Countries associated with human rights violations and violent internal conflict have been buying Canadian-made guns and ammunition in apparent contradiction of Canadian foreign guideline, according to an analysis by the Canadian Press. The wire service reports that Canadian arms exports to Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq grew by 100 per cent from 2011 to 2012.
Despite her view that it's "likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects" Canada's Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has given the go-ahead to Shell Canada's Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan in the western prairie province of Alberta.
In a statement Friday (December 6), Minister Aglukkaq concluded that the effects from the 100,000-barrel-per-day expansion are "justified in the circumstances."
Canada’s largest freight carrier, CN Rail did not declare more than 1,800 derailments and accidents to the Transportation Safety Board, reports the public broadcaster CBC. The board is an independent agency created by Parliament to advance transportation safety. Both the CBC and the Globe newspaper have produced in depth reports on fail safety since ...
Canadian military general says world is increasingly unstable
Increasingly volatile, unstable, and unpredictable, are words used to describe the future according to one of Canada’s top military leaders.
In an interview last week, Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare, says that increasing instability in regions around the world is one thing, but added to that now are new levels of unpredictability and volatility.
Pressure from Canada’s privacy commissioner has prompted authorities to post signs about the extra camera surveillance on Parliament Hill, in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. The commissioner is appointed by the government as an advocate for the privacy rights of all Canadians and she reports directly to the House of Commons.