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Understanding Why China Is So Angry Over the Arrest and Potential Extradition of Meng

Understanding Why China Is So Angry Over the Arrest and Potential Extradition of Meng

After media broke the news that Canada had arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on December 5, 2018, the Chinese government responded with initially a series of severe warnings. Since understanding China is the key to bringing the two Canadians home and repairing Sino-Canadian relations, we must examine this question in depth: why is China angry?

Canada Legalized Marijuana and Trump’s America Does Not Like It—Let’s Hope We Can Still Be Friends

Canada Legalized Marijuana and Trump’s America Does Not Like It—Let’s Hope We Can Still Be Friends

Since Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis, the border running along the 49th parallel has become thicker. American Customs and Border Protection officers fear they are ill-equipped to do their jobs in the face of more Canadians having easy access to the drug. Are we next in line for a border wall?

Lind Initiative Recap: Robert Bullard and the Politics of Place

Lind Initiative Recap: Robert Bullard and the Politics of Place

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs kicked off the 2019 Lind Initiative speaker series last week, with this year’s theme being “America and the Climate Crisis.” The first event featured Professor Robert Bullard, whose talk discussed the links between social inequality, racism, and environmental issues in the United States.

With Greyhound Gone, BC Needs to Get Creative for Communities

With Greyhound Gone, BC Needs to Get Creative for Communities

Many northern British Columbians are isolated because the inter-city transportation infrastructure that was lost when Greyhound discontinued its BC routes has not been fully replaced. The BC government is trying to fill the gaps with new private providers—but is this too narrow of an approach?