Highlights/U.S.

Economy, International

Canada lift tariffs on targeted U.S. products

Canada has removed duties on several products imported from the United States following the decision on May 17, 2019 that the U.S. would lift tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued a statement today saying» 

Economy, International, Politics

China, U.S., Canada: trade and political disputes and world domination (interview)

A trade dispute is growing between China and the U.S which could easily have repercussions worldwide. The U.S and China will be together at the upcoming G-20 summit, at which point the situation may calm, or as many think, escalate.» 

Environment, International

‘Lynx without borders’ project aims to protect wildlife

Six conservation organizations and 40 partners from both Canada and the U.S. are meeting to try to maintain corridors between protected land in the province of Quebec. The conservation of the corridors is seen as essential for the movement of» 

International, Politics

Pentagon warns of risk of Chinese submarines in the Arctic

China’s growing involvement and interest in the Arctic could pave the way for a strengthened military presence in the region, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cybersecurity: Huawei – backdoor or no backdoor?

Several news agencies today are reporting on a Bloomberg news story about cybersecurity issues from co-called “backdoors” found in  Huawwei equipment used by Vodaphone in Italy. The report says the backdoors were discovered between 2009 and 2011 in home routers» 

International, Politics

Canada will defend Canadians doing business in Cuba, says Freeland

Canada will “fully defend” the interests of Canadian companies in Cuba, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday after the Trump administration announced that it will allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties the Communist government seized from Americans after the 1959» 

International, Politics

China reiterates warnings over South China Sea

At a recent academic conference, two Chinese officials repeated warnings about incursions into the South China Sea, a region over which it claims jurisdiction. The warning was aimed specifically at the United States which insists, as the U.N has said,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

The 43rd annual Women’s International Air Race Classic includes Canada

Three legs of the race and the finish are in Canada A theme on the home page of this year’s race, the 43rd reads“North of the Border, Let’s Fly Canada”. This year the race starts in Tennesse and finishes in Ontario.» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

HIV-AIDS: Second patient “cured” but not yet a cure

An American patient in Berlin who was suffering from HIV-AIDS, was cured some years ago, and now comes news that a second patient in London, England, has also been cured-i.e, now seems to be completely free of the disease. In» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Used Aussie jets to cost millions more than earlier estimate

Canada had been contemplating the replacement of its ageing CF-18 fighter jets, when it became embroiled in a trade tiff between Boeing and Bombardier.  The federal government in support of Bombardier then backed out of a plan to replace its»