Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
As Canada pivots its economic activity toward the future, some reflection may be needed on what we will be leaving behind in the process.
Toronto is the world’s mining capital. Yet, despite both huge revenues and the problems associated with it, this heavy-hitting industry is often hidden in plain sight from the everyday person.
Israel and the US seem to be closer to the same page than ever in recent history. The only question that remains is whether the status quo is more comfortable.
Recent investigations have shown that Canada is being used as a tax haven for foreign businesses and individuals. Yet despite its positive international reputation, Canada’s relationship with tax evasion is nothing new.
President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of transgender Wikileaks contributor Chelsea Manning. Human rights, national security, and Obama’s legacy are all at play in the decision.