Canada brewery apologises for beer named 'pubic hair' in Maori

A Canadian brewery has apologised for unwittingly naming one of its beers after a Maori word that is commonly used to mean pubic hair. Hell's Basement Brewery in Alberta said it released its Huruhuru pale ale two years ago, thinking it meant "feather". But Maori TV personality Te Hamua Nikora po

Canada Has Placed Its First Vaccine Order, but Don’t Expect a ‘Silver Bullet’

Before the federal government announced an order for millions of doses of a still unproven vaccine, its top doctor sounded a note of caution. For Canadians anxiously craving an inoculation against the coronavirus, this week brought both optimism and words of sobering caution. The federal governm

Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — Canada is signing deals with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and U.S.-based biotech firm Moderna to procure millions of doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccines. Procurement Minister Anita Anand is announcing the deals this morning in Toronto, which will see Canada get access to t

Political scandal causes sponsors to reassess their association with WE Charity

  By Marc Montgomery In light of the deepening political storm about the Liberal government’s contract and connections to the WE Charity, longtime sponsors have begun to distance themselves from the organisation. WE Charity is an international development charity focussing on developin

Canada Doesn't Put Much Credibility into Interim Iran Report on Ukraine Jet Downing

Canada does not put much credibility into Iran’s interim report on the downing of a Ukrainian airliner, which Tehran blamed on a misaligned radar and human error, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Monday. “I don’t put much credibility into that report. It’

Toronto officer guilty of assault after blinding black man

An off-duty Toronto police officer has been convicted of assault after blinding a black man in an attack with a metal pipe four years ago. Dafonte Miller, 19, was chased and attacked by officer Michael Theriault and his brother Christian. The brawl ended with Mr Miller badly injured and in handcuf

Protests in US put racial discrimination in Canada under scrutiny

Discrimination against Canadian blacks and Arabs ranges from higher unemployment to hate crimesTrudeau’s reputation as a diversity champion was punctured last year by multiple images of him in black makeupThe protests across the US over the death of George Floyd while in police custody have pr

Gunman kills at least 16 in Nova Scotia in Canada's worst mass shooting

A gunman who at one point masqueraded as a policeman killed at least 16 people in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia during a 12-hour rampage, authorities said on Sunday, in what was the country’s worst modern-era mass shooting.Among the victims of the shooting spree that spread across part

US 'wants 3M to end mask exports to Canada and Latin America'

A major US mask manufacturer, 3M, says the government has asked it to stop exporting US-made N95 respirator masks to Canada and Latin America. The request had "significant humanitarian implications", it warned, and could prompt other countries to act in kind. On Thursday, the US invoked the Korean

After sitting through the night, Canadian government passes emergency coronavirus aid package

Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez announced just after 2:30 a.m. that an agreement had been reached, and MPs returned to the House of Commons 45 minutes later, where deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton began proceedings with a grim, “Everyone ready?” Two and a half hours later, it was all


The Canadian government is enforcing a new policy in response to the coronavirus outbreak that will see anyone caught trying to enter the country outside designated ports of entry be forced to undergo a 24-hour medical screening.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Canada's Minister of Public

Canada’s Trudeau to remain in power but with minority government

OTTAWA- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will remain in power but with a minority government that will require the support of a smaller left-leaning party, official results showed on Monday after a hard-fought battle in which he was dogged by scandals.The Liberals had won or were leading in 15

Justin Trudeau wears protective vest after unspecified threat

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau donned a bulletproof vest for an election campaign rally on Saturday, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. cited sources saying a security threat had been received.Pictures taken at the event in the Ontario city of Mississauga outside Toronto showed Mr Trudeau

Photo Shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Dressed Up in Brownface

BY ANNA PURNA KAMBHAMPATY , MADELEINE CARLISLE AND MELISSA CHAN   Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident. The photograph has not been pre

PM Justin Trudeau calls Canadian general election for 21 October

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a federal election for 21 October. Opinion polls are indicating it will be a tough race for Mr Trudeau, who is seeking a second term in office. The campaign is expected to focus on issues of affordability, the economy and climate issues. The prime

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