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International, Politics, Society

Foreigners with Daesh: best to kill or reintegrate?

(posting comments open : to post or read comments-scroll to very bottom of page) As Daesh (ISIS) collapses, the risk- and fear- is that hundreds of radicalized foreign fighters will return to their home countries. Several Coalition countries have announced» 

Economy, Health, International

Are you happy at work? Americans tops, Canada fifth.

Everyone knows you spend a lot of your life at your workplace. It’s much better for everyone, yourself, colleagues, employer, if you’re happy at your work. A recent survey of professionals in several countries ranked “happiness” and stress levels. The» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Worrisome climate warning about national parks, conservation areas

Around the world national, provincial, state and other parks and conservation areas have been set aside to preserve ecosystems and species.    But with climate change, within just a few decades, they may not be able to do that. A» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

New survey shows half of Canadians want migrants out

In February alone, 635 migrants crossed from the US into Canada along an unwatched border section in Quebec and asked for asylum. This compares with just 99 last February.   In January, 452 crossed into Quebec to claim asylum, representing  a» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Refugee conundrum: Criminal but can’t be deported.

It’s a situation occurring in several countries whereby immigrants, refugees and illegal migrants deemed unacceptable or undesirable and/or who have committed crimes, can’t be deported. The Chief Justice of Canada’s Federal Court has ruled that a 40-year-old man in Vancouver» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Concern about microplastics in North America’s Great Lakes.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) which monitors water conditions in the Great Lakes of North America, has been studying the increasing concern over microplastics in the system. The IJC has just released IJC) released a report to the governments of» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada history: Feb 8 1839: Aroostook War: the US-UK face-off over Canada

The name comes from the Aroostook River and County now mostly in the US state of Maine. The war pitted the US against Britain and the then colony of New Brunswick. It’s also called “the Pork and Beans War”, mostly» 

International, Society

Canada history: Feb 2, 1915, sabotage behind enemy lines, Canada!

The fears in both World Wars were always there; you never knew where a spy or saboteur could be lurking, even in Canada which was far distant from the wars on other continents. On this date in 1915, there was» 

Economy, International, Politics

Unifor president: NAFTA, other free trade deals need renegotiating

“We’ve lost over a half million manufacturing jobs in Ontario alone” J Dias, Pres. Unifor The president of one of Canada’s biggest trade unions says the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA,  needs to be renegotiated. Jerry Dias president of» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Trump, trade, and the controversial investor dispute clauses

It has become possibly the most controversial aspect of international trade deals. The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause in such mega trade deals is designed to protect investors in projects in foreign countries which have signed on. US President»