Sunday, 18 August 2019

Tag Archives: Canada

Trudeau pledges tougher gun control after spate of shootings

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his Liberals, if re-elected in an October ballot, will bring in tougher gun control measures following a spate of shootings in Toronto. He stopped short, however, of promising a handgun ban called for by Toronto Mayor John Tory after 17 people were ...

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Son of Australian police chief, US girlfriend found dead in Canada

TORONTO: Two homicide victims found this week in western Canada were the son of a high-ranking Australian police official and the young man´s US girlfriend, Canadian police said. The bodies of Lucas Robertson Fowler, a 23-year-old Sydney native, and Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, from the US state of North Carolina, ...

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Police arrest 21 suspected mafia members in Canada and Italy

OTTAWA: Canadian police have arrested nine suspected members of the Calabrian organised crime group ’Ndrangheta, who are accused of money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area. Over three days, police raided 48 cafes, businesses and residences connected to the group, seizing C$35m ($26.8m) in assets, including five Ferraris. ...

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China stops meat imports from Canada amid strained bilateral ties

BEIJING: China has stopped importing meat from Canada, the National Post, a Canadian newspaper, cited an unnamed spokesman for the Chinese embassy as saying. The spokesman explained that the decision comes after the feed additive “ractopamine”, which is permitted in Canada but banned in China, was found in Canadian pork shipments. He added ...

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Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

TORONTO: This initiative is modelled on similar legislation passed last year by the European Union and other nations. Canada will also establish “targets” for companies that manufacture or sell plastics to be responsible for their plastic waste. Currently less than 10 percent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Mr ...

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer confirms she has arrived in Canada

TORONTO: Asia Bibi, who was acquitted last year by the Supreme Court (SC) in a blasphemy case, left Pakistan and has reached Canada. According to local media reports, Foreign Office sources confirmed Bibi has left Pakistan. Her lawyer, Saiful Malook has also confirmed that Bibi left Pakistan and has reached ...

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Radio stations drop Michael Jackson music over abuse claims

SYDNEY: Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson’s music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sydney’s Nova Entertainment on Thursday became the latest radio group to announce they are taking the late “King of Pop” off the ...

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Canada to evacuate 113 citizens from Haiti amid violent unrest

OTTAWA: Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said. “Air Transat [airline] has just confirmed to me that the 113 passengers will be brought back from Haiti ...

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