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G8 Summit

Canada's new foreign minister hazy on history of Israeli Palestinian conflict

OTTAWA -- John Baird is acknowledging he's got some homework to do on the Conservative government's signature foreign policy in the Middle East. Baird, named foreign affairs minister by Prime...

No Harper Netanyahu G8 talks: spokesman says amid glowing Israeli reports

Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not discuss the G8 summit with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, a Harper spokesman says. The statement by Dimitri Soudas, Harper's communications director...

Tony Clement keeps shooting the Tories in the political foot

Tony Clement has gone from rising political star to floundering minister immersed in controversy.

Social worker describes motivations for protesting Vancouver G8 university summit, clash with police, and a few hours in jail

A lone bus lumbered forward and attempted to gain access into the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver last Friday afternoon. In it were several dozen dignitaries attending the Group of 8...

What really happened outside the Fairmont Hotel at the G8 University Summit protest?

"This is not an apathetic moment," activist Harsha Wallia said. Protesters were demonstrating against the move towards the privatization of Canada's universities that some believed the G8 University S

Police report six protesters arrested outside Fairmont Hotel G8 University Summit

 What began as a peaceful protest this afternoon ended with three men and three women being taken into custody by Vancouver Police after protesters tried to storm the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel...

Suggestions for a great weekend: Jollification protests, folk gypsy collaborations, speaking out for public healthcare, getting ready for the G8 Summit

Ajay's picks for the weekend: Fri May 14 Public Health Care: How Can We Sustain It? A Free Public Forum @ Firefighters Conference Centre, Burnaby 7-9pm - Amazing speakers including US...

G-20 summit disrupts a Toronto couple's wedding plans with larger than Olympic-sized security

Heather and Martin had no idea when they planned their wedding, they'd be getting married in the middle of the largest security event in Canadian history. But when I decided to attend their wedding, I