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Panama Papers Prompt Race for Tax Haven Dollars Before Crackdown

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Raymond Colitt and Michael Heath
Bloomberg
For years, the biggest nations have tried to to outsmart tax dodgers and reclaim trillions of dollars stashed in off-shore accounts. Many of them are tired of waiting and now just want to make peace and bring some of the money back home.

Panama Papers Prompt Race for Tax Haven Dollars Before Crackdown

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Raymond Colitt & Michael Heath
Bloomberg News
For years, the biggest nations have tried to to outsmart tax dodgers and reclaim trillions of dollars stashed in off-shore accounts. Many of them are tired of waiting and now just want to make peace and bring some of the money back home.

The Governance Games

Monday, August 22, 2016
Project Syndicate Staff
Project Syndicate
There was a time when the Olympic Movement was viewed as an almost perfect reflection of a shining ideal: a global commons and a global common good. But the International Olympic Committee’s stunning fall from grace is hardly unique: governments of all types are held in low esteem nowadays.

Groups convene for panel discussion on national climate strategy

Friday, August 12, 2016
Selina Chignall
The Lobby Monitor
As the Government of Canada moves forward with its plan to create a national strategy on climate change, a panel of experts will highlight possible policy ideas that could become part of Ottawa’s framework on combating climate change.

Federal Climate Change Consultation Coming to Region

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Kitchener Post
In preparation for the Aug. 18 event in Kitchener, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Divest Waterloo have organized a public meeting to discuss the issue of climate change, and possible options for Canada to reduce its carbon footprint. That meeting is scheduled for tonight (Aug. 11) at 7 p.m. at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Greek Crisis, the Book. Or Actually Several of Them

Thursday, August 11, 2016
LANDON THOMAS Jr.
The New York Times
As the anniversary of Greece’s bailout deal approaches, there have been several memoirs, essays, a blistering critique of the International Monetary Fund’s policies in Europe and even a book of poetry that, from various perspectives, examine Greece’s torturous struggle to avoid bankruptcy.

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Rights

Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Law Society of Upper Canada Gazette
Reflections on the Law Society’s Rule of Law event – Climate Justice: The Way Forward Post Paris Agreement by Sara Seck, Senior Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s International Law Research Program and Associate Professor at Western Law.

Europe’s Future Will Be Decided at a Quaint Renaissance Italian Bank

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Foreign Policy Blog
Italy’s third largest bank needs a bailout. What happens next could mean a revolution in Rome – or in Brussels.

The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance

Thursday, August 4, 2016
ACUNS
In the latest episode of the Book Talk podcasts, hosted this month by the ACUNS summer intern Benjamin Greenoe, CIGI Deputy Director of International Environmental Law Damilola Olawuyi discusses his new book: The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance.

Brexit Fudge

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Project Syndicate
in Share . 8 LONDON – “Brexit means Brexit,” Theresa May, the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, insists. It is a simple and powerful slogan that sends an unmistakable message to all who have been hoping for a reevaluation of June’s referendum result. The UK, it seems clear, will be leaving the European Union. But that is where the clarity ends.

Why Russian hackers would meddle in U.S. politics

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
Globe & Mail
That Russia is strongly believed to be behind the breach and leak of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee should not be a great surprise. U.S. federal investigators had warned DNC officials earlier about the threat of such breaches. There have been similar kinds of attacks in the past. China, for example, was allegedly behind the cyberattack of the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain in 2008.

Canada calls on ‘parties’ in South China Sea dispute to comply with ruling

Friday, July 22, 2016
Mike Blanchfield
OTTAWA — Canada weighed in Thursday in the ongoing South China Sea dispute, with a thinly-veiled call to China to abide by an international ruling that has angered Beijing.
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