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Politics, Society

Canadian government launches national COVID tracking app

A free mobile app designed to help tell its users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, was launched in Ontario by the Canadian government on Friday.  The COVID Alert app is available »

Politics, Society

Trudeau says he did ‘absolutely nothing’ to influence WE Charity contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is denying any role in influencing a decision to award a multi-million contract to administer a student volunteering grant program to WE Charity even as he acknowledges that he should have recused himself from cabinet discussions »

Politics

Ethics commissioner expands probe into finance minister over WE scandal

Canada’s Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion says he is broadening the scope of his inquiry into a multi-million contract awarded by the minority Liberal government to WE Charity by taking a deeper look at the actions of Finance Minister Bill Morneau. »

Politics, Society

Trudeau and his chief of staff to testify on WE affair Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff Katie Telford are expected to testify in front of the House of Commons finance committee Thursday afternoon about the Liberal government’s decision to get the WE organization to run a summer »

Politics

Trudeau grilled by opposition over WE Charity contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was grilled by opposition members in the House of Commons over his decision to award the administration of a $900-million student-volunteering program to a charity with which he and his Finance Minister Bill Morneau had close »

Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau discusses threat of U.S. aluminum tariffs in call with Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he told President Donald Trump during a phone conversation earlier in the day that renewed U.S. tariffs on imports of Canadian aluminum would hurt the economies of both countries. The issue of the possible »

Politics, Society

Trudeau apologizes for handling of WE Charity student grant contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he “made a mistake” in not recusing himself from cabinet discussions about awarding a contract to administer a $900-million federal student grant program to WE Charity that had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars »

Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau cancels visit with U.S. and Mexican leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not travel to Washington to attend a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador marking the launch of the new North American trade deal, his office said on Monday. »

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Lac-Megantic marks seventh anniversary of train disaster with memorial site

A small town in Quebec, Lac-Mégantic, marked the seventh anniversary of the 2013 rail disaster by inaugurating a memorial space.  On July 6, 2013, an unmanned train carrying tanker cars containing crude oil, derailed and exploded in the centre of »

Politics, Society

Canadian finally home after arrest nightmare in Egypt

Yasser Ahmed Albaz, a Canadian engineer arrested in Egypt at the end of a business trip in February of last year, is safely back in Canada–ending a family nightmare that began when he was detained at Cairo airport on his »