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International, Politics

Prime minister of Netherlands to visit Canada

The prime minister of the Netherlands will visit Canada next week to explore possibilities of expanding and deepening the special relationship between the two countries, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Tuesday. Mark Rutte and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are» 

International, Politics

Trudeau defends government’s handling of relations with Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Canada’s policy vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia as a wave of global outrage is building up about the case of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist now missing and feared dead. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and» 

International, Politics

Trudeau praises Michaëlle Jean, but turns his back on her Francophonie leadership bid

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Michaëlle Jean in his speech at the opening of the summit of la Francophonie on Thursday in Armenia, even as Ottawa signalled that it will not back her bid for a second mandate at the» 

International, Politics

Trudeau, Legault travel to Armenia for La Francophonie summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier-designate Francois Legault are set to depart for Armenia Tuesday evening to attend the XVII Francophonie Summit in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. The three-day summit of heads of state and government in Armenia’s 2,800-year-old capital» 

Economy, International, Politics

Liberals herald revamped trade deal with U.S. and Mexico

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heralded the revamped trade pact between Canada, the United States, and Mexico as an agreement that would be “good for Canadian workers, good for Canadian business and good for Canadian families” when» 

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Freeland back in Canada to confer with Trudeau on NAFTA strategy

Canadian and U.S. North American Free Trade Agreement negotiators have temporarily retreated to their corners to consolidate strategy ahead of continuing talks. The two sides must submit an agreed-upon text to the U.S. Congress by Oct. 1 in order to» 

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NAFTA negotiations continue with little (public) progress reported

The back and fourth of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations continued Tuesday on both sides of the border. As Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrived back in Washington, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned of what he termed “massive» 

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A primer on NAFTA culture negotiations and how they might affect Canadians

As Canadian and U.S. negotiators continue their meetings in Washington on Friday attempting to upgrade the North American Free Trade Agreement, they appear focused primarily on three key issues: dairy, culture and the Chapter 19 dispute resolution mechanism. The two» 

Trudeau sets the date for Canada’s MS St. Louis apology

The Liberal government will issue an apology On Nov. 7 for Canada’s 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 907 Jewish passengers fleeing Nazi persecution in Europe. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on» 

International, Politics, Society

New poll suggests support for Canadian handgun ban

As the debate continues over banning handguns in Canada, a new poll suggests that almost half–48 per cent–of those surveyed support a ban and another 19 per cent “somewhat” support a ban. The Nanos Research poll, conducted for CTV News,»