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Economy, Health, International

EU set to add COVID restrictions on travellers from Canada

Up till now, Canada has been listed as a ‘white list’ country whereby travellers can enter the European Union countries without restrictions related to COVID-19. This has meant Canadians entering the EU do not have to quarantine or provide mandatory »

International, Politics

Champagne discusses foreign policy challenges with NATO and EU leaders

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne discussed a panoply of foreign policy and security challenges, ranging from the ongoing war in Nagorno-Karabakh to the situation in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, in meetings with top NATO »

International, Politics

‘Stay out’ of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Canada tells Turkey

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said today he told his Turkish counterpart that Ankara should “stay out” of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Speaking to reporters on Friday prior to embarking on a week-long European tour to discuss »

International, Politics

CETA trade deal: Three years later, Canadian agriculture still dissatisfied

In 2017 the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement was negotiated and signed into force with great satisfaction by Canada’s Trudeau government to improve trade between Canada nad the European Union, notably in the agricultural sector. It was supposed to be advantageous »

International, Politics

Canada and EU pledge international cooperation in COVID-19 fight

Despite shutting down much of the air traffic between Canada and the European Union, Ottawa and Brussels will continue to work together to address the significant consular, public health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, officials in both capitals »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

EU bans another neonic insecticide, Canada stalls

Concerns include human health issues The European Commission this week voted not to renew the approval for ‘thiacloprid’ a Bayer /Monsanto insecticide marketed there under the brands Calypso and Biscaya. This is the fourth neonicotinoid insecticide that has been banned »

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses Iraq crisis with EU and NATO heads

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit the phones Monday to discuss the escalating crisis in the Middle East with the heads of the European Union and NATO, following a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, as well as »

Economy, International, Politics

CETA trade deal: Advantage Europe

Canadian food producers frustrated at losses instead of gains The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement was touted as being a great deal for Canadian agri-business and consumers. Indeed the government website says that CETA which came into effect in September »

Economy, International

Canada and EU agree on temporary fix for trade dispute resolution body

Canada and the European Union have agreed to a contingency plan to resolve trade disputes between them in case the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute resolution body is paralyzed because of the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to it. »

Economy, International

French parliament approves EU-Canada free trade deal

France’s parliament approved on Tuesday the EU-Canada free trade agreement despite strong objections by the opposition parties, trade unions and environmental groups. French lawmakers at the National Assembly, the country’s lower house of parliament, cast 266 votes in favour, 213 »