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Canada's Conservative leader attacks Trudeau - who wasn't present - in first debate

Sep 13 2019

OTTAWA Canada's Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer used the first official debate ahead of next month's election to attack Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was not present, but struggled to shine against his two other opponents.

The race is on: Canada's campaign features planes, songs and... vasectomies

Sep 11 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday formally launched a six-week campaign for re-election in which he and his rivals will crisscross the country in planes and on buses to try to win over voters.

Canada's Trudeau to launch formal campaign for October 21 election on Wednesday

Sep 10 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will formally launch the campaign for an Oct. 21 national election on Wednesday, according to a statement, setting up what opinion polls now indicate will be a tight race.

Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China

Aug 23 2019

OTTAWA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year. | Video

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

Aug 19 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

Aug 15 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.

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

Aug 14 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 apologize, saying he had been trying to defend jobs. | Video

China dispute casts shadow on Canadian election, and on Trudeau

Aug 08 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

Aug 02 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

Jul 23 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.

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