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International, Politics

New ombudsperson to investigate behaviour of Canadian companies abroad

The Trudeau government is creating an independent watchdog to investigate the conduct of Canadian companies operating abroad, International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced Wednesday. The role of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), a first of its kind in» 

International, Politics, Society

Freed from French prison, Canadian wants review of extradition system

A Lebanon-born Canadian citizen who spent three years in solitary confinement in a maximum-security French prison for a crime he has always maintained he had nothing to do with arrived home to his wife and two children in Ottawa early» 

Environment, Politics

What’s up in the Arctic? News from the circumpolar countries brought to you by RCI’s Eye on the Arctic

Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic seeks to bring together media from all circumpolar countries to better tell the stories of northern communities and people, the region’s politics, culture and environmental issues. Read recent reports from our own Eilis» 

International, Politics

Vancouver summit urges no letup in North Korea sanctions

The global community will not accept North Korea as a nuclear threat to the world, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday, urging participants at a multinational meeting in Vancouver to maintain pressure on Pyongyang to force it to» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Wine war: International dispute sees Australia vs Canada

Canada and the U.S. have a long history of trade challenges, seemingly made more intense with the recent protectionist attitude of the U.S. Now, Australia has decided it wants to challenge Canada too, in this case over wine. On Friday» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada’s security law modified but still leaves serious concerns

It’s called Bill C-59. It is the Liberal government’s modifications to the previous Conservative government’s Bill (and subsequent law) C-51, but according to two advocacy groups, it also introduces a host of new issues and concerns. At the time many» 

Politics, Society

Liberals launch initial phase of Canada Service Corps

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today the launch of the initial phase of Canada Service Corps, a new national youth service initiative designed to ‘build a culture of service’ in young Canadians. Canada Service Corps is aimed at encouraging young» 

Politics

Imposing ethics? – Ottawa’s new funding rules for summer jobs

Anti-abortion, pro-life sentiments not permitted. **(public comments open to post or read at very bottom of page)** Around this time of year a number of charitable groups and organisations start thinking about adding staff for employment for the busy summer» 

International, Politics

Canadian submarine, patrol aircraft ready to enforce North Korea sanctions: expert

The Canadian military is likely to deploy one of its four submarines and up to two long range maritime patrol aircraft if asked to help the international community enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea, says a Canadian military expert.» 

International, Politics

Governor General to embark on first overseas visit to Ukraine and Latvia

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will travel to Ukraine and Latvia from Jan. 17 to 19 to underline Canada’s commitment to strengthening military, political and commercial ties with both former Soviet republics, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday. As the Queen’s representative in Canada and»