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Highlights/Justin Trudeau

Economy, International, Society

Trump eschews Canadian visit, disappointing very few

U.S. presidents have been visiting Canada since 1923 when Warren G. Harding made the leap across the 49th parallel. And since the Franklin Roosevelt Admnistraion, only two–Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter–have failed to come at all. Make that three. U.S.» 

Society

It’s a challenge doing common things, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s hard for him to do typical Canadian things without “causing bit of a kerfuffle.” Speaking on Ocean 100 radio in the small eastern province of Prince Edward Island, Trudeau gave the examples of going» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Canadian government reviewing refugee claims process

In the wake of last weekend’s violent attack in Edmonton that saw five people, including a police officer injured, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government has begun a review of its handling of refugee claims. “We are looking» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Something important missing at Holocaust Monument ceremony last week

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially dedicated Canada’s National Holocaust Memorial last week in Ottawa, it has now been confirmed that something was missing. The plaque that the prime minister used for the inauguration did not mention Jewish people by» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Bombardier suffers a major setback in bid to sell its jets to U.S. companies

Canada’s giant multinational aerospace and transportation company, Bombardier Inc., received a giant blow from the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday. In a preliminary decision, the department ruled that Bombardier had benefited from improper government subsidies and proposed a 220» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Trudeau focuses on treatment of Indigenous peoples in UN address

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the United Nations Thursday as part of the organization’s annual gathering of world leaders. As expected, he focused on the treatment of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and his government’s plans to address their grievances and struggles,» 

Environment, Health, International

Canada pledges help for Mexico following devastating earthquake

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is preparing to help in Mexico following Tuesday’s devastating, magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Mexico City. The US Geological Survey has predicted up to 1,000 people could die in the disaster. As rescue workers continue» 

Economy, International, Politics

CETA to form basis for post-Brexit trade relationship between U.K. and Canada: Trudeau and May

Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union will form the basis for the post-Brexit economic relationship between Canada and the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his British counterpart Theresa May said Monday. The two leaders also said» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Showdown over marijuana brewing between Ottawa and provinces

Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders have wrapped up their Council of the Federation meeting in Edmonton where they discussed NAFTA renegotiations, a boycott of the meeting by some Indigenous groups and what has become a contentious issue: the federal government’s» 

Indigenous, Politics

Prime Minister Trudeau visits Parliament Hill protest teepee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he visited a group of Indigenous protesters who have set up a traditional aboriginal tent on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to deliver a message of respect and reconciliation ahead of Canada Day celebrations. The Bawaating»