As a second generation Canadian and descendant of Commonwealth parents, I know the answer to whether Canada and the Royals are right for each other should be a quick “Long live the Queen.” Growing up…View More Is it Time for Canada to Dump the Royals?
As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting got underway on Friday in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, the largest Tamil diaspora population in the world made its voice heard against ongoing human rights violations…View More Canadian Tamils protest Colombo summit
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect to project the commonalities between Canada and India. “Two great democracies, India and Canada, both champions of human rights and human dignity,” said Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of…View More Canada praises India for skipping Colombo summit
The reaction in Canada to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision not to attend next month’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka reflects the island nation’s fault lines. While most Sri Lankan organizations that represent the Tamil…View More Commonwealth snub puts spotlight on diaspora politics
That a public event held in the memory of a slain Sri Lankan journalist was not immune to tensions caused by the civil strife there is a reminder of its intensity four years after the…View More Embers of civil war still aglow in Sri Lanka