Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: Canada

Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

TORONTO: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections, losing the majority but saying Tuesday he was given a clear mandate despite an increasingly divided Parliament and nation. Trudeau’s Liberal Party took the most seats in Parliament. However Trudeau fell short of a majority, so the ...

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Trudeau environment policy a letdown for young Canada activists

MONTREAL: Bearing posters of Justin Trudeau’s face, written over with green crosses and the word “pipeline,” students gathered in front of the prime minister’s Montreal campaign headquarters. “Three steps forward, three steps back, that’s government policy,” they chanted. They – like many other young Canadians – were railing against what ...

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FWICE asks promoters to cancel concert of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

BOLLYWOOD: Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has asked Indian promoters Karl Kalra and Nirmal Dhaliwal to cancel the concerts of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in United States and Canada. According to a notice, FWICE said, “We have already given our directive that no Indian artist/singer/dancer/anchor/performer and last but ...

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Trudeau says China uses detentions as political tool

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Beijing of using “arbitrary detentions” as a tool in pursuit of political goals – the latest broadside in a diplomatic and trade row with China. Western allies, he said, have expressed concerns about the tactic that observers described as “hostage diplomacy.” Canada’s relations ...

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Canada FM to press Cuba on its support for Venezuela’s Maduro

OTTAWA: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to Havana next week to press Venezuela’s top ally Cuba to stop propping up President Nicolas Maduro’s regime and to help bring an end to the Venezuela crisis. The August 28 trip will be her second since June for talks on Venezuela. ...

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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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