Tag: Canada

Canada’s Top Public Servant Is Fourth Official to Resign in Political Scandal

OTTAWA — Canada’s top public servant, who was accused of improperly pressing the former attorney general to settle a corruption case involving a major corporation, resigned on Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to put more than a month of political turmoil behind him. It was the fourth prominent resignation related to the scandal […]

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Trilobites: Honey as a Pollution Detector? It’s a Sweet Idea

Organic things can carry coded messages about their home environments. Tree rings can tell scientists what the atmosphere was like when the tree was young. Lichens can reveal local air pollution levels. Now, scientists in Canada report that honey carries a message, too. A survey of urban beehives around Vancouver, which was published last week […]

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Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike

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Forget Trump’s Border Wall. Let’s Build F.D.R.’s International Park.

Nearly 75 years ago, an American president was eyeing a grand project along our southern border, not to divide the United States and Mexico but to bring the two nations together. On June 12, 1944, a week after D-Day, President Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation establishing Big Bend National Park, almost a million acres along the […]

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Justice Minister at Center of Trudeau Political Tempest Will Not Testify Again

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has been trying for weeks to shift the country’s attention from accusations by his former justice minister that his government improperly pressured her on a criminal case. On Wednesday, members of his party helped him do that by blocking the minister from testifying again about the matter […]

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Where Spying Is the Law

Last week, the Supreme Court of British Columbia set a hearing date in extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, bringing her one step closer to being sent to the United States for trial. This is a make-or-break moment for Huawei’s international ambitions — and perhaps China’s […]

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Three Generations of a Canadian Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash

BRAMPTON, Ontario — It was supposed to be a dream family vacation. An immigrant grandfather eager to set foot on African soil after an absence of 30 years. A doting mother determined to show her Canadian daughters where she came from. Two teenage girls giddy at the prospect of seeing animals on safari in Kenya. […]

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The Trudeau Scandal Happens All the Time in America

The most acute political scandal in North America—the one with the greatest chance of toppling a head of state anytime soon—is occurring not in the United States, but Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is barely hanging on to power after being accused last month of pressuring his attorney general to abandon the criminal prosecution of […]

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We Talked to a Researcher About Why Women Are Attracted to DILFs

Matthew Berninger, the lead singer of the National and prototypical DILF. Photo via The National Facebook page. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. The vision of the hot dad at the park, doing the one-handed stroller push, is synonymous with ‘DILF’—the less popular term to the ubiquitous ‘MILF’ (the third most searched for term […]

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Will Canadian Women Turn Their Backs on Their Feminist Prime Minister?

TORONTO — Being a feminist is not an easy job. Just ask Justin Trudeau. A day after his non-apology for the political crisis engulfing his government, with accusations that he bullied his female justice minister on a criminal case, the Canadian prime minister met with young women in Toronto to celebrate International Women’s Day. But […]

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Justin Trudeau Cites ‘Erosion of Trust’ Over Case That Became Political Crisis

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said on Thursday that a dispute with his former justice minister that has ballooned into a political crisis came from a breakdown in trust and communication. “I was not aware of that erosion of trust, and as prime minister and head of cabinet, I should have been,” […]

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Justin Trudeau Cites ���Erosion of Trust��� Over Case That Became Political Crisis

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said on Thursday that a dispute with his former justice minister that has ballooned into a political crisis came from a breakdown in trust and communication. “I was not aware of that erosion of trust, and as prime minister and head of cabinet, I should have been,” […]

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Canadian Politics Aren’t Cute. They’re Corrupt.

CALGARY, Alberta — There is a particularly quaint element to Canada — our smallness, our politeness, our insularity — that makes many people, including many Canadians, assume the best about our country and ourselves. As if these qualities make us inherently purer than other, more populous countries. It’s true that Canadians are a trusting, generous […]

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What You Need to Know About the Huawei Court Case in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When the Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested by the Canadian authorities in the Vancouver airport while changing flights, she suddenly became one of the world’s most famous detainees. Her December arrest — made at the United States’ request for her extradition on fraud charges — provoked a storm of […]

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Trudeau’s Ex-Adviser and Close Friend to Testify in Political Crisis

OTTAWA — Canadians are rarely riveted by televised meetings of the House of Commons justice committee. But they are likely to pay attention on Wednesday morning, when Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s close friend and former political aide, testifies before it about the political crisis that has engulfed Mr. Trudeau just seven months before […]

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Friend, Adviser, Witness: Trudeau’s Fate Could Hinge on Confidant’s Testimony

TORONTO — They were college friends, canoeing pals and debating team buddies who were in one another’s wedding parties. Together, they fashioned a campaign that catapulted them into Canada’s top office — Justin Trudeau as the country’s optimistic prime minister and his best friend Gerald Butts as his adviser, strategist and political slugger. Now they […]

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Oh, Trudeau.

Justin Trudeau came to office in 2015 by the high road, exuding charm, confidence, integrity and an openness to change. He filled his cabinet with women and minorities, opened Canada’s doors to immigrants and posed for endless selfies with adoring crowds. But in politics the fresher the face, the more obvious the blemishes. With seven […]

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2nd Trudeau Minister Resigns as Canada’s Political Crisis Swells

OTTAWA — Another minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada quit in protest on Wednesday over accusations that he and his aides tried to influence a criminal case against a multinational Canadian company accused of bribing the Libyan government. The unexpected resignation, by Jane Philpott, who led the treasury board, inflames […]

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How Justin Trudeau Was Ensnared by Scandal: A Corruption Case and ‘Veiled Threats’

Four years ago, Justin Trudeau rose to Canada’s highest office as the second-youngest prime minister in the country’s history, promising “sunny ways” and a new era of honest government, equal representation and liberalism. Now, Mr. Trudeau is entangled in a scandal involving allegations that his office pressured his justice minister to settle a criminal case […]

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America the Cowardly Bully

This is the way the trade war ends. Not with a bang but with empty bombast. According to multiple news organizations, the U.S. and China are close to a deal that would effectively end trade hostilities. Under the reported deal, America would remove most of the tariffs it imposed last year. China, for its part, […]

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