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Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

Oct 22 2019

MONTREAL Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a smaller left-leaning party. | Video

SNC-Lavalin to exit 15 countries; main unit posts surprise loss

May 02 2019

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc is exiting operations in 15 countries, the Canadian company said on Thursday, after posting a surprise quarterly loss in its engineering and construction unit that pushed its shares to a decade low.

Canada scandal starting to hit Trudeau's support in key province

Apr 02 2019

MONTREAL The biggest scandal of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's tenure is starting to hit his fortunes in the populous province of Quebec, where the ruling Liberals say they need to pick up seats in an October election to remain in power.

Canada jury clears man of terrorism charges in Christmas lights bomb case

Dec 19 2017

MONTREAL A Canadian jury on Tuesday found a man guilty of possessing an explosive substance but cleared him and his partner of three terrorism-related charges after the government alleged they were trying to build a bomb with ingredients that included Christmas lights.

Canada's Quebec clarifies niqab ban in face of criticism

Oct 24 2017

MONTREAL Quebec, facing criticism over a new law that prohibits people wearing face coverings from getting government services in the Canadian province, on Tuesday said it would only apply in certain cases and will not limit access to emergency services.

Canadian teens tried to use Christmas lights for bomb: prosecutor

Sep 13 2017

MONTREAL A young Montreal couple tried to use Christmas lights and sandpaper to make a homemade bomb, a prosecutor told a Canadian court on Wednesday in opening statements in the terrorism trial of the former college students.

IATA criticizes U.S., UK electronics bans as ineffective

Mar 28 2017

NEW YORK/MONTREAL The leading international airline trade organization's top official on Tuesday denounced U.S. and British bans on some electronic devices on flights from several Muslim-majority countries, criticizing the policies as a move toward "more restricted borders and protectionism."

REFILE-UPDATE 1-IATA criticizes Trump administration electronics ban as ineffective

Mar 28 2017

MONTREAL, March 28 An international airline trade organization on Tuesday denounced the Trump administration ban on some electronics on direct flights from several Muslim-majority countries, criticizing the policy as a move toward "more restricted borders and protectionism."

Parents feared Canadian teen could carry out terror attack - prosecutor

Sep 22 2015

MONTREAL The youngest person on trial for terrorism offences in Canada was spiralling out of control before his arrest, with his parents fearful he could carry out an attack, a prosecutor told a Montreal youth court on Tuesday.

'Overwhelming' evidence ends appeal in Canadian killing, dismemberment

Feb 18 2015

MONTREAL The Canadian male escort found guilty in December of killing and dismembering a Chinese student dropped his appeal bid because of the overwhelming evidence against him and his reluctance to put his life on public display again, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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