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International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing rapidly, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on March 12, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic »

Health, International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing 13-fold, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on Thursday, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic compiled »

International, Politics

Russia fires back at ‘illegal’ and ‘futile’ Canadian sanctions

Russia’s embassy in Canada lashed out Wednesday at new Canadian sanctions against six Russian officials in Crimea over their involvement in the September 2019 local elections in the Russian-controlled Black Sea peninsula that was part of Ukraine before Moscow annexed »

International, Politics

Canada sanctions 6 Russians over Crimea elections

Canada joined the United States and the European Union in imposing sanction on six Russian officials in Crimea over their involvement in local elections last fall in the Russian-controlled Black Sea peninsula that was part of Ukraine before Russia annexed »

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, »

L-R: Marie-Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

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The LINK Online Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Mathiew, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Expert warns of possible Russian disinformation campaign in Canada’s election Canada’s election has officially been launched and the political parties are busy trying to get their respective messages, platforms, »

International, Politics

Kremlin disinformation campaigns could target Canada’s federal election: expert

As the federal election campaign picks up steam, federal officials should be ready to counter possible Russian disinformation campaigns targeting Canadians, says a Russian expert. Sergey Sukhankin, a senior fellow with the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. think-tank, who is teaching »

International, Politics

Canada opposes Russia’s return to G7, says Trudeau

Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s insistence that Russia should be readmitted into G7, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada would not support Russia’s reintegration into the club of “like-minded nations.” Russia was kicked out of then G8 in 2014 after »

International, Politics

Canada supports Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 indictments, says Freeland

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada supports the indictment by Dutch prosecutors of three Russians and one Ukrainian in connection with the 2014 downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over eastern Ukraine despite opposition from Malaysia’s prime minister, who »

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

We’re coming for you Santa Claus! North Pole in claims dispute

Well, the battle lines have now been finalized for claims to the North Pole. The Russians and the Danes have both claimed it as theirs, and now Canada has filed its claim with the United Nations Commission on Limits of »