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  • Canada's almost nightmareThe Canadian Charger
    November 18, 2014

    Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre, authors of The Morning After (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2014) present us with a truly nightmarish scenario: What if the yes side had been victorious in the 1995 Quebec referendum on sovereignty? The book is a must read.

  • Canada's lost Ghulam SajanScott Stockdale
    November 18, 2014

    Looking back over his remarkable life, it's no surprise that his daughter Shaheen Sajan would focus on Ghulam Sajan's dedication to civic service as a major motivating factor in his life. In 2001, he was honoured with a Government of Canada award for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer.

  • On Egypt and Sisi, Zewail speaks for meDr. Mohamed Elmasry
    November 18, 2014

    "When Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt in 2012, many in the country, including me, were hopeful that he would become a democratic president for all Egyptians," said Dr. Ahmed Zewail, the Egyptian-born American Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in his recent Los Angeles Times' op-ed, "Unfortunately, his presidency quickly became a proxy for the Muslim Brotherhood, and under his leadership the country was driven to the edge of civil war. Millions took to the streets on June 30, 2013, to demand change and greater stability for Egypt."

  • Don't cut aid to Egypt: The hopeful case for supporting Egyptian President SisiAhmed H. Zewail
    November 18, 2014

    Some members of Congress have criticized Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi lately and called for a reduction in or elimination of U.S. military aid as a way of punishing his administration. After meeting with Sisi in Cairo recently and talking to a wide range of citizens there, I have come to understand why most Egyptians now support him. And I believe that cutting foreign aid to Egypt at this point would harm the U.S.-Egypt relationship and have serious consequences for the Middle East.

  • Canada: New Converts to Islam, Then and Now, a Tragic DifferenceDr. Mohamed Elmasry
    October 26, 2014

    Last week in Montréal, Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, ran over two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.

  • The Qatar problemJeremy Shapiro
    October 25, 2014

    On the face of it, Qatar has been one of the United States' most valuable allies in the Middle East over the last decade. Qatar hosts a large U.S. Air Force base in the Persian Gulf and has often provided political and financial support for U.S. initiatives in the Middle East. Indeed, Washington has often encouraged Qatari activism to legitimize U.S. diplomacy, including its political support at the Arab League of a potential U.S. strike against Syria.

  • Harper and Canadian researchReuel S. Amdur
    October 25, 2014

    On October 7, the Royal Society of Canada Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, issued a position paper, "Driving Growth through Research." In the paper is a recommendation that Canadian research funding should be increased at least to the average level of OECD and G8 countries.

  • Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne a social justice premier?Reuel S. Amdur
    October 25, 2014

    In her post-election publicity, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised, among other things, "better support" for those on social assistance. "We will increase Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program rates. . . by one per cent in 2014-15. We will also increase benefits for single Ontario Works clients without children, giving them a total benefit increase of $30 per month in 2014, for a total increase over two years of $50."

  • Every day is a moving dayReuel S. Amdur
    October 25, 2014

    Staying in bed is dangerous to your health. That was the theme of a recent presentation at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital.

  • My father's prized unique artworkScott Stockdale
    October 25, 2014

    Although it's been a couple of generations since Rosemary Sabet's father Rupert Francis Summers produced his scraperboard works of art - a couple of which are in the Royal Academy in London England - the interest in them continues unabated.

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