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Blockades continue along with continued calls for dialogue

Rail blockades by indigenous groups and demonstrations in cities across Canada, continue today well into the second week. Both indigenous and non-indigenous protesters have blocked bridges and roadways and rail lines across the country in support of a small group» 

International, Politics

Trudeau: diplomatic lapse at a NATO reception?

Canada’s Prime Minister and others appear to discuss the U.S president’s behaviour A short video of leaders chatting informally at a gathering at Buckingham Palace of NATO leaders Tuesday night has gone viral, with many pundits suggesting they are mocking» 

Politics, Society

Costumes no more: Canada’s PM foregoes Hallowe’en dressup after scandals

Hallowe’en has come and gone, and with it the annual chance to dress up in scary or humourous, or inspired costumes so enjoyed by children as they go door to door seeking candy treats, and for those adults who dress» 

Politics, Society

Fraud and corruption: SNC-Lavalin to stand trial

A court in the French-speaking province of Quebec ruled that there was enough evidence against SNC-Lavalin for the engineering company to face trial for fraud and corruption. The decision was made after months of lobbying by the company to avoid» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Trudeau to apologize and exonerate an historical Indigenous leader

An indigenous Chief known as Poundmaker, who had been charged and convicted of treason-felony, will be exonerated today along with an apology from Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Canada’s only “civil war” took place shortly after the nation’s creation. In» 

International, Society

Trudeau extends best wishes for Nowruz

Nowruz marks the start of spring and the New Year in the Persian calendar and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended best wishes to all who celebrate it. He also used the occasion to remind Canadians “that inclusion and respect for» 

International, Society

Mosque attack leaves Quebec City victims ‘in shock’

The shooting rampages at two mosques in New Zealand is particularly horrifying for survivors of a similar attack that killed six people in Quebec City on January 29, 2017. The New Zealand shooter had written the name of several killers» 

International, Politics, Society

SNC Lavalin scandal: Another faux-pas for the Liberal government?

The scandal that is rocking the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has grown yet again. The government also seems to be continuing on a rocky path and strategy. An emergency meeting of the Justice Committee investigating the situation was shut» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Mar. 8-9-10, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Canada’s Prime Minister insists “no inappropriate pressure” in SNC Lavalin case The SNC Lavalin scandal as it’s being called continues to dog the Liberal government of Prime Minister» 

Politics

Prime minister insists no inappropriate pressure applied in SNC-Lavalin case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a news conference on the controversy surrounding engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and the question of whether it should face criminal charges or be allowed to negotiate a remediation agreement. Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould has said»