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What The Tories Stand To Gain From Denouncing Putin

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have heavily criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the crash of flight MH17 in Ukr...

More Canadian Troops Headed To Europe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - About 120 Canadian soldiers leave for eastern and central Europe today as part of a continuing show of support for Ukraine.The military would...

Canada To Impose More Sanctions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will impose economic sanctions and a travel ban on another 14 individuals involved in militan...

Get High-Speed Rail Policy On Tracks

Joseph Soares | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Clearly the Government of Canada doesn't have an HSR policy, but surely it's time it did the minimum? A basic and badly-needed step would be to lay the policy and political tracks for a future ''blue sky'' proposal regarding high-speed rail.

Harper Announces More Sanctions As Putin Puts Military On Combat Alert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is imposing economic sanctions and travel bans against 11 Russian and Ukrainian individuals plus one additional entity over Russia’s...

How Growing Trade Alliances Among Middle-Power Countries Will Harm the Dollar

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Qais Ghanem, MD

The acronym BRICS stands for the group consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. If predictions are true, Iran and Turkey may soon join, creating BRICSIT. Increasing trade among these economies may be bad news for the U.S. dollar.

The Fourth Revolution: A Good Read

Diane Francis | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

"The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State" by Economist Editor in Chief John Micklethwaite and Economist Managing Editor Adrian Wo...

Why Would Anyone Want To Host the Winter Olympics?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

What country in its right mind would willingly and consciously walk into a Winter Games with the possibility of anything even reaching toward $50 billion on its table? The Sochi Games gave everyone else a chance to think about it for a second, and once you do it's sort of like being sober in a club where all your friends are buying bottle service... you can only get so drunk.

Boycott Russia's FIFA World Cup in 2018 Movement

Diane Francis | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

I stand solidly behind my friend, Eugene Melnyk (Owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators) who's of Ukrainian heritage for his call to launch a boycott agai...

Ukraine Must Play Tough After This Week's Election

Diane Francis | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

If Ukraine calls Putin's bluff, Russia's stability may be shaken and certainly western Europe's indifference will be. Putin's nationalistic narrative has temporarily supplanted the protests in his own country and allowed him to impose repressive measures, but his power is fragile.

Tories Asked Why They Won't Sanction 'Putin's Buddies'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) said Friday it did not lobby the Harper government to keep a Russian executive off Canada's list o...

Canadian Oil Can Make the World a Safer Place

Mark Milke | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

Given Canada's proximity to the United States, we tend to take our peace and security for granted. This comfortable distance from most of the world's violence has also led us to underestimate how useful Canada might be in defusing threats elsewhere using an item some people overlook as leverage: energy. Canadians might have a general sense that oil in particular matters to world affairs; but given that Canada has never been a superpower, it has never been responsible for the wider world order to ensure that oil (or natural gas) flow to countries that need it. Given recent developments at home and abroad, that blissful unawareness merits re-thinking.


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa says it is imposing economic sanctions on 16 more Russian "entities" over that country's actions in Ukraine.Prime Minister Stephen Har...

Invading Ukraine Is Bad, But so Is Putin's Treatment of Russians

Irwin Cotler | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The same authoritarianism, revanchism, and criminality that have characterized the Putin regime's approach to human rights -- and that have gone unpunished, if not unnoticed, by the international community -- have characterized its actions in Ukraine, and in Georgia before it.

The Spring Of Our Discontent

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

The epic task is well underway. The first week it happened in Kerala, Haryana, and some of Assam. The second week it happened in Karnataka and parts...

Canada Slaps More Sanctions On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is following the United States in once again stepping up the pressure on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.Two Russian companies and n...

Russia Expels Canadian Diplomat

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The diplomatic chess game between Canada and Russia over the Ukraine crisis continued Tuesday, with the Kremlin ordering the expulsion of a s...

Canada's Tough Talk On Russia 'Makes No Difference'

CBC | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government's tough rhetoric over Russia’s actions in Ukraine may play well to some voters domestically, but analysts doubt...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is trying to put more pressure on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced additional sanct...

The Biggest Concerns for Ukraine's New President

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

In a few weeks time Ukrainian voters will be going to the polls to elect a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the country for the safety of Russia amid a Tahrir Square-style, people power uprising. The Cabinet of Ministers has no lack of urgent agenda items to deal with. Several pitfalls lie ahead:

How the Keystone Pipeline Will Shut Putin Down

Diane Francis | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

A Keystone bomb would deliver several payloads: punishment toward anti-American Venezuela; proceeds toward Canada which buys more goods and services from the U.S. than the European Union does; punishment toward Russia by casting into the markets more Venezuelan oil and replacement of Venezuelan oil with Canadian oil that is $30 a barrel cheaper.

Lessons From Malaysia and Russia: Sovereignty Has Put the World in Danger

Lloyd Axworthy | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Lloyd Axworthy

What can the missing Malaysian airliner and the Russian takeover of Crimea have in common, aside from competing for airtime on the 24-hour news channels? Let's consider this common thread: both events demonstrate the absence of any working, collaborative governance system to deal with crisis coupled with the irrelevance of many of the post-World War II multilateral agreements and practices.

Ban From Russia Called 'A Badge Of Honour'

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Many of the 13 Canadians banned by Russia Monday say they're actually quite honoured by the move. Liberal MPs Chrystia Freeland and Irwin Cotler w...

'Rumours Of Blowback' As Harper Warns Businesses Against Russia

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has warned Canadian companies doing business in Russia they face “risks” because of the growing diplomatic crisis ov...

Russia Bans Entry To 13 Canadian Lawmakers, Officials

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Russia on Monday slapped an entry ban on 13 Canadian lawmakers and officials, including House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer and government...