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Politics

A new poll gives Freeland and Garneau top marks

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Transport Minister Marc Garneau might have more of a reason to feel festive than some of their cabinet colleagues as Parliament Hill prepares for the winter break, according to a new poll. Nearly half» 

International, Politics

Canadian officials met with detained Canadian in China

Canadian officials confirmed Friday that they were granted consular access to former Canadian diplomat detained in China on Monday on suspicion of “endangering national security.” “Today, Canada was granted consular access to Michael Kovrig,” a statement by Global Affairs Canada said.» 

International, Politics

Canada’s tourism minister cancels trip to China amid rising tensions

Canada’s tourism minister has cancelled a trip to China at the last minute amid growing tensions between the two countries. Melanie Joly’s office confirmed to Radio Canada International that China and Canada “mutually agreed” to postpone her planned trip that» 

Politics

Canada postpones major international air force exercise

Canada’s air force is postponing a major international exercise next year to upgrade its facilities at the air combat range in the western province of Alberta, officials announced Wednesday. The annual air force training exercise Maple Flag is usually conducted» 

International, Politics

What you need to know about Huawei, Meng Wanzhou and her possible extradition

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, in Canada following a U.S. extradition notice has triggered one of the worst political crises between Beijing and Ottawa. Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver earlier this» 

International, Politics

China cites ‘national security’ for detaining 2 Canadians

Chinese authorities had to take “compulsory measures” against two Canadian citizens suspected of “endangering national security,” China’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. China-based social entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday, ministry spokesperson Lu Kang» 

International, Politics

Ottawa lost contact with another Canadian in China, says Freeland

A second Canadian might have also been nabbed by Chinese authorities, Canadian officials said Wednesday as they confirmed that a Canadian diplomat on temporary leave to work for an international nongovernmental think-tank has been arrested in China. Global Affairs Canada» 

International, Politics

Huawei executive to be freed on $10M bail as she awaits extradition proceedings

A jailed executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei smiled and wiped tears Tuesday as a Canadian court granted her bail following a gruelling three-day hearing in Vancouver. Meng Wanzhou, who is Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of founder» 

International, Politics

Ottawa ‘deeply concerned’ by arrest of former Canadian diplomat in China

Canadian officials are “sparing no effort” to find out what has happened with a former Canadian diplomat and an expert on North East Asia for International Crisis Group, who was arrested in China, Canadian officials said Tuesday. “Obviously, obviously we» 

Health, Indigenous

Inuit leader wants more input in changes to federal nutritional subsidy program

Canada’s national Inuit organization says it wants to have a say in how the federal government changes a key nutritional support program designed to tackle the high cost of food for people living in isolated northern communities. The federal government»