Canada’s Dealings with US, Afghanistan, and other Countries

April 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Canada to pay U.S. $46.7M to comply with softwood lumber ruling:

“Canada and the United States have been locked in a long-standing dispute over whether Ottawa and the provinces subsidize softwood production through low stumpage fees and various other assistance programs.”

Canadian House of Commons voted 129 to 125 to allow US war resisters refuge:

Buy abroad, Harper tells banks:

“Mr. Harper said the banks should be looking to buy assets in the U.S. and other countries, and that he would support such efforts as ‘an opportunity for Canada to expand its role in the world financial sector’.”

Afghanistan to Canada: Five reasons to march this Saturday:

Saturday April 4 is a global day of action against war. The date coincides with the 60th anniversary NATO summit in Strasbourg and is the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous Beyond Vietnam speech at the Riverside Church in New York.

The Canadian Peace Alliance and the Collectif Échec à la guerre are calling for pan-Canadian demonstrations on April 4 to demand an end to the NATO-led war. These demonstrations have taken on a renewed significance this week.

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