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International, Politics

Canada concerned by situation in Libya

Canada is “gravely concerned” by the escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital of Tripoli, including the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, and attacks against medical personnel, officials with Global Affairs Canada said in a statement Tuesday. The »

International, Politics, Society

Remembering Canadians who fought in the U.S Civil War.

Even as debate rages about monuments to historical persons with tainted pasts, a new monument is being planned in Canada which might raise some eyebrows. It’s to be erected in part by a Canadian group calling themselves “The Grays and »

International, Politics

Yemen pounded by airstrikes, withered by cholera and famine

The bloody pace of war in Yemen quickened in 2017 increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, even as the war-torn country deals with the world’s largest cholera outbreak, according to back-to-back reports by »

International, Politics, Society

Care Canada sounds alarm on impending South Sudan collapse

As South Sudan prepares to mark its fifth Independence Day on July 9, the world’s youngest country is on the verge of a major humanitarian disaster triggered by economic collapse, ongoing political instability and climate change, humanitarian groups warn. Jacquelyn »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian weapons in rebel hands?

Photos released by Houthi rebels in Yemen have raised further concerns about Canada’s legal arms sales to the middle east. Houthi images appearing in photos and videos showed weapons  captured from “Saudi border guards”. What is disconcerting is that at »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

The “Canadian Horse” in danger?

Canada’s national horse has a clear lineage. It dates back to 1660’s when King Louis XIV, the Sun king, had a small numer os stallions and mares from his royal stud farm sent to France’s colony in the New World »