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Canada's Freeland says she has full confidence in PM Trudeau as leader

21 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canada's Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland said on Friday that though she was "troubled and disappointed" by images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface, she had full confidence in his leadership of the party.

Canada's Freeland says she has full confidence in PM Trudeau as leader

20 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canada's Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland said on Friday that though she was "troubled and disappointed" by images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface, she had full confidence in his leadership of the party.

UPDATE 1-Canada's Freeland says she has full confidence in PM Trudeau as leader

20 Sep 2019

OTTAWA, Sept 20 Canada's Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland said on Friday that though she was "troubled and disappointed" by images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface, she had full confidence in his leadership of the party.

Canadian inflation falls to 1.9% in August on lower gas prices

18 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canada's annual inflation rate fell slightly to 1.9% in August on lower gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday in its first major data release since Canadian politicians formally hit the campaign trail.

Canada's Trudeau says more gun control needed after Toronto area shootings

16 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday promised tougher action on gun control if he is re-elected next month after a recent string of deadly shootings near Toronto, Canada's biggest city.

UPDATE 2-Canada gains 'robust' 81,100 jobs in August as national election looms

06 Sep 2019

OTTAWA, Sept 6 The Canadian economy gained a larger-than-expected 81,100 net jobs in August, largely driven by increases in part-time work, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday in its last major release of economic statistics before a national election campaign begins.

UPDATE 3-Bank of Canada says economy resilient, U.S.-China dispute may drag on

05 Sep 2019

OTTAWA, Sept 5 The Canadian economy is showing "a welcome degree of resilience" to negative shocks, a senior Bank of Canada official said on Thursday, even as he suggested the U.S.-China trade war could drag on, hampering global growth.

UPDATE 2-Bank of Canada holds rates, analysts see less chance of Oct rate cut

04 Sep 2019

OTTAWA, Sept 4 - The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady as expected on Wednesday but made no mention of future cuts, prompting market analysts to downgrade the likelihood of the bank lowering rates next month.

Atwood, Alexis among 12 authors to compete for Canada's Giller Prize

03 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canadian author Margaret Atwood, who penned the novels that inspired the hit television series "Alias Grace" and "The Handmaid's Tale", is among 12 writers listed on Tuesday for Canada's top literary award for fiction.

WRAPUP 2-Strong Canadian economy gives Trudeau a boost ahead of election race

30 Aug 2019

OTTAWA, Aug 30 Canada's economy grew much more than expected in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday, providing a boost to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he prepares to fight a tough re-election campaign in October.

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