In Support and Solidarity with Russian Paralympians

Paralympics
August 26, 2016

  Activists of the Russian community of Toronto, Montreal, and other North American cities will protest against the blanket ban on the Russian National team of Paralympic athletes from participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The decision to ban the athletes demonstrates an absolute disregard for the legal right of people to the presumption of innocence. We cannot allow such blatant attacks on our morals, ethics, and democratic freedoms. Unfortunately,…

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In its foreign policy towards Ukraine and Russia, Canada must separate fact from fiction

Open Letter to Stéphane Dion re: Ukraine and Russia by JOHN RYAN   CANADIAN POLITICS   JULY 30, 2016 The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons

 Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2   Dear Minister Dion, Thank you for your letter of June 30 that was in response to my letter to you of November 17, 2015. When your government came into office last fall you inherited the…

August 4, 2016
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Canada’s Liberal Gov’t Joins NATO’s War Escalation

source: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/15/canadas-liberal-govt-joins-natos-war-escalation/ by Roger Annis Canadians who hoped the federal election last October 19 would usher in change to the aggressive, foreign policy of the defeated Conservative government are wondering what happened to their wishes. The transition in imperialist foreign policy from the Harper Conservatives to the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals has been utterly seamless, if not predictable. In the Middle East, Canada’s support to ‘regime change’ in Syria stands. The…

July 21, 2016
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Murder is a non-pardonable offense… for Nadezhda Savchenko and anyone else

savchenko
April 29, 2016

Stephane Dion, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement on March 8 in which he called on Russia to immediately release from custody Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian citizen arrested in the summer of 2014 in the midst of armed hostilities in Donbass.  On March 22nd, a Russian court found Savchenko guilty of murder for the killing of two Russian citizens, both of whom were journalists, and one an ethnic…

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‘We will work together with pleasure’

In a large and informal media scrum immediately after the broadcast, CBC News Susan Ormiston asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about Canada’s prime minister Trudeau and how he saw Canada-Russia relations going forward . “Positively,” he replied. With regard to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Putin added, “We are acquainted … we met in Antalya at the G20. We met personally. He expressed how he plans to build relations with Russia. This,…

April 14, 2016
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Update on cancellation of the Russian Heritage Night by the Ottawa Senators

Dear Friends, As you might know, on March 10th, 2016, the management of the Ottawa Senators hockey club announced cancellation of the Russian Heritage Night previously scheduled for the March 22 game against the Washington Capitals.  {http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=873155} The Russian Congress of Canada received numerous complaints from the fans in our community as well as many Canadians who expressed their outrage over such indicative action. As a follow- up, we wrote a…

April 5, 2016
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Trudeau government signals thaw in relations with Russia

  “Canada’s severing of ties with Russia had no positive consequences for anyone,” said Dion, “not for Canadians, not for the Russian people, not for Ukraine and not for global security.” For the full storey, please go to the link below: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/dion-foreign-policy-russia-1.3510941

March 30, 2016
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The Information and Press Department of MFA of Russia on the new Canadian sanctions against Russia

19.03.16 We are disappointed with Canada’s decision to expand the anti-Russia “black list” in the context of developments in Ukraine. Contrary to statements by the new Government of Justin Trudeau about a striving to act in the spirit of cooperation in international relations, Ottawa continues to aggravate a negative situation. The tendency to look to Washington, which is demanding that its allies hold their ranks on the “sanctions front” against…

March 19, 2016
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Second Anniversary of Crimea’s Incorporation into the Russian Federation

Press release on  the second anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into the Russian Federation. March 16, 2016   Two years ago on March 16, 2014, the people of Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favour of secession from Ukraine and applying to join the Russian Federation. Their application to join Russia was quickly accepted. The secession decision was immediately condemned by governments in Europe, North America and elsewhere in the world. It was labeled…

March 16, 2016
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The Ukrainian diaspora’s private war with Canada’s national interests

Mikhail Molchanov OPINION source: http://www.russia-direct.org/opinion/ukrainian-diasporas-private-war-canadas-national-interests The right-wing Ukrainian-Canadian Congress (UCC) has been the driving force behind the Canadian government’s unwavering anti-Russia policy. The elections of the Liberal government of Canada in October 2015 brought hopes for a change in the country’s foreign policy course, which took a rather extreme turn under the leadership of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As a result of Harper’s “conservative revolution,” Canada became the most pro-Israel country…

March 3, 2016
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