Should governments seek public approval on counter terrorism policy? By now, I am sure that you are aware of the fact that a referendum carried out by the Colombian government on a peace deal with…View More Consulting Citizens on Anti-Terrorism Policy
Canada’s foreign policy is caught in a precarious balancing act between the “sunny ways” of election promises and the realpolitik of weapons sales to countries with dubious human rights records. In his new book, Two…View More Former Senator: More Aid, Military Capacity Needed
Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced a moratorium on further Senate appointments, seemingly hoping it will lead to the natural demise of the Upper House. Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair has also called for the abolition…View More Divided Views on the Senate’s Ethnic Diversity
A report released by the Senate national security committee is sparking anger from one of the country’s largest Canadian Muslim organizations and has Liberal members of the committee distancing themselves from its controversial recommendations over…View More National Muslim Group, Liberal Senator Blast Senate National Security Report
Now comes the reckoning — not just for the Senate, but also for Auditor-General Michael Ferguson, who spent $21 million investigating its travel and living expenses. And what do we have to show for two years…View More The AG and the Senate: $21 million to catch $1 million? Are we kidding?
A Senate committee report says the government needs to do more to attract francophone immigrants to communities outside of Quebec if it hopes to meet its own targets. The report, which was released Tuesday by…View More Feds falling short of francophone immigration targets: Senate report
Political and religious turbulence, violent militancy and natural disasters are nothing to brag about — but for many foreign expatriates arriving in Pakistan over the past decade, it was a thrill to be caught up…View More Canadian Politics a Reminder of “Back Home”