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Saudi-Canada Relations

It was a tweet that was heard half a world away and diplomatic relationships between Canada and Saudi Arabia are now hanging by a thread.

Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Diplomatic tension is on the rise between the two countries after Canada’s Global Affairs Ministry tweeted at the Saudi government, condemning the arrest of two female bloggers who have been critical of the regime. Since the tweet “heard round the world”, Saudi Arabia has kicked out Canada’s diplomat, pulled 15 thousand students out of Canadian universities, suspended flights between the two countries and ordered it’s central bank to sell any Canadian investments it has despite the loss.

But can we be that bad if Saudi Arabia, in its huff, will still sell more than 100 000 barrels of oil a day? Saudi oil is refined on the east coast and is the primary source for fuel in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

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The Globe and Mail
August 18, 2018
Canada owes no apology to the Saudis
The economist
August 18, 2018
Muhammad bin Salman’s capriciousness is hurting Saudi Arabia
August 16, 2018
As a Saudi student being forced to leave Canada, I'm going through the 5 stages of grief
Global News
August 13, 2018
Canada will ‘engage’ with Saudi Arabia but won’t change position on human rights: Trudeau
Global News
August 9, 2018
Saudi Arabia-Canada spat: Here’s everything to know about the feud
Macdonald Laurier Institute
May 26, 2017
August 17, 2018
Those finger-wagging know-it-alls who are sticking up for the Saudis
Huffington Post
August 15, 2018
Despite The Feud, Canada Remains Complicit In Saudi Arabia’s Abuses
Vancouver Sun
August 15, 2018
Paul Rowe: Saudi Arabia’s rebuke to Canada: A regional plan goes global
National Post
August 14, 2018
Some Canadian Muslims skip Mecca pilgrimage because of quarrel with Saudi Arabia
VOA News
August 13, 2018
Diplomatic Feud Between Saudi Arabia, Canada Worsens
Business Insider
August 13, 2018
Saudi Arabia calls Canada one of the world's worst oppressors of women in bizarre crusade
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
July 1, 2016
Canada and Saudi Arabia: A deeply flawed but necessary partnership
Macdonald Laurier Institute
August 19, 2018
In a dog-eat-dog world, Canada needs to rethink foreign policy
The Conversation
August 19, 2018
How Canada could use the Saudi quarrel to help the Middle East – and itself
National Post
August 14, 2018
The major trade implications of the Canada-Saudi Arabia spat
The Christian Science Monitor
August 10, 2018
In Canada's spat with Saudi Arabia, signs of a trickier road for democracies
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