The recent confession of a Cyprian army officer murdering five migrant women and two children reopened the dialogue of migrant domestic workers’ (MDW) invisible fight against exploitation and human rights violations. Many juxtapose the MDW industry to modern day slavery. Common mistreatment MDW face include: inadequate or withheld wages, unregulated work hours, confiscation of personal identification, forced labour, physical/verbal abuse, and sexual harassment.
Is Canada’s commitment to North American defence enough to face new challenges in security and immigration, trade, and threats to global peace?
Canada is globally praised for its universal, inclusive healthcare. Yet the federal budget for 2017 continues to grapple with health issues plaguing Canadian stakeholders, and some needs are addressed better than others.
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.
Venezuela’s economy and people face disaster amid a currency crisis, food and medical shortages, and a dangerous security situation. Mitchell Haid examines the severity of Venezuela’s problems and what the government is doing about it.
Finland just implemented a Basic Income Program. Is this worth considering for some countries who struggle with high unemployment rates? Ida Männitö eplores.
2013 was referred to by Chinese citizens as the year of the “airpocalypse”, with approximately 62% of Chinese cities suffering from high air pollution levels. Chinese environmentalists issued their first “red alert” in 24 cities early January 2017 following dangerously polluted breathing conditions in Beijing. Air quality testers in China, which typically reflect “orange” or […]
After British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Tuesday, January 17, it became clear that Britain is headed for a hard Brexit. Among the points discussed by the British leader, she outlined that her cabinet will push for leaving the European single market. Analysts have suggested that this move could potentially trigger uncertainty and pose challenges for London’s finance industry.