Russia-Canada: an interrupted dialogue that should be restored

The following letter had been submitted as an Opinion piece to several major Canadian news outlets: the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, The Montreal Gazette, The Edmonton Journal, The Vancouver Sun, The Spectator. None of them considered it for publication.   September 7th, 2017 When the Canadian parliament reconvenes in September, one of the main items on its agenda is the final vote for a so-called Magnitsky Act…

September 18, 2017
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In reply to Marcus Kolga “The connections between Donald Trump Jr., Russia and Canada” published in Toronto Star on July 16, 2017

Source :  https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/07/16/the-connections-between-donald-trump-jr-russia-and-canada.html The opinion piece that Toronto Star carried on July 16, 2017, is an unfortunate example of a smear job disguised as journalism. Marcus Kolga starts by alleging that Canada has been targeted by Russian disinformation campaigns, without giving any indication of what sort of “Russian disinformation” has “targeted” Canada, which facts were misrepresented, and so on. While the word “Russian” signifies involvement by the Russian government, no…

July 27, 2017
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REJECTING FALSIFICATION OF HISTORY

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May 22, 2017

Contributed by Konstantin Goulich, RCC member Seventy two years ago the most horrible war of the twentieth century had ended in a spectacular victory of Allied Powers over the united forces of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, their satellites and collaborators. The Soviet Union has paid the highest price to attain this truly epic victory. At least twentytirbute by  seven million people, including both civilians and military personnel, had perished during…

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Will Chrystia Freeland Finally Ruin Canadian-Russian Relations?

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March 19, 2017

MICHAEL JABARA CARLEY  16.03.2017   On 10 January 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his minister of external affairs, Stéphane Dion, and replaced him with Chrystia Freeland, who was then minister of international trade. This cabinet shuffle might not have gotten much public notice except that Dion is a distinguished parliamentarian, former leader of the party and leader of the opposition, and a former key minister in the Liberal…

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Canadian cabinet minister claims Russian disinformation campaign

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March 8, 2017

by Ken Hanly Mar 9, 2017 source http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-canadian-cabinet-minister-claims-russian-disinformation-campaign/article/487533 At a recent news conference Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that Canada would extend its training mission to the Ukraine. The announcement was no surprise as Canada has long been a supporter of the U.S.-led NATO campaign supporting the Ukraine in reaction to the annexation of the Crimea and Russian support for the rebel enclaves in eastern Ukraine. Freeland herself is…

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Canada’s proposed ‘Magnitsky Act’ and Canadian-Russian relations

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February 24, 2017

By Halyna Mokrushyna, source New Cold War.org, February 22, 2017   Relations between Canada and Russia have rarely been worse. After the Conservatives with their strong anti-Russian rhetoric were defeated in the Parliamentary election in October 2015, a tiny hope for improvement flared. The new foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion stated that his Liberal government would at least engage in some kind of dialogue with Russia. Alas, the good intention…

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Chrystia Freeland: Kiev’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa

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January 25, 2017

MICHAEL JABARA CARLEY | 23.01.2017 | OPINION http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/01/23/chrystia-freeland-kiev-minister-foreign-affairs-ottawa.html On Tuesday, 10 January 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet after only 14 months in office. The most newsworthy change was the sacking of Stéphane Dion, as minister of foreign affairs, and his replacement by Chrystia Freeland, previously minister of international trade. The cabinet shuffle might not have made much news except for the shabby treatment of Dion and…

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Canada Needs To Stop Wasteful Funding To Ukraine

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October 8, 2016

By Bhupinder S. Liddar,  former Canadian diplomat and founding publisher/editor of “Diplomat & International Canada” magazine. Source:  http://thelinkpaper.ca/?p=58787   Why is it that Ukraine, after 25 years of re-emergence as an independent country, from the ruins of the Soviet empire, cannot put its house in order and stand on its own feet? Why does a country of 46 million and largest in Europe, continues to rely, almost exclusively, on Western…

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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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