Western sanctions ‘never work’: Russian envoy to Canada

Russia’s ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov said that the threat of Western sanctions in response to the military build-up along the Ukrainian border had no weight. In an interview with CTV news channel Power Play with host Ivan Solomon on Thursday, Stepanov said that the prospect of new sanctions will not affect the country’s future … Read more

Vaccine mandate for truckers left industry scrambling

OTTAWA — Conflicting messages from federal officials in the days before the state of Canada implemented a COVID-19 vaccine for truck drivers left carriers scrambling to recall drivers, with some forced to quarantine, according to one industry group. The Canadian Council of Private Motor Trucks has just completed an informal survey of its membership in … Read more

Russia-Ukraine tension: Canada’s sanctions date back to 2014

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Jolie said on Thursday that Russia would face severe sanctions if it took further steps against Ukraine. Jolie was speaking from Brussels after meeting her EU counterpart, and after traveling to Ukraine and France earlier this week as Russia masses 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border, raising fears of … Read more

CSE warns of Russian-backed cyber threat activity

The Canadian Center for Cyber ​​Security has issued a circular warning critical infrastructure operators in Canada to be aware and take steps to mitigate Russian state-sponsored cyber threat activity. The Communications Security Corporation (CSE), through the Canadian Internet Center, said Wednesday that it is aware of foreign cyber threat activities, including Russian-backed actors, to target … Read more

Trudeau says Canada fears armed conflict in Ukraine

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once again condemns Russia’s escalating aggression against Ukraine, noting that Canada fears the situation could turn into an armed conflict. Trudeau said Russia’s military build-up in various areas along the border is “totally unacceptable” and Canada is prepared to move forward with “serious consequences” if the situation escalates. We are afraid … Read more

COVID-19 boosters: 35 per cent of Canadians have third shot

Canada has enough COVID-19 vaccines to offer booster doses to all eligible, even though only 35 percent of Canadians have received the third shot so far, according to the federal health minister. “We must continue to accelerate our vaccination efforts to move towards universal coverage,” Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Wednesday, along with Prime Minister … Read more

Trudeau and Duclos holding COVID-19 briefing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will provide an update on the federal government’s response to COVID-19 this morning. The press conference comes as counties wait to deliver more of the 140 million rapid tests promised this month and sort through distribution of the still-limited supply of newly authorized antiviral drugs at … Read more

Russia-Ukraine tension: Canada focused on deterrence

Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said Canada is focusing on deterrence through the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) presence on the ground in Ukraine, where allies are sending weapons in response to the Russian military build-up at the border. During a press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kiev on Tuesday, Jolie said Canada remains … Read more

Documents give glimpse of Finance Department’s outlook

OTTAWA – Newly released documents show that the Treasury Department warned last year that the pace of price increases could increase rapidly, even as the Liberal government and the central bank emphasized that inflationary pressures are temporary. In a briefing note by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland from the spring, officials identified the “issue of hyperinflation” … Read more

Small group of Canadian special forces sent to Ukraine, sources confirm

A small group of Canadian special forces have been deployed to Ukraine, a country on the brink of armed conflict with Russia, CTV News has confirmed. Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Jolie met Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal on Monday during a high-stakes visit to Ukraine, and underlined Canada’s support for the country’s sovereignty from Russia. … Read more