Canada is investigating reports a shipment of medical supplies the country had ordered was diverted to the US. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is “very concerned”, adding that “we need to make sure that [coronavirus] equipment that is destined for Canada gets to and stays in Canada. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 125 Canadians, while more than 10,000 have fallen ill.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Canada had agreed to close their border to all “nonessential traffic” because of the spread of the coronavirus. Trump indicated in his announcement on Twitter that it will not affect trade between the two countries but did not offer any additional details. The president has not closed the border with Mexico.
The Canadian government will no longer pay for Prince Harry and Meghan’s security, it said in a statement Thursday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living on picturesque Vancouver Island in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, where their security has been provided in part, by officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. While the couple has been welcomed in Canada, there has been public opposition to taxpayers paying for their security.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he has intelligence that indicates a passenger plane that crashed in Iran was shot down. “The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. This may well have been unintentional. Iran denies the reports, with government spokesman Ali Rabiei describing it as a “psychological warfare against Iran”, according to state TV.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a smaller left-leaning party. Trudeau, who took power in 2015 as a charismatic figure promising “sunny ways,” saw his popularity drop over old photos of him in blackface and his handling of a corporate corruption case.
A third instance of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in a costume and covered in blackface surfaced Thursday, hours after he admitted to two previous instances where he dramatically darkened his face. “This is something I deeply, deeply regret. Darkening your face, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface,” Trudeau said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a tough fight. “I should have known better then, but I didn’t and I did it and I’m deeply sorry,” Trudeau, 47, told reporters on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after Time magazine published the image.
Two days after Hurricane Dorian swept through Atlantic Canada, hundreds of thousands of people still have no power, leaving schools and some businesses closed Monday. The Category 2 hurricane made landfall near Sambro, N.S., on Saturday, taking down power lines and trees across the region, and leaving a mess for power utility crews. A total of 211,000 Nova Scotia Power customers remained in the dark Monday morning, as of 6 a.m. AT.
A cross-Canada manhunt that transfixed the international community appears to have come to an end, with police saying they believe they have found the bodies of teen fugitives Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, in northern Manitoba. Schmegelsky and McLeod were suspects in the double murder of Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and US citizen Chynna Deese, 24. Both had been shot.
The chief financial officer of China’s tech giant Huawei is suing Canada over her arrest at the request of the US. Meng Wanzhou was held in December at Vancouver airport on suspicion of fraud and breaching US sanctions on Iran. On Friday Ms Meng filed a civil claim against Canada’s government, border agency and police for “serious breaches” of her civil rights. It came on the same day that Canada officially launched Meng Wanzhou’s extradition process to the US.