Highlights/summit

International, Politics

Justin Trudeau heads to NATO summit amid deepening trade war with Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit on July 11 set to discuss beefing up the alliance’s capabilities to respond to new threats amid a deepening trade war between Washington and» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada pledges 200 elite troops and aircaft for future UN peacekeeping operations

Two years after announcing Canada’s re-engagement with the United Nations, the Liberal government finally unveiled Wednesday its formal commitments to UN peacekeeping operations, pledging to contribute helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team of elite soldiers. Prime Minister Justin» 

Health, International, Politics

Family Planning Summit to address U.S. funding cut

Millions suffer unsafe abortions Canada and other countries are urged to do more to make up for a U.S. ban on organizations that provide or even discuss abortion in family planning around the world. The international Family Planning Summit opens» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

A’ Ceangal nan Gàidheal: Àrd-Choinneamh Eadarnàiseanta nan Gàidheal*

The Scots are coming! Indeed, Canada will host a first ever international summit meeting of Gaels in Canada to discuss issues of Gaelic identity and culture. Many places in Canada, more so from Ontario eastward, owe their original to Scottish» 

Health, Society

Government promises action on opioid crisis

Canada’s health minister promised several legislative changes to address an opioid crisis and there are plans to set up a narcotics monitoring network to track overdoses and prescriptions. These were some of the conclusions of a two-day summit attended by» 

Economy, International, Politics

UPDATED: Trudeau won’t fly to Europe to sign CETA

The Canadian delegation will not be travelling to Brussels to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union on Wednesday evening, Canadian officials say. “Canada remains ready to sign this important agreement when Europe is ready,” Alex Lawrence, the» 

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» 

International, Politics

Three Amigos huddle amid rising protectionism, anti-immigrant sentiment

The leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico put forward a united front against growing concerns over the rise of protectionism and anti-immigrant sentiment at home and abroad as they concluded their North American Leaders Summit. “Our response to the» 

International, Politics

Trudeau welcomes Obama for North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto in Ottawa Wednesday as the three North American leaders prepare to kick off the so-called Three Amigos Summit. “Good to see you,” Obama said to Trudeau as the two shook hands at the National Gallery» 

Economy, Environment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

International trade at “3 Amigos” summit- yes, maybe, and maybe not

The leaders of Canada, the US, and Mexico meet in the Canadian capital tomorrow, June 29.  It’s colloquially known as the “3 Amigos” summit, seemingly and somewhat strangely named after a 1986 American comedy film about three bumbling Hollywood actors»