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Integrative Solutions for Security (Dr. Jonathan Calof)

By Dr. Jonathan Calof

Integrative Solutions for Security BY JONATHAN CALOF © 2016 FrontLine Security (Vol 11, No 4) (FrontLine Security magazine) FrontLine Security needs to look at keeping the general population safe and secure more broadly than we had in the past. Food sa …

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7 big developments in Canadian politics for 2017

By Andrew Cardozo

Seven big developments in Canadian politics to watch for We live in an era where politics change constantly and the unexpected is what happens again and again. Brexit and Donald Trump are now synonyms for unexpected change as much as they are about wha …

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National Goal for Poverty Reduction (Terrance Hunsley)

By Terrance Hunsley

The Government of Canada discussion paper, Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy, asks for suggestions on how the federal government can better align its poverty reduction efforts with those of provinces, territories, municipalities and communities. It …

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A Reykjavik Review, and the Arctic Leaders’ Statement


By Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung, PhD, RPP

On December 20, 2016, Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau and US President Obama released the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement. It cited a series of bilateral efforts aimed at ensuring a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and …

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CF-18: Strategic Replacement, BGen (Ret’d) Greg Matte

By BGen (Ret’d) Gregory C.P. Matte

The intent of this paper is to shine a light on the critical aspects of the CF-18 replacement initiative that appear to have been buried in the public debate surrounding this multi-billion dollar project. Beyond the rhetoric are the immutable consequen …

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Sen. Peter Harder on Senate Reform (Sept 19)

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(Picture L to R: Alicia Natividad, Pearson Centre; James Scongack, Bruce Power, Sen. Peter Harder; Catherine Bélanger, and Hon. Sergio Marchi) A WORK IN PROGRESS: The changing role of the “Representative of the Government in the Senate” Report of a Spe …

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U.S. ELECTION: Respect for human dignity needed

By Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung, PhD, RPP

Although not actually an old Chinese saying “May you live in interesting times!” is now taken as a Chinese proverb and used repeatedly in the mass media and quoted by popular public figures. Too, in this U.S. Presidential campaign, some of us might be …

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Olympics Assurances

By Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung PhD, RPP

The newly-minted Brazilian Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani announced in June that Rio de Janeiro is ready for the 2016 Olympics. It was then that it became clear the Games will be a go ahead on August 5, albeit under an unprecedented atmosphere of in …

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Insight, Lessons & Consequences of Bill C-14

By Greg Matte

For those who’ve been following the federal government’s efforts to pass Bill C-14 into law by the Supreme Court’s June 6 deadline, it has provided tremendous insight into a complex, ethical issue. More importantly, it has also provided some interestin …

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Basic Income Guarantee: What and How, Terrance Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

What Good Could We Accomplish With a Basic Income Guarantee and How Could We Put it in Place? There has been a lot of discussion about the need for a basic income of some form, in Canada as well as several other countries. Many proponents of reform cal …

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