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“I can very clearly state that we are not worried in the slightest,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said of the mounting outcry, adding that a majority of Chinese supported severe punishment for drug crimes.Read More →

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News Headline

With the legal process against Meng far from over, Justin Trudeau might expect that there will be more to come. Now, facing China’s rage over doing the US’ bidding, Ottawa desperately seeks to save face and avoid further politicization of an already explosive issue.Read More →

Canada Asylum Seekers Headline News

Canada, Toronto lawyer Lorne Waldman said there were good reasons for accelerating the processing and deportation of people who crossed the border: it deters people with weak claims from making refugee claims in the hopes of living in Canada for years while their case wends through the system.Read More →

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is ready to halt a $13 billion arms deal with Riyadh if it concludes the weapons have been misused.

“We strongly demand and expect that Canadian exports are used in a way that fully respects human rights. We have frozen export permits before when we had concerns about their potential misuse and we will not hesitate to do so again,” he added.Read More →

Hemp, Marijuana Legislation - Cannabis Law in the News - Pot Legalization Today

More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global standing likely will encourage others to follow. Here’s a look at other nations that could be influenced by Canada’s legalization…Read More →

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News Headline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said he would maintain pressure on Saudi Arabia over human rights despite a diplomatic row between the two nations, and brushed off suggestions he had botched ties with Riyadh.Read More →

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News Headline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday his government will consider, after the recreational use of cannabis is legalized on October 17, pardoning persons convicted in the past of simple pot possession. Trudeau said: “Well, as we have said, we’ll look at that once the law has been changed. So from October 17, we will start looking at the best way to do it.”Read More →

Donald Trump - USA Politics News

“Late last night, our deadline, we reached a wonderful new Trade Deal with Canada, to be added into the deal already reached with Mexico. It is a great deal for all three countries,” US President Donald Trump said on Twitter.Read More →

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s chief NAFTA negotiator says negotiators are racing against the clock because of a US-set deadline. US President Donald Trump has been pushing for a complete overhaul of the 25-year-old continental trade deal, which he says has been a “rip-off” for the United States. Tempers flared this week on both sides as the end-of-month deadline approached.

“We’re not getting along with their negotiators,” US President Trump said. Canada PM Justin Trudeau fired back: “We won’t sign a bad deal for Canada.”Read More →

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he wanted a good NAFTA deal as soon as possible, but did not answer directly when asked if he agreed with Washington that the end of September was the final deadline for talks. “We have seen various deadlines put forward as markers to work for,” Trudeau told reporters when asked whether he felt that the end of September was the final deadline. Read More →

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics News Headline

As crunch talks between the U.S. and Canada on a new NAFTA deal restart, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has said no to demands from American lawmakers to weaken cultural protections for local media assets prized by Hollywood and Wall Street investors.

“It is inconceivable to Canadians that an American network might buy Canadian media affiliates, whether it’s newspapers or TV stations or TV networks,” Trudeau said during a press conference.Read More →