Trudeau decries Islamophobia a year after Quebec mosque attack

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Monday for Canadians to stand up against Islamophobia and discrimination as he paid tribute to six Muslims killed a year ago at a Quebec mosque. Trudeau lamented that acts of hate and discrimination have become "commonplace" or "even tolerated," saying in parliament that "it should never have come to this point." "We cannot bring back those who perished, but we owe it to them to fight the very sentiment that ...

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 ...

Macron, Trudeau ‘bromance’ fires up internet

Friday, 26 May 2017

“A liberal fantasy dream sequence”, “a bromance,” “insanely romantic”. The Internet was abuzz Friday with pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau schmoozing at the G7 summit in Sicily, strolling through flowered walkways and chatting against the backdrop of a sparkling blue Mediterranean sea. “Apparently Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron flew to Sicily for their wedding photoshoot,” netizen ...

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever to get honorary Canadian citizenship

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Canada on Wednesday to receive her honorary citizenship and address the country’s lawmakers after her first visit to Parliament in 2014 was put off because of a terror attack. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented her with a framed certificate of citizenship. She’s only the sixth person to receive the honor and the youngest ever. The 19-year-old Pakistani activist was 15 when she shot in the head by Taliban militants while returning ...

Canada lawmakers pass motion to combat Islamophobia

Friday, 24 March 2017

Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons, with strong encouragement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, passed a motion Thursday paving the way for future measures to combat Islamophobia. The motion, which passed easily, asks the government to “recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear” and “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” In the wake of the January attack on a ...

Canada witnesses population jump due to immigrants

Thursday, 9 February 2017

About two-thirds of this population increase can be attributed to immigration, with natural population growth representing the other third

Canada PM Trudeau apologizes for striking opposition lawmaker

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The incident played out as the government works on legislation to permit assisted suicide

Canada signals openness to restoring Iran diplomatic ties

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Such a move would be a reversal of the foreign policy set by the previous Tory administration

Canada’s marijuana industry lights up as legalization loo‎ms

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Using cannabis for medicinal purposes in Canada has been legal under certain conditions since 2001

Canada looking at ‘wider’ ISIS threats in Libya, Sinai

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Canada was involved in the multinational force that ousted Qaddafi in 2011

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