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China has plenty of options

Posted by Oped 1595 days ago Ottawa Citizen| china plenty options All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — Beijing Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement last Friday of new regulations limiting the investment of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Canada was a delicate balancing act. He has really no convincing reasons for rejecting the CNOOC-Nexen and Petronas-Progress deals as both clearly met the “net benefit” test under the Investment Canada Act review process. Yet he gave in Read More
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Leading the AIDS fight

Posted by Oped 1627 days ago Ottawa Citizen| leading aids fight All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — It has sickened and killed tens of millions of people around the world since it first appeared in the early 1980s. It has devastated countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV/AIDS casts a shadow over almost every aspect of life. Read More
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A serious ceremony

Posted by Oped 1904 days ago Ottawa Citizen| a ceremony All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — Are citizenship ceremonies solemn occasions that must be more than empty gestures, or are they the sort of event that could be staged, say, to suit the needs of a television network? Read More
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‘Challenging’ is understatement

Posted by Oped 1904 days ago Ottawa Citizen| challenging understatement All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — If Ontarians can’t wait for Doomsday, the new blockbuster from economist Don Drummond, they can get a similarly apocalyptic view from his friends over at the Conference Board of Canada. Read More
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A lousy job, but

Posted by Oped 1909 days ago Ottawa Citizen| a lousy job but All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — To say Bob Paulson, newly appointed head of the ailing RC-MP, has his work cut out is to state the blindingly obvious. Read More
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Childhood in a cocoon

Posted by Oped 1909 days ago Ottawa Citizen| childhood cocoon All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — The ban on most playground balls at Toronto's Earl Beatty School made headlines this week (and led to an impromptu "Occupy" moment by outraged students there). But, far from being a lone case of safety zealots run amok, it is simply the latest example of a worrisome trend. Read More
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Ending a life

Posted by Oped 1909 days ago Ottawa Citizen| ending life All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — Canada's Criminal Code makes it illegal to help someone commit suicide, and allows for up to 14 years in prison as a punishment. Many reasonable, compassionate people can conceive of cases where that law would be inappropriate or downright cruel. Read More
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Children's champion

Posted by Oped 1909 days ago Ottawa Citizen| childrens champion All
http://www.ottawacitizen.com — When Canadians think about our role in the world, politics and the military usually come to mind. Dr. Fraser Mustard, who died this week, was a brilliant reminder that the Canadian influence in the world reaches beyond those confines. Read More
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