February 24, 2018

Liddar: India snubbed Canada but the prime minister still picked up points

In this photograph released by the Amritsar District Public Relations Officer on February 21, 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) meets with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Amritsar. HANDOUT / AFP/GETTY IMAGES   Historically, Canada and India have not enjoyed amicable relations. These have soured further as a result of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to …

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July 12, 2017

Tainted Mahatama Gandhi Remains Divisive And Controversial Even In Death

First there are those who elevate him to status of almost a saint and a major force in achieving India’s freedom from British colonial rule. These devotees will not entertain or tolerate any questioning of his views on race, caste, women, sex and his personal lifestyle. On the other extreme, there are those who irrevocably …

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June 27, 2017

Liddar: Why the next Governor General should be indigenous

Paul Martin’s government appointed Haitian-born Michaëlle Jean Governor General. Canada has slowly moved toward being more inclusive in its major institutions. COLE BURSTON / SUNMEDIA   Canada has achieved much in creating a compassionate, just and harmonious society. However, it needs to go a step further and appoint an indigenous person as Governor General in September, to heal …

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October 22, 2016

Under PM Trudeau, Canada’s Foreign Policy Has Seen A Seismic Shift

Did the seismic shift in Canadian political landscape, a year ago, also trigger a shift Canada’s diplomacy, defence, development agenda? Largely, yes, and for the most part for the better. First and foremost, Canada re-surfaced loudly and boldly at the United Nations – the world family of 193 nations. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s disdain, …

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September 23, 2016

Trudeau Rightfully Returns Canada To The UN World Family!

At the United Nations headquarters in New York, on Tuesday, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barak Obama – leaders of two friendly neighbouring countries –walked step in step, worked hand in hand, and sat beside each other discussing challenging issues facing the world – from refugees, economy, climate change, gender equality, peacekeeping, …

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August 11, 2016

Liddar: The only national flag you should fly is Canadian

This is the only national flag you’ll ever need. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS   Come Aug. 14 and 15, some in the Pakistani and Indian-origin Canadian communities will fly flags and sing national anthems to celebrate the independence days of their respective former home lands – ironically, the very countries they left voluntarily to enjoy the …

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August 9, 2016

Opinion: National Days dilemma

Come Aug. 14 and 15, some in the Pakistani- and Indian-Canadian communities, will fly flags and sing national anthems to celebrate independence days of their respective former homelands — ironically, the very countries they left voluntarily to enjoy the Canadian way of life! The only flag that we need to fly is the Maple Leaf, …

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July 30, 2016

Headline: Canada’s own ‘Trumps’

Subhed: Manning, Harper, Kenney cut from same cloth Photo 1: Preston Manning Photo 2: Stephen Harper Photo 3: Jason Kenney Canadians fully understand Donald Trump. That’s because they have three of their own – Preston Manning, Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney! For Canadians, Trump is a second viewing of a movie that they have seen …

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