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11/25/2014 - Humanities students less vulnerable to job-market booms and busts, study says

New research by Ross Finnie, director of the Education Policy Research Initiative, tracked and compared the annual incomes of 82,000 people who earned undergraduate degrees from the University between 1998 and 2011. Over the next year, the study will be extended to other institutions across the country and reach colleges and clusters of schools in the same region.

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11/24/2014 - Canada must meet foreign aid commitments: Editorial

Foreign Affairs spent just shy of $792-million on aid to low-income countries in 2013-14, but had $917-million available, leaving more than $125-million in lapsed funding. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy studies, is quoted in this editorial as saying that “there’s a pattern of stealth budget cutting; not just in Foreign Affairs, but in other departments. It’s a worrisome trend.”

11/23/2014 - Defence and security officials discuss ups and downs of ‘Fortress North America’

(2:33-3:04) The defence minister as well as many high-ranking government officials and American delegates participated in a panel on border security. Roland Paris, centre for International Policy Studies, attended and asked: "in 2005, the Government of Canada chose not to participate with the United States in the continental ballistic missile defense system. Is the Government of Canada is reconsidering this?" 

11/21/2014 - MPP Hillier proud of son's mission to fight militants

Dillon Hillier, a retired soldier, has joined kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State group. Philippe Lagassé, Centre for International Policy Studies, explains that joining an enemy is illegal, but joining an allied or non-enemy army isn't. 

11/20/2014 - Harper government accused of fattening budget surplus as $125M in foreign aid not spent

Foreign Affairs spent just shy of $792-million on aid to low-income countries in 2013-14, but had $917-million available, leaving more than $125-million in lapsed funding. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, explains that "this is program spending that's been authorized by Parliament and that is intended to reduce poverty and improve the lives of the people in low-income countries. The government has been saving money in a stealthy way by not spending the money that it's authorized to spend."

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11/20/2014 - Le Téléjournal - jeudi 20 novembre 2014

(14:56-15:29) Thomas Juneau, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, commente les frappes aériennes en Irak contre le groupe armé État islamique. Selon lui, « ça agit comme dissuasif. Ça empêche l'État islamique de se promener en convoi de 50 ou 100 camions; de s’entrainer de façon ouverte. Ça limite énormément leur communication. »

11/19/2014 - TVA Nouvelles Gatineau Ottawa

(7:50-8:08) La Ville de Gatineau abolie la clause d'exclusivité pour les contrats de $ 100,000 et plus attribués aux firmes professionnelles. Le but est de favoriser la concurrence. Gilles Paquet, Centre d'études en gouvernance, explique qu'une situation comme celle-ci est un bon premier pas, mais ne règleront pas tous les problèmes.

11/18/2014 - Unmasked ISIS executioners make beheading videos 'personal'

New ISIS videos have been released. While it is impossible to discern the ultimate aim of these videos, many observers believe they are an act of provocation to get the U.S. and other Western nations involved in Iraq, and thereby recruit more anti-Western jihadis, says Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies.

11/18/2014 - Canada Should Remember the Afghanistan War With Shame

While discussing the mission in Afghanistan, the author quotes Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, who said that "Canadian commanders gave little indication that anything was wrong, continuing to deliver positive reports of progress," which "smacks of a deliberate communications strategy aimed at maintaining popular support for the war."

11/17/2014 - EI: le Canada reste muet, les Américains discutent stratégie

Les États-Unis envisagent une intervention plus musclée en Irak. Roland Paris, Centre d'études en politiques internationales, a souligné que la politique mise de l'avant par Washington tend progressivement vers une autre guerre terrestre au Moyen-Orient. Il a ajouté qu'il est primordial pour Ottawa de ne pas s'engager dans cette voie.

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11/16/2014 - Harper ends G20 summit with praise for work on economics and trade

During the G20 economic summit, discussions were sidetracked by questions regarding Ukraine, among others. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, ponders the pertinence of such an institution. "We are living through a moment when the old international institutions created in the aftermath of WWII seem to be increasingly outmoded.”

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11/14/2014 - Depleted spy watchdog SIRC scrambles to keep up with CSIS

The five-seat Security Intelligence Review Committee was established to assure Parliament the activities of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) are lawful, appropriate and effective. In a new 2013-14 performance report, SIRC raises doubts about its ability to properly execute some of those duties following a spate of resignations and retirements. To cope, the agency has “increased the scheduling flexibility for its meetings in order to ensure quorum,” says the report. According to Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, "what that means is the SIRC appointees are meeting much less frequently even than they used to do in the past.”

11/12/2014 - From DFATD to city hall

This article pertains to a federal bureaucrat who was elected as a councillor in Ottawa. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, said “his electoral campaign reflected his strengths as a policy official who has dealt with a broad range of issues. Unlike many other candidates for local office, he developed considered positions on issues affecting not just his ward but the city as a whole, including climate change.”

11/05/2014 - Security agencies fail to spend millions from budgets

According to a review of recently released Public Accounts figures, some national security agencies failed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars from their approved budgets last year even. Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, said it is “strange. We just need to have a better picture of how the money is spent.”

11/03/2014 - CTV News

In this segment, Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on Canada's involvement in Iraq. In particular, he says that local forces will be crucial. "President Obama has very been clear he's not interested in sending U.S. ground forces and, personally, I agree with his assessment in a sense that for domestic political reasons, he doesn't want to do that. But besides the domestic political aspect in the U.S., I think President Obama believes that sending U.S. and western ground troops, combat troops on the ground, that would inflame the situation. That would pour oil on the fire, so that's why you need the local forces.”
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