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India Calls On Interpol To Help Arrest Controversial Islamic Preacher

The National Investigation Agency has asked for Interpol to issue a red corner notice on the controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik reports The Hindu. The red corner notice would allow for Zakir Naik to be arrested by any agency globally. This has all followed after the Islamic Research Foundation, headed […]


Bonn Climate Negotiations: No Room For Complacency

This year, Bonn, Germany will host a series of climate negotiations.  Significant developments have occurred since the Paris Agreement of 2015. Most notably, the election of President Trump who has renounced U.S. obligations outlined in the Paris negotiations.  However, recent news suggests that China may be stepping up to take […]


International Canadian Mining And The Struggle For Indigenous Rights And Environmental Protections

Canadian mining companies have come under fire for their practices abroad, especially in South America, where many Canadian-based multinational corporations operate mines. They have been accused numerous abuses, namely the destruction of the local environment, allowing their employees to abuse the local residents, and colluding with foreign governments to dismantle […]


Malala Receives Honorary Citizenship During Visit To Canada

International children’s and women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai was presented an honorary Canadian citizenship during her visit Wednesday to the nation’s capital. This occasion marks just the sixth time in Canada’s history that an honorary citizenship has been given out, accented by the fact Yousafzai is currently the youngest person […]


Global Community Combat Climate Change Despite Trump’s Unravelling Of USA’s Climate Policy

The Paris Treaty agreement of 2015 was an initiative of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). It has evolved from the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 which established legal obligations to reach mandatory targets on cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To date, 141 parties out of 197 have […]


Inuit Food Insecurity: “True North Strong And Expensive”

INTRODUCTION Food security is a serious concern in Inuit communities in Canada. According to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national Inuit organization, food insecurity is at crisis levels in all four Inuit regions of Canada: Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the North West […]


Trudeau Says UN Peacekeeping Mission Still Possible In 2017

When he first took office in 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed “Canada is back” in playing an important and prevalent role in UN peacekeeping. In August 2016, the Liberal government committed close to 600 soldiers, 150 police officers, and $450 million in development funding for a three-year peacekeeping […]


Anti-Islamophobia Motion Reveals A Deep Divide In Canada

This past Thursday, the Canadian parliament passed a non-binding motion (M-103) which calls on the government to recognize the “increasing public climate of hate and fear” and calls on them to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” It also asks for the Common Heritage Committee […]