Canada unveils Indo-Pacific strategy to grow trade and counter China

Vancouver – Canada has unveiled an Indo-Pacific strategy aimed in part at countering an increasingly hostile China and building economic ties in the region. Global Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly unveiled the strategy in Vancouver on Sunday morning. It contains plans to counter China’s foreign interference in Canada’s internal affairs. “China’s emergence as a global player … Read more

Danielle Smith unveils $2.4 billion plan to give eligible Albertans direct payments in addition to tax relief

Edmonton – Dani dollars? Not quite. Albertans will not see the province do what it did in 2006 under Prime Minister Ralph Klein — when three million people were given a one-time $400 “prosperity” payout (which became known as Ralph Bucks) — despite some social media hypotheses to the contrary. claim this week. But Alberta … Read more

Chinese embassy rips ‘sinister’ Canadian media over reports of election meddling

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa has issued a statement attacking the media and politicians over reports that Beijing was attempting to interfere in Canada’s election, following days of media coverage of a news report revealing that the prime minister had been briefed on such operations . The release Sunday argued that comments made by Prime … Read more

NATO-trained Afghan soldiers join the Russian army to fight Ukraine

A former Afghan platoon commander says he was doing manual labor on the Iranian island of Kish when he received the call. He says he listened intently when a former comrade made a proposal: join a new army and fight for a new cause. That army belonged to Russia and the cause was the war … Read more

Consequences World Cup: what happens to the Iranian team after they refuse to sing their national anthem?

Standing in a row, arms crossed, the players of Iran’s World Cup soccer team stood stone-faced on Monday as their country’s national anthem was played ahead of their first World Cup match – their refusal to make an “unprecedented” display of defiance as anti-government protests shake the country. At a time when athlete protests are … Read more

Main suspect in Canadian hibernator’s disappearance wants to break deal, reveals new film

A new documentary about the disappearance of Canadian hibernator Malcom Madsen in Mexico four years ago reveals the prime suspect in the case is willing to make a deal with prosecutors in exchange for information on the location of the Ontario man’s body . The offer to shed light on the whereabouts of the remains … Read more

Conservation officers’ semi-automatic weapons cause tension in BC

VANCOUVER — Theo Hallamby was stunned to learn what kind of gun protection officers in British Columbia are now using. “That is not necessary at all. Are they trying to shoot 10 bears at once? said the retired detective of the BC Conservation Service’s main investigative unit. The officers have traded rifles for semi-automatic longarm … Read more

NCC closes 24 Sussex and relocates staff

The official home of the Prime Minister of Canada – 24 Sussex Drive – is closing for health and safety reasons and to prepare it for abatement. The National Capital Commission, which is responsible for official residences, said Thursday it had begun closing the aging and crumbling structure and relocating residence workers. Prime Minister Justin … Read more

Canadian health workers deployed more OT than ever in 2021: report

Canadian health workers worked more overtime hours last year than at any time in the past decade, according to new data, likely due to the increased burden placed on them by the pandemic. That the pressure of the pandemic is driving overwork and downtime has long been the claim of doctors and nurses across the … Read more

22% of Canadians rely on charities as recession looms: poll

As inflation hammers Canadians’ pockets, interest rates continue to rise and a likely recession approaches, more and more people are turning to charities to meet their essential needs, a new poll shows. More than a fifth of Canadians say they plan to access charitable services sometime in the next six months, a recent poll found, … Read more