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January 15, 2019 12:54 PM China criticizes Trudeau’s comments on decision to hand down death penalty

BEIJING—China is expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying says Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible 5

January 14, 2019 1:15 PM Justin Trudeau to make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ cameo, Brent Butt tweets

Other high-profile cameos during the show’s live-action run included former Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, hockey greats Darryl Sittler and Travis Moen, Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen, and musicians Colin James, Jann Arden and the Tragically Hip. “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned 5

January 13, 2019 9:41 PM Justin Trudeau to make animated cameo on Corner Gas

“Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned,” Trudeau wrote, referring to his trip to the province last week where he announced a deal for closing coal-fired power plants as well as funding for a geothermal generating facility. Butt, meanwhile, thanked Trudeau for continuing the tradition 7

January 12, 2019 2:56 PM Young Saudi woman expected to land in Toronto following global Twitter campaign to grant her asylum

Justin Trudeau told a press conference in Regina Friday that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Canada to grant the 18-year-old Alqunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed. The prime minister brushed aside suggestions the move might further complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia. Canadian diplomats in the Thai capital 11

January 9, 2019 11:58 PM Liberals reimburse Commons for using PM’s office in fundraising video

The move comes after New Democrat MP Charlie Angus complained to the board of internal economy — the multi-party body that oversees the operation of the Commons — that the video violated Commons rules, which prohibit the use of parliamentary resources for partisan purposes. In a letter to the chief of staff of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan, who chairs 11

January 9, 2019 4:46 PM Trudeau says B.C. protest arrests not ‘ideal,’ but rule of law must be respected

The prime minister says his government has been working on reconciliation but the dispute over the pipeline, a key part of the $40-billion LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, is “still an ongoing process.” He says it is important to “leave room for people to express their concerns,” but at the same time this is a country of the rule of law and court 11

December 27, 2018 12:09 AM Canadian police presence on peacekeeping missions hits 13-year low

OTTAWA—The number of Canadian police officers on UN missions has reached its lowest point in more than a decade despite a shortage of such personnel on many peacekeeping operations and a Liberal promise to address it. New figures from the United Nations show there were 15 Canadian police officers participating in peacekeeping missions at the end of November 15

December 24, 2018 10:00 AM Medicine is the real pot of gold for the cannabis industry

Politics, or geopolitics, will also determine Trudeau’s decisions in this debacle. Among the ideal options is to release Meng Wanzhou in exchange for freeing the Canadian nationals. And to grant Huawei, which employs about 500 people in its extensive Canadian R&D operations, the access it craves to Canada’s 5G network, provided Huawei share its technology 26

December 17, 2018 8:30 PM Arms maker warns of cost with Trudeau looking to end Saudi deal

The company’s Canadian unit, in a written statement Monday, warned that doing so could leave the government on the hook for penalties. “Were Canada to unilaterally terminate the contract, Canada would incur billions of dollars of liability to General Dynamics Land Systems — Canada,” according to the statement. “We hope that we will be allowed to continue 18

December 17, 2018 7:41 PM Cost of ebooks and audiobooks ‘not a sustainable model,’ according to library council

EDMONTON—If your holiday plans include downloading an audiobook of Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale from a public library collection, or unwinding with an electronic copy of Justin Trudeau’s Common Ground, you could be out of luck. Libraries across Canada are running into barriers in accessing both ebooks and digital audiobooks for their patrons 16