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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #homeless-persons, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vancouver-british-columbia

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.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #ontario-canada, #statistics-canada, #toronto-ontario, #trudeau-justin

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.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #trudeau-justin

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.

#canada, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #pfizer-inc, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization

U.S. Election Results Are Welcomed in Canada

Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris both have warm ties to Canada, and are more in line with Canadian views on issues like climate change.

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Mi’kmaq Lobstermen in Nova Scotia Face Attacks by Fishermen

A battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.

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Trudeau Promises Bold Plan for Canada in Throne Speech

The prime minister promised dramatic actions to fix the economy and more as Parliament resumes. But rising coronavirus cases may temper his ambition.

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Can Biden Fix What Trump Broke?

E.U. leaders are still learning to navigate a world ever more dangerous for them, while relations with the United States grow more and more awkward.

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Canada’s Conservatives Pick a Leader to Rival Scandal-Scarred Trudeau

The party, which has struggled to respond to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s liberal platform and personal popularity, hopes the new leader, Erin O’Toole, can change that.

#canada, #conservative-party-canada, #corruption-institutional, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freeland-chrystia, #trudeau-justin

Trudeau Goes Before Parliament to Face Questions on Charity Scandal

The Canadian prime minister will testify before a Parliamentary committee. Will it raise more questions, or will he work his political magic and calm the frenzy?

#canada, #conflicts-of-interest, #trudeau-justin, #we-charity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won’t Cross the Border for Washington Summit

Mr. Trudeau was invited to the meeting this week to celebrate the official start of a new trade deal. But as Canada’s coronavirus preventer-in-chief, he hardly could go, experts said.

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Counting the Days Under Virus Lockdown by the Length of Trudeau’s Hair

Justin Trudeau has not had a haircut during the pandemic. Canadians are fascinated.

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Trudeau’s 21-Second Pause Becomes the Story in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struggled to find the words to answer a question about President Trump’s response to the protests roiling the United States.

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Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government had been in the process of introducing the ban when its agenda was overturned by the pandemic.

#canada, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #nova-scotia-canada, #nova-scotia-canada-shooting-april-2020, #trudeau-justin

Canada Will Have a Big Say on the Return of Major Sports in the U.S.

President Trump is pushing for the return of sports soon in the United States. Up in Canada, that’s not happening.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ontario-canada, #quebec-province-canada, #trudeau-justin

In Detroit She’s a Hero. In Canada She’s Seen as a Potential Risk

About 1,600 health care workers commute from Windsor, Ontario, to hard-hit Detroit, prompting concerns they will carry coronavirus infections back.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #trudeau-justin

Justin Trudeau in Home Isolation: ‘Daddy’s on an Important Phone Call’

Canada’s prime minister has been a housekeeper and single parent to three children while running the nation, after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #trudeau-justin