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Economy, International, Society

Trudeau joins other APEC leaders to sign free trade declaration

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along 20 other leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ virtual summit hosted by Malaysia, has signed a declaration on free trade and digital innovation as a way to generate economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. »

International, Politics

G20 to do ‘whatever it takes’ to combat coronavirus, says Trudeau

The Group of 20 major economies have agreed to do “whatever it takes” to overcome the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau took part in the extraordinary summit called by Saudi King Salman by video link. Saudi »

International, Politics

Canada’s newly minted foreign affairs minister to attend G20 meeting in Japan

Barely two days after being sworn in as Canada’s new foreign affairs minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne will be jetting off to Japan to take part in the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Champagne, who has already served in the previous Liberal cabinet »

International, Politics

Trudeau has ‘brief, constructive interactions’ with Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had “brief, constructive interactions” with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, on the first day of meetings of leaders of G20 countries in Osaka, Japan, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Video footage from a working »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Investors urge G20 countries to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

As world leaders gather in Buenos Aires for their annual summit, a group of nine international investors with nearly a trillion dollars in assets under management between them is urging the G20 countries to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. »

Economy, International, Politics

G20 leaders promise to fix economic ills, but remain vague on concrete steps

Leaders from the world’s top economies agreed at a summit in China on Monday to coordinate their macroeconomic policies and oppose protectionism, but offered few concrete proposals to counter growing challenges to globalisation and free trade. In a joint statement »

Economy, Politics, Society

G20 meeting to focus on open trade

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been well-received in China, both by its people and politicians.  He managed to stave off a plan to dramatically restrict Canadian exports of canola to China, and raised human rights issues with leaders behind »

International, Politics

Trudeau’s summit diplomacy marathon

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Antalya, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 for the upcoming G-20 summit. The 2015 G-20 Leaders Summit will be held near the Turkish Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya on Nov. 15-16, 2015. © Okan Ozer »

International, Politics

Trudeau set for international debut

Little over a week after he was sworn in as Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau is getting set for a whirlwind diplomatic tour that would leave even a more experienced leader a bit dizzy. His diplomatic baptism by fire »


Police official guilty of misconduct in G20 demo

A retired judge has found that Toronto police Supt. David (Mark) Fenton “demonstrated a lack of understanding of the right to protest” when he ordered mass arrests during the G20 Summit in June 2010. A disciplinary hearing under the Police »