Highlights / protests

International, Politics

Hong Kong protests: a former diplomat’s viewpoint

Many of the several hundred students barricaded at Hong Kong University have surrendered to police early this morning. However, it seems unlikely that the protests, now several months old, will abate anytime soon. Colin Robertson, is Vice-President at the Canadian» 

International, Politics

Canada urges ‘timely and peaceful transition’ amid Lebanon protests

Canada called for a “peaceful transition” of power in Lebanon as protesters continued to block roads in Beirut and across of the country, amid nationwide protests demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has» 

Environment, International, Society

Extinction rebellion action in Canada: measured success

On October 7, 2019, Extinction Rebellion activists blocked several bridges in Canada and succeeded in drawing attention to their message that climate change is an emergency already underway. The movement’s name refers to the belief that the world has entered» 

Economy, International, Society

Climate protesters hit Montreal commuters

Demonstrations yesterday by climate activists blocked  thousands  of commuters in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria, in addition to several other cities around the world including New York, London, Dublin, Berlin, Wellington, and Sydney. The action resulted in many arrests» 

Economy, Society

Climate activists cause havoc to morning commute

As planned, climate activists have begun cross Canada action in a controversial move claimed to raise awareness about global warming and climate change. Similar actions have already taken place this morning in the U.K, where many arrests have been made.» 

Politics, Society

81-year old woman “shocked” at Antifa bullying

Will meet with police today; son calls protesters “thugs” Last Sunday the leader of the right-leaning People’s Party of Canada (PPC) was to speak at a Hamilton college as part of the ongoing federal election campaign. Both supporters and opponents» 

International, Politics

China tells Canada to stop ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong affairs

Chinese officials accused Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland of “meddling” in China’s internal affairs Sunday and warned that Beijing’s response to ongoing protests in Hong Kong “brook no interference by any other country, organization or individual.” The warning by an» 

International, Politics

Hong Kong: Chinese-Canadian lawyer analyses ongoing protests

Huge crowds were on the streets of Hong Kong again last night protesting a proposed extradition law with China. Hong Kong chief executive, Carrie Lam, has said the proposal will become law and compared protesters to spoiled children. Andrea Chun» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Chinese Canadians react to Hong Kong extradition law

Huge crowds continue to demonstrate in Hong Kong over a proposal to enable extradition to China. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents continue to protest over fears of the implications of the proposed bill.  They say it could mean» 

International

Canada calls on Algeria to set a date for free elections ‘without delay’

Canada’s Global Affairs department has issued a statement saying it is “closely following ongoing developments in Algeria.” After weeks of protests, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika promised to not seek a fifth term that would have extended his 20 years in»