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Canada’s ruling Liberals projected to form minority government

Reuters
Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at an election campaign stop on the last campaign day before the election, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada September, 19, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File Photo TORONTO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canada’s ruling Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is set to return to......

Indigenous Issues Are Sidelined in Canada’s Election

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As the 36-day snap election called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau staggers toward Monday’s vote, the Liberals and the Conservatives remain locked in a statistical tie in the polls. It’s been a largely desultory campaign with few highlights,......

Canada’s Trudeau hammers main election rival’s COVID-19 approach

Reuters
MONTREAL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday’s election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau’s center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin......

Canada’s World Cup hopes improving with Davies, David & Co.

ESPN
Canada has quietly become one of the strongest sides in CONCACAF. Omar Vega/Getty Images In the first conversation John Herdman had with the Canada men’s national team after being named the head coach in January 2018, he laid out a hypothetical situation that could have passed as fantasy. They were embarking......

After Video of Abusive Nurse, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Health Overhaul

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MANAWAN, Quebec — As Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Indigenous mother of seven, moaned in pain at a hospital in Quebec, in the final hours of her life, the torrent of insults began. “You’re stupid as hell,” good only......

In Canada’s pandemic election, unvaccinated candidates are knocking on doors

Reuters
MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick, Aug 23 (Reuters) – In Canadian federal elections, it is a tradition for candidates to knock on people’s doors to ask for their support. Ahead of next month’s vote, most of the contenders doing the rounds will be vaccinated against COVID-19 – but not all of them.......

Canada’s main opposition under fire from own members over ‘tasteless’ Trudeau ad

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plays with children at the daycare in Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean school in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 27, 2021. REUTERS/John Morris/File Photo TORONTO, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Canada’s main opposition Conservative Party was criticized by some of its own members on Saturday for a......

Canada’s Mitchell authors upset for gold in cycling

ESPN
TOKYO — Kelsey Mitchell of Canada has won gold in the women’s sprint event in track cycling, sweeping past Olena Starikova of Ukraine at the Izu Velodrome. Mitchell upset reigning world champion Emma Hinze of Germany in the semifinals before facing off with Starikova, who likewise had upset 2019 world......

Canada’s Drought Is Forcing Farmers to Make Once-Unthinkable Choices

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here We’re halfway through the summer and since the beginning of the season, the effects of extreme weather in Western Canada have been relentless. The devastation in British Columbia and the Prairies, including raging wildfires and extreme drought, are......

Canada’s Vincent De Haitre chases two Olympics in 180 days

ESPN
Canada’s Vincent De Haitre is about to embark on a unique journey. If all goes to plan, De Haitre will compete in track cycling starting Monday at the 2020 Tokyo Games, then in speed skating at the Beijing Winter Olympics early next year. That’s two Olympic Games and two sports......

Trudeau Appoints Canada’s First Indigenous Governor General

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Canada’s first Indigenous governor general on Tuesday, a seminal moment as the country seeks to reconcile with its Indigenous population after decades of systemic mistreatment. As governor general, the appointee, Mary......

Canada’s Hong Kong diaspora helps new arrivals with jobs, housing, psychotherapy

Reuters
OTTAWA, July 4 (Reuters) – Hong Kongers in Canada are banding together to help the latest wave of immigrants fleeing Beijing’s tightening grip on their city. Networks across the country, some descended from groups set up after China’s crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989, are offering new arrivals everything......

Canada’s Trudeau called for concerted G7 approach to China – source

Reuters
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at an official welcome during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 12, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a Group of Seven discussion of China on Saturday and called on leaders to come up with a......

Save Fairy Creek: The battle over Western Canada’s ancient forests

Reuters
Nolan Paquette started working part-time at his local sawmill more than 20 years ago while still at school, pushing a broom on the clean-up team. Now 38, Paquette drives trucks and operates machinery at the same Western Forest Products-owned (WEF.TO) mill in Duke Point, Nanaimo, the third generation of his......

Canada’s Trudeau blasts Catholic Church for ignoring role in indigenous schools

Reuters
The Catholic Church must take responsibility for its role in running many of Canada’s residential schools for indigenous children, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, after the discovery of the remains of 215 children at one former school last month. “As a Catholic, I am deeply disappointed by the......

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