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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» 

Society

Figure-skating darlings chosen as Olympic flag-bearers

Many Canadians love to watch figure skating and will be delighted to learn that the winners of multiple competitions, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, have been chosen to carry the flag at the opening of the Winter Olympics in South» 

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

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.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Global warming vs the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are to celebrate the thrill of winter sports, but it seems winter is being less and less cooperative. With the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, just weeks away, a new study shows increasingly fewer cities will be» 

Environment

Top weather disasters Canada 2017

As we start this new year in Canada, much of the southern part of the entire country has been gripped by Arctic temperatures in the -20’s to -30’s Celsius. When you add in the wind-chill factor, those temperatures seem much» 

Health, Society

Beloved Montreal priest dies

Father Emmet Johns was a priest in Montreal, but one who’s “chapel” was mostly the downtown streets of the city. His death at age 89 was announced this past weekend. In 1988, after a lifetime as a parish priest, at» 

International, Politics

China and Russia blast Vancouver summit

China and Russia are denouncing an international summit on North Korea in Vancouver next week, saying the event co-hosted by Canada and the United States is “a relapse of the Cold War mentality.” Washington and Ottawa have called the meeting»