Highlights/International

International, Politics

Khashogghi mystery: international reaction limited to “concern”

Some media outlets are reporting alleged new and horrific details regarding the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Circumstantial evidence would seem to indicate a murder inside the embassy, something the Saudis have denied. International reaction has been muted,» 

International, Politics, Society

UN drug watchdog slams Canada’s cannabis legalization

Canada’s move to legalize cannabis is incompatible with Ottawa’s international legal obligations and damages global efforts to control drugs and protect youth from harm, according to the UN drug watchdog. “By moving forward with the legalisation of cannabis for non-medical» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

It’s legal! International interest

The first day of legalised recreational use of cannabis in Canada has dawned, starting as of 12:01 AM this morning. Crowds lined up at a cannabis outlet in St John’s Newfoundland just past midnight to be the first in the» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Oxfam Canada says way more must be done to help female refugees

In a what it hopes is a call to action for Canada and other countries to do more to salve and rectify the horrifying consequences of gender inequality faced by female refugees around the world, Oxfam Canada has released a» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

The right to be forgotten- restricting access to certain internet sites

Removing old or embarrassing or incorrect links about individuals It’s part of a privacy law in the European Union sometimes called the right to be forgotten, but it’s more the right to erasure (of access to specific content) and it» 

International, Politics

Prime minister of Netherlands to visit Canada

The prime minister of the Netherlands will visit Canada next week to explore possibilities of expanding and deepening the special relationship between the two countries, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Tuesday. Mark Rutte and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are» 

Health, International, Society

Why no seatbelts in school busses?

CBC TV discovers flaws in widely used study against seatbelts School busses have a fairly good safety record, generally a child is many times safer riding in a bus than in a car.  A 2006 report by the Center for» 

International, Politics

Canada won’t scrap LAV deal over Saudi journalist’s disappearance, says Freeland

Canada has no plans to cancel its multibillion contract to supply Saudi Arabia with advanced armoured vehicles despite ongoing concerns about the kingdom’s human rights record and a global outrage over the disappearance and possible murder of a prominent Saudi» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada provides $62.5M to support Palestinian refugees

Canada will contribute up to $50 million over two years to the beleaguered UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees after the United States cut its aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Friday. Ottawa will also provide up to $12.5» 

International, Politics

Trudeau defends government’s handling of relations with Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Canada’s policy vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia as a wave of global outrage is building up about the case of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist now missing and feared dead. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and»