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May 24, 2018 4:22 PM Canada still wants to work with China despite blocked Aecon takeover: Bains

Sale of Aecon to China's CCCC International Holding Ltd. was worth $1.5B Canada has been pursuing free trade talks with China, but those conversations seem to have publicly sputtered. Trudeau spent four days in China in December, but left without a formal commitment to moving the free trade talks past the exploratory phase into formal negotiations 7

May 18, 2018 5:05 PM Trudeau touts technological innovation during MIT campus visit

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remembers asking why the stereo and other gadgets he had as a boy were made in Japan — not in Canada. Trudeau’s father, prime minister at the time, told him that Japan, a country with few natural resources — unlike Canada — had to invest in its people and technological innovation. Trudeau tells a gathering 12

May 17, 2018 9:25 PM Ethics commissioner launches investigation into Brampton MP Raj Grewal’s India trip invite

OTTAWA—The federal ethics commissioner is formally investigating whether a Liberal MP from Brampton broke Parliament’s conflict of interest code by inviting a construction executive who pays him for legal services to events with Canadian officials during the prime minister’s trip to India earlier this year. Commissioner Mario Dion said he decided to launch 10

May 12, 2018 6:57 PM Jaspal Atwal charged with uttering threats

Atwal created controversy after an appearance at official dinner for PM in India Jaspal Atwal, the central figure in the controversy that surrounded the prime minister's February trip to India, has been charged with uttering threats. He was charged in British Columbia with one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm in an alleged incident 20

May 11, 2018 2:44 PM Lac-Mégantic rail bypass to be funded jointly by federal, Quebec governments

“There’s nothing we wouldn’t give to go back in the past and avoid being here today to make this announcement,” Trudeau said. “Obviously, we can’t rewrite history, but we can, together, shape the future.” Trudeau said many people are still dealing with the ongoing effects of trauma and loss and he hopes the bypass will help the community continue to heal and rebuild 9

May 10, 2018 4:02 PM After a Liberal minister was told to remove his turban at a U.S. airport, the Canadian government registered its displeasure

The Trudeau government contacted the Trump administration after Minister of Innovation Navdeep Bains encountered zealous airport security agents in Detroit last year. “There was acknowledgement why I wear the turban and this is part of my faith,” Bains told the Star. Bains said he told security staff, “Look, you’re doing your job when it comes to security 7

May 9, 2018 12:50 AM Trudeau to offer formal apology in the Commons for fate of MS St. Louis

Canada turned away 907 German Jews seeking asylum; 254 later lost their lives in the Holocaust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver another official apology in the House of Commons, this time over the fate of the MS St. Louis. "When Canada denied asylum to the 907 German Jews on board the MS St. Louis, we failed not only those passengers, but also their 40

May 7, 2018 8:37 PM Trudeau names new national security adviser from cyberspy agency

Greta Bossenmaier will replace Daniel Jean, who announced his retirement before being embroiled in a controversy surrounding the prime minister’s trip to India this year. That assertion followed the revelation that Jaspal Atwal — a British Columbia Sikh convicted of attempting to assassinate an Indian minister in 1986 during a visit to B.C. — had been invited 10

May 4, 2018 7:30 PM Trudeau, Wynne at Ontario Toyota plant for $1.4B investment announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne were in Cambridge, Ont., at a Toyota plant for the announcement of a $1.4-billion a shot in the arm for Ontario's auto manufacturing sector. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne were in Cambridge, Ont., on Friday at a Toyota plant for the announcement of a $1.4-billion 19

May 4, 2018 7:17 PM Toyota planning $1.4B expansion of Woodstock, Cambridge plants: Report

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to announce a $1.4 billion expansion of its Canadian operations to build the RAV4 sport utility vehicle, a bet on the nation’s manufacturing amid a cloud of uncertainty from ongoing NAFTA talks. The Japanese automaker is slated to make an announcement Friday afternoon at its facility in Cambridge, alongside Prime Minister Justin 16