Rosemary Barton

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Rosemary Barton is CBC's Chief Political Correspondent, based in Ottawa.

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Annamie Paul says she's considered stepping down as Green party leader

Annamie Paul admits that before this snap election, she contemplated taking the drastic decision to resign as leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Canadians should expect 'significant' move in budget for child care, early education: LeBlanc

Access to national early learning programs and child care have become an “economic imperative” and Canadians should expect a “significant” announcement in the forthcoming federal budget, said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.  

'Do your duty' and get vaccinated, says Jean Chrétien

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien is calling on Canadians to "do their duty" and get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect the health of their friends, family and neighbours.
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Vaccine nationalism an issue of 'enlightened self-interest,' UN Secretary General warns

Developed countries hoarding COVID-19 vaccines is not only unfair and unjust, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says, it is also “a matter of enlightened self-interest.”
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UN in 'serious negotiations' with China about letting observers into Xinjiang province: Antonio Guterres

The United Nations is engaged in a “serious negotiation” with China about granting UN officials access to China's western Xinjiang province — scene of what many Western nations have called a campaign of genocide directed by Beijing against the Muslim minority Uyghur population.

It's 'absolutely essential' Canada repatriate citizens in Syrian camps: Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it is “absolutely essential” countries such as Canada repatriate Canadian women and children currently being held in prison camps in Syria.

Hurdles remain in Canada-U.S. relationship despite renewed commitments

Challenges still lie ahead for the Canada-U.S. relationship despite several days of bilateral meetings between the two countries on their shared priorities and close ties as longtime allies.
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U.S. stands with Canada on efforts to free Kovrig, Spavor from China: secretary of state

The United States will continue to stand with Canada in its efforts to secure the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from arbitrary detention in China, said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
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U.S. State Department announces 'Khashoggi ban' for individuals who target dissidents

The United States government has announced measures aimed at curbing counter dissident activates on American soil.
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Science will lead the way on border reopening, U.S. secretary of state says

The United States will not be putting an arbitrary timeline on when the Canada-U.S. border should reopen because the Biden administration is going to let science do the talking, said U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.

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