Archive | March, 2010

Staff at Tim's eligible for small, regular medal

The staff at the Tim Hortons outlet at Kandahar Airfield are eligible to receive the General Service Medal for their service in Afghanistan, Canwest News Service reports (David Pugliese & Katherine Laidlaw, “Tim Hortons staff eligible for Afghan war medals,” Victoria Times-Colonist, 29 March 2010). The medal, which was established in 2004, is given to […]

Fowler scorches Canadian foreign policy

Former Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler launched a blistering attack on the foreign policy of recent Canadian governments during a speech to the Liberal Party’s “thinkers’ conference” on Sunday (video of speech here). Fowler, now retired, was a senior member of the Canadian foreign policy establishment for decades, serving in a wide variety of posts, including […]

U.S. and Russia agree on modest nuclear cuts

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on the terms of a new strategic nuclear arms reduction treaty, the White House reported on Friday (“Key Facts about the New START Treaty,”, 26 March 2010). The new treaty, which will be signed in Prague on April 8th, will replace both the 1991 START Treaty […]

U.S. to ask Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan

The Globe and Mail reported on Thursday that the United States will ask Canada to keep as many as 500 to 600 soldiers in Afghanistan following the scheduled end of the mission in July 2011 (John Ibbitson, “U.S. to press for Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan,” Globe and Mail, 25 March 2010).  According to […]