David Cameron

Fighting ISIS Includes Standing Up for Human Rights

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Junaid Jahangir

Conservative Muslims strongly denounce terrorism. But do they stand up and speak out for human rights that get trampled every day in Muslim countries? Muslim activists assert their voices at great personal cost. Recently, Pakistani lawyer, Rashid Rehman, who tried to defend a University lecturer against blasphemy charges was murdered. His killer remains on the loose.

British PM's Much-Publicized Visit To Canada Was Apparently 'Top-Secret'

CBC | James Fitz-Morris, CBC News | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Politics

The Privy Council Office, it seems, is working hard to protect the identity of those who visit the prime minister. According to documents recently ...

With Syria, the US and Britain Are Trapped in the Past

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Errol P. Mendes

I have witnessed some of the best minds at Harvard and former top U.S. officials offer conflicting opinions on how to make the best of a very bad situation. But few have talked about how President Obama and Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron are shackled by the follies of George W. Bush and Tony Blair in Iraq that cost needlessly so much blood and treasure.

Harper's Toughest Words Yet?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russia should not be handed a veto over how the world responds to an unprecedented threat to its security, Prime Minister Ste...

Even Cowboys Get The Blues

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - The ghosts of Iraq are looming over both the White House and the American public this week as U.S. President Barack Obama decides whether...

Censorship Can't Be Our Default Internet Setting

Lindsey Pinto | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
Lindsey Pinto

We've all heard scary censorship stories, in which oppressive governments block access to information, and only allow residents of a nation to see, read, or watch what rulers permit. These stories usually start off slowly -- with justifiable censorship activities taking place for the supposed wellbeing of the nation--and escalate quickly. So why, then, are our governments talking about making censorship the default for the Internet in the U.K. and Canada?

Russia Is Like Nazi Germany, Says British Icon

CP | Rob Harris, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada

LONDON - British actor and writer Stephen Fry has called for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be taken away from Sochi in a protest against Russia's new an...

Banning Child Porn Won't Hide it From Pedophiles

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Graham Templeton

Try to find some child pornography. Go on. Head to Google, or Bing, or even a porn-specific search engine, and try to devise a search string capable of returning pedophilic images or video. I'll wait. Once you're done, we'll meet back up in the next paragraph. In reacting to the story of murdering pedophile Mark Bridger, who was an avid viewer of child pornography, Cameron leapt to abandon his conservative ideals and swing the hammer of censorship without stopping to ask the single most pertinent question: How did Mark Bridger find this child pornography in the first place?

Jason Kenney vs. David Suzuki: The Great Canadian Slap Fight

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

Jason Kenney has ratcheted Canadian immigration to 50-year highs, and his ambitions require the public to never, ever regard this as anything but a Good Thing. But in a country where 41 per cent want immigration lowered, that's far from a cakewalk. Even Tory partisans are becoming skeptical. That leaves a scramble to suggest anyone who has problems with Canadian immigration policy must be an intolerant, racist, bigot. That's why Kenney jumped on Twitter a few days later, Kenney viciously denounced David Suzuki's "stridently anti-immigration views" as "toxic and irresponsible."

Crackdown on Tax Cheats at G8

Diane Francis | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The G8 summit next week could not have come at a better time for Prime Minister Harper, giving him respite from the Senate circus and allowing him to generate photo ops with the Queen and the world's big shots. But challenges await him there too.

Davos: Nation-States Are Brands Now

Diane Francis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization:...

Calling All High-Profile Doomsters. Please Report to Davos

Diane Francis | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This is the magic of Davos. Participants find themselves seated beside a tycoon at breakfast, a Nobel Prize winner at lunch and a President, potentate or a future crook at dinner.

The Depardieu Saga Is Oscar-Worthy

Diane Francis | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

I've always enjoyed Gérard Depardieu as an actor, but his most recent role, as an international tax dodger, is pure Academy Award quality. For those unaware of his theatrics, Depardieu left France last month in a huff over its proposed 75% income taxes on rich people. This is ironic: His surname in French sounds like it could mean "departure of God" in English.

Has Romney Painted Himself into a Far Right Corner?

Hugh Segal | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Hugh Segal

A key challenge facing Republicans is that of moderation -- can they regain its luster and substance to capitalize on Americans' economic frustration? President Obama is ahead nationally and in swing states largely because Republican excess on the far right has put him there. If Republicans are determined to let abortion, apparent anti-immigrant bias and fuzziness on medicare define their conservatism they will be choosing the choppy seas of undulating radicalism as a base from which to win the bridge on the ship of state.

David Cameron Mingles With the Commoners

Keith Beardsley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

British Prime Minister David Cameron is demanding that his cabinet ministers essentially get in line like everyone else when it comes to upcoming Olympic traffic in London. In this case Cameron is being proactive and he is setting a good example in a time of restraint. Not only that, but it won't hurt his ministers to mix with the voting public; at the very least they will get to travel like the rest of us.

SavvyMom Roundup on Peeing, Playing and...A Dingo?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

As the weather heats up, it seems world events keep getting wackier! A dingo, pee-filled swimming pools, David Cameron's lost child, a stress video and more. I saw some pretty good stuff last week. Here are the top five that got my attention.

Part 3: Who Is Queen Elizabeth?

Tim Knight | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Recent polls show four out of five Britons respect her, support her and want their country to remain a monarchy. To many, she's one of the last living symbols of British wartime valour, and the embodiment of the nation's resolute defiance of German bombers during the Blitz.

New Brunswick's Dark Future Looms Across the Pond

Hassan Arif | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The actions of the current Cameron government in the UK such cutting welfare payments, and neglecting job creation are making for an increasingly worse situation for both the poor, and those nearing it. But are things over here in Canada really that much different?

Lobbying Stand Between Good Ideas and Results

Andrew Cooper | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

From a political economy perspective however, the important question is how these debates play out at the policy, and political level. Do what for most detached observers seem like good ideas actually stand up to pressures from lobbying exerted by interests that want to dilute, or further delay the introduction of these regulations (formally expected to be phased in from January 2013)?

British PM Pushes Huge Canada-EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Heather Scoffield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Quick completion of a trade deal with Canada will help Europe regain some of its competitive edge, says British Prime Minister Da...

When It Comes to Trade, Harper Doesn't Like Three-Ways

Christopher Sands | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Looking at the history of U.S.-Canadian relations, Harper appears to believe that progress in reducing economic barriers for Canadians has been faster and more profound when done bilaterally with the United States. It isn't deepening integration that Harper approaches with caution, but trilateralism.

Why The Commonwealth Summit Could Be All For Nothing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Politics

PERTH, Australia - Commonwealth leaders talked through the day at a summit Saturday without nailing down how to deal with urgent human rights reforms ...

News International To Pay Millions To Murdered Schoolgirl's Family

CP | Cassandra Vinograd, The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Business

LONDON - Rupert Murdoch's company said Friday it has agreed to pay 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) to the family of a murdered schoolgirl whose phone ...

Why Not Just Ditch the Monarchy?

Craig MacBride | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics
Craig MacBride

There should be no job in Canada that is not available to any Canadian citizen willing to do the work to earn the position, so Canada should refuse to consent to a change in the Act of Succession unless it is a complete overhaul of how the kings and queens of Canada are selected.

Peace in Afghanistan Isn't the Absence of War

Joseph Ingram | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Joseph Ingram

As David Cameron once said, it is "better to mend broken states and act to stop problems before they come to our door." His words resonate because we have come to understand that peace is not just the absence of war, but also the presence of social and economic justice.