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Canada Must Push Trump On Russia: Ukraine, Latvia

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

Chrystia Freeland is an expert on Russia.

Trump's U.S.-Russia Relationship Won't Be Built On Mutual Respect

Simon Palamar | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Simon Palamar

The U.S. won't get a better relationship by ignoring the Kremlin's efforts to run roughshod over the most fundamental institutions in U.S. democracy. Doing so sends one message and one message only: that the American president is weak, inviting further interference in U.S. domestic affairs.

Trump Praises Putin's 'Very Smart' Response To Obama's Sanctions

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Putin said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in retaliation.

Was The Trump Victory A Gift, From Russia With Love?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Image of "Vladimir Putin carrying his buddy Donald Trump" by DonkeyHotey on flickr through Creative Commons It has yet to be proven. What is known, ...

Russian Ambassador Killed By Gunman In Turkey

CP | Burhan Ozbilici And Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada

The gunman was killed by police.

How Russia Successfully Gaslighted The West

Adam Caldwell | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Adam Caldwell

Democracy is underpinned by governing through informed consent of the masses. A strong and independent media is a nation's window into the affairs of the nation. Currently too many westerners cannot tell an opinion piece (like this one) from true investigative journalism. Attention spans are too short for long investigative pieces, and forget taking 2 minutes to check a source!

Trump's List Of Nominees Just Got Scarier And More Depressing

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I've got to tell you, I was positively thunderstruck when I read that Donald Trump had decided to appoint the multi-millionaire dealmaker Rex Tillerson (the CEO of Exxon Mobil) as his Secretary of State. Are you kidding me?

Canada Needs Real Leadership To End The Syrian War

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The challenge for Canadian foreign policy is to mitigate the risks of the rebels faltering in Aleppo, with the more long-term strategic challenge of Russia and Iran's vicious play for power. Should Aleppo fall, an even more dystopian region will emerge.

Canada And U.S. Need To Face Russia Together: Dion

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion steered clear of weighing in directly on comments Donald Trump made during the U.S. election campaign.

What Donald J. Trump Means For Canadian Foreign Policy

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The pressures on Canadian interests abroad will be significant, so long as the United States remains the guarantor of Canadian national security and the major partner in economic prosperity. So what does the U.S. election mean for Canada in the world?

Ukraine's Conflict Hits Close To Home For Me, A Korean-Canadian

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Elliot M. Cho

As a Korean, I could find many parallels between Korea and Ukraine. Both had suffered Mongol invasion, imperialism, fascism and communism in the past. In recent years, both have been struggling with corruption and the kleptocracy. Ukrainians' hope and aspirations in life are not much different than mine.

Trump And Hillary Represent The Great American Soap Opera

Colin Todhunter | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Todhunter

Most U.S. voters seem to believe the lies being fed to them: A public that is encouraged to regard what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya as a disconnected array of events in need of Western intervention based on bogus notions of 'humanitarianism' or a 'war on terror', rather than the planned machinations of empire.

I'm Proving Women Are Wired For The Male-Dominated Tech Industry

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Traditional occupations with high rates of female workers in Russia are medicine, education, hospitality and service industries. Ironically, these happen to be the industries with not-so-high salaries and meager career opportunities. The most lucrative careers are predominantly male, and there is no trend of change on the gender front.

B.C. Liberals' Long-Shot LNG Deal Was Fantasy After All

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. may still see an LNG plant, but as for that $1 trillion in economic activity and $100 billion prosperity fund the only step left is to call time of death. There's an upside for the government. The public never bought the hype in the first place.

Trudeau Thanks Canadian Troops In Ukraine

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Politics

But he won't say if the training mission will be extended.

PM Won't Say If Canada Will Keep Sending Troops To Ukraine

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics

A free trade deal between Canada and Ukraine was signed Monday.

Trudeau's NATO Pledge Will Only Increase Tensions With Russia

Jonathan Wade | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

I do understand that we have to honour our commitment and we have to take part in global security, but engaging hundreds troops in a Cold War-esque scenario instead of focusing on Canada's main threat, terrorism, is a clear sign of the government foreign policy's alignment with our American ally.

Russia's Secret City 40 Is A Prison Of Nuclear Waste And Death

Samira Goetschel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada TV
Samira Goetschel

Today known as Ozersk, City 40 is considered the founding place of the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program, where the first Soviet plutonium-based bomb, known as "First Lightning," was made. Since its founding, the city has been surrounded with double barbed-wire fences and monitored by armed guards.

Canada Will Benefit By Re-Engaging Russia

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion is ready to re-establish diplomatic relations with Russia. During a speech at the University of Ottawa on a new Liberal foreign policy approach, Dion said Canada has no positive consequences for completely cutting ties with Russia.

Canada Imposes More Sanctions Over Russia's Handling Of Ukraine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion says Canada has no intention of lifting sanctions until Russia meets its international obligations.

Russian Foreign Minister Calls Out Harper As 'Russia-Phobic'

CBC | Susan Ormiston | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Here's one way to reach out to the new Liberal government.

Russian Government Complains To Canada About Information On Website

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Details about the website were not released.

Despite Harper's Russia Rhetoric, Tories Set Clear Limits

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Politics

"The mismatch between what we were saying and the actual contributions wasn't helpful."

The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Whether our numerous interventions are justified or not, we cannot continue to let our self-imagined grand delusions make us blind to the fact that our actions abroad can come back to haunt us here at home. The problem with this admission, however is that it forces us to look in the mirror to confront our very own imperfections. Yet until we're able to do so, peace in our times will continue to remain an elusive fantasy and the carnage is destined to continue.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental) Human Rights

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

As of 2014, 143 out of 195 countries legally guarantee equality between men and women. I wish I could say that gender equality, or any equality, enforced by the law translates into equality in the minds of people. Deeply rooted problems preventing true parity have been promoted by patriarchy for years, passed on from one generation to another disguised as 'tradition.'