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Trudeau pledges another $75M to COVAX as G7 leaders discuss wider COVID-19 vaccine distribution
The federal government has agreed to top up its funding for vaccine rollouts in lower-income countries, pledging $75 million more to the COVAX international vaccine-sharing program as other wealthy countries step up their commitment.
Canada, Britain slap sanctions on Myanmar officials for abuses in military coup
Canada and Britain have joined forces once again, this time to impose new sanctions on Myanmar after its military toppled its elected government in a coup.
Canada creates coalition with allies to denounce arbitrary detentions amid fight to free Kovrig, Spavor
Canada and a coalition of nearly 60 other countries offered vocal support Monday for a new international declaration denouncing state-sponsored arbitrary detention of foreign nationals for political purposes.
Federal Conservatives call for special Commons study of Canada-U.S. relations
The federal Conservatives are calling for a special House of Commons committee devoted to Canada-U.S. relations.
Ottawa urged by member of COVID-19 task force to ramp up vaccine manufacturing in this country
A leading Canadian health expert on the federal government's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force says the pandemic should be viewed as a wake-up call for Canada to create its own domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity.
Goodale rejects Iran's offer to compensate Canadian victims of downed Ukraine plane
Ralph Goodale, Canada's special adviser on the Iranian military's downing of a passenger jet one year ago this week, is rejecting Tehran's offer to pay $150,000 to the families of those killed in the tragedy.
A year of COVID-19 has reversed a decade of progress helping world's poor: Gould
International Development Minister Karina Gould says COVID-19, in less than one year, wiped out a decade's worth of progress in improving the plight of the world's poorest people, especially children.
No text yet for Canada-U.K. trade deal, minister says as Dec. 31 tariff deadline looms
International Trade Minister Mary Ng was unable to offer MPs a firm guarantee that they will see a bill to ratify the new provisional Canada-Britain trade agreement before Parliament is due to break for Christmas on Dec. 11.
Canadians await U.S. election in fear, as poll reveals anxieties about aftermath
Canadians are watching in fear today as their American neighbours vote, capping a campaign marked by voter intimidation, threats of postelection violence, and concern about the potential breakdown of democracy itself.
Trudeau, EU leaders express faith in American people and call for return to multilateralism
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the European Union's two top political leaders expressed faith in the American peopleThursday ahead of next week's U.S. presidential election whose outcome has major implications for global relations.