Nov 25, 2016

Canada to let more expats vote

Canada’s Liberal government introduced a bill Thursday to increase voter eligibility, including rolling back a measure that excluded more than 1 million expatriates from voting in 2015. Maryam Monsef, the minister for democratic institutions, told a news conference the reforms will “break down unnecessary ...

Nov 22, 2016

Canada to end coal power by 2030

Canada will shutter its coal-fired power plants by 2030 as part of its strategy to cut greenhouse gas emission under the Paris climate accord, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced Monday. The plants, located in four provinces, produce about 10 percent of Canada’s total CO2 ...

Nov 15, 2016

Cabin crew pair hurt as landing plane steers to avoid drone over Toronto

Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants. Julie Leroux of Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the near collision occurred at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning at an altitude of about ...

Oct 29, 2016

EU and Canada to sign trade pact after Belgians approve changes

Canada and the European Union will sign a landmark free trade deal on Sunday after key votes in Belgian regional assemblies on Friday ended opposition that had threatened to destroy the agreement. Soon after the final Belgian vote, European Council President Donald Tusk called ...

Belgian region's rejection imperils EU-Canada trade deal

Oct 21, 2016

Belgian region's rejection imperils EU-Canada trade deal

The Belgian region of Wallonia rejected new amendments to a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, reaffirming its opposition and so threatening the entire deal, a flagship of European Union trade policy. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ...