The Arctic Council at 20 years: More necessary than ever

Address by Parliamentary Secretary Goldsmith-Jones, on behalf of Minister Dion, marking the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council September 29, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario “Cooperation with Russia on the full range of Arctic issues is simply in our best interests. And by the way, I am pleased to know that a Canada-Russia Arctic conference is planned for late November, with Carleton University again playing host. Diplomacy and cooperation—with all members…

September 30, 2016

In Support and Solidarity with Russian Paralympians

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,…


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

Canada’s Liberal Gov’t Joins NATO’s War Escalation

source: 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

Murder is a non-pardonable offense… for Nadezhda Savchenko and anyone else

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…


‘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

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.  {} 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

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:

March 30, 2016

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

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