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Was Canada’s refugee system a success or failure in the case of Lai Changxing?
The recent deportation of one of China’s “most wanted” criminals from Canada raises important questions about Canada’s refugee system. Lai Changxing (aka Lai Cheong Sing) came to Canada in...
Aug 3rd, 2011
Geeks or cyberwarriors? Digital revolution underway in North Korea
Inside Pyongyang, there's a small but growing digital world. It's just not clear what the goal is.
Jul 24th, 2011
Canada begins engagement with Myanmar, but rules out early end to sanctions
Engagement will focus solely on human rights, minister says.
Jul 23rd, 2011
Afghan translators for Canadian troops offered "fast-tracked" immigrant status
More than 500 workers who put themselves at risk will be moving to Canada, Ottawa says.
Jul 15th, 2011
Radioactive beef found in Japan
Now the Japanese have something else to worry about. Radioactive cesium has been found in beef, and it exceeded 60 times the legal limit, the Province reported today. Reportedly, 373.15 kilograms (...
Jul 13th, 2011
US takes formal charge of Canada's Afghan mission
Effort to "support Afghan people" cost 157 soldiers' lives.
Jul 7th, 2011
Combat ends but battle rages on for wounded Canadian troops
Afghanistan withdrawal deadline won't end the struggle for soldiers hurt in battle -- mentally or physically.
Jul 2nd, 2011
Greater Vancouver Bangladesh Cultural Association leader calls attack on UBC student in Bangladesh "inhuman"
"It was inhuman," said Abdul Kalam Azad, general secretary of the Greater Vancouver Bangladesh Cultural Association, of the attacks against a female UBC student by her husband in Bangladesh. On...
Jun 23rd, 2011
Will Canada take Fukushima's radioactive rods?
Canada is "one of the more logical choices" for storing Fukushima's radioactive rods, a sobering article in an international journal says.
Linda Solomon Wood
Jun 9th, 2011
Light's out: you're in Nepal
Light's out, you're in Nepal. We arrived at the Schechen Guest House with our I-phones and I-pads and no electricity. There was a polite struggle between me, my son, and my....(...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jun 4th, 2011