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31.08.2018 - 02:11 [ CBC ]

With project in doubt, Kinder Morgan shareholders vote to sell Trans Mountain pipeline to Ottawa

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.

31.08.2018 - 02:07 [ CBC ]

Liberals ‚absolutely committed‘ to Trans Mountain after Federal Court of Appeal quashes construction approvals

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.

21.08.2018 - 11:09 [ arabnews.com ]

Russia rejects Canada’s ‘authoritative tone’ toward Saudi Arabia

(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.

21.08.2018 - 11:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚They are the world’s worst oppressor of women‘: Saudi Arabia ramps up bizarre propaganda campaign against Canada that’s included the threat of a 9/11-style attack and allegations of widespread gender inequality

(13.8.2018)
– 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

21.08.2018 - 10:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘We don’t have a single friend’: Canada’s Saudi spat reveals country is alone

(11.8.2018) Several countries expressed support for Saudi Arabia, including Egypt and Russia. But Canada continued to stand alone, even as state-run media in the kingdom reported the beheading and “crucifixion” of a man convicted of killing a woman and carrying out other crimes.

21.08.2018 - 10:00 [ nationalpost.com ]

With echoes of 9/11, pro-government Saudi Twitter account posts image of plane flying towards Toronto skyline

(6.8.2018) The image, shared by the account @infographic_ksa, was accompanied by a message in English that contained the saying “He who interferes with what doesn’t concern him finds what doesn’t please him.” The text “sticking one’s nose where it doesn’t belong!” was also superimposed over the image.

23.07.2018 - 14:04 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Foreign Ministry: Smuggling hundreds of “White Helmets” by Israel in cooperation with other states discloses their support to terrorism

The source added ”Israel has always lied claiming that it doesn’t have a relation to the war waged on Syria, yet it has smuggled hundreds of members of the “White Helmets” terrorist organization and of the leaders of other armed terrorist organizations in cooperation with the governments of the US, Britain, Jordan , Germany and Canada and this has uncovered the support provided by these states to the terrorist groups in their aggression against the Syrians and in destroying the infrastructure in Syria under false pretexts.

22.07.2018 - 10:48 [ apnews.com ]

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport members of the White Helmets group to transit camps in neighboring countries. From there, they will be sent to third countries, including Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Canada, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

25.06.2018 - 09:09 [ Toronto Star ]

Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

Vance was greeted by several German officers, who have a large peacekeeping contingent in Mali, which includes a unit of helicopters, some of which Canada will replace in the coming weeks.

The members of the advance team are only the first of what will be a steady stream of troops and equipment to arrive between now and August, including eight helicopters, to help the beleaguered UN mission.

25.06.2018 - 08:49 [ New Zealand Herald ]

China pyramid-scheme probe: Xiao Hua Gong charged in Canada, NZ police freeze nearly $70m

Nearly $70 million in New Zealand bank accounts has been frozen as part of a global investigation into a wealthy Chinese businessman accused of running a massive pyramid scheme from Canada.

Xiao Hua Gong has built a business empire in Toronto including a hotel chain and television channels, as well as attending fundraisers for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and donating to the governing Liberal Party.

11.06.2018 - 13:41 [ Toronto Star ]

‘Special place in hell’: Trump aides hurl insults at Trudeau in unprecedented U.S. attack on Canadian leader

Navarro delivered the most incendiary comment: “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door.”

Trudeau declined to respond directly, saying on Twitter that what truly “matters” is the accomplishments of the G7.

11.06.2018 - 13:29 [ Richmond News ]

Canadians feeling more connected to Asia Pacific region than a few years ago: poll

But while Canadians seem to be increasingly recognizing the economic importance of large Asian economies like China and India, the poll results also show most respondents want Canada to uphold its own values on the environment, labour standards, democracy and human rights when doing business with Asia.

08.06.2018 - 10:46 [ Rudaw ]

Canada ends training mission with Peshmerga, turns focus to Mosul

Canada had promised the delivery of arms – that included grenade launches, sniper rifles, anti-tank weapons – over two years ago, but the shipment was held up for months by a Baghdad reluctant to sign off on the transfer. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in March that the weapons could go to Iraqi forces or to support a NATO training mission.

30.05.2018 - 14:49 [ Ansa.it ]

G7 to discuss Italy – US official: Italy better off in eurozone says Treasury official

The political situation in Italy and the related turmoil on the financial markets will probably be discussed at this week’s meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors in Whistler in Canada, a senior United States Treasury Department official has said.

18.05.2018 - 03:55 [ Venezuelanalysis ]

Canada Bans Venezuelan Expats from Casting Ballots

„They denounce that there is a dictatorship in Venezuela, but who is denying the right to vote? Only dictatorship countries do not allow citizens to exercise their right to vote, so I ask if Venezuela –according to some world nations – is a dictatorship, how is it that today Canada intends to curtail Venezuelans‘ right to vote?

17.05.2018 - 19:23 [ Global News.ca ]

EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s plan for managing the return of ISIS fighters revealed in documents

(14.May) Calling terrorism “complex and resource intensive,” the documents caution that “there may not be sufficient evidence for charges” and say the fallback is to “mitigate the threat through efforts outside the criminal justice system.”(…)
The RCMP also “may use undercover officers to engage with the HRT [High Risk Traveler] to collect evidence, or monitor them during their flight home.”(…)

22.04.2018 - 15:50 [ Regierung Kanada ]

Canada and Japan sign Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement to strengthen military cooperation

This agreement will strengthen cooperation between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and will allow both countries to make efficient use of each other’s military equipment during operations and exercises in Canada, Japan and other locations.