OTTAWA—Another piece in Justin Trudeau’s pursuit of a more engaged and aggressive Canadian stance on international climate policy fell into place yesterday, but many more remain a mystery.
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WASHINGTON—Critics of Justin Trudeau’s guarantee of a gender-equal cabinet have found a famous ally south of the border: Donald Trump.
The billionaire politician was asked yesterday in an interview about imitating the new Canadian prime minister’s half-male, half-female cabinet—and he said no.
GENEVA—An exceptionally-large blue diamond sold yesterday for 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.5 million)—a new record price for any jewel at auction, Sotheby’s said.
It culminated two Geneva auctions in which a convicted Hong Kong tycoon on both times bought a rare coloured diamond to honour his daughter.
OTTAWA—Lest we forget, politicking evidently never stops—even on Remembrance Day.
The Liberal party, flush from its Oct. 19 election victory, used the solemn occasion yesterday to continue trying to accumulate information on potential supporters and donors.
OTTAWA—Tom Mulcair will rely on veteran members of his team to help the NDP flex its muscles in Parliament—despite its reduced strength.
Mulcair has named his team of critics, including longtime party member Nathan Cullen, who is to tackle the environment file and democratic reform.
OTTAWA—Conservative senators don’t plan to be an ideological roadblock to the Liberal government’s legislative agenda.
OTTAWA—The Liberal government will begin the process within the next “couple of weeks” of consulting Canadians on how best to proceed with an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, the country’s new indigenous affairs minister says.
A 24-year-old Ontario woman who has “never driven a day” in her life is being hailed a hero for taking control of a public transit bus after the driver became unconscious.
Jessica Lower said she was on her way to her three-year-old son’s birthday party in Woodstock, Ont. around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday when she heard a beep.
OTTAWA—Syrian refugees being brought to Canada by the Liberal government only will be given temporary residency permits until their cases have been fully processed in Canada, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee says.
MONTREAL—The City of Montreal says it will begin dumping eight billion litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River on Wednesday.
Mayor Denis Coderre said the dump will begin at 12:01 a.m.
New Environment minister Catherine McKenna said yesterday she would permit the dump as long as certain conditions were met by the city.