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Foreign aid is assistance from rich, industrialized countries to poorer, developing countries. Since the 1950s Canada has been distributing cash, goods and services to poorer nations around the world. In 2012 the federal government's foreign aid spending totalled $5.67 billion (2.
Geopolitics refers to a strategy for national identity and development based on a country's geographical characteristics and natural resources.
Sixty Years On, Korean War Still Echoes
When is a war not a war? For the Korean War, the answer is not always clear. This year, 2013, marks the 60th anniversary of the ceasefire of a war that not everyone describes that way. It had ambiguous beginnings, more than 20 participating countries, and still no formal end.
Support for the British Empire and imperialism was strong in much of Canada in the decades after Confederation. But gradually, imperialist loyalties declined and Canadians demanded and won full autonomy within the empire.
Canadian Intervention in the Russian Civil War
The Allies accordingly undertook to support anticommunist White Russian forces if they would, once back in power, resume war on the Eastern Front against Germany and Austria, a strategy warmly supported by those in London and Paris, in any case, to see the eradication of Bolshevism from Russia.
PM and Delegates Revisit Asia
If omens mean anything, the members of Prime Minister Jean CHRÉTIEN's new version of Team Canada may have some cause for concern.
Hans Island, Nunavut, is a tiny (1.3 km2), unpopulated island south of the 81st parallel in the Kennedy Channel (the northern part of Nares Strait), almost equidistant between ELLESMERE ISLAND and GREENLAND.
Canada-US Auto Pact
The Automotive Products Trade Agreement of 1965, better known as the Canada-US Auto Pact, led to the integration of the Canadian and US auto industries in a shared North American market. While it brought great benefits to Canada, it was eventually found to be contrary to international trade rules and was cancelled in 2001. By then it had accomplished its biggest goal — an integrated North American industry with a much stronger Canadian presence.
A free trade area as defined by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) is "a group of two or more customs territories in which duties and other restrictive regulations of commerce... are eliminated on substantially all the trade between the constituent territories in products originating in such territories."
Holland Tightens Drug Laws
This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on June 3, 1996. Partner content is not updated.
There is still the Van Gogh museum, of course. And plenty of tourists stroll along the canals of the red-light district, giggling at the windows of sex for sale and the dulled Asian hookers who barely lick their lips in return.
Vermont Residents Understand Canada's anti-war stance
SO, HAS IT come down to that? Canada refuses to join the U.S. in the war in Iraq and U.S. ambassador Paul Cellucci utters thinly veiled threats of reprisal; Montreal fans boo the Star-Spangled Banner at a hockey game; Canadian truckers get harassed on U.S.
Canada and the United States
"The Americans are our best friends whether we like it or not." This statement, uttered in the House of Commons by
Robert Thompson, the leader of the Social Credit Party early in the 1960s, perhaps best captures the essence of Canada's
complex relationship with its nearest neighbour.
Canada-Third World Relations
The decolonization of the European empires after WWII produced many "new nations" and revealed how little economic and social development the colonial system had permitted its wards. The problem of the "Third World" and its "underdevelopment" was thus placed firmly on the global agenda.
Irish Peace Accord
For 30 years, it had been an unwinnable religious war of endless reprisals, fuelled by hate and hopelessness.
Prisoner of War Camps in Canada
Canada operated prison camps for interned civilians during the First and Second World Wars, and for 34,000 combatant German prisoners of war (POWs) during the Second World War.
Canadian Help for East Timor
In the basketball arena in Kupang, West Timor, the young boy was all kitted out in his L.A. Lakers jersey and shorts. A refugee, he looked about 12 years old, one of the thousands of victims of two weeks of violence in East Timor.