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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Opinion: Olympics is not for everyone

by Vlad Fedorov member of RCC   Last night the news came: the International Olympic Committee decided not to disqualify the whole Russian team from participation in the Olympic Games. I must say I’m not interested in sports and, more precisely, not interested in the coverage of sport events in the media. I have no sports channel in my TV package and I don’t care when they show the Super…

July 28, 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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Odessa: Averting Another Massacre

  By Nicolai Petro, Counterpunch, April 28, 2016   May 2 will mark the second anniversary of one of the most horrific, politically inspired tragedies in modern European history — the fire in the Odessa trade union building that killed 48 people and wounded another 200. Numerous pleas by the United Nations and the European Union for a thorough investigation into the causes of this tragedy have gone unanswered. Multiple…

May 1, 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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