Christian Paas-Lang

Associate Producer

Christian Paas-Lang is an Associate Producer with The House and digital writer with CBC Politics.

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Putin's irrationality meant no one could have prevented war: Canada's envoy to Ukraine

Canada's ambassador to Ukraine says Putin's irrationality meant no one could have stopped him from war, as NATO seems set to expand with Finland's application to join the alliance.

Trudeau says Canada backs Ukraine in seeking justice for Putin's 'heinous war crimes'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Ukraine on Sunday, meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and showing support for the embattled country.

Dairy access remains 'great frustration' in bilateral trade ties: U.S. representative

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai said dairy and softwood lumber remain thorny issues in the Canada-U.S. trade relationship.

Russia may use Victory Day as excuse to boost 'impotent' invasion effort: Ukraine's envoy to UN

Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, says Russia may use its Victory Day celebrations to spark greater mobilization in its war against Ukraine, though such a manoeuvre is relevant only inside that country.

Former Russian PM says country will start to doubt Putin's leadership as sanctions hit harder

A former Russian prime minister who used to work with President Vladimir Putin said he believes the Russian people will start to doubt the longtime leader once the impact of international economic sanctions are felt deeply in the country.

Foreign minister decries sexual violence in Ukraine; top commander highlights information warfare

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is urging the international community to turn its attention to the problem of sexual violence in Ukraine.

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee sues Canada for $35 million over 14-year imprisonment

Mohamedou Ould Slahi is suing the federal government for its alleged role in his 14-year detention in Guantanamo Bay.

Canada prepping more aid as Ukraine war enters what former U.S. defence secretary calls 'critical' phase

International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada is looking at more ways to help humanitarian crisis in eastern Europe as about 100 troops deploy to Poland to help with refugees fleeing war in Ukraine.

Health-care spending should prioritize stable funding over new programs, B.C. premier says

The priority for any changes to Canada's health-care system should be on securing long-term funding, rather than introducing new programs, B.C. Premier John Horgan said.

Canada pledges additional $100M in humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Canada pledged Saturday to provide another $100 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, as top officials escalate their rhetorical response to Russian actions.