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Canadians of Interest ~ Blue Puttees

The history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, nicknamed the ‘Blue Puttees’. Continue reading

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Canada & Colombia: Partners in Human Rights

The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), fortified by a human rights Treaty, represents more than simply the opportunity for economic gain – Canada and Colombia can now embark on an important social partnership that goes far beyond dollars and cents. Continue reading

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Canadian army in state of disrepair

The cover of the Toronto Star on March 10th had a seemingly shocking title, but not so for those aware of the current status of the Canadian Military. “Army running on empty.” Continue reading

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Top Weekly Canadian News ~ 06/03/09

Arctic warming up so quickly the region’s sea ice cover in summer could vanish by 2013, testimony continues in the taser death of Robert Dziekanski by RCMP Constables, and the minimum wage in Ontario moves up to $9.50 on March 31. Continue reading

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Selling Canadian Earth Observation Technology to U.S. Arms Maker

The importance of RADARSAT-2 to the interests of Canada can not be overstated. It is commonly recognized as the crown jewel of Canada’s domestic space technology industry and NASA said it made Canada “world renowned.” Yet after having been in operation for less than a month it was almost sold to Alliant Techsystems (ATK), a U.S. aerospace and defence company, and the largest ammunition manufacturing entity in the world. Continue reading

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Energy Boom: Why Canada will be a Global Leader

Global oil demands remain high, new crude oil discoveries are dwindling, major oil exporters are reaching their production limits, and Canada has the largest proven reserves of oil in the world. Energy Boom: Why Canada will be a Global Leader. Continue reading

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Military Satellite available from Canadian Taxpayers?

I recently wrote about RADARSAT-2’s history and its relevance to Canadian Arctic Sovereignty. There are also military applications to this Earth Observation Satellite that, if acted on, could make Canada party to and equally at fault to any violations of International Law that might occur… Continue reading

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