CBC, By Kristy Kirkup, July 3
Trade officials from Canada and other Asia-Pacific nations are meeting behind closed doors in Ottawa to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive free-trade proposal that could create one of the world’s largest trading blocks.
The TPP currently comprises 12 countries, including Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New [...]
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Climate Progress, By Katie Valentine, June 17
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper conditionally approved the Northern Gateway Pipeline Tuesday, a major hurdle for the 731-mile twin pipeline system that will carry tar sands oil from Alberta to the west coast of Canada.
The approval is contingent on Enbridge meeting the 209 conditions for the pipeline [...]
It appears our ammosexuality is contagious:
(CNN) — In a country often stereotyped for being too genteel, the Canadian city of Moncton prides itself on a special distinction: It was named the most polite.
So what happened here Wednesday seems unimaginable to residents.
A man dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle went on [...]
BBC, April 17
Toronto’s embattled mayor is set to kick off his re-election campaign at an event his brother and campaign aide has called “history in the making”.
Rob Ford is expected to deliver a 20-minute speech at the Toronto Congress Centre, where he celebrated his mayoral win in 2010.
Mr Ford has been stripped [...]
AP, By Benjamin Shingler, March 4
Montreal – Quebec’s premier is set to call an election Wednesday in pursuit of a majority of seats for her pro-independence party, potentially putting the French-speaking province on track for another referendum to separate from Canada.
Premier Pauline Marois’ Parti Quebecois holds a minority of seats in the Quebec [...]
AP, March 1
Canada says it is pulling its ambassador from Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
A statement issued by Prime Minister Stephen Harper after an emergency Cabinet meeting says Canada also will boycott meetings leading up to the Group of Eight international economic summit being chaired by Russia in June.
CBC: Ukraine crisis: [...]
Canadian women’s team pulls off most sensational Olympic hockey victory ever
Live Science, By Becky Oskin, February 11
A treasure trove of fossils chiseled out of a canyon in Canada’s Kootenay National Park rivals the famous Burgess Shale, the best record of early life on Earth, scientists say.
“Once we started to break fresh rock, we realized we had discovered something incredibly special,” said Robert Gaines, [...]
BBC, January 31
Canada’s electronic spy agency collected data from travellers passing through a major airport, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reports.
The CSEC collected information captured from unsuspecting passengers’ wireless devices by the airport’s free wi-fi system over two-weeks, the report says.
The revelations come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, CBC says.
Toronto Star, By Joan Bryden
OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau is sweeping Liberal senators out of his party’s caucus in a bid to show he’s serious about cleaning up the Senate, a move sure to trigger turmoil among members of the scandal-plagued upper house.
The surprise move — announced today after Trudeau personally informed the 32 Liberal senators [...]
Ottawa Citizen (via CP), By Stanley Tromp
VANCOUVER – U.S. scientists are warning that there are environmental risks, regulatory holes and serious unknowns regarding the shipment of Alberta oilsands products by pipeline, rail and tanker.
The findings are in a 153-page report from last September by the emergency response division of the U.S. National Oceanic [...]
Israel-Palestine: When the Map Lies
The US and Iran are negotiating to end the over 33 years of lack of diplomatic recognition and the US-led sanction on Iran. This effort causes the Right Wing Israeli Government to scream “Nooooooo…”.
Consequently AIPAC is putting pressure, successfully we’d assert, on the US congress to pass laws [...]
Reuters, By David Ljunggren, January 16
Ottawa – Canada bluntly told the United States on Thursday to settle the fate of TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, saying the drawn-out process on whether to approve the northern leg of the project was taking too long.
The hard-line comments by Foreign Minister John Baird were the [...]
The full interview here (Video)
“Legendary musician Neil Young is mounting a rally cry against “the ugliest environmental disaster” that he has ever seen or “could even comprehend”. In an exclusive interview with Jian Ghomeshi, the storied wanderer offers an unfiltered condemnation of the Alberta oilsands, brushes off his critics, and stands by [...]