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Canada's Trudeau under pressure after Britain revokes citizenship of 'Jihadi Jack'

19 Aug 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Monday from the opposition Conservatives who warned against giving any assistance to Jack Letts - a dual citizen dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media - after Britain's decision to strip him of his British citizenship.

Ethics breach plunges Canada's Trudeau back into image crisis ahead of vote

15 Aug 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's already tough re-election bid got tougher this week when the country's ethics watchdog delivered a scathing rebuke less than 10 weeks before the October vote.

Ethics breach plunges Canada's Trudeau back into image crisis ahead of vote

15 Aug 2019

OTTAWA, Aug 15 Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's already tough re-election bid got tougher this week when the country's ethics watchdog delivered a scathing rebuke less than 10 weeks before the October vote.

Canada's Trudeau accepts he breached ethics rules, refuses to apologise

15 Aug 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday accepted a watchdog's report that he breached ethics rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case but refused to apologise, saying he had been trying to defend jobs. | Video

China dispute casts shadow on Canadian election, and on Trudeau

08 Aug 2019

OTTAWA Canada's dispute with China, an economic powerhouse, has been a nagging headache for Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the feud is showing no signs of going away before his October bid for re-election.

Canadian and Chinese ministers meet amid tensions, pledge to continue talks

02 Aug 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday she met her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to discuss tensions following Canada's December arrest of a Huawei Technologies Co executive on a U.S. warrant, and the subsequent detention of two Canadians by China.

Court orders Canada's elections chief to reconsider changing date of federal vote

24 Jul 2019

OTTAWA/TORONTO A judge said on Tuesday that Canada's chief electoral officer (CEO) must reconsider the Oct. 21 date for the federal election because it coincides with a Jewish holiday, according to a copy of the ruling.

Canada launches contest to build new fighter jet, first delivery in 2025

23 Jul 2019

OTTAWA Canada on Tuesday launched a long-delayed competition to build new fighter jets and said it was confident no favouritism had been shown towards any one contender, though some in the industry have said the race is tilted towards Lockheed Martin Corp. .

UPDATE 2-Canada launches contest to build new fighter jet, first delivery in 2025

23 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 23 Canada on Tuesday launched a long-delayed competition to build new fighter jets and said it was confident no favoritism had been shown toward any one contender, though some in the industry have said the race is tilted toward Lockheed Martin Corp..

Huawei executive says 'concerned' about Canadians held in China

22 Jul 2019

OTTAWA The Canadian unit of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd sought to distance itself from the actions of the Chinese government on Monday, with a top local executive saying the company is worried about two Canadian men being held by Beijing.

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