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Politics, Society

Canada History: Oct 16,17, 1970: Terror in Quebec reaches a crescendo

50 years ago Canada experienced one of the most tumultuous periods in its history Since the early 1960’s a small group of radical Marxists have been terrorising the province through bombs, robberies and deaths in their quest to turn the »

Politics

Canada history: Oct.10, 1970: Terror escalates in Quebec

Fifty years ago, Canada and especially the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec was gripped with fear A small group of French-speaking Marxist radicals advocating for the separation of Quebec to form an independent socialist country, had been terrorizing the province »

International, Politics, Society

35 years on, Air India bombing ‘an act of unspeakable malice,’ says Trudeau

As Canada marks the 35th anniversary of Air India bombing with small private gatherings and online ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the world cannot forget the worst mass murder in Canadian history. Air India »

International, Politics

Diplomatic Dispatch Podcast – Episode 2: The national security view

Welcome to Diplomatic Dispatch, a new podcast series by Radio Canada International. My goal is to bring you insights into Canada’s foreign, defence and development policy. I’ll discuss Canada’s global role through interviews with policy makers, former and serving diplomats »

Society

RCMP lays terrorism charges against Canadian man arrested in Turkey this summer

Investigators with Canada’s national police force have arrested and charged an Ontario man who was arrested in Turkey earlier this summer with terrorism-related offences, officials with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Friday. Ikar Mao, 22, faces one count »

International, Politics

Trudeau extends Canada’s condolences after 13 French soldiers killed in Mali

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended his “heartfelt condolences” to France Tuesday after 13 French soldiers were killed Monday evening when two military helicopters collided during a nighttime anti-terror operation against Islamic State group-linked extremists in Mali. “Canada joins with the »

Politics

Former Canadian spy chief calls for ‘clear eyed’ national security discussion

Canada needs to be “clear eyed” about its own place in the rapidly changing multipolar world and the security challenges presented by such “revisionist” adversaries as Russia and China, says a former spy chief and national security advisor to two »

International

Dozens still missing after deadly attack near Canadian-run mine in Burkina Faso

Dozens of people were feared still missing on Thursday after an ambush on workers near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 and wounded 60 in the worst such attack in the West African nation for years. »

International

At least 37 dead in Canadian mining convoy attack in Burkina Faso

At least 37 civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded in an attack by an unidentified gunman on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian-based gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday. The Montreal-based company »

International, Society

Canada’s threat level doesn’t change despite death of ISIS leader

The Canadian federal government showed no intention of changing the national threat level of its current ” medium ” classification despite concerns from some countries that the Islamic State group may retaliate following the killing of its leader during a »