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July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - When U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci publicly criticized Canada's Liberal government recently for refusing to join the war on Iraq, he also alluded to concerns in the Canadian business community that the government's decision could end up harming trade with the U.S. Agricultural, steel and lumber trade could all be hurt, according to analysts.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - A U.S. proposal to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge can be defeated, insist Canadian environmentalists. The Bush administration, confronted with California's energy shortage and rolling blackouts and the huge price hikes in natural gas that affected millions of American families this past winter, insists a sound energy policy includes ANWR drilling.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - While the Canadian government insists it is moving swiftly and decisively to improve border security, and allay U.S. fears that Canada remains a "weak link" in the fight against terrorism, critics remain unconvinced.At the root of the problem is the fact that Canada's economy is hugely dependent on easy, open trade with the U.S., and security procedures that significantly slow daily cross-border traffic of 45,000 trucks and other goods and services raise financial fears here.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - Nowhere has the stock market downturn struck public investors quite like it has in the state of Alaska, where nearly every man, woman and child receives an annual royalty check pegged to the state's oil industry.This month, 591,500 Alaskans - about 95 percent of the entire population - will receive royalty checks in the amount of $1,540.76 from the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - A former American CEO is urging Canada to use its energy supplies as leverage in convincing the U.S. to ease its restrictions on lumber imports. America's continuing energy shortage makes the comments of Denver-based Tom Stephens appear all the more threatening.
July 7, 2008, 8:13 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - Having argued against the use of force to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein, Canada may experience more fallout from that decision from its neighbor to the south.First, President Bush cancelled a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien scheduled for May 5, opting instead to host Australian Prime Minister John Howard at his Texas ranch. Howard strongly supported the war.
July 7, 2008, 8:13 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - The mood in SARS-struck Toronto is getting gloomier by the hour. On Wednesday the United Nations' World Health Organization surprised the city of 2.5 million-one of Canada's economic engines-by urging travelers worldwide to avoid the Toronto because of the SARS outbreak (SARS stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome).
July 7, 2008, 8:13 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - The biggest trial in Canada's history opens in this coastal city Monday. Two Canadians are charged with downing an Air India flight over Ireland in 1985, an attack that killed 329 people.Security will be unprecedented at a specially designed $7.8 million (Canadian) courtroom equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. Journalists from 35 media outlets around the world will attend. The British Columbia Supreme Court trial - to be heard by a judge, not a jury - is expected to continue into 2004.
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Canada's military is on the verge of collapse, according to a recent report released by a coalition of prominent Canadians concerned about security and defense.The 39-page report from the Council for Canadian Security (CCS) in the 21st Century warns that the country is at risk of being unable to defend its territory, including the world's longest coastline and second-largest land mass and becoming increasingly reliant on the capabilities of the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - The controversial decision by officials of an Anglican Church diocese in Canada to bless homosexual unions may have slipped from the headlines, but the cultural challenges for the Anglican Church, which counts 70 million followers worldwide, are far from over.Seven hundred Anglican primates and bishops, meeting in Hong Kong recently, voted unanimously to accept the Archbishop of Canterbury's motion that indirectly criticized the decision on same-sex blessings by the Diocese of New Westminster, in Vancouver, B.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
(Correction: Canadian Jewish Congress' Farber did not indicate Rosenzweig murder was or was not a 'hate' crime.) Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - A Christmas Day editorial in the Jerusalem Post - entitled "Hatred in Canada " - described this country as increasingly tolerant of anti-Semitism, and the editorial was entirely accurate, according to one prominent human-rights lawyer.
July 7, 2008, 8:11 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - Despite high-level urgings from the United States and other NATO countries to spend more on security and defense, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is making it clear he has no intention of bolstering the military.When asked if he had changed his mind in the face of growing pressure, Chretien said, "Not fundamentally."
July 7, 2008, 8:11 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - Canada's unarmed customs officers have been formally reminded that they should allow armed suspects who appear dangerous to enter the country first before the customs officers notify police authorities. The policy angers many, who believe the Canadian government is failing to adapt to the threat of terrorism.By way of comparison, U.S. Customs officers do arm themselves before checking people entering the United States and are backed up by rifle-toting National Guard troops in military fatigues at key U.S./Canada border points.
July 7, 2008, 8:11 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - The union representing 3,500 full-time Canadian customs officials at 175 border crossings between Canada and the U.S. claims the Canadian government is putting both countries at risk by employing summer students.On the eve of the G8 Summit near Calgary, Alberta, the Canada Excise Union (CEU) has launched a campaign to convince the Canadian public and Canada-watchers south of the border that Canada's practice of employing 1,100 students to staff border-crossing booths and fulfill other routine tasks must end.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - Only weeks before the scheduled execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, officials in the Western Canadian province of Alberta are concerned about the activities of a West Virginia-based white supremacist group associated with McVeigh.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - The Washington, D.C. bedroom community of Bowie, Maryland appears to have been caught in a case of foot-in-mouth disease by a prominent Canadian politician.The tale began March 21, when Hedy Fry, Canada's Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women, stood up in the House of Commons and announced that crosses were burning "as we speak" on the lawns of Prince George, a resource-industry city located 550 miles northeast of Vancouver.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - Canadian civil libertarians and lawyers seeking protection for Jews and other oft-targeted groups, disagree over the value of Canada's rigorous anti-hate laws as the Canadian Human Rights Commission prepares to open a second case against a website said to promote hatred.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - Canadian civil libertarians and lawyers seeking protection for certain ethnic and cultural groups are at odds over the value of Canada's rigorous anti-hate laws as the Canadian Human Rights Commission prepares to open a second case against a website accused of promoting hatred.On May 22, The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal begins hearings regarding Machiavelli and Associates Emprize, Inc. on charges of discrimination based on sexual preference.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C. (CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration's withdrawal of support for a United Nations program family planning program, along with recent cuts to international family-planning associations, drew sharp criticism at a UN gathering in Canada late last week.Elected officials from 71 countries met in Ottawa Nov. 21 and 22 in an effort to step-up support for "family planning" services for an estimated 350 million women and men worldwide who have little or no access to birth control or family planning.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
Vancouver, B.C (CNSNews.com) - Plans by the Canadian government to decriminalize the possession of up to a little more than an ounce of marijuana represents a security threat to the United States, according to White House drug czar John Walters.