More Heartache For British Politics

Image Courtesy: BBC IF a second British MP in Sir David Amess was killed in broad daylight… THEN clearly, something is rotten in the UK… BECAUSE irrespective of political affiliation, publicly elected politicians should feel safe to represent their constituency. Jo Cox was killed in the street by a right-wing extremist in 2016 a weekContinue reading “More Heartache For British Politics”

It’s In Some People To Finally Give

Image Courtesy: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press IF gay and bisexual men are finally allowed to donate blood plasma, albeit in a limited capacity… THEN it’s a start… BECAUSE they should not have to face questions about their sexual history. Some have praised the move, but others have (rightly) called for more people to be included.Continue reading “It’s In Some People To Finally Give”

Time To Follow Italy’s Lead?

Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF Italy’s implementation of the “Green Pass” is successful… THEN other countries might follow suit with similar mandates… BECAUSE despite violent protests in Rome denouncing the mandate, it will work. Those who do not want to use the pass and/or get vaccinated are effectively losing their livelihood, as Kyrie Irving (inContinue reading “Time To Follow Italy’s Lead?”

How Will Canada Move Against China?

IF Canada does not join their international allies in toughening their stance against China… THEN they risk being stranded by the rest of the world… BECAUSE the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia have banned Huawei from their respective 5G networks. If Canada does not ban Huawei after the multi-year struggle toContinue reading “How Will Canada Move Against China?”

The Respect Journalists Deserve

Image Courtesy: OZinOH/Flickr IF the fight journalists face in countries where freedom of expression endangers their lives deserved recognition around the world, and it does… THEN they finally got it… BECAUSE Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Their work taking on Rodrigo Duterte and VladimirContinue reading “The Respect Journalists Deserve”

Flouting Tax Rules Pt. 3

Image Courtesy: Pixabay IF you thought the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers leaks were bad… THEN brace yourself… BECAUSE the newly-released Pandora Papers leak is even bigger, in terms of the amount of data. 2.94 terabytes of data containing 11.9 million files detail how, despite the promise of crackdowns from governments across the world,Continue reading “Flouting Tax Rules Pt. 3”

Three Long Years, But Was It Worth It?

Image Courtesy: Justin Trudeau/Twitter IF there were any doubts about the motivation behind China arresting Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor… THEN there are none now… BECAUSE their release just hours after Meng Wanzhou’s deal with prosecutors clearly proves their arrest were in retalliation to that of the Huawei executive. Some believe the mirroring arrests wereContinue reading “Three Long Years, But Was It Worth It?”

Meng Wanzhou Almost In The Clear

Image Courtesy: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press IF Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou complies with the terms of her deferred prosecution agreement… THEN Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor might come home after all… BECAUSE the plea deal will allow Canada-China relations to become friendlier. The two Michaels were arrested a few days after Meng in 2018, andContinue reading “Meng Wanzhou Almost In The Clear”

Two Decades Later, But Still Fresh

Image Courtesy: Wally Gobetz/Flickr IF a once-in-a-lifetime tragedy can rattle even the most experienced reporters two decades after it happened… THEN it can rattle anyone… BECAUSE 9/11 was, and arguably is, still, the worst terrorist attack the world has ever seen. Even those who weren’t alive still felt the impact, so much so that oneContinue reading “Two Decades Later, But Still Fresh”

Potential Afghani Power Vaccum

Image Courtesy: Rahmat Gul/AP IF certain prisoners freed by the Taliban are reportedly members of the Afghan offshoot of ISIS… THEN the bombings at Kabul’s airport, reportedly carried out by ISIS members, could be the beginning of a massive power struggle between the two terrorist groups… BECAUSE despite their hatred for Western civilizations, they areContinue reading “Potential Afghani Power Vaccum”