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Prince Harry praises athletes for service as he helps kick off Invictus Games
Sep24

Prince Harry praises athletes for service as he helps kick off Invictus Games

TORONTO — The Invictus Games got off to a rollicking start Saturday as scores of war-wounded athletes marched, limped or wheeled their way to thumping martial music, dazzling lights and supportive cheers into a downtown Toronto arena, where they heard Prince Harry praise them for the courage that had brought them to the event he co-founded. The...

Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week
Sep23

Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week

OTTAWA — The winner of the first week back from summer on Parliament Hill? A banner-dragging aircraft-for-rent. On Monday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation hired one to welcome MPs back to Ottawa for the fall session, pulling a giant banner that denounced Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax proposals as too anti-business. Not to be...

Trudeau says government will add Ukraine to list of countries Canada exports weapons to
Sep23

Trudeau says government will add Ukraine to list of countries Canada exports weapons to

The prime minister says the government has begun to move forward with the lengthy process that would see Ukraine added to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List. …read more Source: Toronto...

Government will move forward with process to put Ukraine on weapons export list: Trudeau
Sep23

Government will move forward with process to put Ukraine on weapons export list: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian government will place Ukraine on a list of countries to which it will permit certain weapons exports. Trudeau made the comments after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto on Friday. Trudeau says the government has begun to move forward with the lengthy process that would...

Justin Trudeau backs UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, but stops short of offering to join in
Sep23

Justin Trudeau backs UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, but stops short of offering to join in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed support for a potential United Nations peacekeeping mission in war-torn Ukraine on Friday, but stopped short of committing Canadian troops. “I think this is a situation where there is definitely a very strong potential role for peacekeepers, and that’s something we look forward to having discussions...

Embattled Ukrainian president to visit Canada
Sep20

Embattled Ukrainian president to visit Canada

Ukrainian President to visit Canada Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in New York today where he is holding talks with several world leaders during the opening of the U.N.General Assembly. A press release today from the Canadian Prime Minister’s office says the Ukrainian president will travel to Canada for a working visit on the 22nd,...

Does Latvia need the Canadian soldiers now protecting it?
Sep20

Does Latvia need the Canadian soldiers now protecting it?

Canadian soldiers on a tank during battlegroup exercises at the Adazi Training Area outside Riga (Chris Scott) In a New Brunswick-sized country, small numbers add up. It’s a crisp summer afternoon in a wood near Riga, and I’m squatting on the edge of a sandpit observing some of the 1,200 NATO troops who have come to help...

In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings
Sep16

In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and warnings to its adversaries. “He slaps the right people, he hugs the right people and he comes out very strong in the end,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said...

The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games
Sep15

The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games

It was loud and it was raucous. The patter of thunder sticks mixed with cheers and some screams, echoed through the year-old arena. In the stands, co-ordinated dancing was led by an eight-person team of conductors. This was the eager anticipation of 5,800 spectators brimming over for a rare event. This was hockey night in Gangneung, South Korea....

Canada’s NDP backs American Empire
Sep07

Canada’s NDP backs American Empire

Hélène Laverdière, MP Laurier—Sainte-Marie (NDP) • Photo by Alain Décarie Does the NDP consistently support a foreign policy that benefits ordinary people around the world? Or does the social democratic party often simply fall in line with whatever the American Empire demands? Hélène Laverdière certainly seems to support the US-led geopolitical...

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