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International

New military chief apologizes for discrimination members have suffered

The new leader of the Canadian Armed Forces has apologized to members of the military who have faced discrimination and harassement while serving. Admiral Art McDonald made the comments as he was sworn in Thursday at a mostly virtual ceremony »

International, Politics

Trudeau and Macron discuss COVID-19 vaccine rollout challenges

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed on Wednesday the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations efforts in Canada and France as both countries face a surge in coronavirus infections. Both Canada and France have authorized »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Canada commits $55M to stop land degradation and desertification

The international community has a responsibility to act in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect biodiversity, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, addressing a virtual international summit. “Climate change and biodiversity are interconnected,” Trudeau told about »

Health, International

Looking ahead, Trudeau delivers some numbers on Canada’s vaccine rollout

Following his meeting yesterday with his provincial and territorial counterparts aimed at finding ways to supply more momentum to Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today provided an update of where things stand.  “We agreed that it is »

Society

First ministers meet to try to juice Canada’s lagging vaccine rollout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his provincial and territorial counterparts were set to meet virtually today. They are expected to focus on how Canada can pick up the pace of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign–a campaign that Trudeau said in December »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Liberal climate plan set to hike federal carbon tax to $170 a tonne by 2030

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today released his government’s signature climate policy that would see Ottawa hike the federal carbon tax to $170 a tonne by 2030 and invest more than $15 billion towards meeting and exceeding Canada’s emissions reductions targets »

International, Politics

PM Trudeau won’t comment on possible Meng release

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday declined to comment on talks between the U.S. Justice Department and lawyers for Meng Wanzhou about a potential deal that would allow the Chinese telecom executive to return home from Canada in exchange for »

International, Politics

As expected, Canada and U.K. ink a post-Brexit (interim) trade agreement

As expected–and predicted by many, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this month–Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a new trade deal. The interim agreement will take effect Jan. 1, when the U.K. severs ties with the European »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

G20 leaders promise developing countries they be won’t left out in COVID fight

Canada joined other Group of 20 countries on the weekend to promise developing nations that they will not be left out when the time comes to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and medical equipment. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other »

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. »