Category Archives: war and peace

Trudeau says Canadian attendance at Russian embassy event ‘absolutely unacceptable’

OTTAWA — It was "absolutely unacceptable" that any Canadian representative attended a party at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. "It never should have happened, and we denounce it thoroughly," Trudeau ...

177 Ukrainian refugees land in Newfoundland on second provincially-chartered flight

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As a plane carrying 177 Ukrainian refugees touched down in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday night, Pamela Ryder Lahey was at the front of the crowd inside the airport waiting for five young people to walk through

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

OTTAWA — Ukraine's agriculture minister has told Ottawa that Russia is raiding its grain stores and selling Ukrainian wheat covertly on the international market.  Mykola Solskyi told the House of Commons agriculture committee that 500,000 to 600,000 to...

Registration opens Friday for first subsidized flights bringing Ukrainians to Canada

OTTAWA — Ukrainians seeking a free commercial flight to Canada subsidized through donations of Aeroplan points will be able to register online as of Friday, but they may have to be quick as initially only 500 plane tickets will be

Canada target of Russian disinformation, with tweets linked to foreign powers

OTTAWA — An analysis of over six million tweets and retweets — and where they originate from — has found that Canada is being targeted by Russia to influence public opinion here. The study by the University of Calgary’s School of

Consultants to Russian oil, including PR and advertising, targeted in fresh sanctions

OTTAWA — Advertising and public-relations agencies have been banned for working for Russian oil and gas firms as part of a new wave of sanctions designed to increase pressure on the Putin regime. The latest round of sanctions following Russian Presiden...

Canada firmer than ever in support of Ukraine after 100 days of war: Joly

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is more resolute than ever in its support for Ukraine as its war with Russia continues after 100 days. In an interview with The Canadian Press, she said Canada would continue to

Ukrainians who’ve fled to Canada can now apply for government income support

OTTAWA — Ukrainians who have fled to Canada due to the Russian invasion of their home country will begin receiving financial support from the federal government in the next five days, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said Thursday. Prime Minister Justi...

Canada adds Vladimir Putin’s alleged girlfriend, Alina Kabaeva, to the sanctions list

OTTAWA — A woman believed to be the girlfriend of Russian President Vladimir Putin was among 22 individuals added to the list of Russians sanctioned by Canada over the war in Ukraine. Alina Kabaeva, 39, a former Olympic gymnast who is

Ukrainian victims of sexual violence need reproductive health care: Sajjan

OTTAWA — International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wis...