Trudeau: Canada Won't Stop Calling for Human Rights in China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will not stop standing up for human rights in China. On Thursday, the Chinese ambassador to Canada warned Ottawa against granting asylum to Hong Kong residents fleeing the situation. Cong Peiwu said if Canada cares about 300,


Preparedness for unrest .. Fears in Canada about an unclear result

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government fears “some disturbances” in the United States in the event of a converging result between the candidates for the US presidential elections on November 3, stressing that his country is prepared for all possible scenarios.


Canada Suspends Drone Technology Sales to Turkey

Canada has suspended the export of some drone technology to Turkey while it probes allegations the equipment was used by Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia, a senior official said on Monday. Project Ploughshares, a Canadian arms control group, said video of air strikes released by Bak


Canada's Prime Minister: The second wave of the Corona epidemic has begun!

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the second wave of the Coronavirus outbreak has begun in some areas of his country, calling on citizens to take precautionary measures. "The second wave in our major states is not about to start, but rather has already begun, and we are on the


Canada police say six ricin-laced letters sent to U.S., including White House

Canadian police on Monday searched an apartment in a Montreal suburb linked to the woman arrested for sending a ricin-filled envelope to the White House and to five other addresses in Texas, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. U.S. authorities arrested a woman at the U.S.-Canada border


Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Oct. 21

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until Oct. 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Friday. The mutual ban on non-essential travel between the two countries has been in place since March 21. The ban prohibits discretionary travel like vacations and cross-bo


Chrystia Freeland named Canada's first female finance minister

Canada's deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland has been named finance minister following a Cabinet shuffle. Her appointment comes after Bill Morneau suddenly quit the job amid pressure from opposition parties. One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's most trusted ministers, Ms Freeland, 52, will


Canada offers immigration support to Lebanon

Canada is establishing an immigration task force in support of Lebanon. Canada’s Minister of Immigration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs issued a statement indicating that the task force will assist those affected by last week’s tragic events in Beirut. The purpose


Has the Atlantic bubble already opened to the rest of Canada?

Premier Blaine Higgs says it will be at least another week before New Brunswick even considers opening up to the rest of Canada, but in a way, it already has through its Atlantic bubble agreement with Nova Scotia. So has P.E.I. Nova Scotia's borders have never been closed to


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



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