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Economy

Quebec and Ontario Premiers meet in summit to discuss health care and economy

Québec Premier François Legualt and Ontario Premier Doug Ford met in Mississauga, Ontario this week for the first ever Ontario-Québec summit to discuss economic recovery plans and ways to increase health care funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the end »

Society

Toronto summit to discuss Canada’s role as world food supplier

Dozens of Canadian and international experts will gather in Toronto Tuesday for a one-day conference that will discuss Canada’s role as one of the world’s key breadbaskets and the need for a national agricultural skills strategy. This year’s Arrell Food »

International, Politics

Trudeau to host EU-Canada summit in Montreal next week

Canada and the European Union will hold a summit next week in Montreal to discuss international trade, efforts to combat climate change and pressing global security issues, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Thursday. Prime Minister Trudeau will host European Council »

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 & 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 »