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Amarnath Amarasingam "Canada’s terrorism offenders are coming out of prison still radicalized" Global News

“Canada’s terrorism offenders are coming out of prison still radicalized”

Global News
27 February 2020 (Read the complete article)


At Suliman Mohamed’s 2016 sentencing for trying to join ISIS, the Ottawa judge presiding over his case did not hold back, scolding those aligned with the terrorist group for “embracing the devil.”

Mohamed got seven years.

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Stéfanie von Hlatky "Canada nearly lost 2018 UN mission because it didn't have enough women in uniform"Yahoo News

“Canada nearly lost 2018 UN mission because it didn't have enough women in uniform”

Yahoo News
19 February 2020 (Read the complete article)


Canada came within a whisker of losing its place in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the fall of 2018 because of the military's inability to consistently deploy enough women to meet the world body's guidelines.

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Stéfanie von Hlatky “The Trump effect: How the U.S. president may be reshaping attitudes toward NATO" Yahoo News

“The Trump effect: How the U.S. president may be reshaping attitudes toward NATO”

Yahoo News
10 February 2020 (Read the complete article)


It's no secret that Donald Trump dislikes NATO.

But the U.S. president's incessant hammering of alliance members to urge them to pay more for collective defence may be having a spillover effect, particularly among traditionally staunch western European allies.

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Christian Leuprecht “Military faced 'some confusion' during hectic Manitoba manhunt, report says” (CBC News)

“Military faced 'some confusion' during hectic Manitoba manhunt, report says”

Ian Froese, CBC News
24 January 2020 (read the complete article)


Military personnel involved in last summer's manhunt for two murder suspects in northern Manitoba were sent in without either a top commander directing them from headquarters, or an expert on how to best use the plane deployed to help with the search.

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Barbara Martin “Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial” (CBC Radio)

“Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial”

The House, CBC Radio
18 January 2020 (Go to the radio show)


The final act of foreign officer Barbara Martin's career was to oversee the closure of the Canadian embassy in Tehran in 2012 — a decision that continues to divide members of this country's Iranian community.

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