Trudeau wants to join allies fighting China’s trade pressure

OTTAWA—Canada will co-ordinate its coming Indo-Pacific strategy with allies like South Korea to align on human rights and trade so China doesn’t pit one country against another vying for “bits of access” to the world’s largest market, says Prime Secretary Justin Trudeau. Standing next to Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Trudeau said “it makes sense” … Read more

Poilievre meeting with each Conservative MP ahead of October shadow cabinet decisions – National

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is holding one-on-one meetings with each Conservative MP to gauge their interests as he prepares to assemble his front bench of critics. The meetings come ahead of an expected announcement of Poilievre’s “shadow cabinet” in mid-October, multiple sources tell Global News, timed around a week-long break in House of Commons action. … Read more

Canada’s new ambassador to China vows to raise human rights concerns

OTTAWA — The federal government has chosen a career diplomat who says defending human rights and repairing the Canada-China relationship are her main focus as Ottawa’s new ambassador to China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Jennifer May, most recently ambassador to Brazil, as his new envoy to Beijing, ditching his practice of putting political appointees … Read more

Justin Trudeau will have final decision on lifting COVID-19 border restrictions, sources say

OTTAWA — A federal cabinet committee that has steered Canada’s COVID-19 response has unanimously recommended to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada lift its COVID-19 border restrictions, sources tell the Star. Cabinet orders that revised those measures in late June — and are set to expire at midnight on Sept. 30 — include vaccination mandates … Read more

Julie Payette says she wasn’t invited to the Queen’s funeral

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to London with a Canadian delegation for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, one ex-dignitary was notably absent. Former governor general Julie Payette — who resigned amid a toxic workplace scandal in 2021 — was “unfortunately” not invited to be part of the delegation, her office confirmed in … Read more

Canada to drop COVID-19 vaccine border rules: sources

By the end of September the federal government is planning to drop its COVID-19 vaccine border requirements, and the ArriveCan application will become optional, sources confirmed to CTV News. The government is expected to make this policy change by the end of the month, and the sources indicated the Liberals will also be ending the … Read more

Poilievre narrow second to Trudeau as preferred prime minister, poll finds – National

A new poll suggests a plurality of Canadians still believe Justin Trudeau is still the best man for the job of prime minister, but he has only a slight lead over new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. Leger has released the findings of an online survey conducted over the weekend with around 1,500 respondents. Read more: … Read more

Will Canada keep its promises on vaccine-sharing with the world?

Just over a year ago, a plane carrying roughly 800,000 shots of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine landed in Nigeria, a country with five times the population of Canada that was, thanks to COVID, struggling under the worst recession since the 1980s. The shots had been paid for by Canada and earmarked for a country that … Read more

Trudeau sings tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in hotel lobby

On Saturday evening, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was captured on video singing along to the classic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” in a hotel lobby in London, two days before the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. A short video, which circulated widely on social media, shows Trudeau performing the song alongside Quebec pianist and radio … Read more

Justin Trudeau versus Pierre Poilievre as Parliament returns

OTTAWA— In the words of one Liberal MP, “there’s a big battle brewing right there” on the floor of the House of Commons when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confronts new Official Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre. But the ideological battle many anticipate between the front benches and the two main party leaders will not take shape … Read more