Why Canada Races on Gun Policy When America Crawls

The speed of policymaking in Canada, and its frequent deadlock in the U.S., may come down to the rules of their political systems.

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Canada’s Trudeau Strikes Accord With Opponents to Secure Hold on Power

A left-of-center opposition party agrees to back the government until 2025 in exchange for advancing its causes.

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At 101, and After 36 Years as Mayor, ‘Hurricane Hazel’ Is Still a Force in Canada

After playing pro hockey in the 1940s, Hazel McCallion entered politics at a time when few women held high office, leading a major Canadian city through epic growth. Her endorsements still matter.

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Canada Freezes Hundreds of Accounts Tied to Protests

As a court denied bail to one arrested protest organizer, banks have locked up hundreds of accounts linked to others under an emergency order invoked by the government.

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After Trucker Protest, Canada Grapples With a Question: Was It a Blip, or Something Bigger?

The demonstrators were passionate, organized and supported financially, but such spontaneous movements often have a tough time converting their energy into real change.

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Canada’s Trucker Protest Shows a New Class War

In the trucker protests, it’s meritocrats versus populists and the virtual against the physical.

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Police Forces Swell in Ottawa as Prelude to Clampdown

More than 100 police have assembled in a staging area with heavy equipment and Ottawa police have issued a new warning that protesters must immediately leave or face arrest.

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Defiant Protesters in Canada Brace for a Clampdown

The response of law enforcement in the nation’s capital has been painfully sluggish for many residents. But police signaled they may finally be ready to move in.

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An American-Style Protest in Canada

Hundreds of truckers and their supporters have occupied the nation’s capital for weeks, in an act that has shocked the government.

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Justin Trudeau Invokes Rare Emergency Act to Quell Protests

“We cannot and will not allow illegal and dangerous activities to continue,” Canada’s prime minister said in a speech to the nation.

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Canada Moves to Open Blockaded Bridge, but in Ottawa Truckers Won’t Budge

Amid progress at a border bridge, Ottawa remained frozen by an antigovernment protest. There were signs of a slight thaw, with truckers said to be weighing pulling out of part of the capital.

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In Ottawa Protests, a Pressing Question: Where Were the Police?

They were vastly outnumbered, experts say, and unprepared for the sophisticated tactics, discipline and logistical abilities of the protesters.

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To Frustration of Many, Trudeau Has Moved Slowly With Canada Protests

Amid calls for a harder federal line against the truck blockade, the prime minister’s restraint so far has kept it from becoming a referendum on his leadership.

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Trucker Protests in Canada: What You Need to Know

Once narrowly focused on a vaccine mandate for drivers entering Canada from the U.S., the protests have ballooned into a sprawling campaign against various grievances.

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The Ottawa Trucker Protests Are a Test of Democracy

Peaceful protest is a necessary release valve for pandemic fatigue and frustration.

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Ottawa Protesters Turn a Quiet Capital Upside Down

The Ottawa protesters are giddy with their sense of collective purpose. But local residents see the demonstration as an unruly, disrespectful and even dangerous occupation.

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With No End in Sight, Ottawa Protests Extend Beyond Canada’s Borders

Officials are grappling with a new protest blocking a major border crossing, while similar demonstrations have disrupted traffic in New Zealand and Australia.

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Erin O’Toole, Canada’s Conservative Leader, Is Ousted

The deposal of the Conservative leader Erin O’Toole could provide a political lift for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, buffeted by pandemic exhaustion.

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Trudeau Condemns “Freedom Convoy” Trucker Protest in Ottawa

The Canadian prime minister, who tested positive for Covid-19, railed against protesters for violence, racism and spreading misinformation.

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Canadian Law Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ Set to Go Into Effect

When it takes effect on Friday, the law will put Canada in the company of more than a dozen countries that have banned the widely discredited practice.

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Canada and Indigenous People Settle Over Drinking Water

A court-approved settlement will compensate Indigenous people for the decades that many have lived with dirty water, and will also fund the clean up.

#canada, #compensation-for-damages-law, #indigenous-people, #reparations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trudeau-justin, #water, #water-pollution

After the Floods, British Columbia Picks Up the Pieces

Washed-out roads and destroyed bridges are just some of the devastation afflicting residents of the western province and could signal what climate change will bring in the future.

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Justin Trudeau Introduces ‘Reinvigorated’ Cabinet

The Canadian prime minister failed to gain a majority in Parliament last month but acted otherwise when unveiling his new cabinet.

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To Get Back Meng Wanzhou, China Uses a Hardball Tactic: Seizing Foreigners

The speed at which Beijing returned two Canadians held seemingly tit-for-tat in exchange may signal comfort with the tactic.

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Justin Trudeau Won Canada’s Election, At a Cost

The prime minister struggled to find a campaign issue that could distinguish his party and expand its power in Parliament.

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Canada Election 2021: Here Are 4 Takeaways

A vote few Canadians wanted took the country back to 2019.

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What We Learned from the Canadian Election

A vote few Canadians wanted took the country back to 2019.

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Canada Election 2021: Justin Trudeau Projected to Remain Prime Minister

Voters denied him the expanded bloc of power he was seeking in Parliament, according to Canadian broadcasters.

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Canada’s Election: What You Need to Know

Will Justin Trudeau remain the prime minister? A month ago, it might have looked like a sure thing.

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Justin Trudeau Wanted an Election. Do Voters See a Power Grab?

A snap election that was supposed to be a show of strength has instead allowed opponents to highlight the prime minister’s weak points.

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5 Takeaways From Canada’s Official Election Debates

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who called the snap election two years ahead of schedule, was repeatedly attacked by the other four candidates.

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Anti-Vaccine Protesters in Canada Rally Outside Hospitals

Protesters have harassed health care workers in three provinces, as well as politicians.

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Calls to Cancel Canada Day Celebrations Follow Discovery of Unmarked Graves

Heeding calls from Indigenous people, some places have canceled plans to mark the holiday, after hundreds of children’s remains were discovered at former boarding schools for Indigenous children.

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Video of Montreal Police Kneeling on Black Teenager Spurs Outcry

Outrage over the video comes as Canada undergoes a national awakening about institutional racism, including among police forces.

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Indigenous People Advance a Dramatic Goal: Reversing Colonialism

Fifty years of patient advocacy, including the shocking discovery of mass graves at Kamloops, have secured once-unthinkable gains.

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Canada Should Reopen Its Border

Closing the border last year was the right thing to do. But the situation has changed.

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As a Family Is Mourned, Canada Grapples With Anti-Muslim Bias

After a driver intentionally ran down and killed a mother, father, daughter and grandmother in Ontario, orphaning a boy, there were calls for action against Islamophobia.

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How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history.

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Canadian Company Defies Michigan Order to Shut Down Oil Pipeline

Canada’s government has backed the pipeline owner in the dispute with Michigan’s governor, an ally of President Biden, complicating U.S.-Canadian relations.

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A Pop-Up Vaccine Site in One of Canada’s Most Impoverished Neighborhoods

In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, health authorities have prioritized vaccinations for the homeless and other disadvantaged people to try to contain the pandemic.

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Trudeau Was a Global Climate Hero. Now Canada Risks Falling Behind.

Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.

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Biden and Trudeau Renew the Ties Put to the Test by Trump

“The United States has no closer friend than Canada,” President Biden told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mr. Biden’s first virtual meeting with a foreign leader.

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Canada’s Weapons Bill Would Allow Cities to Ban Handguns

The legislation, building on an assault weapon ban issued last year, would also make it easier to revoke gun licenses.

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How Biden Should Fix U.S.-Canada Relations

The Biden administration is working to recalibrate the relations between neighbors.

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Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?

Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.

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Justin Trudeau to Get Biden’s First Official Call to a Foreign Leader

Canadians welcome a renewed relationship with the United States after tolerating four years of insults and threats from the Trump administration.

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Canada’s Governor General Resigns Amid Reports of a Toxic Workplace

Julie Payette was Canada’s official head of state, a high-profile but largely ceremonial role. She was accused of publicly humiliating employees.

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Keystone Rejection Tests Trudeau’s Balancing Act on Climate and Energy

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shares the incoming president’s climate change agenda, the Canadian leader is also a pipeline proponent.

#alberta-canada, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #keystone-pipeline-system, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #trudeau-justin

Canadian Politicians Face Ire After Taking Trips During the Holidays

Some members of Parliament have lost government posts after traveling out of the country on tropical vacations and family visits, when people were asked to stay home.

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Canada Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

Canada approved the same inoculation codeveloped by Pfizer that Britain authorized last week, and American regulators will consider on Thursday.

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