “manage” one million or more refugees from the intractable conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Three months ago,...

      Governments worried about corruption in Ukraine, lack of legislation to allow for elections
      Feb25

      Governments worried about corruption in Ukraine, lack of legislation to allow for elections

      The foreign ministers of France and Germany, on a visit to Kiev, are expressing concerns about the political tensions that are impeding reform efforts in Ukraine and about the persisting conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Associated Press writes. Here is more from the Associated Press article: The two countries have been trying to help resolve the...

      Diplomatica: West, Russia should re-engage economies, security, ambassador says
      Feb17

      Diplomatica: West, Russia should re-engage economies, security, ambassador says

      Western sanctions against Russia in response to its expansion into Ukraine have had an effect on the country’s economy, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev admitted last week. But they haven’t hurt nearly as much as the country’s “systemic dependence on lavish natural resource revenues,” a concept, the ambassador noted, that...

      Tomaszewski: Ditch the memorial and educate people about communism instead
      Feb16

      Tomaszewski: Ditch the memorial and educate people about communism instead

      In this newspaper recently, Paul Dewar argued against the proposed Memorial to the Victims of Communism, dismissing communism as only an “idea.” Mr. Dewar was born in 1963, so presumably he was able to read newspapers long before the Soviet Union collapsed, and was around when the Tiananmen Square massacre took place. If he was a precocious...

      It’s time for the Liberals to show us their Arctic plan
      Feb16

      It’s time for the Liberals to show us their Arctic plan

      During one of the 2015 election debates, Justin Trudeau accused Prime Minister Harper of lacking an Arctic policy, calling it “Big Sled, No Dogs.” The idea was that the Conservative government’s Arctic record was empty rhetoric on investment in northern communities and on security in the face of Russian expansion in nearby waters. Mr....

      Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead
      Feb10

      Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead

      Let’s stop quibbling about the monument to victims of communism and ask the real question: Should we have such a monument in our capital? I think not. At a time when our country must focus on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, why not invest instead in the long-proposed National Aboriginal Centre on Victoria Island? The Liberal...

      Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman
      Feb01

      Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman

      Rose Cmikiewicz Born: July 12, 1912, in Ottawa Died: Feb. 8, 2015, in Ottawa of natural causes By Betty-Anne Poaps Her mother named her, quite simply, Rose. She was part of a generation the likes of which we will likely not see again. Our Rose was the eldest of eight children born in Canada to young Ukrainian immigrants. The family led a hard...

      Dion says re-engaging with Iran, Russia in Canada’s self-interest
      Jan28

      Dion says re-engaging with Iran, Russia in Canada’s self-interest

      Canada stands to gain by engaging with Russia and Iran, and will shoot itself in the foot if it doesn’t. That was Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s assessment Thursday, as he gave a sweeping preview of how the Liberal government plans to work with the rest of the world. Speaking at a foreign policy event hosted by the...