Stephane Dion

Small Steps Towards Re-Engagement With Iran

Navid Hassibi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Navid Hassibi

Re-engaging Tehran does not mean that Canada and Iran will become strategic partners, however, if Canada can engage with Saudi Arabia, a country with which little is shared in terms of values, then surely it can engage with Iran whose population is highly secular and Western-leaning.

Canada Officially Eases Sanctions Against Iran

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Politics

"We'll engage with Iran step-by-step, open eyes."

Dion Says Canada's Role In ISIS Fight Is To Ensure Stability

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Economic issues, climate change, and terrorism were all discussed by the so-called '3 Amigos.'

Canada, Mexico Resent U.S.'s 'Unaccaptable' TPP Side Deal

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — North America's three foreign ministers will be all smiles when they meet Friday to discuss the upcoming Canadian-hosted leaders' summit, b...

Trudeau's Handling Of The Saudi Arms Deal Will Define His Legacy

Cesar Jaramillo | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Cesar Jaramillo

No line taken by the government in this matter will please everyone. Perhaps it will plough through with the deal and weather the heat from critics, no matter how persistent. Alternatively, if it decides to open the books on the Saudi deal, and the contract is altered, suspended or cancelled, there will be complaints from those concerned for the economy. The Saudi arms deal presents the new government with an admittedly complex policy challenge. But challenges can result in opportunity.

Canada Can't Agree To All Requests From Allies In ISIL Fight: Dion

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Politics

The foreign affairs minister won't say if some coalition members have asked Canada to keep its fighter jets in Iraq and Syria.

Dion Headed To Ukraine As Tories Blast Russia Policy

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals have said they want to engage Russia more broadly.

Canada Will Lift Sanctions On Iran: Dion

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Politics

And Conservatives aren't happy.

Canada Won't Revisit Saudi Arms Deal: Official

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Politics

"We closely monitor all of our military exports outside of the country."

Ontario Liberal Campaign Co-Chair Named New Ambassador To U.S.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2016 | Canada Politics

David MacNaughton's appointment was announced today by Foreign Affairs Minister Stehane Dion.

Saudi Arms Deal Will Shape Canada's Character

Cesar Jaramillo | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Cesar Jaramillo

On the same week that Ottawa condemned the most recent human rights violation in Saudi Arabia, it confirmed that Canada was set to proceed with plans to arm the perpetrator. Every indication is that the $15-billion deal, which the Canadian Government brokered on behalf of General Dynamics Land Systems of London, Ontario to provide Saudi Arabia with Light Armoured Vehicles, will go ahead. But can this largest-ever Canadian military exports contract comply with the human rights safeguards of Canadian exports control policies?

NDP's Push On Jailed Blogger's Case Turns Tables On Liberals

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Politics

New Democrats demand action in case of Raif Badawi.

Canadian Captured By Taliban In 2010 Has Been Freed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion announced Colin Rutherford's release in a brief statement.

Dion Pressured On Saudi Human Rights Study

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Politics

He says he doesn't want to compromise the safety of those who divulge details on human rights.

Dion Condemns North Korea Hydrogen Bomb Test Announcement

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion used Twitter to express Canada's outrage about the news out of North Korea.

Dion Stands By $15B Saudi Arms Deal After Executions

CBC | John Paul Tasker, CBC News | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Politics

A $15-billion contract signed under the previous government to supply Saudi Arabia with light-armoured military vehicles won't be revisited after the ...

Canada Condemns Mass Killings In Saudi Arabia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion said the executions could "further inflame" tensions in the Middle East.

Canada Feels 'No Pressure' After U.S. Letter On ISIS

CBC | CBC News | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's foreign affairs and defence ministers insist there is "no pressure" from the Americans to step up Canada's contributions to the fight against...

NDP Ask Liberals To Create Special Envoy To Promote LGBTQ Rights

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP lay out the case for such an envoy in a letter sent this week to Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion.

We Can Do More Than 2 Per Cent Of ISIL Airstrikes, Dion Tells NATO

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Politics

"There are a lot of things where Canada may be a great supporter."

NATO Eager To Size Up Liberal Government

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephane Dion heads to Brussels Tuesday.

Grits Cautious As Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Vladimir Putin has warned of "significant consequences."

$4.3B TPP Payment For Dairy Industry Under Review: Freeland

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Business

"I am not going to make commitments for my fellow ministers."

2 Big Economic Challenges Wait For Him At APEC Summit

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Trudeau will be trying to bring Canada back to Asia.

Justin Trudeau Needs To Stand Up To The Oil Industry

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The gap between U.S. President Barack Obama's Keystone announcement and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's response is indicative of the fundamental choice that this government needs to make between the oil industry and real climate action. Unfortunately, it's a choice that Trudeau doesn't seem to understand yet.