Highlights / tension

International, Politics

Iran-US tensions, cranked up another two notches

World oil prices climbed today on the news that Iran shot down a U.S. drone in a further incident in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries. The U.S. has already accused Iran of attaching mines to oil» 

International

Canada should ‘play hardball with’ China, says activist

Relations between Canada and China have sunk to an all-time low since Canada responded to an extradition request from the U.S. in early December 2018 and arrested Meng Wanzhou, a chief executive with telecommunications giant Huawei. In what looks like» 

International

Canadian universities seek to protect Chinese enrolment

Given the current political tensions between Canada and China, Canadian universities have discussed the enrolment of Chinese students with Canadian government officials and the Chinese embassy. They have also moved to diversify international student enrolment which has become an important» 

International

Canadian parliamentarians go to China in spite of tensions

A Canadian parliamentary delegation is on its way to China and has been briefed on how to handle the issue of two Canadians detained there should it come up. The goal of the delegates is to enhance business and general» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

A World Divided, or so it seems according to an international poll

It seems a majority of people in countries around the world think their country and societies are more divided than ever. A new international survey for the BBC by the polling firm Ipsos-MORI asked people in 27 countries about opinions» 

Society

Canada language tensions- east and west

Quebec French- English, and British Coiumbia English-Chinese In the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec, yet another language complaint against use of English has cropped up. This time involving a small free bi-weekly newspaper in western Quebec. The municipality of Pontiac»