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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous prison population continues upward spiral

The number of Indigenous people in federal custody continues to rise–dramatically. In a new report, Correctional Investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger says Indigenous people now account for more than 30 per cent of the federal inmate population. That’s up from» 

Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s new national climate change research institute

Announced this week, Canada has a new agency to look into the various issues of climate change. Non-partisan and arms-length from the government which is funding it, the agency will partner with experts in a variety of fields of research» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

What if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to stay in Canada?

(and who would pay?) Prince Harry, wife Meghan, and baby Archie are believed to currently be on Vancouver Island, here in Canada, where it seems they will choose to live at least part-time. But what if they decided they wanted» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Paid ‘pro-Meng’ demostrators at Huawei exec court hearing

There have sometimes been questions about the authenticity of pro-China demonstrators at relevant events in Canada and whether they may actually be demonstrating on the basis of their own convictions. This suggestion has been reinforced by events at yesterday’s hearings» 

Politics

Jean Charest opts out of Tory leadership race

Jean Charest, who was thought by many to have a legitimate shot at replacing Andrew Scheer as the leader of the official opposition Conservative Party, has announced that he will not join the leadership race. That leaves just two candidates» 

International, Politics

Survey: Canadians split on issue of U.S. killing of Iranian general.

A new survey  by the Angus Reid Institute shows a little over half of Canadians feel the killing of Gen. Qassim Soleilmani was not a good move by the U.S.  Three in ten said it was a good move and» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Unifor president arrested as roadblocks go up in Regina

A labour dispute in Saskatchewan is heating up. A day after Unifor National President Jerry Dias brought the weight of his 315,000 workers and associate members in industries ranging from manufacturing and media to forestry and fishing to the fray,» 

International, Politics

Controversial hearing for Huawei exec begins today

A year after she was detained in Vancouver on a U.S extradition request, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is in a British Columbia court today. The U.S Justice Department alleges that she fraudulently misled banks into processing financial transactions with Iran» 

International, Politics

Diplomatic Dispatch Podcast – Episode 5: A Marshall Plan for the 21st century

Welcome to Diplomatic Dispatch, a new podcast series by Radio Canada International. My goal is to bring you insights into Canada’s foreign, defence and development policy. I’ll discuss Canada’s global role through interviews with policy makers, former and serving diplomats» 

International, Politics

Diplomatic Dispatch Podcast – Episode 4: The Trump challenge

Welcome to Diplomatic Dispatch, a new podcast series by Radio Canada International. My goal is to bring you insights into Canada’s foreign, defence and development policy. I’ll discuss Canada’s global role through interviews with policy makers, former and serving diplomats»