It puts Canada’s credibility and reputation at risk in future negotiations.
'Do not buy any more from Canada. Or from the United States, because there is always a condition attached,' Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, told journalists of his orders to his country’s military recently. He's pictured last year. Photograph courtesy of Cesar Parroco/Ceslou
Tensions between the Canadian government and the Philippines could not have come at a worse time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian companies looking to reach new customers across Southeast Asia.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.