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Trudeau cancels diplomatic trip over Canada gas pipeline protests

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne will go to the CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting in his place

JUSTIN TRUDEAU. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 14, 2020. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Ukraine, Canada demand accountability after Iran plane admission

Jan 11, 2020 - 2:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'This is a national tragedy, and all Canadians are mourning together,' Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in a statement

CRASH. People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. Photo by Rouhollah Vahdati/AFP

Canadian PM Trudeau says Iranian missile shot down Ukrainian jet

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:46 AM

Trudeau's comments come as images posted on social media increasingly pointed to a catastrophic mistake by Tehran's air defense batteries bringing the down Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 in flames

People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. All 176 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, Iranian state media reported. State news agency IRNA said 167 passengers and nine crew members were on board the aircraft operated by Ukraine International Airlines. ROHHOLLAH VADATI / ISNA / AFP

Trudeau to U.S.: Don't sign China trade deal unless Canadians freed

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:14 PM

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor are still held in China since December 2018 after being accused of espionage

US President Donald Trump (L) talks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the plenary session of the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Nicholas Kamm / AFP

'Brain dead' NATO's summit dominated by leaders' feuds

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Meeting outside London to mark the 70th year of the Atlantic alliance, the members vow to stick together against threats from Russia and terrorism and recognize the challenge of a rising China

ALLIANCE. Nato heads of government class of 2019. Adrian DENNIS / AFP

After hot mic gaffe, Trudeau and Trump revive feud

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:28 AM

US President Donald Trump revives his feud with Canada's Justin Trudeau's hot mic comment by branding him 'two-faced'

FUED. US President Donald Trump talks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the plenary session of the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Is Canada really immune to populism?

Oct 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The populist People’s Party of Canada may have failed to gain a single seat in the country’s recent election, but its far-right platform is here to stay

Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Oct 24, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Justin Trudeau's new cabinet will be sworn in on November 20. Like his first in 2015, Trudeau says it will be made up of an equal number of women and men.

WEAKENED. File photo of Canadian Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau. Shutterstock.com

Victorious but weakened, Trudeau needs help to form government

Oct 23, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The win is a vindication for Trudeau, despite a campaign in which his party lost support across Canada

WINNING. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech at his election night headquarters on October 21, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Justin Trudeau to form minority government after winning Canada vote

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) Trudeau will have to form an alliance with one or more smaller parties in order to govern a fractured nation

POLLS. A supporter watches early election results roll in at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election night headquarters on October 21, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Canadians vote in tight election as Trudeau aims to cling to power

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) Polls open in the province of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, the first of the country's 6 time zones – with some 27.4 million Canadians eligible to elect 338 members of parliament

ELECTION DAY. People line up to vote at a polling station at Trinity Community Rec Center for Canada's 43rd general election October 21, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images/AFP

Liberals, Tories slug it out on last day of Canada election

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:30 AM

With Canadians going to the polls on Monday, October 21, the Liberals and Tories go into the home stretch in a dead heat

ELECTION TIME NEARS. Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Andrew Scheer takes photos with supporters during a campaign stop on October 19, 2019 in Brampton, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Facts about Canada's election system

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Here are some facts about Canada's 43rd general election

CANADA ELECTIONS. Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters during a "Team Trudeau 2019" Rally in Vancouver B.C. on October 20, 2019. Photo by Don MacKinnon/AFP

Canada election puts spotlight on the oil-climate divide

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Many voters in oil-producing province Saskatchewan feel the last 4 years of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, with the stricter environmental policies it has rolled out, hurt them

CANADA'S ELECTIONS. Canada's Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau (L), Conservative leader Andrew Scheer (C) and Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet take part in the Federal leaders French language debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 10, 2019. File photo by Chris Wattie/AFP

Trudeau environment policy disappoints young Canada activists

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:24 AM

For activists, Justin Trudeau, who was a symbol of hope when he took office in 2015, is no longer a change agent but the man who didn't do enough for the environment

CRITICISM. In this file photo taken on August 26, 2019 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses media representatives at a press conference in Biarritz, south-west France, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Canada 2019 election: possible outcomes

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Canada's general elections is set on October 21

ASPIRANTS. In this file photo taken on October 10, 2019 (from left) NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, host Patrice Roy from Radio, Canada's Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, and Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet. Photo by Adrian Wyld/Pool/AFP

Justin Trudeau asks Canadians to give Liberals a clear majority

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The latest opinion Canadian election polls show the Liberals neck-and-neck with the Conservative Party of Andrew Scheer, with each tallying around 32 or 33%, leaving both parties far from an absolute majority

Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference following the Federal leaders French language debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 10, 2019. Dave Chan / AFP

Canada's Trudeau called 'compulsive liar' in last election debate

Oct 11, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The liberals and conservatives are neck-and-neck according to polls, with Canada's general election set for October 21

CANADA DEBATES. Canada's Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau (C) and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh shake hands following the Federal leaders French language debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 10, 2019. Photo by Adrian Wyld/AFP

Scheer ups attacks on Trudeau in Canada election debate

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

From the get-go, Andrew Scheer goes on the attack, calling Justin Trudeau 'a phoney and a fraud.' Trudeau shots back, criticizing Scheer for his underwhelming climate proposals at a time of global crisis.

DEBATE. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer (R) and Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau gesture to each other as they both respond during the Federal Leaders Debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 7, 2019. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick/Pool/AFP

Justin Trudeau returns to campaign with promise of lower taxes

Sep 23, 2019 - 10:02 AM

If he is reelected, Trudeau says middle-class Canadians would not pay taxes on the first Can$15,000 ($11,300) they earn

TRUDEAU. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media regarding photos and video that have surfaced in which he is wearing dark makeup on September 19, 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada. Photo by John Woods/Getty Images/AFP

Justin Trudeau apologizes again for wearing blackface as new images emerge

Sep 20, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Trudeau is already under fire for an ethics lapse and other controversies, so the resurfacing of photos and videos of him engaging in activities he himself termed 'racist' dealt a fresh blow to his chances

CONTRITE. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media regarding photos and video that have surfaced in which he is wearing dark makeup on September 19, 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada.  Photo by John Woods/Getty Images/AFP

New video emerges of Canada's Trudeau wearing blackface makeup

Sep 20, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The footage of Justin Trudeau 'in the early 1990s' depicts the Liberal leader in ripped jeans and a T-shirt, his arms up and dark makeup on his face

CONTROVERSY. New images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface makeup emerged on Canadian television Thursday, September 19. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Canada's Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:08 AM

The black-and-white photograph published by Time Magazine shows Trudeau, then 29, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands darkened at a gala party in 2001

BROWNFACE. In this file photo taken on August 26, 2019 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses media at a press conference in Biarritz, south-west France, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Justin Trudeau opens bruising Canada election campaign

Sep 12, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Polls shows Trudeau, once the youthful golden boy of Canadian politics, in a horse race with Conservative Andrew Scheer

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 450701449  KIEV, UKRAINE - Jul 11, 2016: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau during his official visit to Kiev, Ukraine

Canada's Justin Trudeau says China uses detentions as political tool

Sep 06, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The Canadian Prime Minister says: 'we need to figure out how to engage with them, but we also have to be clear-eyed about it, that China plays by a very different set of rules and principles than we do in the West'

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his opening remarks during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, expresses his intent to remain a vital partner of the ASEAN for the years to come. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

Jun 21, 2019 - 6:27 AM

The two men have had a rocky relationship since Trump walked out of a G7 summit in Quebec last June

NEIGHBORS. US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take part in a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP

Canada to ban single-use plastics from 2021

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) Straws, plastic bags, cutlery, plates and stir sticks would be among the items banned, a government statement says

Trudeau announces landmark investments in women's sexual health rights

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) The financial commitment puts Canada on the map as the world's leading donor to comprehensive sexual reproductive health rights

TRUDEAU. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government would raise its funding to support maternal and newborn health around the world. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Trump, queen, and world leaders remember D-Day heroes

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944 led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

D-DAY. (L to R) Philip May, husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel attend an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Canadian PM Trudeau says gender equality 'under attack'

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:23 PM

'Individuals and interest groups are trying to roll back women's rights,' Justin Trudeau says without giving names

GENDER EQUALITY. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the closing ceremony marking the conclusion of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on June 3, 2019. Photo by Andrew Meade/AFP

LOOK: Justin Trudeau joins Twitter storm as Raptors clinch 1st NBA Finals

May 26, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells the Raptors to ‘bring that championship to Canada’

HISTORIC. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors rule the NBA Eastern Conference after stunning the No. 1 Bucks. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Canada's new caregiver program raises more questions than answers

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Since the Canadian government has not laid out the criteria for the new program, it has raised a lot of uncertainty about who will qualify for it

NEW PROGRAM. Care workers attend an information session about the Trudeau government's new caregiver program. Photo by Marites Sison

Canada political crisis hurts Trudeau's image as elections loom

Mar 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Trudeau's government has been rocked by accusations of meddling in the criminal prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin

NO WRONGDOING. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied accusations of "inappropriate" meddling in the prosecution of a corporate giant, as the country's golden boy leader battles his worst crisis since taking office. File photo by Lars Harberg / AFP

Battling political crisis, Trudeau denies wrongdoing

Mar 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Facing calls to resign over the snowballing scandal, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the allegations head-on, saying he had learned 'lessons' from the crisis, but denying any wrongdoing

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. - Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on December 16, 2018, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war in Yemen. Trudeau had earlier said that it would be "extremely difficult" to withdraw from the contract, signed by the previous conservative administration, "without Canadians paying exorbitant penalties." (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)

Canada budget minister quits in fresh blow to Trudeau

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Jane Philpott, who also served as Treasury Board president, says she no longer had confidence in Justin Trudeau's government over the allegations that senior officials attempted to head off the prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin

RESIGNING. In this file photo taken on August 28, 2017 Jane Philpott arrives at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce changes to his cabinet. Photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

Canada government 'meddling' case: deciphering the controversy

Mar 01, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Here's what you need to know about the political crisis rocking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government

ACCUSER. In this file photo taken on February 27, 2019 former Canadian justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould arrives to give her testimony about the SNC-LAVALIN affair before a justice committee hearing on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

Trudeau government in crisis after Canada minister's resignation

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation follows a chorus of demands for the Canadian government to come clean about whether Justin Trudeau's office had pressured her

Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asks for and accepts the resignation of Canada's Ambassador to China John McCallum

SACKING. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fires Ambassador to China John McCallum, but not before hailing the latter's two-decades worth of public service. File photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

China, Canada diplomatic row escalates with death sentence

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses 'extreme concern' that China has 'chosen to arbitrarily' apply the death penalty

SENTENCING. This photograph taken and released by the Intermediate Peoples' Court of Dalian on January 14, 2019, shows Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg (C) during his retrial on drug trafficking charges in the court in Dalian in China's northeast Liaoning province. Handout photo/AFP

Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau's look-alike

Jan 14, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau's double

TWINS? This combo shows a file photo taken on October 12, 2018 of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left); and an image of Abdul Salam Maftoon, an Afghan singer and contestant of the television music competition 'Afghan Star'. Photo by Wakil Kohsar, Ludovic MARIN / AFP

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Trudeau, Trump denounce China's 'arbitrary detention' of Canadians

Jan 08, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Though no link has been officially made, the arrests are thought to be in retaliation for Canada's December 1 arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei

US AND CANADA. In this file photo, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 official welcome at Le Manoir Richelieu on day one of the G7 meeting on June 8, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. File photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

Ottawa seeks help for release of Canadians held in China

Dec 23, 2018 - 12:21 PM

'We feel that respecting the rule of law, respecting the rights of citizens, of prisoners is extremely important,' says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

China detains 3rd Canadian as Huawei spat simmers

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:52 AM

'We are looking into the details (but) this most recent one doesn't seem to fit the pattern set by the previous two (arrests),' says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi murder

Dec 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

'The murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable and that's why Canada from the very beginning had been demanding answers and solutions on that,' Trudeau says in an interview with CTV.

TRUDEAU AND SAUDI ARABIA. In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. Photo by Lars Hagberg AFP

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:13 PM

'Today, I rise in this House to issue a long overdue apology to the Jewish refugees Canada turned away,' says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

APOLOGY. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says sorry 'for the callousness of Canada's response' when Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany sought refuge in the country just months before the outbreak of World War II. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:22 PM

The Cannabis Act makes Canada the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate the sale and recreational use of marijuana

MARIJUANA. A man touches marijuana leaves at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3, 2012. File photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The Cannabis Act, which fulfills a promise Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made in the 2015 election campaign, makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legalize the drug

MARIJUANA. A man touches marijuana leaves at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3, 2012. File photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Canada, U.S. in last-minute NAFTA deal – media

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) Reports of a deal cause a jump in the Canadian dollar on early Asian trading with the loonie up 0.7% from its Friday close at $1.2814

NAFTA DEAL. US President Donald Trump (L) is greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Trump says refused to meet Canada's Trudeau at U.N.

Sep 27, 2018 - 8:43 AM

'I must be honest with you, we're not getting along with their negotiators we think their negotiators have taken advantage of our country for a long time,' US President Donald Trump says of Canada's trade negotiators

NAFTA. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP