• Canada's Atlantic region closed out world to beat COVID-19, and the economy has done OK
    OTTAWA, October 25 (Reuters): Chef Emily Wells was unsure what to expect as she opened the doors of her seasonal restaurant in rural Prince Edward Island the same day Canada's four Atlantic provinces bubbled together, allowing travel between them while keeping their borders restricted to everyone else. The result was far better than she could have imagined. "It was a remarkable summer, I was floored by it," Wells said. "The bubble made all the difference.
  • Canada's Trudeau to unveil plan to address coronavirus outbreak, revive economy
    OTTAWA, September 23 (Reuters): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil on Wednesday what he says is a far-reaching plan to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic while ensuring efforts to fight the outbreak do not falter. Trudeau, who has consistently vowed to do more to combat climate change, is paring down talk of a green revolution to slash reliance on export of fossil fuels as Canada faces a resurgence in coronavirus cases. "The three pro
  • Former Canada PM Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks, dies aged 91
    OTTAWA, September 20 (REUTERS): 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. 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
  • Canada and victims' families press Iran for answers over downed jetliner
    MONTREAL, August 24 (Reuters): Canada and families of the victims of a downed Ukrainian jetliner are pressing Iran for additional answers, after an announcement by Tehran on Sunday provided "limited and selected information." The announcement by the head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization marked the first official report on the contents of the cockpit voice and data recordings, which were sent to France for analysis in July. Iran's Revolutionary Guard ha
  • Canada suspends extradition treaty with HK
    Ottawa, July 4 (IANS): Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as part of a package of responses to the new security law China has imposed on the city, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said here.   "Effective immediately, Canada will not permit the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong," CBC News quoted Trudeau as saying in a news conference on Friday.   Canada will also treat sensitive goods being exported to Hong Kong as if th
  • China charges two detained Canadians with suspected espionage
    BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters): Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage, indictments that could result in life imprisonment, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing.   Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested in late 2018 on state security charges, soon after Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies Co's chief financial officer, Meng Wa
  • Canadians deserve answers after indigenous chief arrested, says security minister
    OTTAWA, June 7 (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
  • Loss of Canada elders to coronavirus threatens indigenous culture
    TORONTO, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): When Diane Janvier Dugan's mother was born in 1929, there were no roads or stores in her indigenous village in northwest Saskatchewan so as a child she learned how to hunt and trap for her food.   "I'm starting to realize how much my mother knows about being Dene," said Dugan, a teacher in the Canadian city of Saskatoon. "There aren't many people like my mum left anymore."   Her mot