Category: Canadian News

Afghanistan, Canada and the challenges facing the anti-war movement

By James Clark, rabble.ca, July 14, 2009
In just a few months, anti-war activists will mark the eighth anniversary of the launch of the U.S.-led “war on terror,” and the movement that emerged to counter it. Since 2001, Canada’s anti-war movement has accomplished a lot — including mass demonstrations in 2003 that helped stop the Chrétien […]

Dark side of Canada’s foreign policy exposed

Author critical of government, defence, mining industries, banks
By TAMARA LORINCZ, Halifax Chronicle Herald, May 31, 2009
The Canadian government supplied the uranium for the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in the Second World War. Ottawa supported South African apartheid by allowing trade and commerce with the racist government. With the support of our foreign service, Canadian […]

Recession won’t slow military spending: MacKay

By Mike Blanchfield, Canwest News Service, May 27, 2009
OTTAWA — The global economic downturn won’t prevent the Canadian Forces from spending $60 billion on new equipment, Defence Minister Peter MacKay told the defence industry elite on Wednesday.
As he reiterated the Conservative government’s ambitious spending plans for new military hardware — planes, ships and armoured vehicles […]

Canada to be asked for more troops in Afghanistan

By Mike Blanchfield, Canwest News Service, May 25, 2009
Canada and its allies are expected to face renewed pressure from the Obama administration, keen to show progress in Afghanistan, to maintain or add additional troops to the NATO-led military mission, Canwest News Service has learned.
The call by Washington for additional military resources would be part of […]

Stop Harper from sending CF-18 warplanes to Afghanistan

By Stephen Staples, Ceasefire.ca, May 9, 2009
As you may have heard on the news, up to 100 Afghan civilians are feared dead as a result of U.S. air strikes.
Now, the Canadian military is engaging in a lobbying campaign to have a squadron of our CF-18 Hornet fighter bombers deployed to Afghanistan.
The planes would be used […]

Merchants of death come to Ottawa on May 27

Breaking the faith
By Janice Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen, May 1, 2009
Trucks will roll into Lansdowne Park in three weeks, ready to unload their cargoes of shiny new products for the big trade show. The products, innovative marvels of fine engineering, will be displayed, demonstrated and (their manufacturers hope) bought.
Then, at an unknown point down the road […]

Demand Peace and Justice in Sri Lanka

April 3, 2009: Protesters in support of Tamil people stage multi-day protest on Parliament Hill. Photograph by: Chris Mikula, Ottawa Citizen.
by the Ottawa Peace Assembly, April 16, 2009
The non-stop protest in Ottawa, led by the Tamil community has continued 24/7 for nearly ten days. The Harper government has yet to take meaningful action for a […]

Day 2 of Tamil solidarity protest in Ottawa

Sri Lankan Tamils vow second day of protest in Ottawa

Ottawa Police and the RCMP had areas of Ottawa’s downtown closed off to traffic as protesters hit the streets to voice concerns over the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Photo by Ashley Fraser, The Ottawa Citizen.
by the Ottawa Citizen, April 8, 2009
A group of Tamil […]

Canada’s Iraq War Profiteers Exposed

United States Air Force spy plane U-2 Dragon Lady, a part of the arsenal deployed in Iraq. It uses Canadian technology developed by Calian Technologies.
by Richard Saunders, Coordinator, Coalition to End the Arms Trade
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT), a Canadian anti-war network based in Ottawa, has published a detailed report exposing Canadian […]

George Galloway’s March 30, 2009 Speech on Video

The Harper government’s attempt to silence George Galloway by denying him permission to enter Canada and preventing his speaking engagements failed miserably on Monday evening.
Since the ban on Galloway, peace groups across the country organized to break it. If the decision could not be overturned, then the ban would be broken through technological means.
As a […]