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International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by post-election crackdown in Belarus

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violent crackdown of Belarusian authorities against protesters who came out in their thousands to voice their discontent with the official results of the country’s presidential election, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Dozens were »

International, Politics

Canada loses bid for UN Security Council seat

Canada lost its high-profile bid to secure a coveted seat at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday despite last-ditch efforts by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne to lobby world leaders. Trudeau spoke with dozens »

International, Politics

Canada to have ‘strong voice’ with or without UN Security Council seat: Trudeau

Canada will remain a major player on the international scene no matter whether it gets elected to the United Nations Security Council or not, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday as the country awaited results of the closely watched vote »

International, Politics

Trudeau congratulates Boris Johnson on his victory

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday on his electoral victory, as the Conservatives won a commanding majority in Parliament. The Conservative Party under Johnson’s leadership got 365 seats in the House of Commons, its best »

International, Politics

Canada calls for calm in Bolivia

Canada called on Bolivian political and social actors to “exercise restraint and avoid violence and confrontation” Monday, as the country was plunged into a constitutional limbo following the resignation of the country’s first Indigenous president and all of his likely »

International, Politics

Social media and the battle over political adverts

Social media has become a battleground for political parties especially during election campaigns. Now two of the giants have taken completely different attitudes. One will ban all political partisan adverts, the other will allow them and with no fact checking. »

International

Canada calls for runoff vote in contested Bolivian election

“Deeply concerned” by reports of election irregularities in Bolivia, Canada has joined the United States and its European allies in calling for a runoff vote in the South American country and warning that otherwise it will not recognize the results »

International, Politics

How, why, and for whom Canadians voted in the election

Last minute decisions, and a lesson for Americans? Two recent post election surveys in Canada came up with relatively similar results. According to a Leger poll, it seems up to a third of voters didn’t vote in favour of a »

L-R : Levon Sevunts, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Oct.25,26,27,

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marc (video of show at bottom) Arab World Festival-Montreal This weekend marks the start of the 20th year for the Arab World Festival,/ Festival du Monde Arabe  (FMA) in Montreal. The idea is to showcase elements »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Climate change will challenge new minority government

In Canada’s federal election, 63 per cent of voters chose parties with strong platforms on mitigating climate change. The Liberal Party will form the government but, since it does not have a majority of seats, it will have to seek »