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Canada’s Jagmeet Singh calls MP racist in Parliament

On Wednesday, Speaker Anthony Rota kicked Singh, a turbaned Sikh who is the first visible minority to lead a major national Canadian political party, out for the rest of the day after he called Bloc Quebecois Alain Therrien

Starbucks to close some 200 stores in Canada

The Seattle-based company made the revelation in a filing to US securities regulators on Wednesday, reports CBC News.

Trudeau joins anti-racism demonstration in Ottawa

Thousands of people on Friday took to the street in downtown Ottawa to protest against racism, chanting "Black Lives Matter," "Enough is Enough," "I can't breathe," and "No Justice, No Peace."

COVID-19 pandemic still threatening Canadians’ health: Trudeau

"I want to be very clear. We're not out of the woods. The pandemic is still threatening the health and safety of Canadians," Trudeau said at a press conference on Thursday.

Canada approves first clinical trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine

At his press conference in Ottawa on Saturday, Trudeau said the Canadian Center for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University has been given the green light by Health Canada

Trudeau announces financial assistance for students

At his press conference, Trudeau said the emergency program of 9 billion Canadian dollars (about$ 6.4 billion) will be put on the Canada Revenue Agency website to ensure the application process moves as quickly as possible

Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

"These weapons were designed for one purpose, and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time," Trudeau told a news briefing.

Trudeau announces expanded eligibility for emergency benefit

Part-time and seasonal workers, who are earning less than 1,000 Canadian dollars (about $710) a month, such as contract or gig economy workers, or who have seasonal employment and cannot find a job

Canadian police to enforce quarantine act order

The RCMP said in a statement on Friday that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is requesting that police agencies across the country provide physical verification that individuals subject to the mandatory

Trudeau announces updates to programs dealing with COVID-19 impact

At his daily press conference on Wednesday, Trudeau said his government's goal was to deliver sweeping, robust programs that would help more people as quickly as possible, reports Xinhua news agency.

Trudeau to recall Parliament for expanded emergency aid

At his daily press conference on Wednesday, Trudeau said that recalling Parliament was part of a "Team Canada" effort to combat the COVID-19 spread that has shut down huge sections of the economy and placed a massive strain on the medical system

Freeland praises Huawei CEO trust in Canada legal system

Freeland will lead a Canadian delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where they will press Canada's case to world leaders and business executives.

Three dead, at least 23 injured in Canada capital bus crash

Images of the crash during the afternoon rush hour showed upper deck seats hanging from a gaping hole at the front of the bus

Canada to welcome over 1 mn new immigrants

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has pledged $5.6 million to support global resettlement initiatives.

Canada asks world to stop sending mail 

Canada Post, facing a huge delivery backlog as the labour unrest looked set to enter a fifth week, recently sweetened its offer to staff in a last-ditch effort to bring the rotating strikes to an end.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau does not back down on rights defense in Saudi spat

Experts have said the Saudi move illustrates how the oil-rich kingdom is increasingly seeking to use its economic and diplomatic muscle to quell foreign criticism under its young de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

G7 agreement may leave US out, Macron warns Trump

"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a six country agreement if need be," Macron said on Twitter.

Canada files WTO complaint over illegal US tariffs

Canada will coordinate its WTO case with the EU, which also filed a challenge. It also requested a review of the US measures under the North American Free Trade Agreement Chapter 20 trade dispute mechanism.

Canada in grief after hockey team bus accident

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 29 people, including the driver, were on the Humboldt Broncos team bus when the accident occurred on Friday afternoon on a rural highway, some 200 km north-east of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan

14 hockey players killed in bus crash in Canada

Fourteen more were injured -- including three critically -- in the accident involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus, which was heading north for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix reported.

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