MANILA, Philippines—Canada will increase the number of ground troops it has in Iraq to train local forces as a way of making a bigger military contribution to the coalition fighting Islamic militants, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
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OTTAWA—The federal department overseeing “Canada 150” celebrations is embarking on a capital-wide project to place commemorative plaques at locations where 15 Fathers of Confederation made a home during their time in Parliament.
ARDROSSAN, Alta.—Two bison have been shot and killed in a national park east of Edmonton.
Parks Canada says it happened near the north entrance of Elk Island National Park over the weekend of Oct. 17-18.
One of the animals was dragged along Highway 16, which bisects the park, to a field about 800 metres north of the park, where some of its meat was cut off.
LOS ANGELES—A study by NASA and university researchers finds there’s a 99.9 percent probability of a magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquake within three years in an area of greater Los Angeles, where a moderate temblor occurred last year.
OTTAWA—The international datebook dictated that Justin Trudeau’s debut on the world stage would come at the G20 leaders’ summit this weekend in Turkey.
But had it been up to him to decide the time and place himself, the prime minister probably could not have picked a better international meeting that fits with the agenda that brought him to power with a majority government.
OTTAWA—The Liberal cabinet met yesterday to review its plan for the resettlement of Syrian refugees, but offered little public detail—sowing confusion and frustration about what, exactly, is supposed to happen next and how.
MONTREAL—The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it will continue with its Federal Court challenge of Canada Post’s decision to end home mail delivery—even with a new federal government in power.
A union spokesman in Quebec said yesterday that while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to maintain home delivery across the country, it was said as a campaign promise.
TORONTO—Ontario’s elementary teachers have ratified a new central contract agreement with the provincial government, bringing a formal end to their work-to-rule campaign.
Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation voted 86 percent in favour of the deal while 98 percent of union locals also voted to accept the tentative agreement reached Nov. 2.
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.
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.