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Canada opposition MPs could delay ratification of trade pact with U.S., Mexico

11 Dec 2019

OTTAWA Canada's two main opposition parties on Wednesday suggested they could move to delay ratification of a new continental trade pact, accusing the Liberal government of botching revisions to the treaty.

Father's energy legacy haunts Canada's Trudeau as he seeks to heal rift with angry Alberta

10 Dec 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an unusual challenge as he seeks to charm angry westerners who fear he will destroy the region's oil and gas industry - the legacy of his father, who was reviled in much of the west for his energy policies.

Canada sees 'tough challenge' getting trade deal ratified by U.S.

06 Dec 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday said it would be a "tough challenge" to get a new three-nation continental trade agreement ratified by the United States.

Canada's Trudeau clears first hurdle as opposition party offers support

05 Dec 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cleared a first hurdle on Thursday after the leader of the opposition Bloc Quebecois party said he would support the new minority government's priorities, at least initially.

Mexican official cautious about chance of ratifying continental trade deal this year

29 Nov 2019

OTTAWA A senior Mexican official on Friday expressed caution about the chances of ratifying a continental trade deal this year, saying more work might be needed to overcome opposition from some U.S. Democrats. | Video

Chinese envoy to Canada visits detained Huawei CFO, urges Ottawa to correct 'mistake'

29 Nov 2019

OTTAWA China's new ambassador to Canada visited a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd official who is fighting extradition to the United States and urged Ottawa to release her, the embassy said on Friday.

Data firm broke Canadian privacy laws with involvement in Brexit, U.S. campaigns - probe

27 Nov 2019

OTTAWA Canadian data firm AggregateIQ broke privacy laws with some of the work it did for a leading pro-Brexit group in Britain and a number of U.S. political campaigns, according to a report of an official probe released on Tuesday.

Canada's new foreign minister says he pressed China on detainees

24 Nov 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, who has been in the job for four days, said on Saturday he had pressed his Chinese counterpart about the case of two Canadian citizens jailed in Beijing.

China envoy warns of 'very bad damage' if Canada follows U.S. lead on Hong Kong

23 Nov 2019

OTTAWA China's new ambassador to Canada on Friday warned Ottawa not to follow the U.S. lead and formally back protesters in Hong Kong, saying such a move would cause "very bad damage" to already poor ties with Beijing.

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