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International, Politics

Trudeau addresses France’s National Assembly

Justin Trudeau made French parliamentary history Tuesday as the first-ever Canadian prime minister to address the country’s National Assembly with a speech that focused on inclusive economic growth, climate change, progressive trade and gender parity. But while Trudeau received enthusiastic» 

International, Politics, Society

First World War battle of 101 years ago remembered

It was a tremendous and typically horrific battle, but by the end of the day, the Canadians had succeeded where others had failed at a stupefying cost in lives. The place was a piece of high ground near Vimy France,» 

International, Politics, Society

Foreigners with Daesh: best to kill or reintegrate?

(posting comments open : to post or read comments-scroll to very bottom of page) As Daesh (ISIS) collapses, the risk- and fear- is that hundreds of radicalized foreign fighters will return to their home countries. Several Coalition countries have announced» 

International, Society

Hero’s medals for sale: Maj D V Currie’s Victoria Cross

It is the stuff of blockbusters, and should be an heroic and dramatic action-packed feature film, of an that surely shortened the war. But, in typical Canadian fashion almost no-one knows about it. During WWII, a small Canadian force of» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Trade wars and fighter jets

Gently used fighter jets for sale to good home Act-5: In which Canada courts Australia to make the U.S jealous The Players: manufacturers: Boeing, Bombardier, Lockheed-Martin, McDonnell-Douglas The Countries:  the U.S, Canada, Australia In the world of international trade, buying» 

International, Society

100 years later, finally a memorial to a forgotten battle

One hundred years ago this week, a geographic mound outside the French city of Lens was the site of a major strategic battle of the First World War. Known as the Battle of Hill 70, it was a  10-day struggle» 

International, Politics

More than just bromance: Trudeau-Macron tandem driven by shifting geopolitics

When G20 leaders meet in Hamburg next week many observers will be watching the budding bromance between France’s newly elected President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The G20’s two youngest leaders – Macron is 39, Trudeau 45» 

Economy, Health, International

Are you happy at work? Americans tops, Canada fifth.

Everyone knows you spend a lot of your life at your workplace. It’s much better for everyone, yourself, colleagues, employer, if you’re happy at your work. A recent survey of professionals in several countries ranked “happiness” and stress levels. The» 

International, Politics

Trudeau-Macron bromance offers ‘new face of Franco-Canadian friendship’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G7 leaders’ summit in Italy today to get to know each other and discuss a host of urgent issues from countering radicalisation to» 

International, Politics

Trudeau congratulates Macron on election as French president

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron on Sunday to congratulate him on “his decisive election victory” and to propose a meeting “soon,” according to the Prime Minister’s Office. The Prime Minister’s Office says the two leaders reaffirmed»