In light of the crisis in Ukraine’s Crimea region, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says European nations’ dependency on Russian energy imports is another reason why Canada needs to move ahead with construction of oil and gas pipelines.
Stephen Harper heads to emergency G7 talks on Monday as the only leader in attendance who's personally witnessed the turmoil in Ukraine, clearly keen to advocate a tougher stand against Russia amid the biggest European crisis since the Cold War.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims is serving the Prime Minister’s Office with a libel notice, claiming that Stephen Harper’s communications director defamed the group in an interview earlier this month.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced an additional $100 million in aid for Jordan to help the kingdom cope with a flood of Syrian refugees. During Harper’s first visit to Jordan as part of his tour of the Middle East, King Abdullah said he was grateful for the help.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper decided to hit the stage during his historic trip to Israel, entertaining Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a rousing rendition of the Beatles’ classic “Hey Jude” at a state dinner.