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Official: Canada to announce ban on single-use plastics

TORONTO — The Canadian government plans to announce it is moving to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, a senior government official said late Sunday

The official said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would make the announcement Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Monday’s news conference.

Pence says US-Canada relationship has ‘never been stronger’

OTTAWA — Vice-President Mike Pence said Thursday that President Donald Trump is a “great friend of the Canadian people” and that the U.S.-Canada relationship has “never been stronger,” less than a year after Trump assailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in unprecedented attacks on America’s longtime ally.

Canada ex-attorney: Government tried to interfere in case

TORONTO — Canada’s former attorney general testified Wednesday she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company, including receiving “veiled threats.”

Trump and Trudeau discuss detained Canadians in China

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to continue to seek the release of two Canadians detained in China, Trudeau’s office said Monday.

China grabbed the Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. Trudeau spoke to Trump in a phone call Monday.