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.”
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.
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
(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.
(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.
„The Federal Republic of Somalia makes clear that it supports its brotherly Saudi Arabia’s decision against Foreign interference in its internal affairs,“ the statement said partly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suppression orders on Justice Paul Davison’s ruling have been lifted today, following an application by the Herald, which show the judge was satisfied there were „reasonable grounds“ to believe Gong had profited from criminal activity.
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.
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.
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.
U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters on a telephone briefing that a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico would go into effect at midnight (0400 GMT on Friday).
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.
„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?
(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.”(…)
Mr. Netanyahu sent a senior Israeli intelligence official to Canada last week to seek its support for scrapping the Iran deal, Mr. Trudeau’s government kept mum. The Liberals rather they didn’t have to talk about it at all.
Brown’s death comes almost two years after Jim Hillyer, another Conservative MP, died of a heart attack in his Parliament Hill office.
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his support for the joint military action by the U.S., U.K. and France against Syria announced late Friday night.