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Ukraine violence

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg You can argue -- as I do -- that Canada's too immigrant-friendly and too multicultural, but the reality remains that ethnic diversity is now a basic Canadian fact of life. Upholding this nation's territorial and political integrity therefore requires a staunch commitment to the principle that national governments have a right to govern multicultural populations, and even stauncher opposition to any notion that foreign nation-states possess a right to infringe the sovereignty of others in order to protect "their" people living abroad. Canada is a country that worries about foreigners. But it's also a country that has a right to worry about itself.
Four prominent Ukrainian Canadians will join two Tory MPs and a Conservative senator with Baird. But there are no opposition
Critics claim the violence in Ukraine has 'cast a shadow' over Sochi. The shadow of death? But the media has already cast one of those, with its endless probing of accidental deaths of athletes in training and competition, or the deaths of athletes' loved ones, or athletes' miscarriages, all to plumb the human spirit's capacity of "labouring under the shadow of death" to earn the life-choosing glory of Olympic victory. The carnage then in Ukraine doesn't cast a shadow on the Sochi Games. Instead it casts a light on something true about us, something we may already know but don't think much about, something Mark Twain was getting at when he said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
OTTAWA - Canadians of Ukrainian origin gathered Wednesday on Parliament Hill to denounce the violence in their homeland's
OTTAWA - Senior Ukrainian officials will be barred from Canada as a response to the continuing crackdown on protests in that
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed concern Monday that Ukraine is backsliding toward its communist past under