CBC Radio's The House: Is COP26 our 'last, best hope'?
Radio/The House: On this week’s show: Guest host Laura Lynch offers a primer on the negotiations and deal-making expected at COP26, the UN climate summit kicking off in Glasgow next week. Plus — Denmark’s climate ambassador maps out his country’s efforts to transition away from fossil fuels and get other nations on board, and the Maldivian foreign minister and president of the UN General Assembly discusses the biggest climate threats facing island nations and the need for rich countries to help out.
New climate alliance to push for phasing out oil and gas at upcoming climate conference
News/Politics: A new climate alliance led by Denmark and Costa Rica is pushing countries to set a date for the end of oil and gas extraction in their countries — but Canada seems unlikely to join.
NATO still looking for 'lessons learned' on Afghanistan
News/Politics: NATO defence ministers engaged in what was undoubtedly a painful (if somewhat perfunctory) soul-searching exercise over Afghanistan in their first full-fledged meeting since the Taliban seized the country last summer.
Canadian held in 'horrific' Cuban prison being denied consular visits
News/Politics: Michael Carey Abadin, 19, who holds Canadian citizenship, is in a Cuban jail accused of throwing a rock through the window of a police car during pro-democracy protests. His mother says he has contracted COVID, hepatitis and herpes and appears to be in poor shape. Cuba has denied Canada consular visits.
The House of Commons vaccine rule puts O'Toole in an awkward spot
News/Politics: The House of Commons is a workplace unlike any other. But the sandstone walls of Parliament are not immune to the reality of a global pandemic. So sooner or later, the House was going to face the same issue now confronting every other institution and establishment in the country: whether to require that its occupants be vaccinated and what the consequences of such a requirement might be.
White House further postpones disclosure of JFK assassination documents, citing Covid
The White House announced late Friday that it would further postpone the release of more documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, pointing to the "significant impact" of the Covid-19 pandemic.
US nearing a formal agreement to use Pakistan's airspace to carry out military operations in Afghanistan
The Biden administration has told lawmakers that the US is nearing a formalized agreement with Pakistan for use of its airspace to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan, according to three sources familiar with the details of a classified briefing with members of Congress that took place on Friday morning.