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International, Politics

Away from media limelight Syrian children still suffer: UNICEF

Even as the focus of the Western media attention has shifted away from Syria, the situation remains very dire in many parts of the war-torn country and nearly six million Syrian children are in desperate need of assistance, say officials of» 

Economy, International, Politics

Latvia becomes first EU country to ratify free trade deal with Canada

The Latvian parliament, the Saeima, ratified the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada today, making the tiny Baltic country the first among 28 European Union member states to formally endorse the free trade deal. The vote in the Latvian» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

‘Toxic’ fear-mongering threatens human rights worldwide: report

Amnesty International says “politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanizing “us vs them” rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world which it compares to that of the 1930s. Division, fear, scapegoating is ‘very worrying’ “Our report this year is speaking» 

Economy, Politics

Canadian’s tax dollars at work…or not!

Today was the annual Teddy awards ceremony in the national capital Ottawa. Every year, the citizen’s advocacy group, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, announces its awards for the most flagrant examples of government spending waste. Aaron Wudrick is the CTF federal» 

International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Religious tolerance, intolerance, and general controversy in Canada to start the year

This has been a somewhat stormy beginning of the year in the issue of religious tolerance, and/or intolerance in Canada. First there was the terrible tragedy of the killings in a Quebec City mosque in January which shocked all of» 

International, Politics

Canada signs on to Safe Schools Declaration

A coalition of child advocacy groups is praising Canada’s decision to join the list of 59 countries that endorse the Safe Schools Declaration aimed at protecting students, teachers and schools during armed conflict. Canada’s commitment to the Declaration was announced» 

Immigration & Refuge, Politics

Canada reaffirms commitment to bring in Yazidi refugees

With less than two days left on a Parliament-mandated deadline to relocate to Canada persecuted Yazidi refugees from northern Iraq, the federal government says it remains devoted to meeting its commitment but has yet to unveil any details. “Canada has» 

Health, International, Politics

UN agencies declare famine in South Sudan

A deadly combination of civil war and a devastated subsistence economy already under stress from climate change have left more than 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan, according to three UN agencies and their partner NGOs. The» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

Canadian attitudes on refugees starting to harden?

With the Trump administration in the US hardening its stance on refugees, asylum seekers, and even travel from certain Muslim countries, Canada stands in stark contrast. However, a new poll suggests that Canada’s liberal policies may be pushing more Canadians» 

Economy, History, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Canada History Feb 20, 1959; Death of a national dream

It was truly a “black Friday”. The date was February 20th, 1959.  It was sudden, it was unexpected, it was brutal. An announcement from Canada’s Parliament that Friday immediately affected thousands of workers at the AV Roe aerospace plant near»