Daniel Proussalidis - April 19th, 2013
Master Cpl. Chris Downey and Cpl. Alexandre Beaudin D’Anjou will represent Canada at the South Pole Allied Challenge – a 320 km race to the South Pole that involves and raises money for ill and injured military personnel.
Downey and D’Anjou will be on a Commonwealth team alongside two Australian colleagues in November.
They’ll compete against a British team led by Prince Harry, a military helicopter pilot, and an American team in the challenge expected to last up to a month. Read more…
Jessica Murphy - October 15th, 2012
Jamaica’s prime minister will be in Canada for an official visit next week, meeting with Prime Minster Stephen Harper. I wonder if they’ll talk about the monarchy?
In advance of the visit, here are some facts about Canada-Jamaica relations , according to the feds:
-Jamaica celebrated 50 years of independence on August 6, 2012, and Canada opened its high commission in Kingston when that country declared independence in 1962.
-Canada and Jamaica cooperate within the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the Organization of American States.
- Canada and Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012 to establish a Canadian Forces Operational Support Hub in Jamaica.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will meet with Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica, on October 22, 2012, during her official visit to Canada.
“Jamaica and Canada are good friends and neighbours in the Americas who enjoy solid commercial and people to people relations while sharing deep historic ties as members of the Commonwealth ,” said the Prime Minister. “It is fitting on the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations that we look at ways to further strengthen the bonds between our nations.”
John Robson - June 8th, 2012
Well, this is embarrassing for the Democrats. A CBS News/New York Times poll finds that our head of state is considerably more popular in the United States than theirs is. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II enjoys a 61% favourable rating among Americans (and just 7% negative) while Barack Obama is clinging by his fingernails to a 45% rating.