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International, Politics

China-Canada tension: Canadian warship through Taiwan Strait

With Chinese and Canadian diplomatic relations running cold, Canada has sent a warship into waters China claims as its own. It’s the first such move since relations took a serious nosedive after Canada arrested a Huawei executive on an extradition» 

International, Politics

Canada to get observer status at Sahel Alliance, Trudeau promises Macron

In a move seen as an attempt to blunt criticism of Canada’s decision not to extend its peacekeeping mission in Mali, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured French President Emmanuel Macron Friday that Ottawa plans to step up its engagement in» 

International, Society

Sorry, Canadian veterans won’t be at D-Day 75 event at Bernieres

(updated May 30th) The 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy to free Europe from the Nazis will be a huge event, but apparently not quite as huge as the occasion would normally suggest, at least not at the» 

Economy, International, Society

 Notre Dame restoration, a Canadian stonemason comments

The damage to this great cathedral can be easily seen to be devastating and extensive. The ancient oak beams supporting the steeply vaulted lead-covered roof are gone and speculation is they will not, and very possibly could not be replaced.» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ambitious Fundy turbine project-fades with a whimper

The tides in Canada’s east coast Fundy basin are among the most powerful in the world. An innovative multi-million project to build turbines to harness that energy and turn it into electrical power seems to have come to the end» 

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

Prime minister to commemorate WWI armistice in France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will go to France to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the special role played by Canadian soldiers. On November 10, 2018, Trudeau will visit the Canadian National Vimy» 

On this day, a pseudo religious doomsday cult l'Ordre du Temple Solaire, began its series of murders and collective suicides in Quebec (Radio-Canada)

International, Society

History Canada: October 4,1994: An international cult tragedy begins

Sex, money, strange rituals and mysticism, charismatic leaders, weapons, doomsday belief. All these elements above typically associated to varying degrees with cults, came to a head on this day in international death and murder starting in a quiet town in» 

International, Politics

Trudeau and Macron brace for tough talks with Trump

They are two leaders who have been known for their attempts to win over U.S. President Donald Trump with friendly talk and had a reputation of having the president’s ear. But the era of Trump whispering might be over for» 

International, Politics

French President Macron to visit Canada

President of France Emmanuel Macron will be in Canada on a working visit from June 6 to 9 to attend the 2018 G7 Leaders’ Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Wednesday. During the four-day visit Macron will»