Canada G8

Syrian Refugee Children Need More Than Just Food and Water

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries is expected to reach two million in the coming weeks. Approximately half of these human beings are children. In some ways, helping the Syrian refugee children is remarkably simple. But what do you offer a child who wakes screaming in the middle of the night, reliving a rocket attack on his house?

How Harper's New Stance on Mining Could Help This 7-Year-Old Girl

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Amani may know nothing about the trillions of dollars' worth of minerals hiding beneath the ground of her country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). But she may reap the benefits of her country's mineral wealth in the future, thanks to a new Canadian G8 commitment announced by Harper in London last week.

Finally, Tax Havens Taken Seriously

Dennis Howlett | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Business
Dennis Howlett

The fact that the G8 addressed tax fairness means the tax haven issue has made its way to the top of the global political agenda. That it quite an accomplishment for a small global tax justice network campaigning for the past decade to get governments to take action.

World Leaders Dress To Impress At G8

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Style

World leaders are meeting in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit to discuss unresolved issues such as food security, nutrition, sexual violence in arme...

DEEP DIVISIONS

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland - The Group of Eight stopped short of calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad in its final statement on ...

It's Time for Stephen Harper to Get Tough on Tax Havens

Paul Dewar | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Paul Dewar

Stephen Harper's decision to protect those who use international tax havens to evade paying their taxes is inexplicable and unacceptable. Canadian companies should be good global citizens paying their fair share of taxes in countries where they operate, not hiding behind tax shelters and shell companies. After all, tax evasion is hurting the Canadian economy as well -- one estimate puts the cost at $7.8 billion per year, or slightly more than the amount the government will spend on infrastructure in First Nations communities over the next decade. Yet the government will not even provide the Parliamentary Budget Officer with the data necessary to calculate an official figure.

G8 Summit 2013: Why Impact Investment Deserves Our Attention

Pierre Omidyar | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Pierre Omidyar

While market-based approaches -- and impact investing in particular -- are not a silver bullet, they must form part of the solution to our development challenges. We call upon G8 leaders to grant them the thoughtful due diligence that they deserve.

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.

Will Canada Weaken the G8 Action Plan on Tax Havens?

Dennis Howlett | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Dennis Howlett

Next week's G8 Summit is an unprecedented opportunity to tackle the murky world of tax havens. But Canada threatens to be a spoiler. Again. British P...

The Problem With Tax Havens

Tom Cardamone | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada
Tom Cardamone

A tax haven (or "fiscal paradise" in french) seems like a benign, if rampant, breach of the law. It's just a matter of shifting money around, right? Except when a secret company/tax haven is used to shield the activities of a notorious African dictator. Suddenly, the mysterious offshore world no longer seems so harmless.

Flaherty: We Have Firepower To Fight Euro Crisis

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Business

Ottawa would move to backstop the Canadian economy if the European crisis triggers a second global financial shock, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said...

European Crisis Top Of Mind At G8

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics

CAMP DAVID, Md. - The Group of Eight nations are advocating growth rather than austerity in Europe after spending two days of meetings at storied Camp...

Canada Keeps Its Promises: Study

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new report ranks Canada first when it comes to G8 countries fulfilling pledges made at international summits.The G8 Research group study co...

$1,650 To Move A Bed?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government says spending almost $2 million to renovate a luxury Muskoka resort was an expected cost of hosting world leaders at la...

NDP Says Clement Ran G8 Slush Fund, Calls For Probe

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Tony Clement's fitness to hold the federal government's purse strings is under fire after embarrassing emails revealed his micro-management o...

Clement's Emails To Huntsville Mayor Reveal Heavy G8 Hand

CBC | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

The NDP is accusing Treasury Board President Tony Clement of interfering with a review of G8 legacy fund spending in Huntsville and wants...

Investing in Girls Is Good for Boys

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada Living
Rosemary McCarney

The word is spreading: investing in girls is the catalyst poor countries need to break the cycle of poverty. But what about the boys? In our focus on girls, are we leaving the boys behind -- making them the new disadvantaged group?

Tory Minister Accused Of Helping Friend Get G8 Job

CBC | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Politics

Amid claims by the NDP that Treasury Board President Tony Clement helped line up a G8 Summit-related job for a friend, the mayor of Hunts...

Muzzling Ministers?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

All too often, the Conservatives designate a minister with little knowledge of a file to defend it against opposition attacks. Quite often this is done by one of their attack dogs. Other than the present administration, I don't recall that happening under previous Liberal or Conservative governments.

A Stumbling G20: Can Canada Seize the Leadership Opportunity?

John Sinclair | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
John Sinclair

Canada helped create the G20. Can it now help re-energize its child? It boasts of dodging the financial crisis thanks to its wise regulatory stance, but so far has done little to help fill the leadership or financing gap.

Bono's Activism From TIFF to the G20

Andrew Cooper | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Living
Andrew Cooper

The hallmark of Bono's celebrity activism has been a concern with gaining access to key political decision-makers. However, over the last year the focus of attention has turned away from a fixation with politicians at the apex of power in the traditional global establishment.

NDP: Tony Clement Created G8 Slush Fund

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A $50-million legacy fund for last year's G8 summit was run out of the local constituency office of federal minister Tony Clement, documents ...

Muskoka G8 Venue Was 'Ideal' For Snipers

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The Conservative government's choice of Ontario cottage country as the 2010 G8 Summit venue offered would-be snipers "i...

RCMP To Investigate Harper Government On G8 Funding

CP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - OTTAWA - The RCMP is looking into allegations that the Harper government misappropriated funds in order to lavish $50 m...

Netanyahu Sought Harper's Backing At G8: Reports

Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2011 | Canada Politics

(CP) -- Stephen Harper's spokesman is denying a report that Israel's prime minister specifically asked Canada to thwart G8 support for a Palestinian s...