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Canada lowers flags after discovery of bodies at school site

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Sunday that flags at all federal buildings be flown at half-staff to honor more than 200 children whose remains have been found buried at what was once Canada's largest Indigenous resident...

 

Canada urges Biden not to cancel oil pipeline on first day

TORONTO (AP) — Top officials in Canada want a chance to make the case for a long disputed oil pipeline to be built amid reports President-elect Joe Biden will cancel Keystone XL. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Monday he will seek legal damages...

 

Orioles, Maryland in talks about Blue Jays in Baltimore

TORONTO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and the state of Maryland have had talks about the team sharing Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the displaced Toronto Blue Jays amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays are looking for a major league park...

 

Trudeau: police video of aboriginal chief arrest shocking

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that black and indigenous people in Canada do not feel safe around police after a police dashcam video emerged of the violent arrest of a Canadian aboriginal chief. The arrest has re...

 

Canada mass shooting started with assault on girlfriend

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's worst mass shooting erupted from an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend, who survived the attack, police confirmed Friday. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Darren Campbell said the weekend shooting rampage...

 

Trump: US, Canada to close border to nonessential travel

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, and the Trump administration is considering a plan to turn back all people who cross the...

 

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a...

 

Canadian police say 2 bodies found, believed to be fugitives

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Wednesday they believe two fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as another man have been found dead in dense brush in northern Manitoba. Authorities located t...

 

Father: nationwide Canada manhunt will end in son's death

TORONTO (AP) — The father of one of the suspects in the murders of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as the death of another man said Wednesday he expects a nationwide manhunt to end in the death of his son, who is on "a...

 

China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

TORONTO (AP) — China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are...

 

Canada's energy regulator endorses contentious pipeline

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's energy regulator endorsed a contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Friday that would almost triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The National Energy Board said the expansion is...

 

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

TORONTO (AP) — A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention said Tuesday she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come. Rahaf Mohammed also has quickly embraced life in...

 

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign....

 

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest...

 

US, Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic crisis entangling the three countries. Meng...

 

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations. Canada's arr...

 

Trump comments upend US approach to Huawei, trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have taken pains this week to emphasize that their trade talks are entirely separate from the U.S. case against a top Chinese technology executive. But with a few words, President Donald Trump...

 

Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes...

 

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets. Meng Wanzhou, the chief...

 

Canada arrests CFO of China's Huawei Technologies

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States. Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said Meng Wanzhou was...

 

6 arrested on sex charges at Toronto all-boys school

TORONTO (AP) — Police arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto on Monday and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the internet. Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli...

 

Family offers reward for info in death of billionaire

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian lawyer announced Friday a multimillion-dollar reward for information about the death of drug-company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey. Lawyer Brian Greenspan said Toronto police haven't properly handled the...

 

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization. He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what...

 

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday. A senior government...

 

Google's first urban development raises data concerns

TORONTO (AP) — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of Google's parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown...

 

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