Canada


What Shall We Do With NATO?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) conference on 3-4 December 2019 was intended to be a celebration of the treaty’s 70 years of existence. However, it has been seen by many as just the latest in the line of academic and policy arguments which provide further justification for Western Europe […]


Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill – Will It Be Enough To Shift The System?

On 1 January 2020, Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill (C-92), an “Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families,” especially the ways in which they can now exercise their inherent jurisdiction over children in their communities, kicked into effect amidst funding, planning, and oversight criticism. Recognizing […]


Canada’s Unspoken Cultural Genocide

The definition of genocide went through many stages before consensually agreeing to the wording of the 1948 Convention. In Article 2 of the 1948 Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious groups as […]


Analysis Of Canada’s Arms Trade With Saudi Arabia

(Written in the POV of Global Affairs Canada) The Department of Global Affairs Canada under North America, Trade Policy and Negotiations (TND) has prepared the following paper in order to discuss how best to move forward with Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia. This issue is important because it gained […]


U.S Catching Up In The Scramble For The Arctic

What is now being dubbed the scramble for the Arctic, a not so subtle reference to the scramble for Africa by European countries in the 19th century, is the increasing military and economic presence by world powers in the Arctic region. The increasing push into the Arctic has been enabled […]


Climate Change

Can We Quantify Climate Debt And How Do Developed Nations Address Their Duty To The World On Climate Change?

“The point of discussing climate debt need not to be to assign guilt, but merely responsibility for bearing [the] cost.” So wrote Pickering and Barry in their essay on climate debt. The point of conceptualizing and quantifying a climate debt is not to lambast the wealthiest or highest emitters simply […]


Purchasing Greenland Is A Geopolitical Chess Piece Rather Than A Real Estate Deal 1

President Donald Trump has seen yet another diplomatic rift resulting from offhanded remarks, this time over the United States purchasing Greenland. Trump suggested the purchase of the Danish controlled – yet sovereign – territory of Greenland to his senior advisors earlier this month. Greenland residents and Danish officials initially responded […]


Grandi Calls For Equitable Sharing Of Refugees, Furthering The Resettlement Dilemma

The untamable refugee crisis around the globe continues to be a huge concern for the international community. Though the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR )can be applauded for working tirelessly to protect the basic rights of refugees (food, clothes, health, education etc), the permanent resettlement of refugees into […]


Putting A Band-Aid On A Bullet Wound: Nova Scotia’s Healthcare System Is In Need Of Serious Reform

Over-crowded emergency rooms with wait times of over two hours. Walk-in clinics bearing signs in their windows which read, “Currently not accepting any new patients.” This is the reality that the chronically-ill living in Atlantic Canada face as they search for the medical care they require. The effects of the […]


The Canadian ‘Genocide’ On Indigenous Women and Girls

Canada’s report on missing indigenous women and girls is alarming and horrifying. The results of a government enquiry launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2016 revealed a few weeks ago that in recent decades, violence against Indigenous women and Indigenous girls has reached the levels of genocide. Although the […]