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Russia To Use Prison Labour To Keep Costs Down At 2018 World Cup

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are keen to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. The Russian prison service ...

Don Cherry: Russian Team Has 'No Class'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada

Don Cherry says the Russian hockey team has "no class" after it snubbed the Canadian national anthem at the world hockey championships.

The Contrasting Impacts of Plummeting Oil Prices

Peter Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canada's energy sector service and equipment exporters are in for tough times, and cash flows for oil and gas exporters will tighten significantly. This is already beginning to spill red ink on Canada's trade and fiscal statistics. However, Canada's non-energy sector exporters should see a substantial boost.

Nicholson Optimistic After Kerry-Putin Talks

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson is expressing muted optimism that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Russian President ...

Chretien Meets Putin Despite Harper's Opposition

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government wants to know what former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien said in his meeting Thursday with Russian President Vlad...

Canada To Send 200 Military Trainers To Ukraine

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government went to extra lengths Tuesday to make it clear Canadian military trainers will not be in harm's way when they deploy to...

Canada To Join U.S. And British In training Ukrainian Troops

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada appears set to join a U.S.-led training mission to shore up the capabilities of the battered and bloodied Ukrainian military.A defence...

Mercer: Either Jason Kenney Or NATO Is Lying To Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Politics

But I guess, when it comes to the little things in this world like committing troops, going to war, or getting into a size contest with Vladimir Putin, it’s okay to play with the truth," rips Mercer.

Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket List

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Most people can be found walking around this beautiful city, touring the historic city center, the river Neva, and the numerous small canals on foot even after midnight. This is the perfect time to travel to Russia, as you literally have more hours in the day to fit in sightseeing, tours and enjoy the many restaurants late into the night.

Putin's "Wag The Dog" Communications Strategy

Joseph Soares | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

What if all this show of Putin's disappearance was anything but botched? What if this mess was exactly what he wanted it to be, a useful distraction from a series of other issues he would rather we not pay as much attention to, like the mysterious murder of his primary opposition critic just outside the Kremlin walls? In other words, careful what you wish for people. In the final analysis, we may still be witnessing the end of Vladimir Putin. Alternatively, it may simply be Putin's wag the dog communications strategy.

Russia's Rosneft Mocks Canada's 'Near-Dead' Oil Industry

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Business

Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft is responding to sanctions slapped on it by the Harper government by talking down Canada’s oil industry. ...

Why Denmark Should Own The North Pole Instead Of Canada

Dana Wagner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

The North Pole is a single point on the Arctic map that falls in an area claimed by three countries. Directly beneath this spot, below the polar ice, is the Lomonosov Ridge, now at the centre of a land dispute. Canada, Denmark and Russia are jockeying for exclusive jurisdiction of the submerged mountain range. If the pole went to the country that can best govern it, the winner is Denmark. In second place, Canada would not be bad, especially relative to Russia. But between the two, as one expert told the CBC, "there's absolutely no doubt that the North Pole is most definitely closer to Greenland than it is to Canada." Still, here are some alternative factors to consider:

And The Biggest Economic Surprise of the Year Goes To...

Peter Hall | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Six years beyond the onset of global crisis and the lamentation seems louder: pundits are increasingly perplexed by the planet's prolonged period of perpetual perturbations. So, does anything stand out in 2014 as an "out of the blue" development?

Kissinger on Technology's Role in Disrupting World Order

Diane Francis | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada
Diane Francis

Henry Kissinger flew into Toronto this week for a conference, and at 91 years of age, demonstrated the mental acuity that earned a front-row seat in foreign policy circles for decades.

Russian Dispute Delays Canadian Satellite Launch

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The launch of a Canadian satellite, postponed amid tensions in the Ukraine, is finally scheduled for liftoff — one year behind schedule.T...

The "Russian Edison" Changed Our World for the Better

Leah Morrigan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada
Leah Morrigan

Have you ever heard of Leon Theremin? If you don't know him but you like electronic music or have ever used a toll road transponder, or even if you've noticed the square tag on the side of a peanut butter jar at the grocery store, you have Leon Theremin to thank. The early 20th century Russian-born inventor developed technologies that have and will continue to change our world.

Canada Won't Impose Tough Sanctions On This Russian Industry

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Politics

NEW YORK -- For all its much-touted toughness in imposing economic sanctions against Russia, Canada has been significantly more timid against one part...

Russian War Plane Intercepted Over Arctic: Norad

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Politics

Canadian and American fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian war planes over the Arctic in two separate incidents this week.Norad, the North...

When it Comes to the Arctic, Canada Is Unprepared

Global Shapers Community Ottawa | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business
Global Shapers Community Ottawa

Years of underfunding have left Canada's Coast Guard woefully unprepared to fulfill its increasing responsibilities in the Arctic. Thinning sea ice is creating new economic opportunities in the North, including resource development and rising shipping traffic.

Baird Announces New Sanctions Against Russia

CBC | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada is adding to the sanctions it has imposed against Russia in order to further condemn the actions of Vladimir Putin's regime, Foreign Affairs Mi...

Political Traction: Harper Gets an A+ in International Conflicts

Jaime Watt | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Jaime Watt

While it might sound bizarre to say so, the crises, both in Iraq and Ukraine, are playing to the strengths of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Within all of the uncertainty, Canadians have been largely satisfied with Prime Minister Harper's response.

NATO Approves Rapid Response Force

CP | John-Thor Dahlburg And Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada

NEWPORT, Wales - Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eas...

Canadian Jets Edge Closer To Russian Airspace

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Uk...

Don't Believe Gloomy Headlines - The Global Economy Is Picking Up

Peter Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

We expect developing markets to re-emerge. They've gone quiet in the past couple of years, weary of waiting for the world's large economies to get going again. Their recent record has persuaded pundits to throw them into the 'new normal' soup.

Harper is all Talk and No Action Against Putin

Colin Kenny | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

The Department of National Defence is currently being hounded by Treasury Board, which had designed a system that makes it impossible for DND to manage its budget. As a result, the military keeps falling behind in equipment purchases and capacity keeps declining. The government could put an end to this stalemate if it wished to, but instead seems delighted that it is pocketing the unspent money to meet its deficit-fighting promises. Canadians already have a small military and it just keeps shrinking.