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International, Politics

Canada and the U.S. demand release of dual citizen jailed in Russia

Ottawa and Washington are slamming a “severe” sentence handed to a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, who was convicted of espionage by a Russian court following a trial where most of the evidence was kept secret. Paul Whelan, who was born in »

Politics

Trump, the Arctic Council & Arctic policy in Canada: 2020 stories to watch for

As 2020 gets underway, Eye on the Arctic is checking in with northern experts for their take on what to watch for in the year ahead. Up today, we speak with Heather Exner-Pirot, a research associate at the Observatoire de »

International

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

U.S. is working ‘diligently’ to secure release of detained Canadians: Pompeo

There is no equivalence between the U.S. extradition request for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and China’s unlawful detention of two Canadians, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, rejecting suggestions that the top Chinese executive is a bargaining chip »

International, Politics

Mike Pompeo to visit Ottawa on Thursday

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Canada Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, officials at the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Monday. The top U.S. diplomat is expected to discuss several »

International

China, Russia … and Canada… singled out in new U.S. Arctic defense strategy

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North China and Russia are being singled out in the new U.S. Arctic defense strategy, echoing the increasing rhetoric from U.S. officials in recent months targeting the two »

International, Politics

U.S. says China’s death sentence against Canadian ‘politically motivated’

The U.S. State Department blasted China’s death sentence against a Canadian man convicted of drug smuggling as “politically motivated.” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and “expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions »