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Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

LONDON, Ontario – Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks. The comments cast further doubt on prospects for talks to modernize the trilateral North American Free […]

Canada plan to change citizenship law

Canada plan to change citizenship law

The Canadian government’s plan to repeal citizenship-revocation laws has been welcomed by civil liberty groups in the country. The revocation laws, which were part of Bill C-24, went into effect in May 2015 and strictly applied to dual nationals of Canada giving the government ability to strip dual citizens of their Canadian passport if convicted […]

Canada will fix its indigenous welfare program

Canada will fix its indigenous welfare program

Canada’s federal government has pledged to overhaul its broken First Nation child welfare program after a human rights body found it was racially discriminating against aboriginal youth by underfunding the system. Tuesday’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is being called one of the most important rights decisions related to the country’s First Nations […]

Trudeau gives Canada first truly diverse cabinet

Trudeau gives Canada first truly diverse cabinet

Canada’s new prime minister Justin Trudeau has named a young and ethnically diverse cabinet, with a ministerial team that for the first time in the country’s history is equally balanced between men and women. The ministers – 15 women and 15 men – are mostly aged under 50, in a team marking both a generational […]

Trudeau’s expected pragmatic course in Canada

Trudeau’s expected pragmatic course in Canada

After his sweeping victory in Canada’s election on Monday, Justin Trudeau received the customary telephone calls from other world leaders. Yet along with their congratulations was the suggestion that he should enjoy the postelection glow because, he said he was told, it’s “all downhill” from here. Since becoming leader of the Liberal Party two years ago, […]

Canada’s opposition wins historic elections

Canada’s opposition wins historic elections

Justin Trudeau is set to become Canada’s new prime minister after his Liberal Party swept to power in general elections, ending nearly a decade of Conservative Party rule. The Liberals seized a parliamentary majority, an unprecedented turn in political fortunes that smashed the record for the number of seats gained from one election to the next. […]

Canada’s indigenous people and the youth activism

Canada’s indigenous people and the youth activism

Quinn Meawasige says he has spent his life walking with “one foot in a moccasin and one foot in a sneaker”. The indigenous activist and youth council representative with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Meawasige learned to balance both those worlds when he discovered his Aboriginal roots and heritage in a self-imposed stint in […]