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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» 

International, Military, Politics

Prime Minister Trudeau to attend NATO meeting in Poland, visit Ukraine

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Poland to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Heads of State and Government Summit in Warsaw from July 8 to 9, 2016, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced today. After the summit, Trudeau» 

Economy, Education, Health, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Chernobyl disaster commemorated by Ukrainian Canadians

Ukrainian-Canadians, are marking the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine. Across Canada today vigils, services and commemorative gatherings are taking place in churches and community centres, solemnly remebering those whose lives were lost, and» 

International, Politics

Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion concluded his one-day visit to Ukraine on Monday aimed at showing Ottawa’s continued support for Ukraine under the new Liberal government, while trying to nudge Kyiv to continue on its path of Western inspired»