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Barbara Martin: Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial

Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial

January 18, 2020
CBC Radio - Barbara Martin, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Former Conservative government suspended diplomatic relations in 2012

The final act of foreign officer Barbara Martin's career was to oversee the closure of the Canadian embassy in Tehran in 2012 — a decision that continues to divide members of this country's Iranian community.

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Barbara Martin: MH17 investigation a blueprint for Canada after 57 Canadians killed aboard Ukrainian flight in Iran, say former diplomats

MH17 investigation a blueprint for Canada after 57 Canadians killed aboard Ukrainian flight in Iran, say former diplomats

January 13, 2020
The Hill Times - Neil Moss & Aiden Chamandy. with comments from Barbara Martin, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

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Kathy Brock: Sir Oliver Mowat and Sir John A Macdonald helped shape Kingston

Sir Oliver Mowat and Sir John A Macdonald helped shape Kingston

January 13, 2020

Kingston Whig-Standard - Art Milnes with comments from Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Living in modern-day Kingston, it is sometimes easy to forget the important contributions to Canada that leaders from this relatively small community have made throughout history.

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Kathy Brock: Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s first and only female premier, is disappointed in Canada’s lack of women leaders

Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s first and only female premier, is disappointed in Canada’s lack of women leaders

January 6, 2020

The Globe and Mail - Laura Stone with comments from Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

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Warren Mabee: Seven things that could go right (or wrong) for Canada's energy sector in 2020

Seven things that could go right (or wrong) for Canada's energy sector in 2020

December 29, 2019

CBC Online News, Tony Seskus and Kyle Bakz with comments by Warren Mabee, Director and Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Construction is also ramping up on the Trans Mountain Expansion oil pipeline from Edmonton to the Vancouver area. Again, the project won't be finished for a while, but the federal government-owned pipeline will be watched closely by everyone involved.

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Warren Mabee: The great Christmas tree debate: Is it better to buy a real tree or a fake one?

The great Christmas tree debate: Is it better to buy a real tree or a fake one?

December 16, 2019

The Conversation, Warren Mabee, Director and Associate Dean, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


It’s the holiday season again, and in the midst of making to-do lists and prepping for festive dinners, some people will once again ponder whether it is better for the environment to buy an artificial Christmas tree or to opt for the real thing.

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