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International, Politics

China and Russia lash out at ‘Cold War era’ Vancouver summit on North Korea

Russia and China lashed out at Canada and the United States Wednesday following the publication of the final document from the meeting of nearly 20 foreign ministers that had gathered in Vancouver to show a common front in the face» 

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» 

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» 

International, Politics

Freeland welcomes Trump’s suggestion of NAFTA talks extension

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s newfound flexibility on NAFTA renegotiations. In an interview Thursday with the Wall Street Journal, the president indicated he’s open to extending the March deadline for concluding talks aimed at» 

Economy, International

Bombardier reassures unions on C-series jets

Unions representing Bombardier workers in both Canada and Northern Ireland called today’s Montreal meeting with the company’s CEO “positive” in light of U.S. plans to impose a heavy tariff on C-series planes. The Unifor and Unite unions have joined forces» 

International, Society

Attack on net neutrality could limit your choices

U.S. changes could affect users worldwide The United States is considering repealing rules that guarantee freedom on the internet and that could give telecom companies unprecedented power over content. Although the changes would happen in the U.S. they could affect» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada braces for a potential flood of asylum claimants

(to post or read public comments on all RCI stories, scroll to very bottom of page) It was a U.S programme called Temporary Protection Status (TPS). It granted tens of thousands of Haitians and others, temporary ability to live and» 

Economy, International

Canada calls reduced U.S. lumber duties ‘unfair’

Two Canadian cabinet ministers are calling the United States’ latest duties on Canadian softwood lumber “unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling.” The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that most Canadian producers would pay countervailing and anti-dumping levy of 20.83 per cent,» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Agreement soon on high Arctic fishing in international waters?

The area under discussions is almost 3 million sq/km of ocean beyond the boundaries of Arctic nations known as the Arctic doughnut hole Recently two relatively small sailing yachts on a British expedition made it almost to the North Pole.» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

U.S.- Canada trade dispute: Bombardier sale due to U.S. tariffs?

According to reports, Canada’s leading aerospace firm, Bombardier, is considering selling parts of its aerospace operation. The Canadian firm is facing massive U.S. tariffs of almost 300 per cent on its new C-series passenger jet as a result of a»