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Canada requests WTO consultations with China over canola ban

Canada has requested formal consultations with China before the World Trade Organization to resolve a Chinese ban on Canadian canola shipments, International Trade Minister Jim Carr announced Friday. The move comes as Ottawa and Beijing find themselves locked in a» 

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses gun law reforms and China with New Zealand PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his New Zealand counterpart discussed gun law reforms implemented by the government of Jacinda Ardern following the deadly Christchurch mosque shootings last March, according to a readout of their phone conversation released by the Prime» 

International, Politics

China urges release of Huawei exec with new Canadian envoy

Chinese officials welcomed Thursday the appointment of a new Canadian envoy to Beijing saying it would “help bring China-Canada relations onto the right track” but also urged Ottawa to “to reflect upon its wrongdoing” and immediately release a top Huawei» 

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What world leaders are expected to discuss at the G7 summit

Climate change, fading global economic growth and relations with China are likely to dominate discussions at the G7 leaders’ summit as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins his British, French, German, Italian, Japanese and U.S. counterparts in the French resort town» 

International

U.S. is working ‘diligently’ to secure release of detained Canadians: Pompeo

There is no equivalence between the U.S. extradition request for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and China’s unlawful detention of two Canadians, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, rejecting suggestions that the top Chinese executive is a bargaining chip» 

International, Politics

Trudeau says Canada won’t back down on supporting Hong Kong democracy

Canada is closely monitoring developments in Hong Kong and is mindful of the 300,000 Canadian citizens who are there, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday despite warnings from Beijing to stop “meddling” in its “internal” affairs. While delivering a keynote» 

International, Politics

China tells Canada to stop ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong affairs

Chinese officials accused Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland of “meddling” in China’s internal affairs Sunday and warned that Beijing’s response to ongoing protests in Hong Kong “brook no interference by any other country, organization or individual.” The warning by an» 

Politics

Opposition MPs seek study into claims government pressured ex-diplomats

A number of Canadian parliamentarians are interrupting their summer break to gather in Ottawa today to discuss whether a parliamentary committee should look into allegations that a federal official pressured two former diplomats to co-ordinate with the Liberal government before» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada Space Agency to study solar winds in new international project

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will work for the first time with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on a new space science project: the Solar wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) mission. Both countries will work with the European Space Agency» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

National police investigate possible policy breach at Canada’s highest level disease lab

It’s now being reported by the CBC and others that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, escorted a Chinese researcher from Canada’s only Level-4 virulogy lab on July 5 over what is being described as a possible “policy breach” and an»