National Newswatch
Bálint Ódor

A Hungarian Tribute to Canada

Oct 23 2016 — Bálint Ódor — This month, Canada pays homage to the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. As the Ambassador of Hungary to Canada, I invite all Canadians to commemorate and celebrate with us. Canada is a nation that understood the message of 1956 clearly, and also extended helping hands to a large number of Hungarians who were […]

Glen Pearson

Burning Man

Oct 12 2016 — Glen Pearson — Malcolm Gladwell offered some fascinating insights recently on how unprecedented election results can lead to an unprecedented backlash. Speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Gladwell wondered if the election of the first black president in the United States for two straight terms led to the phenomena that is Donald Trump. He threw some light on the […]


Turning the carbon corner

Oct 8 2016 — Rick Smith — Well, that was quite something.  Even those most dedicated cynics have to admit that an unexpectedly large amount of progress was made on the climate change issue in the past few days. What’s that?  Yes.  Yes, it is.  The first inkling of some light at the end of the carbon tunnel. Here are 5 takeaways […]

Senator Colin Kenny

Transparent Competition for CF-18 Replacements

Oct 1 2016 — Colin Kenny — Donald Trump recently made big headlines about how NATO countries are not carrying their fair share of the defence burden – measured at 2 percent of GDP. But even President Obama publicly pointed out, in his address to Parliament no less, that Canada should contribute “its full share to common security.” Canadians are fond of […]

Glen Pearson

When Accepting Refugees Is No Longer Enough

Sep 29 2016 — Glen Pearson — Somewhere along the line, citizens and their leaders around the world are going to have to admit that the present plan for dealing with the burgeoning refugee problem isn’t going to work. It’s not all about the math, although that’s not a bad place to start. When Filippo Grandi, head of the United Nations High […]