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Canada supports Ukraine’s ‘faltering’ reforms with nearly $7M in new funding

Canada announced an additional $6.89 in aid to Ukraine to fund “democratic reforms, human rights and peace,” while the United Kingdom noted “worrying signs that reform is faltering” in the former Soviet republic. The funding announced at the conclusion of» 

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses Russian sanctions with Ukrainian president

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to coordinate Ottawa’s and Kyiv’s positions on Russia as well as strengthen bilateral ties, the Prime Minister’s Office announced. “The leaders discussed the importance of maintaining unity on sanctions» 

International, Politics

Canada concerned about human rights in Crimea

Canada is seriously concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in the Crimean peninsula under Moscow’s rule, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in a statement commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the forced deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities» 

International, Military, Politics

Canadian-Ukrainian defence deal could open doors to weapons sales to Kyiv

Ukraine’s quest to get access to sophisticated Western weapons and defence technologies to fight Russian-backed rebels in the eastern part of the country got a step closer with a defence co-operation agreement signed in Ottawa earlier this week. The bilateral» 

Economy, International, Science and Technology

Update:Canada chosen for new spaceport

It’s official Canada has been chosen for development of a new spaceport. An official press release today states, “Maritime Launch Services (MLS) Ltd., established in Halifax, is pleased to announce it has committed to a launch site location following a» 

International, Military, Politics

Canadian troops to stay on in Ukraine

It’s called “Operation Unifier”. Canada’s two year mission to train Ukrainian military and police was due to expire at the end of this month. Ukrainian officials had been concerned at the delay in the decision by Canada to announce an» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Rockets from Canada?

Almost everyone knows the name “Cape Canaveral” and its association with rockets and the space programme, but how about “Cape Canso”? An American group calling itself Maritime Launch Services came to the Nova Scotia community of Hazel Hill yesterday to» 

Economy, International, Politics

Liberals introduce legislation to ratify free trade deal with Ukraine

Fresh on the heels of signing a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced legislation to implement a far less controversial free trade deal with Ukraine. “We are one step» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada donates $8.1 for Ukrainian police reform

Canada will provide the government of Ukraine with up to $8.1 million in new funding to support the country’s new police force, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion announced over the weekend. Dion made the announcement in Regina while attending the» 

International, Politics

Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting

Canada’s and Russia’s foreign affairs ministers met on Monday in an attempt to mend relations strained by the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. In a first meeting of its kind, since Canada»