By Tonda MacCharles Ottawa Bureau Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 OTTAWA—The Trudeau government asked the Trump administration to ensure China releases two detained Canadian men if — as U.S. President Donald Trump suggested last month — the U.S. drops Meng Wanzhou’s extradition request as part of negotiations for a trade deal with China, the Star has learned. A senior Canadian official speaking on condition of anonymity told the Star that the Trudeau government approached the Americans after Trump said in December he wouldn’t hesitate to intervene in the Meng affair if he could secure a better trade or security deal with China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directly with Trump, and other officials in their dealings with the Americans, made clear that no matter the motivation behind Trump’s comments, if the U.S. was indeed going to use Meng’s extradition as a bargaining chip, the U.S. needed to make sure that the two Canadians … [Read more...] about Trudeau sought U.S. help to release two Canadians after Trump hinted he might use Meng’s extradition as a bargaining chip, official says
Brunswick news help wanted
By Kristin Rushowy Queen's Park Bureau Fri., July 20, 2018 SAINT ANDREWS, NEW BRUNSWICK — With legalization is only a few months away, the provinces are looking to Ottawa to “step up” when it comes to raising public awareness about the dangers of cannabis. At a meeting of the country’s 13 premiers that ended Friday at a picturesque resort on Canada’s east coast, the provincial and territorial leaders talked about U.S.-Canada trade relations, internal trade, health care, and “there were certainly lots of discussions that were had in terms of what needs to be done” regarding cannabis, said New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant. “One of the things that I think really resonated with the conversations, and people got quite passionate about, is the need to ensure that we have a robust awareness program, and we need the federal government to step up in that regard,” he said at a final news conference, flanked by … [Read more...] about We need more help with cannabis rollout, provinces tell Ottawa
By Donovan Vincent Feature Writer Fri., July 6, 2018 DUNNVILLE, Ont.—Mary Caissie was devastated when her estranged husband, Lawrence, walked out of the psychiatric ward of a New Brunswick hospital and vanished. That was this past January. Five months later, more bad news: the RCMP told her a body found near Moncton was Lawrence’s. Yet another blow came a few weeks later: she learned none of the ashes from Lawrence’s cremation would be going to her or their four children. Lawrence’s sister Rose Caissie refused to give them up. “We’re all very hurt by this, especially my little brothers,” says Chantelle, 27, the daughter of Mary and Lawrence, who lives in Guelph. Article Continued Below Mary, 55, a resident of Dunnville, Ont., south of Hamilton, wants the ashes. But it might be too late. It’s unclear what Rose, a New Brunswick resident who doesn’t speak with Mary or the children, has done with them. … [Read more...] about A woman learned her husband died in New Brunswick. Why didn’t she get the ashes?
By Tim Harper National Affairs Columnist Tues., April 17, 2018 Over the next 18 months, at least four elections will shape the future of this nation. Starting in Ontario, followed by Quebec, Alberta and the country as a whole, voters will go to the polls. New Brunswick also votes this year and another vote in British Columbia cannot be ruled out. But with these key contests looming, there has been very little serious discussion in this country about how voters will receive information they need to cast informed ballots, and the overall security of our democratic process. It’s time for a serious look at how our votes can be manipulated by “bots” and fake news, and whether the electoral process itself is safe from meddling by internal or external sources. Read more: Article Continued Below Privacy watchdog wants rules for how political parties use Canadians’ personal data Opinion | Emma Teitel: Four tips to help Kathlene Wynne … [Read more...] about With elections looming, Canada cannot be complacent on policing social media
By The Canadian Press Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 MUMBAI, INDIA—Some of Indians biggest companies say they will invest more than $1 billion in Canada in the coming years in everything from pulp mills to pharmaceuticals and the IT sector. The news came after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent his third morning in India meeting with six of this country’s most influential business tycoons making deals which he says will create at least 5,000 new jobs in Canada. All of them say Canada is a welcome place to do business and their experiences so far have left them wanting more. Kumar Birla, the chairman of Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group and the country’s eighth wealthiest person, says the business friendliness of the federal and provincial governments in Canada makes for happy investors who will always come back looking for more. He says his company — which is largely focused on natural resources sector and already owns pulp mills in Ontario and New … [Read more...] about India’s top companies tell Trudeau they will invest more than $1 billion in Canada