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International, Politics

Mike Pompeo to visit Ottawa on Thursday

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Canada Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, officials at the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Monday. The top U.S. diplomat is expected to discuss several» 

International, Politics

NATO secretary general to visit Canada

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Canada next week for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amid continuing tensions with Russia over Ukraine and Russian compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The two leaders will meet at the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Culture Day in Quebec

Every year, the province holds “culture day” in which various cultural institutions open their doors to the public in a kind of exposition of what they do and what they offer. Here in Montreal, the headquarters centre of the domestic» 

International, Politics

Trudeau to visit Latvia ahead of NATO summit

On his way to attend the NATO Summit in Belgium, Justin Trudeau will visit Latvia where Canada is leading one of the alliance’s four battle groups stationed the Baltics and Poland, the Prime Minister’s office announced Tuesday. During his two-day» 


Trudeau talks up free trade deal on visit to Ireland

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has held talks with his Irish counterpart Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin and met Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins on Tuesday. Trudeau is in Ireland on a three-day visit ahead of the G20 leaders’ summit in» 

International, Politics

Justin Trudeau invites Donald Trump to visit Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to visit Canada “at his earliest opportunity.” Trudeau called Trump on Wednesday night to congratulate him on his election victory, and the two “agreed to meet soon to keep building the Canada-U.S. relationship.” I’ve» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and China exploring possible free trade deal

Canada and China announced on Thursday the start of exploratory talks towards a free trade agreement and an extradition treaty, even as China’s premier was forced to defend his country’s human rights record and its use of capital punishment. At a» 

International, Society

Young royals’ visit stirs excitement

Royal watchers and many other Canadians are delighted to learn that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with their two young children will visit Canada starting on September 24. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and Queen Elizabeth II is»