Vol. 6 No. 11
Daphnée DION-VIENS, 4 July 2002
The surprising mid-June by-election results in Quebec indicate that Quebecers, not happy with the provincial political scene, are looking for change. Mario Dumont and the ADQ have used this sentiment as a springboard, presenting themselves as the party of new ideas and solutions. But are the ideas really new, and what exactly are the solutions?
Catherine Pappas, 3 July 2002
In the aftermath of September 11, the standoff between Pakistan and India over Kashmir has taken on a new dimension. Today, more than one million Indian and Pakistani soldiers are massed along 120 kilometers of borderline, putting the strategic and political tolerance of both countries to the test. With this new escalation, many fear the potential consequences of a fourth Indo-Pakistani war.
Meera KARUNANANTHAN, 2 July 2002
Eight years ago Jean-Francois Boivin and Elise Roy, both medical doctors and public health specialists, took on a rather challenging and unconventional research project. In 1994, they joined forces to explore the possibility of studying the health concerns of Montreal street youth.
Judy REBICK, 1 July 2002
Yasser Akawi is what they call an Arab Israeli - a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship. He works for Physicians for Human Rights, an organisation composed of both Jewish and Palestinian doctors. But his passion is with Ta’ayush. It too is an organisation composed of Palestinians and Israelis. (Ta’ayush means "living together.")
Stephanie FELKAI, 1 July 2002
Canada recently published a discussion paper on climate change that is calling for consultation with all Canadians. It’s a step towards fulfilling our climate change commitments, made in 1997 at the signing of the Kyoto Protocol. Critics are wondering whether it will be a step in the right direction.
Daphnée DION-VIENS, 1 July 2002
More than one thousand Indians, a large majority of them Muslims, have been killed in rioting since last February in Gujarat State. The carnage sheds a cold light on the rightward shift in India’s political landscape.
David SUZUKI, 1 July 2002
What is the biggest environmental challenge of the 21st century? Global warming? Resource depletion? Pollution? No one really knows. Probably the sum of all these. But I’m beginning to think one of the biggest challenges is overcoming the fact that people are tired of all the depressing news about the environment.
ALTERNATIVES, 1 July 2002