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International, Politics

Trudeau praises Michaëlle Jean, but turns his back on her Francophonie leadership bid

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Michaëlle Jean in his speech at the opening of the summit of la Francophonie on Thursday in Armenia, even as Ottawa signalled that it will not back her bid for a second mandate at the» 

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Trudeau, Legault travel to Armenia for La Francophonie summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier-designate Francois Legault are set to depart for Armenia Tuesday evening to attend the XVII Francophonie Summit in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. The three-day summit of heads of state and government in Armenia’s 2,800-year-old capital» 

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Freeland joins Putin in congratulating Armenia’s opposition leader

There aren’t many things that Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Russian President Vladimir Putin seem to agree on but Armenia’s Velvet Revolution appears to be one of them. Hours after Armenia’s opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime» 

International, Politics

Armenian protesters gear up for general strike

The leader of a grassroots Armenian protest movement that forced the country’s veteran leader to step down called for a nationwide strike after the ruling party thwarted his bid to take over as interim prime minister on Tuesday. After a» 

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Armenian Canadians join Velvet Revolution in their homeland

Many Canadian Armenians are watching with baited breath as a non-violent grassroots protest movement in Armenia is about to complete the transfer of power from the governing party to the leader of the opposition whose unprecedented campaign of civil disobedience»