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Conservatives win all-party support of Uighur genocide vote in House of Commons

Conservatives win all-party support of Uighur genocide vote in House of Commons

Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian PressOTTAWA - Canada's House of Commons voted unanimously in favour Monday of a Conservative motion declaring as genocide the atrocities committed against ethnic Muslim Uighurs in China's Xinjiang province.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all of his Liberal cabinet ministers abstained from the politically charged vote, which took place mainly over video, and against the backdrop of all-but-frozen relations between Beijing and Ottawa.China has imprisoned two Canadian men, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, on what the government and dozens of its allies say...

Feb 22
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Canada creates coalition with 57 countries to declare arbitrary detentions immoral - National | Globalnews.ca

Canada creates coalition with 57 countries to declare arbitrary detentions immoral - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAACanada and a coalition of 57 other countries offered vocal support Monday for a new international declaration denouncing state-sponsored arbitrary detention of foreign nationals for political purposes.The new declaration was born out of a year of behind-the-scenes diplomacy, spearheaded by former foreign affairs minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, and was the result of a campaign to free and , who spent their 798th day in prisons on Monday.While ending Kovrig’s and Spavor’s Chinese imprisonment remains Canada’s top priority, the...

Feb 15
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Iran plane crash: Canada rejects Tehran’s offer to compensate victims | Globalnews.ca

Iran plane crash: Canada rejects Tehran’s offer to compensate victims | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAACanada’s special adviser on the Iranian military’s downing of a one year ago this week is rejecting Tehran’s offer to pay $150,000 to the families of those killed in the tragedy.Ralph Goodale, the former Liberal public safety minister, says Iran doesn’t have the right to offer compensation to victims’ families unilaterally.Goodale told The Canadian Press the final amount will be subject to negotiations between Iran and Canada and the four other countries whose citizens were killed on the plane.Iranian state television announced on...

January 7, 2021
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Canada a ‘disgraceful’ accomplice to U.S. in Meng Wanzhou arrest, China ambassador says - National | Globalnews.ca

Canada a ‘disgraceful’ accomplice to U.S. in Meng Wanzhou arrest, China ambassador says - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAOTTAWA — As Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor began their third year in Chinese prisons on Friday, the grievances between Canada and deepened, dimming hope the two Canadian men would win freedom any time soon.China’s ambassador to Canada said Canada acted as a “disgraceful” accomplice to the United States in arresting Chinese high-tech executive Meng Wanzhou on an American extradition warrant.Meng’s Dec. 1, 2018 arrest at Vancouver’s airport, at the request of the U.S. Justice Department, was followed by China’s seizing Kovrig and...

December 12, 2020
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Trudeau, EU leaders express faith in America and call for return to multilateralism

Trudeau, EU leaders express faith in America and call for return to multilateralism

Sign Inperson_outlinesearchedit_locationperson_outlinecloseedit_location This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To orderpresentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distributionto colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire aboutpermissions/licensing, please go to: OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the European Union’s two top political leaders expressed faith in the American people Thursday ahead of a U.S. presidential election where the outcome will have major implications for global relations. Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen...

October 29, 2020
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Trudeau, EU leaders to discuss support of world order ahead of U.S. election - National | Globalnews.ca

Trudeau, EU leaders to discuss support of world order ahead of U.S. election - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAPrime Minister is speaking with the two top political leaders Thursday and they are expected to discuss their shared commitment to international co-operation and what that means ahead of Tuesday’s U.S presidential election.Thursday’s three-way video conference between Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and Charles Michel, the European Union Council president, will mark the first formal discussion they have been able to hold since the changing of the guard of Europe’s top political leadership late last...

October 29, 2020
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Champagne says he will stop arms exports to Turkey if rights abuse uncovered

Champagne says he will stop arms exports to Turkey if rights abuse uncovered

OTTAWA --Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he's willing to halt military export permits to NATO ally Turkey if an investigation determines Canadian technology is leading to human-rights abuses.Champagne declined to say how long his department's investigation would take, but in an interview with The Canadian Press he said Canada would consult with NATO and other allies to "get the best possible intelligence" about the alleged use of the sensors in question."If there was any evidence that these permits would have been misused, I'm willing and I will suspend or cancel...

October 2, 2020
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Trudeau pledges $300 million to fight COVID-19 abroad

Trudeau pledges $300 million to fight COVID-19 abroad

OTTAWA --Canada contributed $300 million on Saturday towards the international fight against COVID-19, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined fellow leaders, activists and philanthropists in calling for a vaccine to be distributed to the world's neediest people.Trudeau announced the new funds in another virtual international fundraiser -- this one sponsored by an organization, Global Citizen, that raised almost $9.5 billion in pledges."COVID-19 has changed the lives of people everywhere, and it has highlighted inequalities around the world," Trudeau said. "None of us have been spared from...

June 27, 2020
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Canada loses bid for seat on the United Nations Security Council on first vote

Canada loses bid for seat on the United Nations Security Council on first vote

OTTAWA --Canada was humbled on the world stage Wednesday when it failed to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council, losing to Norway and Ireland on the first ballot.The loss was Canada's second consecutive defeat in a bid for a seat on the world's most powerful body, and stood as a stark reminder of the country's diminishing influence. The defeat of the Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau followed the loss by the former Conservative government of Stephen Harper in 2010.Prior to that, Canada had won six times in a row, roughly each decade since the creation of the UN,...

June 17, 2020
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Israeli, Chinese policies 'concern' Canada, undermine freedom, says Trudeau

Israeli, Chinese policies 'concern' Canada, undermine freedom, says Trudeau

OTTAWA --Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waded Tuesday into the foreign policies of Israel and China, expressing concerns over separate but controversial positions that he says undermine peace in both places.Trudeau denounced Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. And he said he has expressed Canada's disagreement over the proposed annexation directly to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the country's "alternate" prime minister under a power-sharing agreement."I've been very direct with the Israeli leaders," Trudeau said."We deplore such actions,...

June 2, 2020
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