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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

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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

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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

'More work' to get a continental trade deal – Trudeau

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Negotiators have been in talks nearly non-stop for a month as they try to overcome hurdles and agree on a NAFTA rewrite

NAFTA. In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, June 9, 2018. File photo by Lars Harberg/AFP

Mexican president sees 3-way NAFTA deal 'this week'

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The United States and Mexico had been holding two-way talks to iron out lingering issues, before bringing Canada back to the table

NAFTA DEAL. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a special message to the media pledging to strengthen mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists, at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City, on May 17, 2017.  Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Canada's Justin Trudeau to run again in 2019

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Trudeau's running is seen as designed to give the Liberals a lift at a time when polls show their Conservative Party opponents are hard on their heels

RUNNING. File photo of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Canada PM does not back down on rights defense in Saudi spat

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:47 PM

Tensions have been high between the two countries since August 6, when Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments

ON HUMAN RIGHTS. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country 'will always speak strongly and clearly in private and in public on questions of human rights.' File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation

Jul 07, 2018 - 3:16 PM

'I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open Eyes editorial, published in the Creston Valley Advance in August of 2000,' Rose Knight says in a statement.

HEAD OF STATE. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, June 9, 2018. Photo by Lars Harberg / AFP

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Justin Trudeau defends himself against groping allegation

Jul 06, 2018 - 7:40 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not respond directly when asked if he intends to open an investigation into the issue. He repeats several times that he does not believe he acted inappropriately.

TRUDEAU. On allegations of sexual misconduct dating nearly two decades ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he does not feel that he 'acted inappropriately.' File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Canada to legalize cannabis October 17 – Trudeau

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Under the new legislation, adults – either 18 or 19, depending on the province or territory – can legally buy, grow and consume cannabis in limited amounts

CANNABIS. New Amsterdam Cafe owner Todd Bolli checks his inventory as he stands behind the counter of his retail shop June 20, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced recreational pot will be legal as of October 17 in Canada. Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP

Trump threatens to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump described migration as a big problem for Europe. He then told Japan's Abe: "Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon."

ALLIES. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Trump lashes out at U.S. allies in Twitter rant

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal,' Trump tweets, as he criticizes Canadian tariffs on imports of US milk

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$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7

Jun 10, 2018 - 2:08 PM

The funds give 'young women in developing countries the opportunity to pursue careers instead of early marriage and child labor,' says activist Malala Yousafzai

G7. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec will host the 44th G7 summit in 2018. File Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP

U.S. blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump takes exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on the ground in Quebec

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

Allies race to clinch G7 face-saver before Trump's early exit

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Trump is confronted with a litany of complaints over his decision to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

Canada's Trudeau rejects U.S. proposal for bilateral trade pact

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:42 PM

'Canada's position is, and always has been that the trilateral approach is actually better for Canada, for Mexico and for the United States,' says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

NAFTA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejects a US proposal to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement in favor of a bilateral trade pact. File photo by AFP

[OPINION] What if Trudeau, instead of Duterte, kissed the woman?

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Would the Canadian Prime Minister's hunkiness have made the act less predatory?

EU joins global battle against Trump tariff onslaught

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Brussels and Ottawa filed legal challenges at the WTO against Washington's decision. The EU, Canada and Mexico also threatened stiff retaliatory tariffs as they pushed back against Trump's moves.

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP