Vladimir Putin visits Arctic to reaffirm Russia’s claim

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited an area in the Arctic archipelago as part of Russia’s efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the oil-rich region. On a tour on the Franz Josef Land archipelago, a sprawling collection of islands where the Russian military has recently built a new runway and worked to open a permanent base,… Read more

Canadians reached out to Syrian refugees. Now they hesitate to let go.

Canada knows something about generosity. The country has opened its doors to some 40,000 Syrian refugees since November 2015. In many cases, private citizens have stepped up to sponsor the newcomers, offering their time and money to the families for one year. But many of those newcomers have now entered the critical “month 13” of their… Read more

Canadian teacher in isolated Inuit community named best in the world

Berlin (dpa) – A woman working to support troubled teenagers in an isolated Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic was named the world’s best teacher on Sunday. Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the 1-million-dollar Global Teacher Prize for 2017 at a ceremony in Dubai. MacDonnell was recognized for her initiatives to tackle depression, teenage pregnancies and high… Read more

Financial Post Article: Retirement Age Policy Concerns

Neil Mohindra: Even the Liberals’ deficit-loving friends at the IMF think Canada needs to get serious about retirement ages The Liberal government has declined to listen to the advice of its own economic advisory council on retirement age. Perhaps the Liberals might be more willing to listen to one of its ideological soul mates, someone […]