Egypt Air, Wataniya sign major deals at Dubai Air Show

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bombardier said on Tuesday that Egypt Air had signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 CS300 jets from the Canadian company.Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer announced the agreement at a news conference at the Dubai Airshow.Meanwhile, Airbus said on Tuesday it had signed a preliminary agreement to sell 25 A320neo aircraft to Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft supplier to Wataniya Airways of Kuwait.The memorandum of understanding, worth $2.7 billion at list prices, ...

Canada to take in migrants at ‘gradual’ pace amid integration concerns

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Canada has to take a gradual approach to boosting immigration, with the government concerned about anti-immigrant sentiment and the country’s capacity to integrate newcomers, a minister said on Thursday. Canada’s new three-year immigration plan, unveiled on Wednesday, will see it increase its immigration intake by 13 percent over three years to help meet the needs of an aging population. But the increase is below that recommended by a government advisory council in 2016, which had ...

Canada settles with wrongly accused terror suspects for $24.6 mln

Friday, 27 October 2017

Canada settled a lawsuit for Can$31.5 million (US$24.6 million) with three citizens who were wrongly accused of terror links, local media said Thursday. Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin had been arrested in Syria and Egypt after the 9/11 attacks. Released in 2004 without charges, they returned to Canada, proclaimed their innocence and sued the government for Can$100 million over its role in their detention. A 2008 independent inquiry led by retired Supreme Court judge Frank ...

Freed Canadian hostage: Taliban murdered my daughter, raped my wife

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his infant daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Boyle leveled the accusations in a terse statement he read on his arrival in Toronto late Friday with his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and three children, who were freed Wednesday by Pakistani troops. He condemned the Haqqani network's "stupidity ...

Canadian doctors help 2,000 commit suicide in a year

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Nearly 2,000 people with incurable diseases were helped to die by a doctor in the first year since Canada legalized medically-assisted suicide, according to a report published Friday.From the time Ottawa passed the legislation in June 2016 to June 30, 2017, 1,982 people ended their lives in this way, according to Health Canada.Most had cancer, the agency said.Extrapolating from the data collected for the first half of 2017, the number of assisted deaths is expected to rise but remain at less ...

Minister says 800 Yazidis refugees resettled in Canada

Friday, 6 October 2017

Nearly 800 Yazidi women and girls and others who fled persecution by ISIS in northern Iraq have been resettled in Canada, the immigration minister said Thursday. Canada’s parliament last year, with Iraqi activist Nadia Murad on hand, declared the persecution of Yazidis a genocide and said this country would take in up to 1,200. “Today, I am proud (to say that) almost 800 Yazidi women and girls, and other survivors of ISIS have already arrived, and have begun the process of rebuilding ...

Somali man charged in Canada attack was ordered deported from US

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Somali immigrant charged with attempted murder in connection with a weekend vehicle and knife attack in Edmonton, Alberta, was detained in the United States pending deportation before claiming refugee status in Canada, US officials said on Tuesday. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, is accused of running down a police officer with his car on Saturday night and then stabbing him repeatedly. Police said he fled before driving a U-Haul truck into four pedestrians during an attempt to evade capture. ...

Canada police investigate officer attack, chase as terrorism

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Canadian police said early Sunday that an attack on an officer outside a football game and a high-speed chase of a U-Haul that left four people injured in the Western city of Edmonton, Alberta, are being investigated as acts of terrorism.Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said that officers have one person in custody and think he acted alone, but are not ruling out that others may be involved.The chaos began outside a Canadian Football League game on Saturday night when police say a white ...

Raonic withdraws from US Open due to wrist injury

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open due to a persistent wrist injury but plans to return to the Tour later in the year, the Canadian said on late on Wednesday. The world number 11 last played at the Rogers Cup in Montreal earlier this month, where he lost 6-4 6-4 to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the second round, before pulling out of the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open last week due to the injury. “I have tried everything in my power to rehabilitate this injury in time ...

Why Trudeau is warning against ‘short-cutting’ in Canada’s asylum process

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday there is no advantage for asylum seekers who evade border checkpoints to cross into the country from the United States. His comments were aimed at curbing a surge in migrants entering Quebec province on foot from the United States this summer. “Canada is an open and welcoming society because Canadians have confidence in our immigration system and have confidence that we are a country based on laws,” Trudeau told a press conference ...

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