Category Archives: International Relations

Complaint to CBC: Painting critics of China’s Communist Party as “racist” hurts real victims of racism

Dear CBC Ombudsman, I’m writing to you as a CBC Radio listener who wakes up every morning to The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn. I have appeared numerous times on your news programs on radio and television. I’m a Canadian

Million people sign petition calling on WHO boss to step down

A petition demanding the resignation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general accusing Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of kowtowing to China and mishandling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response has crossed the million signature mark. Toronto hair stylist Osuka Yip started

Canada liable to compensate Chinese companies for COVID-19 losses under Harper govt trade agreement

Canada is liable to compensate Chinese companies for losses incurred due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, under the terms of a trade agreement the Harper government signed with China. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government signed the Agreement

Petition calling for WHO head’s resignation nears million signatures

A petition demanding the resignation of the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general accusing Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of kowtowing to China and mishandling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response is closing in on a million signatures. Toronto hair stylist Osuka Yip

Beijing demands Twitter – banned in China – uphold “freedom of speech” after platform bans Chinese embassy official account

Beijing is demanding that Twitter uphold “freedom of speech” after the platform, which is banned by censors in China, temporarily banned a Chinese embassy official account. Twitter yanked @ChinaEmbSL account belonging to the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka on April

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