Category Archives: International Relations

Morneau attended event in China sponsored by “Liberal bagman” seeking billions in tax dollars for affordable housing

By Lisa Tanh Finance Minister Bill Morneau attended an event in China sponsored by a Vancouver real estate developer that is asking the federal government for billions in tax dollars to build affordable housing. Recently, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Vancouverites urge Ottawa to do more for Rohingya refugees

By Lisa Tanh with reports from Danica Walker Vancouverites are calling out to the federal government to do more to help with the Rohingya refugee crisis. Last month, the federal government announced the launch of its Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund,

UN body alarmed by mining spill disasters worldwide

By David Boughton A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) urges mining companies around the world to address the increase in mining waste spills. The report, Mine Tailings Storage: Safety is No Accident[1]http://www.grida.no/publications/383, specifically looked at mine

Canadian Government pressured to recognize human rights abuses in Mexico

By David Boughton The government of Canada came under pressure last week to increase its response to the escalating human rights crisis in Mexico. Nine Mexican human rights experts were in Ottawa outlining the problems and looking for support. The

Hold #Texit referendum or pay the price, Texas secessionist leader warns elected officials

Texas secessionist leader has warned that elected officials who ignore the Texans’ desire for a referendum on independence for their state from the United States will pay a price. “The political class did not listen to the people and they

Shock, horror and disgust: Poll reveals Canadian reaction to Trump’s victory

“Shocked, surprised, disappointed, disgusted, and horror” were the most common single words Canadians use to describe their reaction to Donald Trump’s election as the President of the United States, according to the latest Abacus Data national survey. Almost half (44%)

Impose Carbon tax on US goods coming into EU if Trump pulls out of Paris Accord – Sarkozy

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the European Union today to impose a Carbon tax on American goods if President-elect Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. “Donald Trump said he would not meet the

Low-income brain can give way to lower IQ under stress & duress

By Leila Lemghalef The recent blog post “Peak Performance: How to raise your IQ by up to 14%” discusses findings related to IQ and scarcity mindsets, and sums up that thinking along the lines of scarcity can affect your IQ

Trudeau refuses to point finger at Russia over tensions with Turkey

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken ranks with United States President Barack Obama and other NATO allies by refusing to blame Russia over the incident in which a Turkish warplane downed a Russian Su-24 fighter near the Turkey-Syria border

TPP: Chapter By Chapter Analysis

After years of secret negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally released last night. Civil society is going through the text with a fine-toothed comb to uncover provisions that threaten the rights, freedoms and the well-being of