As a police chief, Clive Weighill tries to remain apolitical, but a a recent Sisters in Spirit vigil held to remember missing and murdered Aboriginal women, he said that “when you see the socio-economic factors, the poverty, the racism, it’s also systemic. We need to get to the root cause of this.”
Despite Canada’s history with Afghanistan, it did not come up in foreign policy discussions during the recent election campaign, writes Gerald Schmitz. Five movies screened at the Toronto film festival feature stories from an Afghanistan we hardly knew..
Only six weeks after the federal election, our newly elected prime minister, Justin Trudeau, will face his first foreign-policy challenge there, writes Joe Gunn. How will he handle it?