Canadian international affairs expert David Carment is concerned about the future of Canada's foreign policy and its diplomatic service.
In an editorial this week in Embassy Magazine provocatively titled "Why Twitter diplomacy won't lead to better foreign policy" he voices concerns about the use of Twitter and the Internet for foreign policy goals, and calls for a two-way ...
Most Canadians fail to keep New Year’s resolutions
When the New Year begins on January 1st most Canadians party and then resolve to break bad habits. It's estimated that, like Americans, 75 per cent maintain their resolutions after the first week. After a month, only 60 per cent do, and after six months only 40 per cent are still trying. A new documentary called Slaves ...
One H5N1 bird flu death confirmed in Canada, officials downplay risk
Canadian officials have confirmed the first human death from H5N1 bird flu in North America, during a press conference Wednesday (January 8), but the officials repeatedly emphasized that there is no risk of transmission between humans.
The case was confirmed in a lab test Tuesday night.
The person, a resident of the western Canadian province of Alberta, first showed symptoms ...
Pro-Israel, non-diplomat, appointed Canada's ambassador to Israel
Vivian Bercovici, a lawyer and supporter of Israel, has been appointed as Canada's ambassador to Israel, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Wednesday (January 8).
“Having lived in Israel and written extensively on the region, Ms. Bercovici has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing the country and deep insight into the opportunities provided by the strong links between ...
The premier of Canada’s wealthy province of Alberta is on her way to India to open a trade office as part of her efforts to reduce a heavy reliance on trade with the U.S. Alberta is an oil and grain-producing province and already has a trade relationship with India, primarily based on agriculture.
Pesticides found in almost half of organic produce
Some Canadians pay extra to buy organic fruits and vegetables, but a new analysis found 45.8 per cent of samples tested positive for some trace of pesticide. A smaller amount—1.8 per cent—violated Canada’s maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides.