On his first trip back to Canada since leaving his Ottawa post, Heyman sits down with OpenCanada, speaking openly on the “genius” of the Trudeau team and what worries him about the state of U.S. politics.


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Candid and concerned: What former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman thinks of Trump, Trudeau staffers

On his first trip back to Canada since leaving his Ottawa post, Bruce Heyman sits down with OpenCanada's Catherine Tsalikis, speaking openly on the “genius” of the Trudeau team and what worries him about the state of U.S. politics.
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A new NAFTA, but not necessarily a better one

NAFTA has its fair share of critics who want to see it updated. But if Trump has his way, a re-negotiated agreement may prove disappointing. By Ross Linden-Fraser.
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Bigger national security ideas enter the Conservative leadership debate

As Matthew Bondy argues, last weekend’s debate included foreign policy proposals that moved the conversation from sensational to substantial.

Why people, no matter their income, will always be on the move

Waves of migration aren’t new, and the economic development of source countries won't necessarily reduce the incentive to move. Is it time to consider a morals-based approach? By Edward Hadas for our partners at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.


Saving Jewish history

This piece for Newsweek by Emily Feldman tells the story of two unlikely allies — a Kurdish, atheist filmmaker from Turkey and an American Jew running a non-profit in New York City. Together, using film footage, eye witnesses and digital mapping software, they are preserving the memory of Jewish heritage sites all around the Middle East — many of which have already disappeared.

America's envoy

According to Bloomberg News, Trump's choice for the next U.S. ambassador to Canada is Kelly Knight Craft, a wealthy Republican fundraiser from Kentucky. In Maclean's, Shannon Proudfoot compiles what you need to know about her so far: her husband is a coal mogul, she is close with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and she knows how to convince people to hand over loads of cash. 


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Birth of a Notion: The Vimy Idea, 1917-2017

March 5, 2017, Toronto
One hundred years after the battle of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian War Museum's Dr. Tim Cook will explore the emergence of the Vimy idea, its changing meaning, and its endurance as a symbol of Canadian service and sacrifice. 
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Women, Violent Extremism and the Internet: Empowering Prevention; Dealing with Risk

March 6, 2017, Ottawa
A panel discussion on the complex role of women in the prevention of violent extremism, with a special focus on the role of the internet in amplifying this impact, and also in channelling the risks.
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International Careers, at Home and Abroad

March 7, 2017, Halifax
A career networking event for students and new graduates. Experienced professionals will share information on how they developed their international careers, and give tips and ideas for building a career in Nova Scotia and abroad.

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