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International, Politics

Canadian foreign affairs minister to host his Indian counterpart

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne will meet today with his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in an effort to repair Ottawa’s uneasy relationship with New Delhi. Jaishankar’s two-day visit to Canada provides “an opportunity to discuss shared priorities, including the rules-based »

International, Politics

Canada needs a ‘root and branch’ review of its foreign policy, experts say

Despite being surrounded by vast oceans on three sides, Canada cannot isolate itself from global threats such as climate change and terrorism, inflows of refugees and disruptions in international trade. In fact, greater global engagement is essential for Canada’s security »


Pompeo congratulates Champagne and Freeland on their new appointments

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement Thursday congratulating Canada’s newly-minted Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland with their new roles. The two ministers were sworn in Wednesday as the Liberals began their »

International, Politics

Canada’s newly minted foreign affairs minister to attend G20 meeting in Japan

Barely two days after being sworn in as Canada’s new foreign affairs minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne will be jetting off to Japan to take part in the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Champagne, who has already served in the previous Liberal cabinet »

International, Politics

Appointment of new Canadian ambassador to Russia raises hopes of detente

The appointment of a career diplomat with strong background in Arctic affairs but also deep knowledge of Eastern Europe and Eurasia as Canada’s new envoy in Russia is a signal that Ottawa is serious about maintaining its relationship with Moscow, »


Party leaders debate climate, deficits, secularism and relations with China

The leaders of Canada’s six major political parties faced off in the final debate of the 2019 federal election Thursday evening as they jostled to improve their position entering the final lap of the campaign. Thursday’s debate was the second »


The LINK Online, Oct. 4,5,6, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn and Marc  ( audio below- video of show at bottom) Conservative election promise: cut foreign aid by 25% As the various political leaders travel across the country making various policy announcements about things they would do if »

International, Politics

Canada’s opposition leader lays out foreign policy priorities

The rise of China, the re-emergence of Russia’s Cold War mentality and states that export terrorism and extremism are some of the top foreign threats to Canada’s security and prosperity in the 21st century, says Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer. And »


Firing Canada’s ambassador to China said to ‘deepen the crisis’

China’s media are reacting with derision to Canada’s decision to fire its ambassador to China on January 26, 2019. John McCallum had made several statements with regards the legal case involving Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Canada’s Prime  Minister Justin Trudeau »

Economy, International

Beware risks of business with China: former ambassador

A former Canadian ambassador to China says the Canadian government is not doing a good enough job of warning people of the risks of doing business in China. Chinese authorities have imprisoned Canadian wine producer John Chang for over 20 »