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Canada will ‘review’ U.S. findings of genocide in China’s Xinjiang: Garneau

As Beijing lashed out at the outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for designating China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity in the western province of Xinjiang, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said Canada takes those »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Merkel discuss problems with global vaccination efforts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his German counterpart, Chancellor Angela Merkel, discussed on Monday efforts to secure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and treatments, as the UN health body warned that “the world is on the brink of »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada clears Boeing MAX-8 for flight

Almost two years after a pair of deadly crashes of Boeing’s new 737 ‘Max-8’ jets resulting in grounding the Boeing 737 Max planes around the world, Canada has given the go-ahead for the planes to resume operations in Canadian airspace. »

International, Politics

Canada takes command of another NATO maritime task force

Barely two years after Commodore Josée Kurtz made NATO maritime history by becoming the first woman to command a multinational naval task force, Canada is once again leading another allied naval task force. Commodore Bradley Peats of the Royal Canadian »

Economy, International, Politics

Joe Biden plans to cancel Keystone XL permit on 1st day in office

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to rescind the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on his first day in office, CBC News reports. CBC News obtained over the weekend a purported note from the Biden transition »

International, Politics, Society

Official Opposition Leader O’Toole says Canada’s Tories are not Trumpists

As right-wing politicians and protesters in the U.S. continue to make their presence felt ahead of Donald Trump’s Washington exit later this week, the leader of Canada’s Official Opposition is fending off what he says are attempts by the governing »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Canadian snowbirds keep heading south despite warnings and the pandemic

Despite the pandemic–or maybe because of it–a whole lot of Canadians are heading south to sunny foreign destinations in and around the Caribbean these days, even as government officials and public health experts say everybody would be a whole lot »

International, Politics

Aid groups worry U.S. terrorist designation of Yemen rebels will hasten famine

Aid groups and United Nations humanitarian agencies are calling on the U.S. government to reverse its decision to declare Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels a terrorist group, warning it could lead to massive famine and exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation in »

International, Society

Pfizer reduces vaccine deliveries to Canada as COVID cases continue to climb

As new modelling paints a grim picture of where Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic is headed, the country’s already sluggish efforts to get vaccines out to Canadians suffered a jolt today. Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced that production issues in Europe will temporarily »

International

New military chief apologizes for discrimination members have suffered

The new leader of the Canadian Armed Forces has apologized to members of the military who have faced discrimination and harassement while serving. Admiral Art McDonald made the comments as he was sworn in Thursday at a mostly virtual ceremony »