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Protesters in front of the Peace Tower. Source: Indy Media-Ottawa.
Protesters in front of the Peace Tower. Source: Indy Media-Ottawa.

President Visits Ottawa

Prime Minister Paul Martin says Canada and the U-S will work together to improve security between the two countries. The P-M made the comments after meeting with President Bush yesterday. President Bush received a boisterous ovation at a state dinner in his honor last night in Gatineau, Quebec. He praised Canada as a loyal and close friend. At least 10 anti-Bush demonstrators were arrested during brief clashes with riot police in Ottawa yesterday. Scuffles broke out as dozens of police in riot gear and gas masks used shields to hold back protesters. The clashes marred a day of otherwise peaceful protests. Reporter Karen Kelly talked to people on the streets of Ottawa about the visit and their hopes for U.S.-Canada relations.  Go to full article

Tougher Border Security Concerns Canadian Arabs

Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Canadian visitors to the the U.S. have faced tougher scrutiny at the border. This is especially true for Canadians of Arab descent. Many have been fingerprinted and photographed. Some have been deported back to the country of their birth rather than their current home. Karen Kelly reports on one recent incident that has renewed concerns within the Canadian Arab community.  Go to full article

Canadian Leadership as Chretien Prepares to Retire

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is preparing to retire this fall. Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly has an update on the change of leadership in Canada.  Go to full article

Canada Looks for Permanent Power Solutions

After the recent power outage, some residents in Ontario, Canada were asked to cut their use of electricity in half. Some hoped the experience would convince people to change their behavior permanently. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, environmentalists are arguing for a more permanent approach to energy efficiency.  Go to full article

Life Slowly Returns to Normal in Ontario

It'll be anything but business as usual as Ontario struggles to return to work following last week's massive blackout. Millions of Ontarians had an unexpected day off Friday, and many will be off again today as stores, businesses and industry try to operate on half power. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly.  Go to full article

U.S.-Canada Relations: How Should Canada Respond?

While the majority of Canadians supported their prime minister's decision to stay out of Iraq, many are also expressing concerns about the ramifications. Business leaders, in particular, worry that the Bush administration will vent its displeasure in the marketplace. They fear contracts may be cancelled and shipments held up at the border. Most people agree relations between the two governments are the worst they've been in recent history. But as Karen Kelly reports, there are different theories on how Canada should respond.  Go to full article

Canadians Stage Weekend Peace Protests

About 200,000 people marched in Montreal and thousands more in Toronto over the weekend. In Ottawa, an estimated 5,000 protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy. Karen Kelly attended the protest and has this report.  Go to full article

Canadians React to War with Mixed Feelings

This week, Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien announced that Canada will not join the United States in its war on Iraq. Recent opinion polls suggested 60 percent of Canadians believed Canada should only go to war under the umbrella of the United Nations. On the streets of Ottawa yesterday, reporter Karen Kelly found reaction to Canada's decision is mixed.  Go to full article

Why Aren't Americans Taking Advantage of Strong U.S. Dollar in Canada?

The recent bankruptcy of the Ottawa Senators has once again drawn attention to the weak Canadian dollar. Teams say it's tough for them to pay the players' American salaries with Canadian currency, which is worth about 65 cents, American. The exchange rate provides a substantial advantage for others, notably American shoppers. And you'd think they'd be streaming across the border looking for bargains. But they're not, as reporter Karen Kelly found in Ottawa.  Go to full article

G8 Protesters March in Ottawa

Protest groups say they plan to paralyze downtown Ottawa with marches today and tomorrow. The groups are demonstrating against a meeting of G-8 leaders taking place outside of Calgary. As Karen Kelly reports, the demonstrators' call to action has many people in Ottawa worried.  Go to full article

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