The virus may be “natural” but governments have made the crisis. Although the circumstances are new, says Queen’s University law professor, Bruce Pardy, the pattern is not: the larger the welfare state, the more it stands in the way of well being. Don’t double down: turn around.
Tianshui is the second-largest city in northwestern Gansu Province. Less severely impacted by COVID-19 than other areas, Tianshui is finding its pulse as restrictions lift and the colours and quickening step of spring brightens warmer days. This gallery of recovery snapshots captures one city’s return to a new (but different) normal.
More than one hundred China experts and senior political figures have signed an open letter describing the Chinese Communist Party government’s cover up of COVID-19 as “China’s Chernobyl moment.” The group of signatories, who include some of the world’s leading authorities on Chinese politics, law, and modern history, say that the Chinese government’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world.
New images from inside Beijing’s travel arteries show a stopped Beijing as the battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak brings one of the world’s most populous cities to an eerie halt.
The people are no longer fearful,’ says Chinese law professor, Xu Zhangrun. ‘As a result of this great virus, the people are enraged and they’ve had enough’. Read the new opinion piece on China’s growing people problem in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. By Patricia Adams, Executive Director of Probe International, for the National Post.
What’s the difference between the 2018 Federal Court of Appeal decision to quash federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and the FCA’s 2020 decision to uphold cabinet’s approval of the project? The heroes and villains have changed places. Read between the lines with legal expert Andrew Roman.
Meng extradition hearing has drawn close scrutiny from advocates for human rights and judicial reform in China
Canada must use Meng Wanzhou’s fight against extradition to the U.S. to send a clear message to China, and not the wrong one.
The son and daughter of one of China’s most famous pro-democracy activists applaud the freedom Meng Wanzhou enjoys in Canada to make her case in court. Canada, they say, must use the opportunity to celebrate “the principles that animate those proceedings at every possible opportunity.”
Opinion: Everybody is warming faster than average. Is all this just fake news? No, it’s all true. How is that possible? Because of the word ‘average’. Legal expert Andrew Roman goes behind the hot and getting hotter headlines.
Join Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, renowned politologist and one of Romania’s most outspoken and brave public figures, for the Seymour Martin Lipset Memorial Lecture on Democracy in the World this coming Wednesday, November 6, at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.
Legal expert Andrew Roman digs deep into the bombshell report on the SNC-Lavalin affair issued by Canada’s Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, and criticisms of that report by Errol Mendes, a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of Ottawa. Who was right, who was wrong? Read on.
Opinion: The likelihood that we are on the cusp of a new cold war must factor into our economic decision-making. In this opinion piece for the National Post, Patricia Adams of Probe International asks: “Would it have been prudent for Canada to cast its lot with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, when the geopolitical winds were blowing belligerent?”
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province in southwest China late Monday night, followed by a series of aftershocks measuring over magnitude 5.0 reports China’s official Xinhua news agency. Historical data indicates the event is an unprecedented one for the area.
See no evil: How Canada is bankrolling companies accused of bid-rigging, graft and human-rights violation
A Globe and Mail investigation of Export Development Canada (EDC) reveals “a pattern of secrecy and lax supervision”. Probe International’s Patricia Adams says EDC is an unaccountable “institution out of control”.
Here’s what you need to know about the most powerful financial institution you almost never hear about.