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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, Politics, Society

Trudeau seeks to reassure Canadians on vaccination efforts

Despite hitting a snag in Pfizer-BioTech vaccine deliveries to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians on Tuesday that the overall vaccination strategy is still on track and that every Canadian willing to take the vaccine will be »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Night curfew to curb COVID-19: survey

On January 8, Canada’s second most populous province, and one of the two hardest hit by the SARS-CoV2 virus, instituted a month-long nighttime curfew. The measure by the province of Quebec will be reviewed and either ended or renewed on »

Politics

Conservative leader to kick out former rival over campaign donation scandal

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says he plans to expel former leadership rival Derek Sloan from the Conservative caucus and prevent him from running under the party’s banner in the future after it emerged that the Ontario legislator received a campaign »

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 »

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 »

Health, Politics, Society

Alberta will run out COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the Western Canadian province is on the verge of running out of the COVID-19 vaccine because of the “unexpected supply disruption” announced by the federal government. “By the end of today or early tomorrow, Albertans »

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 »