Abby Sewell, a Beirut-based freelance journalist, speaks about the political mood on the ground in the country following the recent election.
The militant group Hezbollah was founded in Lebanon in 1985 as a response to Israel’s invasion of the country. Canada listed Hezbollah as a terrorist entity in 2002.
Bilal Saab, senior fellow and director of the defense and security program at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C., discusses what the implications of the Lebanese election results might be for the wider region.
Saad El-Rifai, a first-time voter based in Baalbek, Lebanon, talks about what the election meant for him and for the future of his country.
Paul Adams, a professor at Carleton University's school of journalism and communication, describes what he witnessed as an election observer during Sunday's vote.
Canada and Lebanon began diplomatic relations in 1954. Canada is home to one of the largest Lebanese diaspora communities in the world. More than 219,000 people in Canada identify as Lebanese.
Arwa Damon, senior international correspondent for CNN, talks about the challenges posed by the Syrian refugee issue in Lebanon and what led her to start INARA, a Beirut-based charity which helps provide medical assistance to refugee children from Syria.