“Adagio”, A Sentimental Noir

TORONTO – A master of the crime thriller, filmmaker Stefano Sollima takes the viewer into the deep waters of conflicted fatherhood with “Adagio”. The film explores the multiverse of the father-son relationship, while uncovering the humanity within its tragically flawed characters. Fans of Sollima know him for his gritty crime dramas (film & TV), notably “Sicario”, “Suburra”, Romanzo Criminale and “Gomorrah”, but “Adagio” is perhaps the perfect amalgamation of these works, with a tinge more sentiment than his audience might expect. 

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NATO insists: “We want more money from Canada”, and everyone falls into line

OTTAWA – Canada must reach NATO’s minimum defense spending target and present a plan on how to achieve it to demonstrate to authoritarian regimes that Western allies are aligned: what the secretary general of the Atlantic Alliance, Jess Stoltenberg, said on Wednesday in Canada, it sounds a bit like a “diktat”. As is known, according to data released by NATO itself this week, Canada is expected to spend 1.37% of its gross domestic product on defense this year, well below the 2% target. “Canada’s position in NATO is strong, but we expect all allies to keep their promise to invest 2%” Stoltenberg said at the event hosted by the NATO Association in Ottawa. Continue reading

CORRIERE CANADESE / Anand ‘fredda’ la Nato nel giorno del vertice

OTTAWA – Difficile pensare che non l’abbia fatto apposta: proprio alla vigilia della visita in Canada del segretario generale della Nato, la Presidente del Dipartimento del Tesoro, Anita Anand, ha dichiarato che non ha senso versare ingenti somme di denaro nel Dipartimento della Difesa Nazionale finché quest’ultimo non avrà la capacità di spendere ciò che gli viene dato… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

CORRIERE CANADESE / Il 68% dei canadesi chiede a Trudeau di gettare la spugna

TORONTO – I sondaggi continuano a dipingere scenari nefasti per Justin Trudeau. Dopo quello della Abacus, che aveva registrato il livello di consenso più basso per il Partito Liberale negli ultimi otto anni e mezzo, ieri sono arrivate altre due indagini demoscopiche che certificano ancora una volta lo stato di crisi per il primo ministro a poco più di un anno dall’appuntamento alle urne… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Anita Anand “damps” NATO on the day of the summit in Ottawa

OTTAWA – It’s hard to believe that she didn’t do it on purpose: just on the eve of the visit to Canada by the Secretary General of NATO, the Federal Treasury Board President Anita Anand declared that it makes no sense to pour large sums of money into the Department of Defense National until the latter has the ability to spend what is given to him. Clear words, especially if said by a former Defense Minister like Anand, who intervened “with a straight leg” in the debate on Canada’s inability to meet the NATO parameter of spending 2% of the country’s gross domestic product in the field military. Continue reading

What foreign interference? It’s just business

TORONTO – If it sounds or feels as if we have heard or “seen this movie before”, we have. Canada seems in the grips of one of its navel-gazing rituals as the political system is consumed by the “issue” foreign interference in our fragile democracy. This time, we have some sneaky, vulnerable, short-sighted Members of Parliament to blame. Or so it would appear, thanks to the suggestions implied in a reading of a report by the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) tasked with assessing threats to the safety and security of Canada and its inhabitants. 

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