Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Justin Trudeau

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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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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China formally arrests two Canadians on state secrets charges

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said, drawing condemnation from Canada in a case that is likely to further increase tension between Ottawa and Beijing. Businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were ...

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Justin Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China

TORONTO: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum. It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Trudeau said in a statement he had asked John McCallum to step down, but did not ...

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China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

BEIJING: A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too lenient. ...

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Canada looking to end arms contract with Saudis amid Khashoggi Case

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his administration had inherited a 15 billion Canadian dollars ($11 billion) arms contract with Saudi Arabia it now wanted to scrap. “The murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable and that’s why Canada from the very beginning had been demanding answers and solutions on that. Secondly, ...

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Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

TORONTO: Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line ...

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US Senators pushes Canada on Huawei 5G ban

NEW YORK: United States Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have reportedly told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Huawei from taking part in deploying the nation’s 5G mobile networks. According to a report by Reuters, Rubio and Warner cited “grave concerns” about using 5G equipment from the Chinese ...

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Canada to announce marijuana legalization date soon

TORONTO: The Canadian government said Wednesday it will soon announce the date when cannabis will become legal – but warned it will remain illegal until then. The Senate gave final passage to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday. But Canadians will have to wait at least ...

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Trudeau aims for G7 to pick up fight against extreme nationalism

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes the G7 will step up to fight extreme nationalism, and adopt concrete measures on the environment and women’s education in crisis zones when it meets in Canada next month, he told AFP in an exclusive interview. “Many countries and many citizens are questioning ...

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