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A New Manifesto For a Dangerous World

Glen Pearson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada
Glen Pearson

It's been hanging over us in impending fashion for years. It creeps in around the edges of consciousness, leaving its effects even when it temporarily...

Putin Isn't Crazy, He's Ruthless

Diane Francis | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The facts are that Putin is not erratic or crazy, but is rational and predictable. He knows the West is divided and he is executing his plan like the KGB officer that he is. He wants total control over Europe's gas markets, and accompanying influence, and has done, and will do, whatever it takes to achieve this.

On International Issues, Harper Commits Selective Morality

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The Harper government has mastered the art of selective morality. When it is convenient, Mr. Harper takes cover behind international law to attack those he disagrees with on ideological or religious grounds. And those with whom he has an ideological or religious connection, his government wilfully ignores their indiscretions. This selective application of morality is at odds with the principles of social justice, which all Canadians hold dear.

Harper Wrote An Editorial?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the western world can't soften its tough stand toward Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, even at the expe...

Baird: No 'Blank Cheques' For Ukraine

CBC | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will live up to the obligations it has made to Ukraine, but will not “write blank cheques.” Ear...

Harper Moves To Exert More Economic Pain On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has announced further sanctions against Ukrainian rebels and an array of Russian arms, financial and energy compa...

EU Weighs Deeper Sanctions Against Russia

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

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We Need To Do More Than Just Sound Off About the Gaza Attacks

Joseph Soares | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada
Joseph Soares

There is no fundamental difference between the conflict in Ukraine and that between Israel and Hamas. Each group in question sees itself as having its back to the wall. Each has had the bitter experience of trusting allies who let it down. This does not justify shooting down a plane filled with innocent people, but the fear of destruction that drives people to such exigencies is a terrible thing.

Rebels Say They've Found MH17 Black Boxes, Are Holding Bodies In Nearby Town

AP | Yuras Karmanau | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada

TOREZ, Ukraine - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and Europ...

More Canadian Troops Headed To Europe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - About 120 Canadian soldiers leave for eastern and central Europe today as part of a continuing show of support for Ukraine.The military would...

Canada To Impose More Sanctions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will impose economic sanctions and a travel ban on another 14 individuals involved in militan...

Harper Announces More Sanctions As Putin Puts Military On Combat Alert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is imposing economic sanctions and travel bans against 11 Russian and Ukrainian individuals plus one additional entity over Russia’s...

Why Petro Poroshenko Is Not the New Beginning Ukraine Needs

Corey Levine | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada
Corey Levine

The country as a whole has embraced Poroshenko and his message that he stands outside the rough-and-tumble world of electoral politics, Ukraine-style. Voters are hopeful that since he has already amassed his fortune, he will be less inclined to help himself to the government coffers, a common compulsion of elected officials in Ukraine.

Tax Cheats Took Billions From Ukraine

CP | Maria Danilova And Raphael Satter, The Associated Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Business

KYIV, Ukraine - On paper, the Ukrainian trading firm known as Mistral dealt in management consulting and research, doing millions of dollars' worth of...

Harper Meets With New Ukrainian President

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Politics

KYIV, Ukraine - Prime Minister Stephen Harper affirmed Canada's unwavering support of a new, westward looking Ukraine on Saturday as he became the fir...

Boycott Russia's FIFA World Cup in 2018 Movement

Diane Francis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

I stand solidly behind my friend, Eugene Melnyk (Owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators) who's of Ukrainian heritage for his call to launch a boycott agai...

Tory MP Praises Ukrainian Voters For Bravery

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is promising support to the people of Ukraine who voted in a presidential election on Sunday."Congratulations t...

Putin Doesn't Get Why We're So Worked Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Vladimir Putin had tough talk for Canada on Saturday, saying he understands Canadian concerns about Arctic sovereignty but Ca...

Harper Government Ignores Advice About Ukraine Mission

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - For the third time in four years, the Harper government has sent a large, Canada-only mission to observe an election in Ukraine, despite a re...

Ukraine Must Play Tough After This Week's Election

Diane Francis | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

If Ukraine calls Putin's bluff, Russia's stability may be shaken and certainly western Europe's indifference will be. Putin's nationalistic narrative has temporarily supplanted the protests in his own country and allowed him to impose repressive measures, but his power is fragile.

Canadian Oil Can Make the World a Safer Place

Mark Milke | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

Given Canada's proximity to the United States, we tend to take our peace and security for granted. This comfortable distance from most of the world's violence has also led us to underestimate how useful Canada might be in defusing threats elsewhere using an item some people overlook as leverage: energy. Canadians might have a general sense that oil in particular matters to world affairs; but given that Canada has never been a superpower, it has never been responsible for the wider world order to ensure that oil (or natural gas) flow to countries that need it. Given recent developments at home and abroad, that blissful unawareness merits re-thinking.

This Economic Cycle's Oxymoron: More Growth, Less Cash

Peter Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Cash has been plentiful in emerging markets. Between 2009-2012 as quantitative easing ramped up, there was a massive expansion in borrowing on global bond markets by emerging market (EM) sovereigns, banks and companies. As a result, EM economies are now closely integrated into global debt markets, and thus more affected by actions taken in Developed Markets (DMs), particularly the withdrawal of quantitative easing (QE).

Invading Ukraine Is Bad, But so Is Putin's Treatment of Russians

Irwin Cotler | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The same authoritarianism, revanchism, and criminality that have characterized the Putin regime's approach to human rights -- and that have gone unpunished, if not unnoticed, by the international community -- have characterized its actions in Ukraine, and in Georgia before it.

What Canada Needs To Profit From Ukraine Crisis, According To Experts

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A lack of pipelines and other infrastructure means Canada has little hope of reaping any kind of energy or resource windfall from the crisis ...

Canada Sent Too Many Observers To Ukraine's 2012 Elections: Report

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada sent too many observers to the parliamentary elections in Ukraine in 2012, the Department of Foreign Affairs says in an internal asses...