Ottawa announced in October 2019 a freeze on the issuing of export permits for military shipments to Turkey, after its incursions against Kurds in northern Syria. But it was lifted in May.
Prof. Imseis urged the Canadian government to reconsider arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
“Given Canada’s historical commitment to the rules-based international order, including the need to ensure protection of civilians in armed conflict, it is imperative that Ottawa review its ongoing flow of arms to parties to the conflict, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” he said in a statement to The Globe and Mail.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will attend the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference as well as the ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial. The meetings will be conducted by video conference on September 10th and 12th 2020, respectively.
Champagne is also scheduled to visit Switzerland, Italy and Britain during his overseas trip for meetings with UN officials and several of his European counterparts.
.. putting a more than month-long pause on parliamentary business as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.
A Canada with more self-confidence would have the courage to revisit its governor general entirely on its own terms. If the country is truly the beacon of principled democratic liberalism it so often claims, eliminating a failed, undemocratic office should hardly be painful.
The Governor General is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the prime minister. An exit from this post can only occur through death or incapacitation, resignation, or if the Queen, acting on the advice of the prime minister, removes the Governor General from the role.
Premierminister Trudeau kündigte es feierlich vor der Presse in Ottawa an: Seine liberale Regierung drückt den Reset-Knopf. „Heute habe ich die Generalgouverneurin darum gebeten, das Parlament auszusetzen.“
The United States, European Union, Canada and Switzerland, home to some of the world’s biggest food companies, have pressed Mexico to delay upcoming health warnings on processed food and drinks, a World Trade Organization document showed.
In its plenary vote on Friday 31 July, the parliament of Cyprus decided not to ratify the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). 37 MPs voted against and 18 voted for ratification, with no abstentions, according to the Cypriot media.
The EU-Canada CETA is designed to facilitate the export of goods and services. It provisionally entered into force in September 2017, but to be fully valid it must be ratified by all EU countries.
For starters, we must demand that Canada sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). And we must call for a massive cut in arms spending, for Canada’s withdrawal from the aggressive NATO military alliance, and for full respect for – and compliance with – the principles of the UN Charter and international law
In his ruling released Thursday, Federal Court Justice Patrick Gleeson found the Canadian Security Intelligence Service breached its duty of candour to the court, part of a troubling pattern dating back years.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, on his first trip outside of Mexico since taking office. Lopez Obrador had publicly urged Trudeau to join him in Washington.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday.
Nach tagelangem Leugnen räumte der Iran seine Verantwortung für das Unglück ein. Die iranischen Revolutionsgarden gaben an, die Maschine kurz nach ihrem Abflug von Teheran versehentlich abgeschossen zu haben.
Der Iran hatte kurz vor dem Unglück mit Raketenangriffen auf US-Stützpunkte im Irak auf die Tötung des Generals Kassem Solaimani durch die USA geantwortet.
The Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, known as Stalker-22, was participating in Allied training exercises with HMCS Fredericton off the west coast of Greece on April 29. It had concluded flight operations and was returning to HMCS Fredericton when, approximately 7 p.m. local time, the chopper crashed at a high speed into the water in view of witnesses at the stern of the ship.
Man darf annehmen, dass nun versucht wird, die üblichen Überschriftenjunkies weiter zu blitzdingsen und die hochbrisante, bislang dezent verschwiegene Zusammenarbeit von Stellen in China und Australien, sowie in den USA (siehe Universität von North Carolina) irgendwie wieder unter den Teppich zu bekommen und stattdessen eine Konfrontation zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten und China insgesamt hinzubekommen. Das hätte für die Weltbevölkerung wieder einmal die üblichen Folgen und könnte stattdessen die Machtarchitektur der internationalen Nomenklatura (z.B der Kriegslobby) eher noch stärken.
Aber – ist der Virus SARS-CoV-2 oder schlicht SARS 2 nicht irgendwie zufällig genau jetzt aus dem Hut gesprungen, bei so sensiblen Wahlen und Wundern hi und da im Jahre 2020, hätte dies ernsthafte Konsequenzen.
Unter Anderem wäre die unendlich bräsige Selbstgefälligkeit so mancher Funktionäre und Pressevertreter erklärbar, die bereits jetzt vor einer „zweiten Welle“ vom Coronavirus und unverhohlen vor einer Aufhebung des Ausnahmezustands warnen. Ebenso, warum z.B. ein enger Vertrauter des Machthabers im Iran starb, um ein Haar auch der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson (der zunächst einen Ausnahmezustand verweigert hatte) und ausgerechnet der libertäre U.S.-Senator Rand Paul, der sich ebenfalls gegen einen Ausnahmezustand gestellt hatte, als einziges Mitglied des Kongresses insgesamt mit dem Virus infiziert wurde.
Es müsste in Betracht gezogen werden, dass eine beabsichtigte, gezielte Ausbreitung, ein Streuen des Virus erfolgte, ggf. kombiniert mit anderen biotechnologischen Komponten, durch Stellen bzw Hierarchien mit den entsprechenden Möglichkeiten.
Und natürlich wären Billionen von Profiten aus der internationalen Biotech- und Pharmalobby futsch, die nun allererst ihre bemerkenswerte Hellseherei im Zuge der Pandemie-Simulation Event 201 im Oktober 2019 zu erklären hätten.
Ebenso viel zu eklären, hätte die U.S.-Seuchenbehörde C.D.C., die eine unbekannte Anzahl von „Corona-Tests“ verschickte, die selbst mit dem Coronavirus kontaminiert waren. Diese gelangten übrigens auch nach Europa und wurden dort verwendet, was nur einem einzigen kommerziellen Konsortium auffiel, namentlich Eurofins in Luxemburg, welches die britischen Behörden erst über die kontaminierten Tests in Kenntnis setzen musste.
Von den Rechenkünstlern bei W.H.O., Johns-Hopkins-Universität und Robert-Koch-Institut ganz zu schweigen.
Daher unsere Übersetzung.
Quebec’s police watchdog will investigate a fatal RCMP shooting involving a Mi’kmaq man in New Brunswick on Friday night.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday some of Canada’s mining firms were behind on their tax payments and urged the Canadian government to lean on them to avoid the dispute reaching international tribunals.
The arrests of 22 members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation and their supporters sparked protests across the country, shutting down rail and roads and putting a dent in the Canadian economy.
A video shot Monday in Kinngait, Nunavut, shows a police officer using the door of an RCMP truck to knock the Inuk man over before he is arrested by five police officers. The man had been reported to police as „an intoxicated male who was reported to be fighting with others,“ but the video shows him alone.
One person has died and another is injured following the crash of a Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday.
„This pipeline will not be built,“ wrote Braun.
Senior members of the Australian intelligence community told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age a research document shared in political circles under the Five Eyes intelligence arrangement was mostly based on news reports and contained no material from intelligence gathering.
UK officials believe it is not possible to be absolutely sure about the origins but point to scientific opinion suggesting the most likely scenario is …
There is no current evidence to suggest that coronavirus leaked from a Chinese research laboratory, intelligence sources have told the Guardian, contradicting recent White House claims that there is growing proof this is how the pandemic began.
The sources also insisted that a “15-page dossier” highlighted by the Australian Daily Telegraph which accused China of a deadly cover up was not culled from intelligence from the Five Eyes network, an alliance between the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The third source said it is also possible the US is not sharing all of its intelligence. While the overwhelming majority is shared among the Five Eyes members, there are pockets of information that each country keeps to itself.
Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada have pointedly not backed up America’s apparent surety that the novel coronavirus was either deliberately or accidentally leaked from a Chinese lab. All three countries are members of the Five Eyes, the postwar espionage pact designed to share intelligence between like-minded governments, along with New Zealand.
Bezüglich des Ursprungs von SARS 2 (Coronavirus) zitierte gestern der australische „Daily Telegraph“ aus einem Dossier des Geheimdienstverbunds „Five Eyes“‚ (Geheimdienste aus den Vereinigten Staaten, Großbritannien, Kanada, Australien und Neuseeland).
Radio Utopie veröffentlicht nun eine Übersetzung des Artikels
It can also be revealed the Australian government trained and funded a team of Chinese scientists who belong to a laboratory which went on to genetically modify deadly coronaviruses that could be transmitted from bats to humans and had no cure, and is now the subject of a probe into the origins of COVID-19.
As intelligence agencies investigate whether the virus inadvertently leaked from a Wuhan laboratory, the team and its research led by scientist Shi Zhengli feature in the dossier prepared by Western governments that points to several studies they conducted as areas of concern.
They say the aircraft disappeared after taking off from a Canadian frigate as part of a military exercise.
According to Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, nearly half of the country’s 1,600 COVID-19 deaths are linked to these homes.
In its decision, Ontario’s top court ruled police had no right to search Luke Stewart when he entered a public park. Requiring the search infringed his rights to free expression and to be free from arbitrary detention, the court found.
RCMP say 17 people are dead, including one of their officers, after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser went on a rampage across northern Nova Scotia in one of the deadliest killing sprees in Canadian history.
The delivery from mask manufacturer 3M was shipped from China and reloaded in Bangkok before it was to be transported to Germany by air freight. However, in Bangkok, the shipment was suddenly „redirected“ to the US, Berlin police confirmed.
Das Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz arbeitet im „Berner Club“ mit den Auslandsgeheimdiensten Mossad und CIA zusammen. Mit weiteren Behörden tauscht der deutsche Inlandsgeheimdienst Informationen zu „nicht-islamistischem Terrorismus“ sowie „Rechts- und Linksextremismus“. Wegen des „Staatswohls“ hielt die Bundesregierung diese Details bislang geheim.
The Dynamic Manta 2020 drill – an annual advanced anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare exercise – kicked off on Feb. 24 off Italy’s Sicily Island and will continue through March 6.
She has come across children as young as eight who have articulated an understanding of their situation, but doctors expect the most likely cases would involve adolescents.
While assisted suicide is permitted under certain conditions in Switzerland, Germany and parts of the United States, only Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands allow doctors to take steps to actively end a patient’s life, usually by administering an overdose of sedatives. In Luxembourg, that patient must be over 18, while in The Netherlands children can request euthanasia from the age of 12.
While MAID is currently available to capable patients in Canada who are 18 years or older—a small but important subsection of the population our hospital serves—we write our policy with an eye to the near future when capable young people may gain access to MAID. We propose that an opportunity exists for MAID-providing institutions to reduce social stigma surrounding this practice, but not without potentially serious consequences for practitioners and institutions themselves. Thus, this paper is intended as a road map through the still-emerging legal and ethical landscape of paediatric MAID.
„Usually, the family is intimately involved in this (end-of-life) decision-making process. If, however, a capable patient explicitly indicates that they do not want their family members involved in their decision-making, although health care providers may encourage the patient to reconsider and involve their family, ultimately the wishes of capable patients with respect to confidentiality must be respected,“ said pediatric doctors at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, administrators and ethicists in a Sept. 21 paper published in the British Medical Journal’s J Medical Ethics.
The protesters say they back the Wet’suwet’en indigenous people of British Columbia in their campaign against the C$6.6 billion ($4.98 billion) Coastal GasLink project. Some aboriginal bands claim the right to veto projects on their territory, a stance rejected by a Canadian court earlier this month.
“Reconciliation doesn’t mean allowing a couple of people to shut down the national economy,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters.
B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser has agreed to a meeting with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to resolve an impasse that has seen roadblocks on the route of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline spread to the nearby CN Rail tracks in northwestern B.C.
A letter from Premier John Horgan to a Wet’suwet’en chief confirms acceptance of a meeting, to be joined by a federal representative and a member of the neighbouring Gitxsan community.
The Vancouver constituency office of B.C.’s Attorney General was taken over Thursday by anti-pipeline protesters and supporters of Wet’suwet’en people opposed to a GasLink pipeline project.
Upwards of 50 people occupied the office and surrounding sidewalk, singing, drumming, giving speeches and milling about the room. Attorney General David Eby was in Victoria at the time of the protest.
Hundreds of people marched in an anti-pipeline protest through downtown Saskatoon late Thursday afternoon.
Protesters have said they are blocking the trains to support an indigenous group that opposes the construction of a natural-gas pipeline in northern British Columbia.
People need to see what the government of Canada is doing!
What’s more likely to shape Canadian policy in the Hemisphere: human rights and democracy or bankers’ bottom-line?
For the first time in the last 20 years, all major teacher unions will join their forces to reject budget cuts.
The Canadian state has always, if only tacitly, understood this relationship between authoritarianism, resource extraction, colonialism and what Karl Marx called “primitive accumulation” — the looting and pillaging of wealth. Like the U.S., Canada has a long, ignominious record of abusing, locking up and betraying promises to Indigenous peoples.
Consortium News has sent libel notices to the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s version of the U.S. National Security Agency, and to a major Canadian television network, Global News, for a report that said Consortium News was “part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia.”
Based on a CSE leak of a secret document, Global News’ website said in a Dec. 10, 2019 article entitled, “‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns,” that Consortium News led this campaign.
Public opinion has its eyes riveted on USMCA, which is tagged as NAFTA 2.0. It is important at this stage to focus on the murky history of NAFTA 1.0 as well as the transition to NAFTA 2.0.
Mike Ridsdale’s voice shook as he spoke about ancient artifacts that could be destroyed as construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline continues, through the traditional lands of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. “Where our ancestors used to be laying, (they’ll be) shoved to the side and made into a pile of dirt,” Ridsdale said.
Seade, Mexico’s Undersecretary for North America, said he had raised the matter with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and would travel to Washington on Sunday to consult with members of Congress. Under Mexican law, he said, American officials „can in no case have inspection powers“ in Mexico.
Free speech protections have been given a bit of a boost in Canada. Simultaneously, the leash on the country’s law enforcement has been tightened a little. That’s how these things go. Personal rights and government power are often zero-sum. This case — dealing with the arrest of a counter-protester — ensures Canadian law enforcement can’t just go around arresting people for the „crime“ of not committing any crimes. (via a site that wrote about it but somehow found it impossible to include a link to the freely-available ruling, so here’s a link to the Supreme Court’s site)
According to Global Affairs Canada statistics, Saudi Arabia was the largest non-US export destination for Canada’s defence industry in 2018, receiving approximately $1.2 billion in Canadian military exports.
British, American and other intelligence agencies from English-speaking countries have concluded a two-day meeting in London amid calls for spies and police officers to be given special, backdoor access to WhatsApp and other encrypted communications.
The meeting of the “Five Eyes” nations – the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – was hosted by new home secretary, Priti Patel, in an effort to coordinate efforts to combat terrorism and child abuse.
“If you’re for democracy, why do you condone the sale of weapons of mass destruction to Saudi Arabia,” said one unidentified man. “Why are you waging economic war against the people of Venezuela who have done no harm to Canada? Why are you a warmonger?” the protestors chanted.
“We must recognize that China is a growing power and increasingly assertive towards its place in the international order. But make no mistake: we will always defend Canadians and Canadian interests,” Trudeau said in a speech to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations.
The exercise included ten navies, mainly from Nato. In addition to Israeli missile-boats, there were ships from the United States, Greece and France. Britain’s Royal Navy — along with representatives of Canada, Germany, Italy, Cyprus and Chile — was involved at a headquarters level, with observers and experts taking part in the planning of missions.
Die Regierungschefs der G7-Staaten treffen sich Ende August in der französischen Küstenstadt Biarritz. Es wird gemunkelt, dass am Treffen über Technologie, Handel und den Internationalen Währungsfonds gesprochen wird.
The majority of the local population has opposed the project, citing tremendous environmental impact, resulting to the complete desecration of tourism and agriculture in the area (those industries make up almost all financial activity in the area). The local population demonstrated over the years, even shutting down national roads, but the construction is still going on.
In September, the company said it would seek 750 million euros ($836 million) from the government in damages it attributed to the delays
„Linke“ und „Grüne“, die für „Europa“ schon das Grundgesetz in Frage gestellt haben, werden des „Rechtspopulismus“ verdächtigt, weil sie artig darauf hinweisen, dass erst der Bundestag Ja und Amen zu Entstaatlichungsprogrammen wie C.E.T.A. sagen muss.
Das wir das noch erleben dürfen.
Das Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, mit dem Zölle und andere Handelsschranken abgebaut werden sollen, wird seit September 2017 EU-weit in wesentlichen Teilen vorläufig angewendet. Für ein endgültiges Inkrafttreten müssen alle nationalen EU-Parlamente zugestimmt haben.
Äußerst fragwürdig sind die im Abkommen enthaltenen Schiedsgerichte, die Streit zwischen privaten Investoren und Staaten beilegen sollen.
Anderson wrote that Asian refineries have better supply options than Alberta. Compared with conventional light and medium crude oil from Nigeria and the Middle East, Alberta bitumen is expensive to produce, hard to handle and provides no security of supply advantages, he said.
Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October election.
Nach monatelangen diplomatischen Querelen schicken die Philippinen mehr als 1300 Tonnen Müll nach Kanada zurück. Die Leute wehren sich dagegen, dass ihr Land zur internationalen Müllhalde wird.
Likud has gathered a number of expert opinions regarding the legal systems of Canada and England, countries where the parliament can pass laws over the objection of the Supreme Court.
Speech to Arctic Council delegates prompted frustration and surprise among experts and government officials
„Es wird sehr darauf gedrängt, dass Hardware und Quellcode vor der Einfügung ins Netz getestet werden. So bekommt der jeweilige Staat einen besseren Überblick darüber, was in den Komponenten geschieht und was diese enthalten. Die Tests könnten in sicheren Speziallaboren angefertigt werden, das ist beispielsweise in Deutschland vorgeschlagen worden“, so Malý.
Die Frage der Sicherheit drängt auch hierzulande, denn im November sollen die Frequenzen für das 5G-Netz versteigert werden.
“Over the past several years we have seen a big growth in communication technologies and systems. This trend will continue with the fifth generation of networks known as 5G. It will fundamentally transform the way we communicate and live.”
Launching the government’s Prague 5G Security Conference on Thursday, Andrej Babiš emphasised the revolutionary nature of 5G.
May 2, 2019
9:00 am Start of the Plenary Session
9:15 – 9:45 am Welcome speech by Mr Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
9:45 am – 12:00 pm Welcome speech by Mr Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
9:45 am – 12:00 pm National Perspectives on 5G Security with Q&A
May 3, 2019 1 pm – 2:30 pm Working Group Chairs to Report Findings to the Plenary
„Wir sind der Ansicht, dass diese Infrastruktur einen Teil der (nationalen) Souveränität ausmacht“, sagte Steinman.
Der EU-Kommissar für die Sicherheitsunion, Julian King, betonte in einer Videoansprache …
Officials say they hope to conclude the meeting — attended by representatives from 30 European Union, NATO and countries such as the United States, Germany, Japan and Australia — with an outline of practices that could form a basis for a coordinated approach to shared security and policy measures.
Representatives from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will meet at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) annual two-day conference, CYBERUK, in Glasgow on Wednesday.
It comes as the Daily Telegraph reported that Huawei will have limited access to build “non-core” infrastructure like antennas despite warnings of potential national security threats.
The US has urged other Five Eyes members – the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia – to exclude Huawei from the construction of new telecommunications networks, claiming the company could provide covert access for Chinese intelligence collection, making secure data vulnerable.
However, if the reports from the UK prove accurate, Australia would stand alone as the only member of the Five Eyes alliance – aside from the US – with an all-out ban on Chinese telecoms equipment. Australia, for its part, on Thursday reaffirmed the ban.
The meeting was first reported by The Australian Financial Review after intelligence officials had publicly voiced concerns about Huawei and China’s „cyber espionage capabilities”.
Huawei has denied the accusations, and Western intelligence agencies have not released any evidence to back up the claims.
Operation CALUMET is Canada’s support to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). The MFO is an independent peacekeeping operation in the Sinai Peninsula. Canada has been in the MFO since September 1, 1985.
While Justin Trudeau’s government embraces repressive Middle East monarchies, they want us to believe their campaign to oust Venezuela’s government is motivated by support for democracy and human rights.
The Alberta government announced on Tuesday the creation of Kitaskino Nuwenene Wildland Park, a 1,600-square-kilometre park that links and expands two previously announced parks buffering Wood Buffalo National Park.
The park comes after three energy companies — Cenovus, Imperial Oil and Teck Resources — returned oil sands leases to the government.
Social movements and unions in Canada have condemned the government’s decision of backing the illegitimately self-proclaimed „interim president“ Juan Guaido and the U.S.-backed coup attempt against Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro.
The 35-year-old Maduro rival Guaidó was largely unknown outside Venezuela until the beginning of this year, but he is now backed by the United States, Israel, Canada, and a number of South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Peru, as other governments are considering whether to throw their support behind the Venezuelan opposition, as well.
But Maduro isn’t yet as isolated as the United States would like him to be. The government’s key backers, Russia and China, continue to support him.
Here’s an overview over who is on which side, and why.
But at least five Wet’suwet’en chiefs oppose the project. “The goal has always been the same for Canada and indigenous people: it’s to remove us from our land and have access to the resources,” Jennifer Wickham, a member of one of five clans making up the Wet’suwet’en nation, told The Guardian. “That storyline has never changed.”
Unterzeichnet wurde der Aufruf von Argentinien, Brasilien, Kanada, Chile, Kolumbien, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru und Santa Lucia. Sollte Maduro die Präsidentschaft in der kommenden Woche dennoch antreten, werde er von den Regierungen dieser Länder nicht anerkannt, hieß es in der Erklärung.
Although, he has visited soldiers in Ukraine and Latvia, it is Trudeau’s first journey as prime minister to what is ostensibly a conflict zone.
Canada is preparing to launch a group of three satellites to track ships near the nation’s coast and also track vessels in parts of the world where Canada conducts military operations with allied nations, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced in a press release, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
(30.11.2018) Lawyers for VICE Canada argued unsuccessfully through three levels of court that the RCMP is fishing for information and is effectively forcing a journalist to be an agent of the state. With this court decision hanging in the balance for years, Makuch has continued to produce fearless and important journalism on sensitive and often dangerous topics. Today’s decision will no doubt have a chilling effect on both sources, who may be reluctant to talk to reporters, and on journalists themselves, who could be less inclined to report on sensitive issues.
Under the Morneau proposals, the arm of government is directly involved in deciding which journalists or news organizations will receive special treatment, tax breaks, charitable status. Over five years the amount of federal money moving directly into news and journalism will exceed $600 million, which obviously results in government dependence, not independence.
Ford later added: “We’re disappointed in GM. We supported GM years ago when they were in trouble.”
The Canadian and Ontario governments joined the United States in supporting GM with billions of dollars in aid after the automaker filed for bankruptcy protection during the 2009 global economic downturn.
Meanwhile, the Trudeau Government in Ottawa “has become one of the most bellicose voices promoting the drive to militarism, aggression and war.”
A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump.
(2.10.201) Agents apparently linked to the Saudi regime used spy technology from Israeli firm NSO Group Technologies to eavesdrop on a Saudi dissident in Canada, according to a report on Monday.
The Citizen Lab research group said it had “high confidence” that NSO’s Pegasus software had been used this summer to eavesdrop on a 27-year-old Saudi exile, Omar Abdulaziz.
Five companies from five countries have come together to create LNG Canada: Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., Petronas., PetroChina Co. and Korean Gas Corp. Meanwhile, TransCanada will build, own and operate the pipeline.
Die Gespräche über ein neues Nordamerikanisches Freihandelsabkommen (NAFTA) zwischen den USA und Kanada sind vorerst gescheitert. US-Präsident Donald Trump habe den US-Kongress über die Absicht unterrichtet, anstelle des Abkommens der drei Länder USA, Mexiko und Kanada künftig ein bilaterales Abkommen mit Mexiko zu setzen, teilte der US-Handelsbeauftragte Robert Lighthizer gestern mit.
The end of NAFTA is not synonymous with the end of the world
Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve the sale of the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project to the Canadian government for $4.5 billion.
The vote came just 30 minutes after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the federal government’s approvals to build the massive project, handing a huge victory to Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to it.
In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project, but the federal government is determined to proceed with the pipeline. Today’s ruling is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project.
(8.8.18) DUBAI: Russia sided with Saudi Arabia in the ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada on Wednesday, issuing a statement accusing the latter of attempting to “politicize human rights issues.”
The statement said Russia rejected the “authoritative tone” of Canada toward Saudi Arabia, adding that the Kingdom had the full sovereign right to manage its own affairs.
– The dispute began August 6 when a Canadian government-linked account tweeted criticizing Saudi government for imprisoning women’s rights activists
– Two tweets mentioned imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi and his sister Samar
– Saudi Arabia responded with a full-force attack on Canada’s civil rights record
– A Saudi TV station has called Canada ‚the world’s worst oppressor of women‘
– The Middle Eastern country is known for its poor track record on women’s issues
– Saudi pundits have also claimed University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is being held as a political prisoner by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
– Numerous Saudi social media accounts have been sharing similar smears
– One government-affiliated account tweeted an apparent threat to carry out a 9/11-style attack on Toronto last week