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International, Politics

Trudeau calls off CARICOM charm offensive to deal with strife in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called off a planned meeting with Caribbean leaders this week meant to rally their support for Ottawa’s bid for a rotating UN Security Council seat amid ongoing blockades by Indigenous protestors and their supporters that» 

International, Politics

Trudeau meets with Iranian foreign minister to ‘get answers’ in PS752 downing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne met with Iran’s top diplomat, Mohammad Javad Zarif , Thursday to discuss the investigation into the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 on Jan. 8, 2020. The meeting with» 

International, Politics

PM Trudeau arrives in Kuwait to visit Canadian troops amid regional tensions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Kuwait on Monday to visit Canadian troops and meetings with the country’s leadership as the region remains on edge amid high tensions between the U.S. and Iran, as well as political instability in neighbouring» 

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses new NAFTA ratification with Trump

Prime Minister Justin spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump Friday to discuss the ratification of the new free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, according to a readout of their phone call released by the Prime Minister’s» 


Leader of Venezuela’s opposition gets backing in Canada

Canada wants to see a “united international approach to resolving the crisis in Venezuela,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the visiting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who was in Ottawa Monday as part of an effort to drum up international» 

Health, Politics, Society

NDP set to table private member’s pharmacare bill next week

Parliament resumes next week and Canadians will likely get a better reading on how far away the country is from a universal pharmacare plan. During last fall’s federal election, both the Liberals and the New Democrats promised to introduce universal» 


Champagne tells Iran–again–to make good on PS752 promises

Pressure continues to build on Iran to let outside experts examine the black boxes from Flight PS752, the Ukrainian International Airlines jet accidentally shot out of the sky nearly two weeks ago, killing 176 persons, including 57 Canadians, 29 of» 

International, Society

Trudeau announces financial aid for families struck by Flight PS752

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will give the families of individuals killed in the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 financial compensation to help them get through the immediate future. Each family, Trudeau said, will receive» 

International, Society

Canada continues to grapple with Flight PS752 aftermath

As reports continue to surface about families meeting resistance in Iran as they attempt to reclaim the remains of loved ones lost in last week’s shooting down of Flight PS752, the Ukraine International Airlines jet brought down from the sky» 

International, Politics, Society

Ottawa looking into repatriation disputes claims

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne will lead a meeting of an international support group at London’s Canada House on Thursday for families of victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines jet crash in Tehran. The International Coordination and Response Group for»