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      Guly: What Syrian refugees have found since arriving in Ottawa
      Dec26

      Guly: What Syrian refugees have found since arriving in Ottawa

      Three years ago, Canadians rallied around the federal government’s plan to resettle Syrian refugees who had fled a seemingly endless and brutal conflict in their homeland. Ottawans, who have a history of helping asylum seekers, from the Vietnamese “boat people” in the late 1970s to Somalis a decade later, opened their hearts and wallets to...

      Neve: Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 – Seven decades of betrayal, but also of hope
      Dec10

      Neve: Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 – Seven decades of betrayal, but also of hope

      Seventy years ago, world leaders committed to what was at once both an urgent set of promises and a compelling dream when the newly formed United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, International Human Rights Day, as we mark that platinum anniversary, in many ways the Universal Declaration has never had more meaning....

      Today’s letters: Why Russia attacked Ukraine’s ships, and more on GM
      Nov30

      Today’s letters: Why Russia attacked Ukraine’s ships, and more on GM

      Putin attacks Ukraine for wanting sovereignty Re: Russia starts prosecuting Ukrainians after sea clash, Nov. 27. On Saturday afternoon, I stood only a few metres away from Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko as he spoke at a memorial service recalling the millions of Ukrainians who perished during the genocidal Great Famine of 1932-33 in...

      Meet Gabriela Dabrowski: Ottawa’s overnight tennis success, 19 years in the making
      May25

      Meet Gabriela Dabrowski: Ottawa’s overnight tennis success, 19 years in the making

      Only four Canadians have reached the pinnacle of tennis in the modern era. They have achieved success at the highest level, winning one or more of the sport’s four “Grand Slam” tournaments: Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open or the Australian Open. The first was Montreal’s Sébastien Lareau, a U.S. Open men’s doubles...

      Finding lightning in a bottle: The chemistry between tennis doubles players
      May25

      Finding lightning in a bottle: The chemistry between tennis doubles players

      Finding a doubles partner for Grand Slam tennis requires connections, patience, persistence and a good smartphone data plan. Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski won a French Open mixed doubles championship with India’s Rohan Bopanna last June, and they played together at Wimbledon in July and the U.S. Open in September, losing in the...

      Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine
      May18

      Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine

      Extremists prevent lasting peace between Israel, PalestineRe: U.S. embassy move won’t help peace process, May 16 In my view, both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian long-standing conflict have legitimate grievances and aspirations, and both sides are held hostage by their deeply and rigidly entrenched extremists’ diametrically opposing...

      Canadian government comes to the defence of Nazi SS and Nazi collaborators but why?
      May17

      Canadian government comes to the defence of Nazi SS and Nazi collaborators but why?

      In late April more than 50 members of the U.S. Congress condemned the government of Ukraine’s ongoing efforts to glorify “Nazi collaborators.” The letter, signed by both Republicans and Democrats, outlined concerns about ongoing ceremonies to glorify leaders of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army as well as 14th SS Galizien Division (aka...

      ‘Too many accidents’: Russian scientist says she faces grave danger if Canada denies refugee bid
      May08

      ‘Too many accidents’: Russian scientist says she faces grave danger if Canada denies refugee bid

      This is a story about a Russian scientist and vocal critic of the Putin government who collected evidence of environmental disaster in Siberia and is now seeking asylum in Canada. It’s a convoluted tale that sounds like something out of a Cold War novel. The veracity of some of the events in question are impossible to independently confirm....

      Scanlan: Cooking with class — home-cooked meals in a school setting
      May06

      Scanlan: Cooking with class — home-cooked meals in a school setting

      Nancy Watzenboeck was in Italy when she heard about a topic explored in this space: the lost art of home cooking. “Seven people sent me your article when I was away,” Watzenboeck says. “Everything mentioned in there is kind of what we’re trying to achieve with our classes.” At Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata, Watzenboeck teaches a...

      Cohen: Why we ought to worry about democracy’s retreat globally
      May01

      Cohen: Why we ought to worry about democracy’s retreat globally

      Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada lives on public platforms. She lectures often, at home and abroad, and collects laurels celebrating her shimmering career (including 38 honorary degrees) like loose change. As a decorated jurist of 42 years, she contemplates law and society as a quotidian challenge. So there she was two weeks...