Tag: Canada

Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

OTTAWA — Canadians from Newfoundland to British Columbia struggled with the past misdeeds of their leader this week when images surfaced of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface and brownface makeup. Could this be the same Mr. Trudeau who has welcomed thousands of refugees and has frequently apologized for Canada’s history of Indigenous abuse? Did […]

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The Crisis for Birds Is a Crisis for Us All

Nearly one-third of the wild birds in the United States and Canada have vanished since 1970, a staggering loss that suggests the very fabric of North America’s ecosystem is unraveling. The disappearance of 2.9 billion birds over the past nearly 50 years was reported today in the journal Science, a result of a comprehensive study […]

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Birds Are Vanishing From North America

The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago. The analysis, published in the journal Science, is the most exhaustive and ambitious attempt […]

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Justin Trudeau Shown in 3 Separate Instances Wearing Black and Brownface Makeup

Photo: Chris Jackson-WPA Pool (Getty Images) Over the past 12 hours, three separate images revealed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a penchant for wearing black and brownface from the time he was a teenager and well into adulthood. The first, published by Time Magazine on Wednesday night, shows Trudeau wearing dark makeup on his […]

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With Brownface Photos, Is Trudeau Who He Portrays Himself to Be?

The revelation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada dressed up in brownface makeup at an “Arabian Nights” party has reinforced a narrative that has dogged him throughout his political career and now threatens his re-election: that he isn’t really who he portrays himself to be. Mr. Trudeau has long cast himself as a glittering […]

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2001 Photo of Trudeau in Brownface Makeup Roils Canada Election

OTTAWA — The re-election campaign of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was thrown into turmoil Wednesday when Time magazine published a 2001 photograph of him wearing brownface makeup at a private school party. Time said the photograph had been taken when Mr. Trudeau, then a 29-year-old teacher, attended an “Arabian Nights” themed costume gala […]

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GM Strike Sends Ripples Across the Border, Canadian Union Prez Hints at Labor Action to Come

Plenty of workers at General Motors’ Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant soon won’t have much to do, as the UAW’s strike against GM impacts pickup production in Canada. The facility, due to stop producing vehicles by the end of the year, will temporarily lay off over a thousand workers, the automaker’s Canadian arm announced Wednesday. That’s […]

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Charges Against Another Parent Revealed in the College Admissions Scandal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Prosecutors unsealed charges on Tuesday against a woman who they said had paid a consultant $400,000 to get her son admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles, as a recruit for the soccer team. The charges added another defendant to the Justice Department’s sprawling college admissions prosecution. The woman, Xiaoning Sui, 48, […]

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How to Take Advantage of Shoulder Season

Summer vacation may be coming to an end, but savvy travelers know that the best time of year to book and take a trip is starting. Shoulder season — the months just before and after peak summer travel time — is when you’ll find warm temperatures, smaller crowds and deals on flights, home rentals and […]

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After Toronto, Is Tarantino Still the Oscar Favorite?

For the last seven years, you could count on the eventual winner of the best picture Oscar to emerge from the three big film festivals that unofficially mark the start of award season. And to be sure, the crop of movies that premiered over the last two and a half weeks in Venice, Telluride and […]

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Jennifer Lopez Answers Your Questions on Persevering and More

TORONTO — In the new drama “Hustlers,” Jennifer Lopez plays Ramona, an enterprising ex-stripper who devises a plan to to squeeze cash from her former clients. Before Lopez walked the red carpet for the premiere of “Hustlers” at the Toronto International Film Festival, she sat down to answer questions from Times readers about her films, […]

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Top Canadian Intelligence Official Charged With Leaking Secrets

OTTAWA — A top intelligence official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who had access to a wide array of highly sensitive information gathered by Canada and its allies has been charged with passing along or offering secret information. The official, Cameron Ortis, the director general of the force’s National Intelligence Coordination Center, faces three […]

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Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. GATINEAU, Quebec — Along the coast of the United States, people who lost homes to Hurricane Dorian are preparing to rebuild. But Canada — which has faced devastating flooding of its own — is testing a very different idea of […]

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How Canadians Raised $2.3 Million to Save 2,000 Pristine Acres

The students in a fifth-grade class at Cambridge Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada were on an environmental mission in June. At their annual summer fair, they sold food, crafts, games and face-painting sessions to help save an expanse of forest from the chain saw. Their efforts, and those of hundreds of other people, have […]

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Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished

BURLINGTON, Vt. — In July 1987, Bernie Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington, Vt., arrived in Ottawa convinced he was about to see the future of health care. Years earlier, as his mother’s health declined, and his family struggled to pay for medical treatment, he was spending more time attending to her than in classes […]

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Serena Williams Lost, but Her Legacy is Winning

It felt like destiny, like Serena Williams was playing with the caress of fate. Most everyone in the stands at Arthur Ashe Stadium expected her to win the United States Open on an electric Saturday afternoon. Most everyone thought that she would beat Bianca Andreescu, the talented but still inexperienced 19-year-old Canadian, little known outside […]

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‘She the North’: Bianca Andreescu Joins the Raptors in Canadian Sports Lore

When Gayle Benjamin invited a friend to travel from his home in Calgary, Alberta, to visit her in New York, she already had tickets to the United States Open women’s final. A devoted fan of Serena Williams, Benjamin never thought that Arthur Telesford, her Canadian friend, would become a liability. But as it turned out, […]

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