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History, International, Military, Politics

Canada expected to finally announce peacekeeping contribution

In 2016, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would proceed with his election promise of 2015, that Canada would re-engage with U.N. peacekeeping. He promised a contribution of 600 Peacekeepers and 150 police officers to U.N. missions but» 

Environment, International, Politics

Canada teams with Mexico, 15 U.S. governors on climate change

While the U.S. president continues to deny climate change is caused by human activity, 15 state governors are strengthening their efforts to combat global warming. The bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance made an agreement with Canada and Mexico today to create» 

Economy, International, Politics

Pacific nations agree on ‘core elements’ of new TPP trade deal

Canada and the 10 other Trans-Pacific Partnership countries reached an agreement on Friday on “core elements” of the free trade pact, pledging to adhere to strict labour and environment standards, hours after the talks nearly collapsed earlier in the day.» 

Politics, Science and Technology

High Arctic climate research lab gets another reprieve

A group Canadian scientists is breathing a sigh of relief after the federal government announced a last-minute infusion of badly needed cash to keep one of the world’s northernmost climate research stations in the High Arctic going for another 18» 

International, Politics

Trudeau meets with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi amid ‘deep concern’ over Rohingya refugees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, met with the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of APEC trade talks in Vietnam on Friday amid a deepening crisis affecting the Rohingya Muslim» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics

Saudi Arabian purge and Yemeni blockade, frightening turn of events

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman is the self-appointed head of the newly-formed Saudi Anti-corruption Committee. It is holding 201 powerful individuals, including 11 princes, captive in luxury hotels, including the Ritz-Calton in Riyadh. With the blessing of his» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Remembrance Week: Passchendaele – Centennial of a horrific battle

The word “hell” doesn’t begin to describe it, but that was the only word that came close to describing the Third Battle of Ypres also known as the Battle of Passchendaele and used by survivors. After British, Australian and New» 

Economy, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Parental Leave extended in time, not money

Parental leave from the workplace, following the birth or adoption of a new child, is being extended in Canada, from 12 months to 18. The extension however, is one of time, not money, and only at the federal level. In» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Pipeline delays; deliberate? Who’s to blame

The Trans-Mountain pipeline project to nearly triple its capacity of oil from Alberta to the Burnaby is once again becoming heated. Kinder-Morgan, the U.S. company that owns Trans-Mountain wants to double the existing pipeline but has come under repeated opposition» 

International, Politics

While apathetic to Myanmar crisis, Canadians support revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship: study

As the Liberal government intensifies its diplomatic and humanitarian response to the crisis affecting Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority, Canadians are largely uninformed about ongoing events and less than enthusiastic about Ottawa’s further involvement, according to a new study from the»