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Canada at a tipping point in fight against coronavirus, says frustrated Prime Minister Trudeau

Canada at a tipping point in fight against coronavirus, says frustrated Prime Minister Trudeau

By OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is at a tipping point in the fight against a second wave of the novel coronavirus and health care workers are increasingly swamped, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in some of his most gloomy comments on Friday.Slideshow He spoke after health officials said authorities needed to do more now to fight the pandemic since forecasts suggest the number of new infections will continue to accelerate.Trudeau said the second wave was “really frustrating”. He and other officials are urging people not to gather in large groups next Monday on Canadian Thanksgiving, a major...

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Britain and Canada impose sanctions on Belarus leader Lukashenko

Britain and Canada impose sanctions on Belarus leader Lukashenko

By , SEOUL/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Britain and Canada imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Tuesday on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other senior officials, accusing their government of rigging an election and committing violence against protesters.The sanctions were the first to be implemented by major Western powers over the crisis in Belarus, a close Russian ally. There was no immediate announcement from United States, which sources had said last week was planning to coordinate a joint announcement with its two big English-speaking allies.More than 12,000 people...

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Former Canada PM Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks, dies aged 91

Former Canada PM Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks, dies aged 91

By OTTAWA - Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks and led his Liberal Party to a massive electoral defeat in 1984, died on Saturday aged 91.Slideshow Turner took over from Pierre Trudeau in late June 1984 at a time of increasing voter fatigue with the Liberals, who had been in power for 20 of the previous 21 years. Before becoming prime minister, he had held the posts of finance and justice minister.Current Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pierre’s son, offered his condolences and called Turner “a humble man with a strong social...

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Quebec launches police blitz in bars as COVID-19 cases climb

Quebec launches police blitz in bars as COVID-19 cases climb

By , MONTREAL/OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec on Friday said police would target more than 1,000 bars and restaurants to enforce rules curbing the spread of coronavirus, as authorities raised the alarm over a possible second wave.Slideshow Quebec and Ontario, the two most populous of the 10 provinces, blame a recent spike in cases on people ignoring limits on parties and regulations on social distancing.Public health officials reiterated warnings that they might lose the ability to manage the pandemic.Canada reported an additional 1,120 coronavirus cases and seven deaths...

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As Canada nears zero COVID-19 deaths, officials fear reopening spike, U.S. risk

As Canada nears zero COVID-19 deaths, officials fear reopening spike, U.S. risk

United States OTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada’s efforts to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases have put the country on the cusp of zero deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since March, but officials see worrying signs of a new spike as provinces lift restrictions. For months, Canadians followed strict public health rules on social movement as the 10 provinces quickly shut down large parts of the economy, ramped up testing and boosted space in intensive care units. Some provinces curbed internal journeys while Ottawa barred international visitors, closed the land border to...

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Canada not looking to impose China sanctions for now, seeks to avoid escalation

Canada not looking to impose China sanctions for now, seeks to avoid escalation

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is not considering immediate sanctions against China over its treatment of Hong Kong and does not want to escalate a dispute between the two nations, a Canadian government source said on Thursday. Last week, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suspended an extradition treaty with Hong Kong, banned the export of sensitive military items and said Canada could boost immigration from the former British colony after Beijing imposed new national security legislation. Some members of the main opposition Conservative party want Trudeau to impose sanctions...

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Canada slow to deport foreigners ordered to leave, government watchdog says

Canada slow to deport foreigners ordered to leave, government watchdog says

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is slow to deport foreign nationals ordered to leave the country, partly due to poor data quality and flaws in the way cases are managed, a top official watchdog said on Wednesday. Auditor General Sylvain Ricard, who reports directly to parliament, said a probe showed the approach taken by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) “had not led to the timely removal of foreign nationals” from Canada, with about 50,000 cases still outstanding. Besides data and case management issues, Ricard blamed inadequate information sharing and a lengthy appeals...

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Canada handled the coronavirus outbreak better than United States, PM Trudeau says

Canada handled the coronavirus outbreak better than United States, PM Trudeau says

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada handled the novel coronavirus outbreak better than many of its allies, including the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, in a rare public comment on the faltering U.S. effort. Canada - with a population one-tenth the size of the United States - has so far recorded 8,711 deaths and 106,167 cases and Trudeau said the situation was stabilizing, although some hot spots remained. In contrast, the United States has recorded more than 3 million cases and 131,336 deaths. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily case...

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Canada suspends its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, eyes immigration boost

Canada suspends its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, eyes immigration boost

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of new Chinese national security legislation and could boost immigration from the former British colony, top officials said on Friday. China imposed the legislation this week despite protests from Hong Kongers and Western nations, setting what is a major financial hub on a more authoritarian track. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would continue to stand up for Hong Kong, which is home to 300,000 Canadians. Canada will not permit the export of sensitive military items to Hong...

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Canada suspends its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, eyes immigration boost

Canada suspends its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, eyes immigration boost

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of new Chinese national security legislation and could boost immigration from the former British colony, top officials said on Friday. China imposed the legislation this week despite protests from Hong Kongers and Western nations, setting what is a major financial hub on a more authoritarian track. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would continue to stand up for Hong Kong, which is home to 300,000 Canadians. Canada will not permit the export of sensitive military items to Hong...

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Armed Canadian man arrested after driving truck through gates near PM Trudeau's Ottawa residence

Armed Canadian man arrested after driving truck through gates near PM Trudeau's Ottawa residence

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - An armed member of the Canadian military drove a truck through gates protecting an exclusive part of Ottawa where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives on Thursday but was quickly arrested, police said. Trudeau was not home at the time. He and his family are based in a large house on the grounds of Rideau Hall, the residence of Governor General Julie Payette, the official representative of head of state Queen Elizabeth. Rideau Hall sits on an 88-acre (0.35 square km) wooded estate. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the man’s truck broke down after...

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Exclusive: Canada, U.S. set to extend border closure to end-July - sources

Exclusive: Canada, U.S. set to extend border closure to end-July - sources

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada and the United States are set to extend a ban on non-essential travel to late July as both countries seek to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Washington and Ottawa introduced month-long restrictions in March and renewed them in April and May. The ban, currently due to expire on June 21, does not affect trade. Canadian and U.S. sources said although the governments had not yet taken a final decision, a further extension was highly likely. “It’s going to be a clean rollover” on June 21, said a...

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Canadians deserve answers after indigenous chief arrested, says security minister

Canadians deserve answers after indigenous chief arrested, says security minister

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians deserve answers over the arrest of a prominent indigenous leader who alleges police beat him up after an incident involving an expired license plate, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Sunday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) say officers used reasonable force after Chief Allan Adam of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation resisted arrest outside a casino in the Alberta town of Fort McMurray in March. Adam released a photo of his swollen and bloodied face. “We are deeply concerned by the incident that took place in Fort McMurray. People...

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Canada's Trudeau: world has changed even if pandemic ends, vaccine found

Canada's Trudeau: world has changed even if pandemic ends, vaccine found

United States OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadians should accept the world will change even if a vaccine is found and the coronavirus pandemic ends, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, urging people to adjust to a new normal that will require modified behavior. Trudeau unveiled new measures to support hard hit sectors, including C$470 million ($334 million) for fisheries, and the partial reopening of some national parks. “We have to recognize that things will change in this world, even after the end of this pandemic, even after a vaccine,” he told reporters. “COVID-19 will be...

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Canada, U.S. are likely to extend travel restrictions until June 21: sources

Canada, U.S. are likely to extend travel restrictions until June 21: sources

United States OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States appear likely to extend a ban on non-essential travel until June 21 amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, sources in both nations said on Wednesday. The two neighbors had agreed on April 18 to extend border restrictions until May 21 as cases of the disease continue to rise in both nations. Canada is now pressing for the measures to remain for another month. “It’s too early to lift the restrictions, so we’re working toward an extension,” said one Canadian government source, describing the talks with Washington as...

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Canada's top medical official says encouraged by slowing coronavirus toll

Canada's top medical official says encouraged by slowing coronavirus toll

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s top medical official said on Sunday she was encouraged the coronavirus death toll was slowing while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said isolation measures to fight the outbreak should remain for the time being. The public health agency said the death toll had risen by less than 10% for the seventh day in a row, climbing by under 6% to 2,489. The figure for those diagnosed with the coronavirus was 45,791, up from 44,364. Authorities across Canada, where relatively few people have died compared to the United States and some European nations, closed...

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Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped

Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is lifting a freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and has renegotiated a much-criticized $14 billion contract to sell General Dynamics Corp armored vehicles to Riyadh, Ottawa said on Thursday. The “significant improvements” to the contract would secure thousands of jobs at the U.S. firm’s Canadian subsidiary, where the vehicles are being made, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said. The announcement marks a retreat by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said in December 2018 he was looking for a way out of the...

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Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped

Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped

United States OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is lifting a freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and has renegotiated a much-criticized $14 billion contract to sell General Dynamics Corp armored vehicles to Riyadh, Ottawa said on Thursday. The “significant improvements” to the contract would secure thousands of jobs at the U.S. firm’s Canadian subsidiary, where the vehicles are being made, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said. The announcement marks a retreat by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said in December 2018 he was looking for a way out of the...

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