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As a result, Afghans who worked as interpreters for the Canadian military during its mission in Afghanistan are now facing reprisals from the Taliban. Many have said that the Taliban are going door to door, looking for people who have worked for Canadian military and diplomatic missions or those of other foreign countries.
The Globe and Mail recently spoke to more than a dozen Afghans who have been unable to come to Canada or who have had difficulty bringing family members here, in many cases due to problems navigating the Canadian immigration system or obtaining the necessary documents in Afghanistan.
“They beat me with a pipe and with sticks behind my back. I cried for a while, but told them I was innocent. They said, ‘You are an interpreter, you kill a lot of people.’ I told them that I had just translated for the local population, for the Canadian people, the Canadian army,” Khushal said in a telephone interview.
- Opinion: I am an Afghan refugee and I dare to hope
Ukraine Today: Canada’s Role in Helping Through the Crisis
Dozens of Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Newfoundland ready to settle at Le Rocher. Canada has introduced a special visa program that will allow them to stay in the country for as long as three years. Newfoundland hastened to encourage as many people as possible to settle there. Many of those who flew out on Monday already had big plans for their future in Newfoundland, like 30-year-old Serhii Firsikov.
“When I was 10, my mother asked me, ‘What do you want?'”, he recalls. “And I said, I want to live in Toronto.” He is now sold to Newfoundland due to a passion he developed for whales and peaceful living. “We realized we wanted a kind of family town. That’s why we decided to go to Newfoundland. We are very grateful for that.
As well: A Canadian-funded World Health Organization project that was supposed to support Ukraine’s response to COVID-19 has been redirected to help the country’s emergency services with various war-related tasks . Canada contributed financially to help the WHO acquire three large tents for its operations in Ukraine earlier this year.
- Opinion: How Ukrainian Muslims showed the meaning of “Allahu Akbar”
Soaring fertilizer prices put pressure on farm input costs
Farmers are sounding the alarm over record fertilizer prices ahead of a critical growing season and amid the threat of a global food crisis. Since the invasion of Ukraine, Canadian farmers have seen the cost of many of their most critical supplies soar – the conflict has trapped many of the world’s largest fertilizer producers
“This spring will be the most expensive crop ever planted,” said Greg Sears, a grain, oilseed and pulse grower near Grande Prairie, Alta. ” Without exception.
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Why Rogers’ crucial “hell or flood” clause adds more confusion to Shaw’s takeover: As part of its merger deal with Shaw, Rogers has promised to propose, negotiate and agree to almost anything that will help the deal gain regulatory approval. This would include selling or licensing “all or part of [its] companies.” If the Competition Bureau remains determined to block the agreement completely and the Competition Tribunal agrees with its reasoning, the clause will not matter much.
UN agency under investigation after loaning $63 million with little evidence: It was touted as a way to generate $45 billion in assets for the world’s poorest – affordable housing and renewable energy for millions, their lives changed forever by the United Nations and its new development agenda. audacious investment. Now the UN agency is heavily funded and a top UN official has resigned.
The Alberta Court of Appeal calls the Environmental Impacts Act unconstitutional: Four of five Alberta Court of Appeal judges have declared unconstitutional the federal impact assessment law, which Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has called “the law against pipelines.” A judge found that the assessment regime constituted a valid exercise of federal authority.
Election debate in Ontario: The leaders of the four main parties in Ontario’s election – Doug Ford (Progressive Conservative), Andrea Horwath (NDP), Steven Del Duca (Liberal) and Mike Schreiner (Green) – will face off in North Bay for the first of two debates before the June 2 vote. We’re covering the event as it happens.
One year of The Decibel: The podcast is one year old today! We look back at some of the biggest stories from the past 365 days and give you updates on what’s happened since we first covered them.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher on Tuesday, with major growth shares rising after the previous day’s sell-off as Treasury yields eased. At the same time, bank stocks fell. The yield on the benchmark 10-year note fell from a high of more than three years to less than 3%.
Shares of Apple Inc were higher and gave the S&P 500 and Nasdaq their biggest boost. According to preliminary data, the S&P 500 gained 10.77 points to end at 4,002.01 points, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 114.11 points to 11,737.35. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 82.39 points to 32,163.31.
The Canadian dollar strengthened against its US counterpart, recovering from its lowest level in 18 months.
- From Ian McGugan: The prospect of a global recession worries traders and spooks markets
What would it take for Rogers to back out of the deal with Shaw?
Andrew Willis: “Rogers and Shaw are planning a summer wedding. The deadline for their union is July 31. Whether or not they marry now depends on two conditions: finding a buyer for Freedom that is acceptable to Ottawa and making sure the terms of that deal don’t destroy industry prospects for Rogers-leading wireless company. It’s a $26 billion balancing act.
In the fight against COVID-19, let’s channel the spirit of the Reverend George Mackay, a Canadian hero from Taiwan
Jin-Ling Chen: “Taiwan’s combination of advanced digital technology, robust detection and response systems, and focused government-civilian cooperation has created a fast, proactive, transparent and communicative ‘Taiwanese model’. It combines the many strengths of Taiwanese society.
WEF conspiracy theory is in the Tory leadership race and Canada’s main streets
Campbell Clark: “The WEF conspiracy theory has indeed become an issue in the Conservative campaign. But no one can control it. And as a development in Canadian politics, it could be far more important than a leadership race. A significant group of Canadians have lost faith in – well, almost everyone.
From late January, when the first trucks and cars of protesters piled into downtown Ottawa, to mid-February, when the Canadian government enacted emergency laws to remove them from the streets, the capital of Canada, Ottawa, has been closed. But it turns out that the reasons why the protests proved particularly disruptive to the people who actually lived there were actually built into the very design of the city.
In the first episode of the new season of City Space, The Globe’s podcast on how to improve our cities, we look at how capital cities are chosen and what Ottawa’s failures tell us about the larger Canadian project.
TODAY’S LONG READ
Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2022
Since 1993, Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies list has recognized excellence among Canadian-owned private companies. This year, we feature 29 newcomers in a wide range of industries, from retail to dentistry to horticulture, as well as a $5 billion-a-year metal manufacturer with 5,500 employees and 85 outposts in North America. Companies that made the cut join 452 repeat winners who must requalify each year to stay on the list. This year marks the first time that The Globe and Mail is the programme’s media sponsor.
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