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Health, International

Canadian cruise ship passengers stranded in Japan begin quarantine in Canada

Canadian passengers who were stranded in Japan for more than two weeks on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship have begun a 14-day quarantine after arriving in Canada earlier today, federal officials said. A plane chartered by the federal» 

Health, International

Flight carrying Canadian cruise passengers from Japan on way home

A passenger plane chartered by the federal government to bring nearly 200 Canadians stranded on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan is on its way home and is expected to arrive in Canada in the wee hours of Friday, Foreign» 

International, Politics

Canada hosts Lima Group meeting to ‘end crisis’ in Venezuela

Canada is hosting foreign ministers from more than a dozen Latin American and Caribbean countries opposed to Venezuela’s Socialist President Nicolas Maduro amid growing signs that the Western-backed push by the splintered Venezuelan opposition to remove the controversial leader is» 

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Economic consequences of rail blockade worsen; RCMP make gesture

The already intense criticism and pressure on the federal government is growing as rail blockades continue across the country over the issue of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia.. While Prime Minister Trudeau continues to say the problem» 

Health, International

Canadians stranded on cruise ship in Japan to fly back on Friday

Canadian passengers stranded on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 infection are expected to begin embarking on a flight to Canada on Thursday evening, according to Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne.» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Blockades continue along with continued calls for dialogue

Rail blockades by indigenous groups and demonstrations in cities across Canada, continue today well into the second week. Both indigenous and non-indigenous protesters have blocked bridges and roadways and rail lines across the country in support of a small group» 

Economy, International

Still more retail closings

This week another retail chain has announced major closings.  Home furnishing and interior decor chain Pier 1 Imports announced Monday it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. As part of that move, it said about half» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada History: Feb. 19. 1942; When the Nazis invaded Winnipeg

By 1942, Canada was on a total war footing. People were enlisting eagerly into the Canadian military forces, industrial production was massively converted to war production of guns, artillery, ships, aircraft, armoured and cargo vehicles, radios, medical supplies, uniforms and» 

Health, International, Society

Canadians quarantined on Diamond Princess cruise ship will come back to Canada

The Canadian federal government has announced plants to bring the Canadian citizens on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship back to Canada, according to a press release from Global Affairs Canada.  Canadians will be checked for symptoms of the coronavirus» 

International, Politics

Trudeau calls off CARICOM charm offensive to deal with strife in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called off a planned meeting with Caribbean leaders this week meant to rally their support for Ottawa’s bid for a rotating UN Security Council seat amid ongoing blockades by Indigenous protestors and their supporters that»