One thing’s clear: Canada must give much greater attention to working with allies to manage growing tensions with Russia.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, has taken a harder line on Russia than her predecessor, Stéphane Dion, argues Rob Huebert. She kicked out four Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain last month. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent is the most recent indication of the continuing deterioration of relationships between the West and Russia.
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Democracy, Terrorism and Killer Robots: Embassy News covers the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum The Halifax International Security Forum is one of the world’s biggest gatherings of defence and security leaders.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.