Category Archives: Canada

Canada dumps Boeing fighter jet deal over trade dispute with US

Plans to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets have been scrapped by the Canadian government due to the deepening dispute with the US aerospace company, sources told Reuters.

According to the sources, next week Ottawa will announce it intends to acquire a used fleet of older Australian F-18 jets. It’s the same type of plane the Royal Canadian Air Force currently operates.


Government of Canada moving forward with departmental changes needed to renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples

As part of the journey towards Reconciliation, the Government of Canada has taken an important step to renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership, by announcing a profound shift in the way the Government delivers services and advances self-determination and self-government of Indigenous peoples.


Does the law prevent Canada from killing its ‘terrorist travellers’?

The rules of engagement governing the Canadian military do not prevent it from targeting and killing ISIS fighters holding Canadian passports, according to military experts and the Department of National Defence.

But one constitutional expert believes the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadian enemy combatants from being specifically targeted by the military, with some exceptions.


‘They have a lot to teach us’: Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal

Walby, who is also an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg, said when it comes to criminalization and incarceration in Canada, it’s important to talk to experts about what’s going on — and in many cases that is the people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

“Prisoners know a lot about criminalization, know a lot about imprisonment, they have experiences. They have knowledge that needs to be shared with the general public and criminal justice policy makers if we want to try to understand harm and conflict in our societies better, and deal with it more effectively and more justly in the future,” Walby said.

Here’s the latest victimization/entitlement group.


Everything you need to know about Daesh ‘returnees’ (including that it’s not illegal to simply join Daesh)

Debate about how to combat terrorism has been one of the world’s most politically fraught issues since Al Qaeda crashed four planes into American targets on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000.

Politics aside, the case of the 22-year-old woman from Quebec, and her 2-year-old daughter and newborn girl, is about Canadian law and the best way to ensure security while also reintegrating a radicalized Canadian citizen.


Canada’s Health Care Is Better Than In The U.S., But That’s Not Enough

Last month, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visited Toronto as part of a “learning tour” about Canadian health care tied to the promotion of his own single payer health insurance plan. The cascade of laudatory media coverage highlighted a pet peeve of mine: our obsession with comparing our health care system to the system in the United States. Sanders’s visit scratched not just one but two great itches of a phenomenon I call Canadian Smug: our sense of superiority to the U.S., and our delight when Americans notice how much better we are.


Judge pisses on will of people suspends face-covering section of Quebec law

Judge approves of child abuse.

A Quebec Superior Court judge has granted a temporary suspension of the section of Quebec’s religious neutrality law that deals with face coverings.

Justice Babak Barin granted a stay to Section 10 of the law, which requires anyone who gives or receives public services to do so with their face uncovered.