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Environment, International, Politics

Trudeau calls for world leaders to do more to protect the environment

As tens of thousands of wildfires ravage the Amazonian rainforest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined the rising chorus of Western leaders saying more needs to be done to protect the “lungs of the planet.” Trudeau joined his French counterpart,» 

International, Politics

Trudeau and Pompeo discussed the Arctic as Washington pivots attention north

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Canada-U.S. cooperation in the Arctic during Thursday’s visit by the top American diplomat to Ottawa, amid signs that Washington is growing increasingly concerned by geopolitical challenges posed by» 

Politics, Society

Scheer politics: same sex marriage back in the news

Canada passed its same-sex marriage law in 2005, but all of a sudden–as we head to the Oct. 21 federal election–it’s back in the news and one can only wonder how it will play out with a recent poll suggesting» 

Politics, The Link

The LINK Online Aug. 23, 24, 26, 2019

Your hosts today: Levon Sevunts, Terry Haig, Stéphane Parent and Marie-Claude Simard  (Video of show at the bottom). G7 leaders gather in Biarritz, France for what could be another chaotic summit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to» 

Economy, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

“Notice to proceed” is given on Trans Mountain pipline

All systems appear to be on go for a long-controversial oil pipeline project that will carry up to a million barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Pacific shores of British Columbia. The federally-owned Trans Mountain Corp. said» 

Politics, Society

Peaceful pressure pays off as prison farms reopen

From a distance, a gathering in front of of a federal prison near Kingston, Ontario last Thursday might not appear to be all that big a deal, but virtually everyone there would likely tell you they were celebrating a victory» 

International, Politics

Trudeau says Canada won’t back down on supporting Hong Kong democracy

Canada is closely monitoring developments in Hong Kong and is mindful of the 300,000 Canadian citizens who are there, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday despite warnings from Beijing to stop “meddling” in its “internal” affairs. While delivering a keynote» 

International, Politics

‘Jihadi Jack’ says he now wants to come to Canada

A suspected British-Canadian ISIS militant languishing in a Kurdish prison in northern Syria now says he would like to return to Canada, after learning that authorities in the U.K. have stripped him of his British citizenship. Jack Letts, dubbed “Jihadi» 

International, Politics

Mike Pompeo to visit Ottawa on Thursday

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Canada Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, officials at the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Monday. The top U.S. diplomat is expected to discuss several» 

International, Politics

Ottawa has no legal obligation to bring ‘Jihadi Jack’ to Canada, says public safety minister

Canada has no legal obligation to assist a dual U.K.-Canadian citizen suspected of travelling to Syria in 2014 to join ISIS, federal officials said Monday, a day after British officials revoked the young man’s U.K. citizenship. Jack Letts, dubbed “Jihadi»