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Canadian Diplomat, Detained In China

Michael Kovrig, Former Canadian Diplomat, Detained In China OTTAWA — The federal government says it’s making every effort to get to the bottom of the apparently unfounded arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China at a time of intensifying tensions between the two countries. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale spoke to reporters Tuesday about the case of Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat who worked as a political lead for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2016 official visit to Hong Kong. “What we know is that a Canadian is obviously in…

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A $100 billion national Indigenous economic agenda

Type “Indigenomics” into a document, see the red squiggly line that appears indicating a spell-check error, right-click and then press “add word,” because the relatively new term is picking up speed in Canada’s lexicon. The Indigenomics Institute, an economic advisory group launched in 2018 that works with public governments, Indigenous communities and the private sector to overcome economic barriers imposed on Indigenous communities, released a national economic agenda at the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa on Thursday​. According to a 2011 TD Economics special report, the “Aboriginal market in Canada” was expected to…

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McKenna says climate targets could be law in future

Canada may decide in future to enshrine carbon pollution reduction targets in law, says Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna. She made the comment during a wide-ranging interview with National Observer from Katowice, Poland, where international climate talks are taking place. An open letter from 33 Climate Action Network members on Dec. 3 had called for such legislation to compel governments to stick to their commitments. “It is vitally important that your government deliver on its promise to create real accountability, measurability and transparency for Canadian climate action, with legislation which will ensure…

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Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr wants passport to visit Saudi Arabia, permission to speak to controversial sister

  Omar Khadr, the convicted terrorist who is infamous for killing US army medic Christopher Speer, wants changes to his bail conditions in order to fly to Saudi Arabia and talk with his controversial sister. According to CTV, 32-year-old Khadr will be back in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton Thursday to apply for changes to his bail conditions. An affidavit by Khadr says the impact of his bail conditions are “psychological” and are a daily reminder of what he went through in Guantanamo Bay. “I feel like the indefinite…

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Francophones say Doug Ford needs to learn the lessons of history

Sarah Dorner comes from a family that is all too familiar with the impact of governments who are hostile to francophones. She’s a descendant of the original French settlers of Detroit-Windsor. Her mother’s grandparents were married at a church in Ford City just two years after thousands rioted on Sept. 8, 1917 to protest the arrival of a priest who they believe was supportive of Regulation 17, newly-imposed controversial rules in Ontario schools aimed at curbing French. “One thing is certain, though,” @sarahdorner defiantly tells @toulastake, “more than three hundred years of…

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Canadian Unions declare war on the PC party

Unifor represents 315,000 workers across Canada – from every region of the country. Each region, including Quebec, is represented on Unifor’s National Executive Board by a Regional Director, as well as a rank and file Regional Council Chairperson. National President of Unifor Jerry Dias is attacking the PC Government because he and until anyone else on the Unifor Board Of 25 Representatives calls him out on it they all support him fully, and are not happy about Ford. Unifor are now cozening up to the Media reporters. This is a…

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‘Canada Plays Part In Great Victory’: Relive the final months of the First World War through the pages of The Globe

For the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we relive the last 100 days before the armistice through The Globe’s coverage at the time, with a series of archival photographs and front-page headlines SHELBY BLACKLEY PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 8, 2018UPDATED 23 HOURS AGO Open this photo in gallery Tanks advancing down Amiens-Roye Road in the Battle of Amiens, August, 1918. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA Here, we offer a look at the headlines and stories that informed Canadians of the happenings on the front line as the Allied…

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U.S. judge blocks construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada’s $10-billion Keystone XL pipeline project has suffered another setback after a U.S. federal judge blocked its construction to allow more time to study the potential environmental impact. The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris’ order on Thursday came as the Calgary-based energy giant was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana. Indigenous and environmental groups had sued TransCanada and the U.S. Department of State after Nebraska authorities approved an alternative route to the one TransCanada had proposed through the state.…

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Bombardier Cutting About 5,000 Jobs As Part Of Restructuring Plan Even After All The Government Bailouts

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will shed 5,000 jobs company-wide and sell off two units as part of chief executive Alain Bellemare’s five-year plan to rein in costs, focus on rail and business jets and reduce the net long-term debt of $9 billion. About 2,500 Bombardier workers will be laid off in Quebec and 600 in Ontario, with the 2,000 other cuts occurring overseas, according to a spokesman, who did not specify the units. The company said it will sell its Q400 turboprop aircraft program to a subsidiary of Longview…

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