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International, Politics

UN secretary general warns of risk of Korean war

As Ottawa prepares to host U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday for talks about the North Korean crisis, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres says he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including» 

International, Politics

Rex Tillerson to visit Ottawa for North Korea crisis talks

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will arrive in Ottawa on his first official visit to Canada next Tuesday for meetings with the Liberal government to discuss the North Korea crisis and “important bilateral, regional and global issues,” Global Affairs» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Lifestyle, Politics

Ticket bots banned in Ontario

Major concerts and events sold out in minutes So there’s a show you’ve been waiting to see, or an event, and as soon as the tickets go on sale…they’re sold out. But you can buy them on other sites, scalper» 

International, Politics

New directives prevent Canadian government from using or sharing information gained by torture

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued new directives that restrict Canadian soldiers, diplomats and the country’s electronic spy agency from using or sharing information gained under torture. The Liberal government, however, has made an exception in cases» 

International, Politics, Society

Domestic violence- Saskatchewan ponders British policy

In 2009, Clare Wood of Manchester, England was killed by an ex-boyfriend who had a violent past. Wood’s father had then lobbied to the authority to reveal information about a partner’s criminal record to potential victims. Since 2014, the United» 

International, Military, Politics

Liberals clear way for weapons sales to Ukraine

The Liberal government has cleared the last regulatory obstacle on the way of Canadian sales of lethal weapons to Ukraine, opening the way for other NATO allies, especially, the United States to do the same. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland» 

Economy, Politics, Work & Labour

Trade war: provinces battle over licence plates

The war of words between two of Canada’s prairie provinces is heating up. Saskatchewan and Alberta are locked in battle over licence plates. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and his Highways Minister David Marit have said anyone with an Alberta licence» 

Environment, Politics

Climate change measure on clean fuel is applauded

The Canadian government is planning to require energy providers that use fossil fuel to reduce their carbon footprint, and that is getting high praise from a clean energy think-tank. The government has released a policy framework that will include a» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics

UNICEF struggles to meet needs of Rohingya children in Bangladesh

Jean-Jacques Simon is worried about vaccination. The Canadian spokesperson for the United Nations children’s agency in Bangladesh needs to find money to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who have fled a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in their» 

International, Politics

Rohingya refugee relief fund raises $25M from Canadians and federal government

The federal government will match $12.5 million donated by ordinary Canadians to charities that are assisting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has called “a textbook example»