Latest Canada government News

Trudeau cabinet minister resigns amid controversy

Feb. 12, 2019 8:59 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's former justice minister announced Tuesday that she was quitting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet — a move that follows allegations Trudeau's office pressured her to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm. Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould...

Canadian diplomats file suit over injuries suffered in Cuba

Feb. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Some Canadian diplomats who became mysteriously ill while posted to Cuba are suing the Canadian government. Canada has confirmed 14 cases of unexplained health problems since early 2017. Twenty-six workers at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba have also been affected, suffering a range of symptoms and...

The Latest: Canada also offering new right whale protections

Feb. 7, 2019 1:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on new efforts to protect endangered right whales (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The Canadian government is offering new measures to try to protect endangered whales in the wake of the announcement of a similar effort by American fisheries managers. Fisheries and Oceans...

After trade fight, Delta's new small jetliner takes flight

Feb. 7, 2019 12:34 PM EST

Delta Air Lines' newest plane is taking off, part of a trend of airlines giving high-paying passengers more room and comfort on smaller jets. Delta's first flight with the 109-seat Airbus A220 took off Thursday from New York's LaGuardia Airport and landed in Boston. The plane was developed by Canada's Bombardier,...

The Latest: Lima Group urges Venezuela troops to let aid in

Feb. 4, 2019 6:26 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A coalition of Western Hemisphere nations is urging Venezuela's military to allow badly needed food and medicine to enter the country as the bloc pushes for a peaceful transition of power in the South American nation....

Canada condemns Netflix for using rail disaster images

Jan. 30, 2019 10:29 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament passed a motion Wednesday saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box." The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended...

Canada reducing Canadian staff at Cuba embassy by half

Jan. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat fell mysteriously ill. Canada has confirmed 14 cases of unexplained health problems since early 2017. Twenty-six workers at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba have also been affected,...

Timeline: The China-US-Canada battle over Huawei

Jan. 29, 2019 11:29 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The United States has brought charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies and one of its top executives in a case that has shaken China's relations with the U.S. and Canada. A look at how events have unfolded over the past two months: Dec. 1: Canada arrests Huawei Chief Financial...

Canada's foreign minister says why China envoy fired

Jan. 28, 2019 11:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's foreign minister said Monday the country's ambassador to China was fired because he expressed views that were contrary to the federal government's position on the detention of a Chinese tech executive. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the central job of an ambassador is to...

US, Canadian fighter planes scramble to escort Russian jets

Jan. 26, 2019 10:46 PM EST

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado (AP) — Military authorities say U.S. Air Force and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers that were traveling in the Arctic region near the North American coastline. The North American Aerospace Defense Command says two F-22 and two CF-18...