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INSIGHT-RPT In Canada, a little-known drug regulator shows its teeth

May 08 2019

TORONTO, May 8 A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada's pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data.

In Canada, a little-known drug regulator shows its teeth

May 08 2019

TORONTO A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada's pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data.

Exclusive: Facing crackdown in Canada, drugmakers offered billions in price cuts

Feb 06 2019

TORONTO Canadian pharmaceutical industry lobby groups, in an effort to head off a planned crackdown on prescription drug prices, offered to give up C$8.6 billion ($6.6 billion) in revenue over 10 years, freeze prices or reduce the cost of treating rare diseases, according to interviews and documents seen by Reuters.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Canada budget to include limited coverage for prescription drugs -sources

Feb 01 2019

OTTAWA/TORONTO, Jan 31 Canada's Liberal government will propose a limited expansion to the country's universal healthcare system in the spring budget to cover part of the cost of prescription drugs, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: Canada budget to include limited coverage for prescription drugs - sources

Jan 31 2019

OTTAWA/TORONTO Canada's Liberal government will propose a limited expansion to the country's universal healthcare system in the spring budget to cover part of the cost of prescription drugs, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Canada budget to include limited coverage for prescription drugs -sources

Jan 31 2019

OTTAWA/TORONTO, Jan 31 Canada's Liberal government will propose a limited expansion to the country's universal healthcare system in the spring budget, to cover part of the cost of prescription drugs, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Canada to reduce staff at Cuba embassy after another diplomat falls ill

Jan 30 2019

TORONTO Canada has decided to cut the number of diplomatic staff in Cuba by up to half after another person fell ill, Ottawa said on Wednesday, bringing the total to 14 Canadians suffering mysterious symptoms since 2017.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Canada to reduce staff at Cuba embassy after another diplomat falls ill

Jan 30 2019

TORONTO, Jan 30 Canada has decided to cut the number of diplomatic staff in Cuba by up to half after another person fell ill, Ottawa said on Wednesday, bringing the total to 14 Canadians suffering mysterious symptoms since 2017.

Canada to cut Cuba presence after another diplomat falls ill

Jan 30 2019

TORONTO, Jan 30 Canada has decided to cut the number of diplomatic staff in Cuba by up to half after another diplomat fell ill, the Canadian government said in a statement on Wednesday, bringing the total to 14 Canadians suffering mysterious symptoms since 2017.

Canadian cops charge minor with terror offense after security raids

Jan 25 2019

TORONTO The Canadian police said on Friday they had charged a minor with terror-related offences in connection with a pair of national security raids in Kingston, Ontario Thursday night.

Explainer: What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng's case?

Jan 22 2019

TORONTO The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada in December on allegations she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks.

Explainer: What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng's case?

Jan 22 2019

TORONTO The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada in December on allegations she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks.

Fearing for Saudi teen's safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard

Jan 15 2019

TORONTO Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency helping her has hired a security guard to ensure "she is never alone" as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday.

Fearing for Saudi teen's safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard

Jan 15 2019

TORONTO Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency that is helping her has hired a security guard to ensure "she is never alone" as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday. | Video

Coming to Canada 'worth the risk,' says Saudi teen refugee

Jan 15 2019

TORONTO Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun plans to pursue an education, get a job and "live a normal life" in Canada - things she said she could not do in her home of Saudi Arabia, which she fled fearing for her life, she told Canadian media on Monday. | Video

Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada

Jan 12 2019

BANGKOK/TORONTO An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed the teen was en route to Toronto. | Video

Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

Dec 13 2018

VANCOUVER/HONG KONG Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source - President Donald Trump. | Video

RPT-Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

Dec 13 2018

VANCOUVER/HONG KONG, Dec 12 Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source - President Donald Trump.

Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene

Dec 12 2018

VANCOUVER A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute. | Video

Huawei CFO bail hearing to resume in Canada as Beijing piles pressure

Dec 10 2018

TORONTO, Dec 10 The CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is set to be back in a Canadian courtroom on Monday, fighting for her freedom with the help of pressure from Beijing, while prosecutors argue she cannot be trusted.

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