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International, Politics, Society

WWI: Remembering the last to die

The First World War Armistice to end the horrors of four years of brutal war had been signed. At 11 am on November 11, 1918 all hostilities were to cease.   As all combattants knew the cease fire was imminent, for »

International, Politics, Society

Canadians to recreate Armistice parade in Mons, Belgium, 100 years later

In November 1918 the horrific toll of the First World War was coming to an end. The Armistice to end hostilities was being negotiated. On the morning of the 11th, official word came to the Canadians to hold their place »

International, Politics

Oops! Canada flag gaffe

Flag fail for government staff:  Snub by Prime Minister?  When national leaders or royalty visit any country, the red carpet is rolled out, and national flags aplenty are seen in honour of the guests, and on such occasions these high »

International, Society

Remembrance week: 100 years, the blood soaked fields of Flanders

November 6, Canadians take Passchendaele This year marks the 100th anniversary of many momentous battle of the First World War. After incredible but costly victories at Vimy and Hill 70, the Canadians were called upon to take the village of »

Economy, Health, International

Are you happy at work? Americans tops, Canada fifth.

Everyone knows you spend a lot of your life at your workplace. It’s much better for everyone, yourself, colleagues, employer, if you’re happy at your work. A recent survey of professionals in several countries ranked “happiness” and stress levels. The »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

CETA trade- on again, off again, now back on?

Headlines have been saying the huge CETA trade deal between the European Union and Canada is now back on after late night negotiations in Belgium with the dissenting region of Wallonia. Bernard M Wolf, Professor Emeritus, York University,Toronto © Schulich School »

Economy, International, Politics

UPDATED: Trudeau won’t fly to Europe to sign CETA

The Canadian delegation will not be travelling to Brussels to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union on Wednesday evening, Canadian officials say. “Canada remains ready to sign this important agreement when Europe is ready,” Alex Lawrence, the »

Economy, International, Politics

UPDATE: Canada-EU summit set to go ahead

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels for a planned European Union-Canada summit despite the failure by Belgium’s federal government to sway the country’s French-speaking Wallonia region to support a landmark free trade deal, said Monday Canada’s International »

Economy, International

Canada-EU trade talks collapse in Wallonia as profoundly ‘disappointed’ Freeland walks out

Last-minute talks between Canada and the European Union to salvage a landmark free trade deal have failed, Canada’s International Trade Minister confirmed in an emotional statement to the media as she walked out of the negotiations in Belgium today. The »

International, Politics, Society

Honouring the last Commonwealth soldier killed in WWI

Belgium to erect a monument to Canadian George Price George Lawrence Price was from Nova Scotia, but when the First World War broke out he was living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  It was there that he was conscripted in October »