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Politics, Society

Remembrance Day: Sacrifices of war, but do Canadians know?

We are now just days away from the important commemoration for the men and women who died in the cause of freedom in wars and conflicts. Remembrance Day is marked every year on the 11th of November, the date when »


Commonwealth to discuss trade, climate, security

The heads of over 50 countries, mostly former territories of the British Empire, are meeting in London, England this week including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. There are member countries on every continent except Antarctica. “The Commonwealth is a unique »

International, Society

Remembrance of Veterans starts with “Poppy Drop” in Ottawa

Remembrance  Day, the day to pause and remember the fallen soldiers of wars and conflicts, is November 11th. That was the day the Armistice was signed to effectively end the First World War. The *poppy drop* 117,000 images of poppies »

Politics, Society

Veterans gravesites in Canada in disrepair

Visiting Canada’s National Military Cemetery in the national capital Ottawa, one is struck by the well-kept grounds and clean and still clearly legible grave markers. But that seems not to be the case for the gravesites of tens of thousands »

International, Society

Royal visit to include the young prince and princess

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Duchess Catherine, to the delight of royal watchers and baby-lovers, will bring the next generation with them on their upcoming visit to western Canada. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will come to »

International, Politics, Society

It’s Commonwealth Day !

What? Indeed for the vast majority of Canadians, and those of many other nations, today will be unremarkable and just like any other.  If they notice, Canadians may wonder why the Royal Union Flag (Union Jack) is being flown alongside »

International, Politics

Canada welcomes decision of PMs of India and Mauritius not to attend Commonwealth meeting

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Deepak Obhrai, the Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary welcomed the decision by India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mauritius’s Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam not to attend this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in »

International, Politics

Canada’s PM not only boycotting Commonwealth summit, reconsidering funding

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that not only is he boycotting the Commonwealth summit in November over human rights issues in Sri Lanka, but he is also reconsidering Canada’s funding contribution to the Commonwealth. At a press briefing »