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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.

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

Jul 23 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

Jul 22 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.

Canada offers C$900 million settlement to victims of sexual misconduct in military

Jul 19 2019

OTTAWA/TORONTO The Canadian government has made a C$900 million cash offer to settle lawsuits by victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender-based discrimination in Canada's military.

Canadian police nab nine suspected members of powerful Mafia clan

Jul 18 2019

OTTAWA/ROME Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area, seizing C$35 million ($26.8 million) in assets, including five Ferraris. | Video

Canada's Trudeau regains momentum in election race after scandal: poll

Jul 09 2019

OTTAWA Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is regaining momentum after a damaging political scandal and could win a general election scheduled for October, a Nanos Research poll showed on Tuesday.

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