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Environment, International, Politics

World maritime body approves first Arctic ship routing measures

The International Maritime Organization approved on Friday the first internationally recognized ship routing measures designed jointly by Russia and the United States to protect vital marine habitat in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. The narrow passage of water between» 

International, Politics

Odds of war increase as Trump scraps North Korea summit, says Canadian expert

The odds of a military confrontation between Washington and Pyongyang went up again Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and warned that the U.S. military was ready in» 

International, Politics

G7 meeting in Canada, Trudeau defends costs

Meeting with reporters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the heavy costs of hosting the G7 meeting in a small town in the province of Quebec on June 8-9, 2018. Because Canada holds the G7 presidency this year, the government has» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

American pamphlets discovered encouraging illegal entry to Canada

It was discovered just this past weekend that a pamphlet is being distributed at American hotels and bus terminals near the Canadian border giving advice for migrants to cross illegally into Canada. Politically this is called “irregular” crossing into Canada.» 

Aecon is involved in many major construction and maintenance projects, some of which could be classed as sensitive to national security

Economy, International, Politics

Chinese takeover of Canadian firm blocked

National Security Issues Cited Chinese acquisition of Canadian tech, oil and other companies received a setback today. A state-owned Chinese company- China Communications Construction Co. Ltd.,- had been trying to acquire Canada’s largest engineering and construction giant, Aecon. In addition» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘extremely disappointed’ by arrests of Saudi activists, says Freeland

Canada is “extremely disappointed” by the recent arrests of prominent Saudi women’s rights activists and lawyers on charges of “suspicious contacts with foreign entities and offering financial support to enemies overseas,” Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday. At least 10» 

Environment, Health, Politics, Society

Toronto to protect sunlight downtown

Toronto City Council will be considering the benefits and need for sunshine in a new document this week. It’s one of many other recommendations in a document called “TOcore”, described as a 25-year blueprint for growth in downtown Toronto. “Livable» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada pledges $300M to Rohingya crisis, but remains vague on resettlement

Canada is pledging $300 million in foreign aid over the next three years to help the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority fleeing a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in their native Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister» 

International, Politics

Iran Nuclear weapons deal: ticking time bomb

U.S President Trump has withdrawn support for an internationally negotiated deal to get Iran to end a programme to produce nuclear weapons.  While some insist the deal was not effective, others insist it was and was providing a measure of» 

International, Politics

Canada and Denmark announce joint task force to resolve Arctic boundary issues

Canada and Denmark together with Greenland plan to create a joint task force to explore options and provide recommendations on how to resolve outstanding boundary issues in the Arctic between the two nations, officials announced Wednesday. The issues on the»