Canada

Theresa May in Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Canada to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. Mrs May told a press conference she expected a “seamless transition” to a new trading relationship with Canada after the UK leaves the EU. Her one-day visit takes place ahead of a new trade deal between the EU and Canada ...

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RCMP says charges to be laid in Canada involving fentanyl shipments from China

VANCOUVER — The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit opioid deaths, the force’s director of serious organized crime says. “Most intercepts are done here in Canada,” Sgt. Yves Goupil said, adding arrests have been made and charges will be laid.  Goupil said their investigation has only ...

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Protesters call for Canada to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

At least 250 people rallied on Parliament Hill today to demand the Canadian government do more than use their words to call for an end to the atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The powerful military in Myanmar is accused of burning down the homes of 400,000 Rohingya Muslims, forcing the persecuted minority to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh as ...

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Beiermann: Don’t bring blueberries to Canada | Local

My husband and I just returned from visiting our 27-year-old daughter in Seattle, where she’s been working the last few months as a travel nurse. To spend five days together was such a treat. Well, for us, at least. It’s possible we may have exhausted her, though, something I picked up on when, toward the end, she said, “You guys ...

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How reporters balance private moments with a public story – Canada

Shahnaz Azarbehi takes off her long-sleeve T-shirt and stands in front of her bathroom mirror in her bra. The 67-year-old Toronto woman starts to write on her chest with a black marker, printing out the letters DNR, followed by a series of numbers. Assigned to her by Ontario’s Ministry of Health, the sequence makes up her Do Not Resuscitate Confirmation number, ...

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Terry Jones: Canada drops opener against India

Brayden Schnur of Canada during play against Ramkumar Ramanathan of India in Davis Cup action on Friday September 15, 2017 in Edmonton. Greg Southam / Postmedia Game. Set. Match on, too. If the idea of many might have been that India would be a walkover against Canada in this weekend’s David Cup tie that disappeared from the git go. It ...

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Exclusive – Canada sought to resolve Boeing military, trade disputes at meeting: sources

OTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada last month attempted to end a deepening dispute with Boeing Co (BA.N) by suggesting it could withdraw a threat not to buy Super Hornet jets if the U.S. firm dropped a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The informal proposal would have created an unusual ...

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BlackBerry inventor says Canada’s challenge is keeping techies – Tech News

The former chief executive officer of BlackBerry Ltd added his voice to the chorus of people saying that Canada’s main economic hurdle is keeping technology talent.  ”The biggest challenge as a country is retaining and recruiting the best people to build industries in Canada and not lose them to other jurisdictions,” Mike Lazaridis, who left BlackBerry in 2013, said at ...

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