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Trudeau thanks French president for EU-Canada free trade deal vote

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Emmanuel Macron Wednesday to thank the French president for the approval of the EU-Canada free trade deal by the lower chamber of French parliament, according to a press release by the Prime Minister’s Office.» 

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» 

International, Politics

French parliament postpones CETA vote as Trudeau kicks off EU-Canada summit

The French parliament delayed until next week a vote on the ratification of a Canada-EU free trade accord just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed top EU officials in Montreal Wednesday for a summit that aims to further cement economic» 

International, Politics

Canadian legislators urge their French counterparts to reject CETA

As the French National Assembly gets ready to vote Wednesday on ratifying a landmark free trade deal between Canada and the European Union, a group of Canadian opposition legislators is urging their French counterparts to reject the Canada-European Union Comprehensive» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Canada history: July 8, 1760 – ending French control in North America

Battle of the Restigouche: naval battle helped determine the future of North America After years of contention between France and Britain in North America and the final capture of Quebec City,  French influence was waning and in desperate straights. A» 

International, Politics

China-Canada tension: Canadian warship through Taiwan Strait

With Chinese and Canadian diplomatic relations running cold, Canada has sent a warship into waters China claims as its own. It’s the first such move since relations took a serious nosedive after Canada arrested a Huawei executive on an extradition» 

International, Politics

Canada to get observer status at Sahel Alliance, Trudeau promises Macron

In a move seen as an attempt to blunt criticism of Canada’s decision not to extend its peacekeeping mission in Mali, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured French President Emmanuel Macron Friday that Ottawa plans to step up its engagement in» 

International, Society

Sorry, Canadian veterans won’t be at D-Day 75 event at Bernieres

(updated May 30th) The 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy to free Europe from the Nazis will be a huge event, but apparently not quite as huge as the occasion would normally suggest, at least not at the» 

Economy, International, Society

 Notre Dame restoration, a Canadian stonemason comments

The damage to this great cathedral can be easily seen to be devastating and extensive. The ancient oak beams supporting the steeply vaulted lead-covered roof are gone and speculation is they will not, and very possibly could not be replaced.» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ambitious Fundy turbine project-fades with a whimper

The tides in Canada’s east coast Fundy basin are among the most powerful in the world. An innovative multi-million project to build turbines to harness that energy and turn it into electrical power seems to have come to the end»