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Canada elections: Trudeau wins narrow victory to form minority government

Canada elections: Trudeau wins narrow victory to form minority government

Justin Trudeau has won a second term as Canada’s prime minister after the country’s federal election, but his narrow victory means he will lead a minority government that will be forced to depend on other parties to govern. Justin Trudeau's victory is a death knell for Canada's fledgling far-right Read more With results still trickling in on Tuesday morning, the Liberals had 156 seats, 14 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons. “We seek hardship for none and prosperity for all, and if we unite around these common goals, I know we can achieve them,”...

October 22, 2019
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'It's like night and day': Trudeau's and Trump's Covid-19 responses fuel wildly different outcomes

'It's like night and day': Trudeau's and Trump's Covid-19 responses fuel wildly different outcomes

onald Trump marked the Fourth of July with in which he stoked partisan grievance and deployed racist dog whistles, ignoring calls for unity as coronavirus cases surge.Three days earlier, chose a more low-key location to celebrate Canada’s own national holiday. The prime minister and his family were photographed harvesting vegetables at an Ottawa food bank farm.Unlike Trump and most of his supporters, they all wore face-masks as they sorted through bundles of broccoli.Read moreThe appearances by the two image-conscious leaders were emblematic of two wildly different leadership styles during...

July 9, 2020
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Justin Trudeau snubs Nafta meeting with Trump in Washington

Justin Trudeau snubs Nafta meeting with Trump in Washington

The Canadian prime minister, , has declined an invitation to visit the White House this week to celebrate a new North American free trade deal, amid worsening coronavirus figures in the US and lingering tensions with Donald Trump.Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obradoris due to meet Trump in Washington on Wednesday, and had urged Trudeau to attend the meeting.Read moreBut in a statement on Monday, Trudeau’s office said: “We wish the United States and well at Wednesday’s meeting. While there were recent discussions about the possible participation of Canada, the prime minister will be...

July 6, 2020
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Armed man roamed Justin Trudeau's grounds for 13 minutes after ramming gates

Armed man roamed Justin Trudeau's grounds for 13 minutes after ramming gates

Canadian police say the armed man who through the gates of the prime minister’s residence was loose for 13 minutes before authorities finally spotted him.Media reports have identified the intruder as Corey Hurren, a reservist in the Canadian Rangers, a branch of the military that typically operates in remote and coastal regions.Hurren, who police have not yet formally identified, would be charged with multiple offences on 3 July, the deputy commissioner, Mike Duheme, said.At about 6:30 in the morning, Hurren allegedly used a black pickup truck to ram the iron gates of Rideau Hall in Ottawa,...

July 3, 2020
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'Cronk rules everything around me': long-lost beverage resurrected after 120 years

'Cronk rules everything around me': long-lost beverage resurrected after 120 years

Odd ads for Dr Cronk’s Compound Sarsaparilla Beer, once wildly popular, went viral on Twitter. Now a Canadian brewer is bringing it back in TorontoFri 3 Jul 2020 04.00 EDTA chance discovery in a newspaper archive has left drinkers in Canada and beyond salivating at the prospect of – finally – getting their hands on some Cronk.More than a century after it was last consumed, beverage connoisseurs will soon be able to enjoy Dr Cronk’s Compound Sarsaparilla Beer, after internet sleuths and real-world brewers recovered a drink that was once wildly popular across North America but vanished into...

July 3, 2020
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Canadian police arrest armed man near Justin Trudeau's residence

Canadian police arrest armed man near Justin Trudeau's residence

Canadian police have arrested an armed reservist after he rammed a truck through security gates and drove toward the official residences of both the prime minister and governor general.A black pickup truck “breached the main pedestrian entrance” of Ottawa’s sprawling Rideau Hall around 6:30am” on Thursday, the RCMP said in a statement.and his family were not present on the property at the time of the incident, said police. Governor general Julie Payette was not at Rideau Hall either.Read morePolice say the vehicle was “disabled” following impact with the wrought iron gates, but still...

July 2, 2020
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Canadian conservation officer fired for refusing to kill bear cubs wins legal battle

Canadian conservation officer fired for refusing to kill bear cubs wins legal battle

A conservation officer in who was fired for refusing to kill two black bear cubs has won a protracted legal battle over his termination.“I feel like the black clouds that have hung over my family for years are finally starting to part,” Bryce Casavant told the Guardian. “But the moment is bittersweet – my firing should have never happened in the first place.”Casavant was dispatched in 2015 to a mobile home park near the British Columbia town of Port Hardy, where a female black bear was rummaging through a freezer of meat and salmon., Casavant shot and killed the mother, but decided not to...

June 11, 2020
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Canada doubles weapons sales to Saudi Arabia despite moratorium

Canada doubles weapons sales to Saudi Arabia despite moratorium

Canada sold a record amount of military hardware to in 2019, despite sharply criticizing its poor human rights record and placing a moratorium on any new exports to the kingdom. Newly released figures show Canada sold nearly C$3bn (US$2.2bn) worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia in 2019 – more than double the total of the previous year, . The bulk of the exports were light armoured vehicles, part of a deal with the Saudis worth C$14.8bn.The record figures come despite a moratorium on export permits following the killing of the Saudi journalist  and . The ban on new permits appears to...

June 9, 2020
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Canada: Wetʼsuwetʼen activists vow to continue pipeline fight after arrests

Canada: Wetʼsuwetʼen activists vow to continue pipeline fight after arrests

Indigenous activists in have vowed to continue their fight against a multibillion-dollar pipeline project across their traditional territory after three female leaders were arrested by police early on Monday.Freda Huson, Brenda Michell and Karla Tait were among seven people detained when Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers – backed by helicopters, heavy machinery and dogs – moved in on the remote camp in north-western British Columbia.Police also dismantled a gate erected by activists to prevent access to Wet’suwet’en territories and stop construction of the proposed 670km (416-mile)...

February 11, 2020
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Woman in Russian 'sex spy' scandal fights deportation from Canada

Woman in Russian 'sex spy' scandal fights deportation from Canada

A woman at the centre of a three-decades-old Russian “sex spy” scandal is fighting her deportation from , denying allegations she ever shared classified information with Russian officials.An Ottawa judge was due on Wednesday to hear the case of Elena Crenna, a Russian American woman who married the former Canadian civil servant David Crenna.The two had lived a quiet life in Ottawa, for nearly five years when immigration officials deported Elena Crenna in July. They accused the 58-year-old of engaging “acts of espionage contrary to Canada’s interests” – and banned her from ever re-entering...

March 11, 2020
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