Canada's PM Trudeau gets leeway from voters on slower US border reopening

OTTAWA (BLOOMBERG) – Mr Justin Trudeau is beginning to sketch out a plan to reopen the US border, but Canadians don’t appear keen to rush it. And when travel does resume, they overwhelmingly agree proof of vaccination should be mandatory. Nearly half of respondents in an Angus Reid Institute poll released on Wednesday (May 26) said the world’s longest undefended

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Canada's Trudeau industry chief calls for more five eyes action on China

OTTAWA (BLOOMBERG) – Canada needs to adopt a united front with its Five Eyes allies on China, according to one of Justin Trudeau’s top ministers who handled trade, foreign affairs and is now in charge of industry. Francois-Philippe Champagne helped craft the northern nation’s policy toward Beijing and just revamped the rules for conducting national-security reviews of foreign investment. In

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Canada fines two air passengers for false Covid-19 tests

MONTREAL (REUTERS) – Canada has fined two passengers for presenting a false or misleading Covid-19 test before boarding a flight to the country, the first time travellers have been hit since the introduction in January of mandatory pre-departure negative tests, the Canadian transport regulator said on Thursday (Feb 18). One of the passengers was fined C$10,000 (S$10,400) while the other

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Canada's innovation minister steps down, setting off Trudeau reshuffle

OTTAWA (REUTERS) – Canada’s Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains resigned for family reasons on Tuesday (Jan 12), setting in motion a reshuffle of some top players in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet ahead of a possible election this year. A government source said current Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne would take over from Mr Bains. The source requested anonymity, given the sensitivity

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Canada set to receive first doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine earlier than expected

OTTAWA (REUTERS) – Canada will start receiving its first doses of Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine before the end of December, sooner than expected, with millions more to follow in early 2021, officials said on Monday (Dec 7). The news could help the minority Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fend off attacks from opposition parties that have accused Ottawa

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Canada's Trudeau taps ally Freeland as finance minister in agenda reset

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed his close ally and deputy Chrystia Freeland as the country’s new finance minister on Tuesday amid plans to outline a revamped agenda and pandemic recovery plan. Freeland, 52, a former journalist and foreign minister, becomes the country’s first female finance minister, replacing Bill Morneau who resigned on Monday amid friction with

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Canada's Trudeau to tap ally Freeland as finance minister in agenda reset

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will tap close ally and deputy Chrystia Freeland as his new finance minister and suspend Parliament until October, sources said on Tuesday, when he plans to outline a revamped agenda and pandemic recovery plan. Freeland, 52, a former journalist and foreign minister, will become the country’s first female finance minister after her

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Chinese court sentences another Canadian to death for drugs

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court said on Friday it had sentenced a Canadian to death for transporting and manufacturing drugs, the second Canadian in two days to receive a death penalty for drugs and fourth since Canada detained a top Huawei executive in 2018. Relations between China and Canada deteriorated sharply after Canadian police detained Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

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