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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Christopher Westdal

Christopher Westdal has been Canada’s ambassador to Burma, Bangladesh, South Africa, Ukraine, the United Nations in Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament, Russia, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Ireland. He is now a director of the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association, and of Silver Bear Resources, which plans to build a silver mine in Yakutia.

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Christopher Westdal

A Quiet Ruin

How did our relationship with Russia become so dysfunctional? October 2012
In the atlas, we are the first two facts: Russia 17,075,000; Canada 9,971,000. Square kilometres those are; together, though but about a 40th of the world’s people, we command two thirds of its northern latitudes, a sixth of its land surface—and a commensurate share of its natural resources. These outsized endowments entail outsized interests and responsibilities—among…