Putin’s push for ruble payments for natural gas exports not strictly about economics, experts say

A demand that Russia be paid in rubles for its natural gas exports appears to be driven by a mix of domestic and geopolitical factors that go beyond strict economic concerns, experts say. Western sanctions enacted since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 have put sustained pressure on its economy. But the war hasn’t halted Russia’s natural gas exports to Europe — nor […]

Putin’s push for ruble payments for natural gas exports not strictly about economics, experts say

A demand that Russia be paid in rubles for its natural gas exports appears to be driven by a mix of domestic and geopolitical factors that go beyond strict economic concerns, experts say. Western sanctions enacted since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 have put sustained pressure on its economy. But the war hasn’t halted Russia’s natural gas exports to Europe — nor […]

Military investigating at least 6 active soldiers for supporting convoy protests

The Canadian Armed Forces have acknowledged that at least six active soldiers are under investigation after they showed support for the protest against vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 measures. It’s unclear how many of them have participated in the protests on Parliament Hill. CBC News has confirmed a report in the Ottawa Citizen that two […]

Ontario to remove vaccine passport system on March 1, masking requirements to remain in place

The Ontario government is removing the province’s proof of vaccination system as of March 1, while also speeding up the second phase of its COVID-19 reopening plan to Thursday — a move that was set to happen later under the province’s timeline. In a news release, the province said despite removing the vaccine passport system, businesses […]

Ontario to remove vaccine passport system on March 1, masking requirements to remain in place

The Ontario government is removing the province’s proof of vaccination system as of March 1, while also speeding up the second phase of its COVID-19 reopening plan to Thursday — a move that was set to happen later under the province’s timeline. In a news release, the province said despite removing the vaccine passport system, businesses […]