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    Canadian-Ukrainian defence deal could open doors to weapons sales to Kyiv
    Apr05

    Canadian-Ukrainian defence deal could open doors to weapons sales to Kyiv

    Ukraine’s quest to get access to sophisticated Western weapons and defence technologies to fight Russian-backed rebels in the eastern part of the country got a step closer with a defence co-operation agreement signed in Ottawa earlier this week. The bilateral deal, signed by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and his Ukrainian counterpart...

    Update:Canada chosen for new spaceport
    Mar14

    Update:Canada chosen for new spaceport

    It’s official Canada has been chosen for development of a new spaceport. An official press release today states, “Maritime Launch Services (MLS) Ltd., established in Halifax, is pleased to announce it has committed to a launch site location following a study of prospective sites across North America. An exhaustive review was conducted which...

    Canadian troops to stay on in Ukraine
    Mar06

    Canadian troops to stay on in Ukraine

    It’s called “Operation Unifier”. Canada’s two year mission to train Ukrainian military and police was due to expire at the end of this month. Ukrainian officials had been concerned at the delay in the decision by Canada to announce an end or extenstion of that mission. Aat a news conference today, it was announced the mission will be...

    Rockets from Canada?
    Feb01

    Rockets from Canada?

    Almost everyone knows the name “Cape Canaveral” and its association with rockets and the space programme, but how about “Cape Canso”? An American group calling itself Maritime Launch Services came to the Nova Scotia community of Hazel Hill yesterday to talk to locals and get their views on the possibility of creating a commercial launch site. MLS...

    Liberals introduce legislation to ratify free trade deal with Ukraine
    Nov03

    Liberals introduce legislation to ratify free trade deal with Ukraine

    Fresh on the heels of signing a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced legislation to implement a far less controversial free trade deal with Ukraine. “We are one step closer to being able to reap the benefits of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA),...

    Canada donates $8.1 for Ukrainian police reform
    Oct04

    Canada donates $8.1 for Ukrainian police reform

    Canada will provide the government of Ukraine with up to $8.1 million in new funding to support the country’s new police force, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion announced over the weekend. Dion made the announcement in Regina while attending the Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians to celebrate a triple anniversary: the 75th...

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting
    Jul25

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting

    Canada’s and Russia’s foreign affairs ministers met on Monday in an attempt to mend relations strained by the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. In a first meeting of its kind, since Canada froze high-level contacts with Russian officials two years ago, Foreign Affairs...

    Prime Minister Trudeau to attend NATO meeting in Poland, visit Ukraine

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Poland to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Heads of State and Government Summit in Warsaw from July 8 to 9, 2016, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced today. After the summit, Trudeau will pay a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to “remember the six...

    Chernobyl disaster commemorated by Ukrainian Canadians
    Apr27

    Chernobyl disaster commemorated by Ukrainian Canadians

    Ukrainian-Canadians, are marking the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine. Across Canada today vigils, services and commemorative gatherings are taking place in churches and community centres, solemnly remebering those whose lives were lost, and all those whose lives were irrevocably changed. Work to remove...

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms
    Feb02

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion concluded his one-day visit to Ukraine on Monday aimed at showing Ottawa’s continued support for Ukraine under the new Liberal government, while trying to nudge Kyiv to continue on its path of Western inspired reforms. Dion met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, and with...

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