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Canadian oil company stops operations in Peru after deadly Indigenous protests

Canadian oil company PetroTal says it has shut down work at its Bretana Oil Field in northeastern Peru following Sunday’s deadly clashes that took the lives of three Indigenous protesters and injured about a dozen people. In a communique released »

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by post-election crackdown in Belarus

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violent crackdown of Belarusian authorities against protesters who came out in their thousands to voice their discontent with the official results of the country’s presidential election, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Dozens were »

Economy, International, Politics

China’s effort to buy an Arctic gold mine raises many concerns

China’s huge Shandong Gold Mining Corporation is proposing to buy Canada’s TMAC resources mine in the Arctic. Currently under review by the federal government, the $207.4 million dollar offer raises concerns not only  over China’s increasing control over the precious »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Quebec unveils new rules for September’s return to school

In the government’s second kick at the can, Quebec has unveiled new rules as students–and parents–get set for a return to school in September. The updated back-to-school regulations were announced Monday by Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge. Among other things, they »

Economy, Politics, Society

Liberal government-WE scandal continues but public opinion seems unchanged

The scandal involving the Prime Minister and his finance minister and the WE Charity came to light last month, and as more information has been revealed, it seems to have had little effect on Canadian opinions about the government and »

Politics, Society

Liberal government mum on support for Gov. Gen. Julie Payette

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland was conspicuously parsimonious in offering her explicit support for Gov. Gen. Julie Payette on Friday amid questions about unusual spending at the vice-regal residence and allegations of harassment within her office. When asked by CBC »

International, Politics, Society

Officials mum on alleged Saudi ‘hit squad’ raid foiled at Pearson Airport

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is not commenting on specific allegations in a lawsuit filed in Washington on Thursday that allege the Saudi crown prince sent a hit squad to Canada to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official less than two »

Economy, International, Politics

Canada to impose $3.6B in tariffs on U.S. goods in ‘reciprocal retaliation’

Ottawa will impose “dollar-for-dollar” tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision to slap a 10-per-cent tariff on aluminum imports from Canada, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday. Speaking to reporters during a teleconference call from »

Economy, International, Politics

U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

President Donald Trump says his administration is reimposing a 10 per cent tariff on imports of Canadian aluminum into the United States that is set to come into effect immediately. Trump made the announcement of an executive order imposing the »

Politics, Society

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil steps down from office

After celebrating his 17th year in elected office yesterday, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday that he is stepping down and leaving public office. McNeil was originally elected in 2003 as a member of legislative assembly for Annapolis, a »