OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed on Tuesday (May 21) to keep the pressure on Beijing as a Canadian parliamentary delegation in China sought the release of two Canadians held as spies."China is making stronger moves than it has before to try to get its own way on the world stage and Western countries and democracies around the world are pointing out (that) this is not something we need to continue to allow," Trudeau told reporters.Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained after the arrest December 1 of a top Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver on a US warrant.China has said it suspects Kovrig, who works for the International Crisis Group think tank, of espionage and alleged that Spavor had provided him with intelligence.Trudeau told reporters Spavor "had been detained for political reasons.""This is something that we remain concerned about (and) ... that countries around the world are concerned about," he said.Foreign Minister … [Read more...] about Canada lawmakers in China to press for detainees’ release
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OTTAWA: Ottawa plans to proceed "full steam ahead" on ratification of a free trade agreement with the US and Mexico, Canada's foreign affairs minister said Saturday (May 18), after the neighbors scrapped reciprocal tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.Canada had been "very clear" that as long as the tariffs were in place "it would be very hard for us to move forward with ratification," Chrystia Freeland told CBC News.On Friday, US President Donald Trump announced the lifting of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. Ottawa and Mexico City also announced the elimination of reciprocal duties.The steep US tariffs imposed last year - 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum - became a major stumbling block to ratifying a new North American trade pact negotiated last year by the three countries.With the removal of the obstacle, "our government now intends to move forward with the ratification," of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Freeland said, describing the … [Read more...] about Canada aims to ratify trade deal after lifting of tariffs
By Jennifer Wells Business Columnist Tues., April 30, 2019 It’s gotta hurt in some quarters — Oshawa — to hear General Motors CEO Mary Barra crowing about the ongoing refocusing of the automaker. “We are selling every truck we build,” Barra told analysts on a first-quarter conference call Tuesday morning. Sales of the revamped Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were up 20 per cent, year over year. Barra placed an emphasis not just on growth, but on showroom stickers. The new truck models are selling at the highest prices ever, Barra said. Nearly $6,000 (U.S.) higher than the outgoing models. “Outgoing” is code for “Oshawa,” where the plant had once been hard at work on the finishing assembly of the 2018 Sierra and Silverado models. GM HQ had made it clear at the time of its half-billion investment in the Oshawa truck works, which transformed a vastly underused car line to a pickup line, that this was merely a … [Read more...] about GM’s Mary Barra steers clear of rough corporate news
By Tara Deschamps Special to the Star Mon., April 29, 2019 New European rules that will make tech firms liable for copyright violations on their platforms have been both lauded by musicians and artists and lambasted by those who champion intellectual freedom. But one thing that’s not in dispute is that similar rules won’t be coming to Canada any time soon, experts say. The copyright directive, endorsed by 19 European countries in mid-April, will compel companies such as Google and Facebook to ensure copyrighted content — everything from music and films to news and books — isn’t posted on their platforms without a creator’s permission. Some tech firms may have to acquire licences to host such material. The EU’s 28 member states now have two years to adopt the rules and create their own policies. The reforms have been touted as a way to rein in powerful tech firms and restore revenues to creative industries, often paid fractions … [Read more...] about Canada likely won’t copycat EU copyright rules, experts say. So what’s next?
MAYNILA- Kinalampag ng grupong EcoWaste Coalition ang Embahada ng Canada dito nitong Lunes upang igiit na dapat nang kunin ng bansa ang basurang itinambak nito sa Pilipinas higit 5 taon na ang nakalilipas. Bitbit ang mga placard, iginiit ng grupo na hindi katanggap-tanggap ang pagtatambak ng Canada ng basura sa Pilipinas. Nauna nang binalaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Canada na kunin ang mahigit sa 100 container ng basurang itinambak nito kung hindi ay posibleng magdeklara ng giyera ang Pilipinas. "Ang salita ng ating Presidente ay sumasalamin kung gaano ka-urgent, gaano kaseryoso na dapat nang kunin ang mga basurang ito. Hindi na ito dapat nagtatagal pa sa Pilipinas," ani Aileen Locero, national coordinator ng EcoWaste Coalition. Siniguro naman ng Embahada ng Canada noong nakaraang linggo na nakikipag-ugnayan ito sa pamahalaan ng Pilipinas upang maresolba ang problema sa basura. -ulat ni Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News Bisitahin ang Patrol.PH para sa iba pang mga balita. … [Read more...] about News ‘Hindi tapunan’: Embahada ng Canada kinalampag ng EcoWaste Coalition