The Canadian Progressive: Canada-Benin FIPA: Stephen Harper’s new scramble for Africa’s wealth

 “A FIPA is a treaty designed to protect and promote Canadian investment abroad through legally binding provisions,” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper With the new Canada-Benin Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), Canada’s first FIPA in Sub-Saharan Africa, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has strengthened Canada’s foothold on the new scramble for Africa‘s wealth. First, the deal gives ...

LeDaro: Canada Cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

John Baird and Stephen Harper, while attending the APEC meeting in Russia, made a ‘brave’ move to close the Canadian embassy in Iran and asked Iranian diplomats to leave Canada. Who are they trying to please? Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, disagrees with Harper’s move and he is at a loss as to ...