Sep 20, 2016

Canada security agencies helped Syria in torture cases: documents

Canada’s spy agency and federal police quietly cooperated with Syrian military intelligence in the post-9/11 torture of three Canadians, documents revealed by public broadcaster CBC showed Monday. The three men were arrested by Syrian military intelligence during trips abroad from 2001 to 2004, suspected ...

Sep 13, 2016

Japan, Canada agree to come down hard on North Korea at U.N.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau agreed Tuesday to coordinate their response to North Korea’s provocative acts, including last week’s nuclear test, through the framework of the United Nations, a Japanese spokesman said. During a roughly 20-minute telephone meeting, Abe ...

Aug 31, 2016

Canada snubs U.S. in seeking to join China-led AIIB

Canada will apply to join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Ottawa’s finance department said Wednesday, in a coup for Beijing after Washington tried to dissuade its allies from signing up. “Canada is always looking for ways to create hope and opportunity for our ...

Aug 30, 2016

Trade dispute, policy divisions hang over Trudeau trip to China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Beijing this week seeking deeper ties with China but a trade dispute, government divisions over China policy and the case of a detained citizen could limit his gains. China welcomed last year’s election victory by Trudeau’s Liberals, ...

Former Canadian leader Harper quits politics

Aug 27, 2016

Former Canadian leader Harper quits politics

Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday he was quitting politics, 10 months after voters tossed his Tories out of office in a general election. The awkward career politician, who was more at home plowing through economic theory than glad-handing voters on the ...