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Plastic straws and bags no more: Canada aims to clean up its act

11 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021 to reduce non-recyclable waste and protect the world's oceans, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday. | Video

Canada elections chief says hackers aim to keep people from voting

06 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Hackers seeking to interfere in Canada's federal election this October want to undermine trust in voting and the democratic process rather than manipulate the result, says Canada's chief electoral officer.

Canadian inquiry calls deaths of indigenous women 'genocide'

03 Jun 2019

OTTAWA The deaths in Canada of more than a thousand aboriginal women and girls in recent decades was a national genocide, a government inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women concluded in a report on Monday.

U.S. wants new trade pact with Canada, Mexico passed by summer: Pence

31 May 2019

OTTAWA U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he was pushing to get the U.S. Congress to ratify the new North American trade agreement this summer after both Canada and Mexico signaled they are ready to start the approval process. | Video

Pence calls on Canada to do more to engage Cuba over Venezuelan crisis

31 May 2019

OTTAWA U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called on Canada to do more to engage directly with Cuba over what Pence called the island nation's "malign influence" on Venezuela's political crisis.

Bank of Canada holds rates, says economic slowdown likely temporary

29 May 2019

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady as expected on Wednesday, saying there was evidence that the slowdown was temporary but signaling it would remain on the sidelines as it monitors economic developments.

Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation

29 May 2019

OTTAWA Canadian lawmakers fumed on Tuesday when Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg snubbed an invitation to Ottawa to testify on privacy and democracy before an international panel, slapping the billionaire with a standing summons.

Canada Conservative leader says migrant numbers should serve national interest

28 May 2019

OTTAWA Canada's Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer on Tuesday said the number of migrants admitted every year should be in line with the best interests of the country, as he laid out his position on immigration policy ahead of an October national election.

REFILE-Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation

28 May 2019

OTTAWA, May 28 Canadian lawmakers fumed on Tuesday when Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg snubbed an invitation to Ottawa to testify on privacy and democracy before an international panel, slapping the billionaire with a standing summons.

Canada takes a first step towards ratifying trade deal with U.S., Mexico

27 May 2019

OTTAWA Canada took a first step toward ratifying a new North American trade agreement on Monday just three days ahead of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ottawa to discuss passage of the treaty.

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