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Canadian oil company stops operations in Peru after deadly Indigenous protests

Canadian oil company PetroTal says it has shut down work at its Bretana Oil Field in northeastern Peru following Sunday’s deadly clashes that took the lives of three Indigenous protesters and injured about a dozen people. In a communique released »

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by post-election crackdown in Belarus

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violent crackdown of Belarusian authorities against protesters who came out in their thousands to voice their discontent with the official results of the country’s presidential election, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Dozens were »

Economy, International, Politics

China’s effort to buy an Arctic gold mine raises many concerns

China’s huge Shandong Gold Mining Corporation is proposing to buy Canada’s TMAC resources mine in the Arctic. Currently under review by the federal government, the $207.4 million dollar offer raises concerns not only  over China’s increasing control over the precious »

Indigenous, International, Society

COVID-19 poses ‘critical threat to Indigenous Peoples,’ says UN rights chief

The COVID-19 pandemic that has infected nearly 20 million people worldwide and has claimed over 730,000 lives, poses a critical threat to Indigenous Peoples, says the United Nations top human rights official. In a statement released on Sunday, on the »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International

Music industry delegates meet online at a new global conference in Toronto

During the last week of July, hundreds of music professionals around the world connected to their computers to take part in a music conference out of Toronto, with online activities and discussions about current challenges and coming perspectives in a »

International, Politics, Society

Officials mum on alleged Saudi ‘hit squad’ raid foiled at Pearson Airport

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is not commenting on specific allegations in a lawsuit filed in Washington on Thursday that allege the Saudi crown prince sent a hit squad to Canada to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official less than two »

Economy, International, Politics

Canada to impose $3.6B in tariffs on U.S. goods in ‘reciprocal retaliation’

Ottawa will impose “dollar-for-dollar” tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision to slap a 10-per-cent tariff on aluminum imports from Canada, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday. Speaking to reporters during a teleconference call from »

International, Society

Second Canadian in two days sentenced to death in China

Another Canadian was sentenced to death in China on Friday–the second such sentence in two days and fourth in less than two years–and Ottawa says it is “profoundly concerned” about what’s going on. “We oppose the death penalty at every »

Economy, International, Politics

U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

President Donald Trump says his administration is reimposing a 10 per cent tariff on imports of Canadian aluminum into the United States that is set to come into effect immediately. Trump made the announcement of an executive order imposing the »

International, Society

A third Canadian is sentenced to death in China

China has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on charges of manufacturing the drug ketamine–a so-called “recreational” drug because of its hallucinogenic, tranquilizing and dissociative effects. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong’s penalty on Thursday and said an »