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Canada helping Australia determine 'full extent' of hack

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency said Wednesday it is working with Canberra to try to determine the scale of computer hacking on Australia's parliament and political parties just months from an election.

Group of 25 Canadian students flees Haiti unrest

Ottawa - A group of 25 school students from Quebec and three chaperones were able to leave Haiti on Sunday, where they had been stuck due to violent anti-government protests.

Canada warns against all travel to Haiti

Ottawa - Canada has raised its travel alert for Haiti, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort.

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps tourists

Ottawa - Canada on Thursday temporarily closed its embassy in Haiti as violent protests against President Jovenel Moise's government trapped hundreds of Canadian tourists in the Caribbean island nation.

Canadian woman jailed for attack in name of IS group

Ottawa - A Canadian woman found guilty of terror crimes for trying to join the Islamic State group and in its name attacking staff at a department store was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.

Canada former AG quits amid political interference controversy

Ottawa - Canada's former attorney general resigned from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet on Tuesday amid controversy over the prosecution of one of the world's top construction and engineering firms, SNC-Lavalin.

Twitter trolls sought to sow Canada divisions on pipelines, migrants

Ottawa - Canada's public broadcaster said Tuesday it found in a trove of Twitter messages evidence of possible foreign actors trying to sow divisions between Canadians on pipelines, migrants and other hot-button issues.

Police in Canada free 43 Mexicans from near slavery

Montr - Forty-three Mexicans duped in immigration scams have been freed after being forced to work for almost nothing in Canadian hotels, police said Monday.The workers, mostly men, were lured to Canada by traffickers.

Where's the weed? Canada still struggles with pot shortage

Cannabis shortages appeared almost immediately after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada four months ago. Provincial distributors blamed producers and federal regulators. One expert says the shortage could last five years.

Canadian jihadist says IS foreign fighters 'hung out to dry'

Tanriverdi - A Canadian jihadist detained in Syria told AFP on Sunday he has been "hung out to dry" by the Islamic State group like other foreign fighters and appealed to his government for help.

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

Quebec City - A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday.Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole.

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

Quebec City - A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday.Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole.

'Evil' Canadian jailed for life in gay village killings

Toronto - A Canadian landscaper was jailed for life Friday for the murder and sexual mutilation of eight men from Toronto's gay community whose bodies he dismembered and hid in planters.

Gender funding gap grows when research pitches get personal: study

Paris - Women are less successful in receiving research funding than men if the selection process focusses on the scientist making the pitch rather than the science presented, according to new research released Friday.

Canadian diplomats hit by mystery symptoms in Cuba sue Ottawa: report

Ottawa - Canadian diplomats who suffered from mysterious health complaints while they were posted to Cuba in 2017 are suing Ottawa for taking too long to evacuate them and provide them treatment, reports said Wednesday.

Canada opens doors to some 750 ex-slaves from Libya

Ottawa - Canada will welcome some 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Wednesday.

Lima Group calls for Venezuela regime change without force

Ottawa - The Lima Group of Latin American countries and Canada called Monday for a peaceful change in government in Venezuela, without military intervention.

Canada's Trudeau announces $53 million in aid to Venezuelans

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday pledged Can$53 million (US$40 million) in humanitarian aid for Venezuelans amid a deepening crisis.

Trudeau speaks with Venezuela's Guaido, praises 'courage and leadership'

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke Sunday with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, praising the "courage and leadership" of the national assembly head whom Ottawa recognizes as interim president, according to a statement.

TerraCycle's Loop to bring reusable packaging to Toronto

Toronto - Canadian efforts to reduce single-use plastic will get a boost this year when a major retailer is slated to launch a test of reusable packaging in the most populated part of the country.

Canada paid a high price for oil pipeline: budget watchdog

Ottawa - A watchdog said Thursday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid more than he needed to for a controversial oil pipeline to the Pacific -- which could come back to haunt him in October elections.

French police get seven years for raping Canadian tourist

Paris - A French court on Thursday sentenced two police officers to seven years in prison for the rape of a Canadian tourist at the Paris police headquarters.

Outcry as French orchestra hires conductor at centre of #MeToo row

Paris - A soprano who claims she was molested by veteran conductor Charles Dutoit has condemned the French National Orchestra for hiring him for a concert on Sunday.

Canada cuts diplomatic staffing in Cuba

Ottawa - Canada is slashing staff at its Cuba embassy after another diplomat was diagnosed with a mysterious brain injury that has affected several dozen North American envoys to the island, the government announced Wednesday.

Huawei charm offensive runs into buzzsaw of US charges

Shanghai - Fraud, obstruction of justice and cloak-and-dagger trade theft -- a US rap sheet alleging systematic skullduggery by Chinese telecom giant Huawei has deepened the company's problems just as it sought to win back global trust.

Huawei exec's extradition hearing pushed to March

Vancouver - The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the center of a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing was pushed back to March on Tuesday, after the US unveiled sweeping charges against her and the Chinese tech giant.

Canada to host regional leaders for Venezuela crisis talks

Ottawa - Canada will host an "urgent meeting" of the Lima Group on the Venezuela crisis on February 4 in Ottawa, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Monday.

Canadian arrested in Macau for $284 mn fraud attempt

Fpo - A Canadian man, who allegedly tried to swindle an entertainment company out of $284 million, has been arrested in the gambling hub of Macau, police said Monday.

Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said he had sought and accepted the resignation of Ottawa's ambassador to China, days after the diplomat sparked controversy with criticism of the US extradition request for a top Huawei executive.

Canada's indoor vertical mushroom farm takes off

An new agricultural operation has taken off in Canada — the Gruger Family Fungi in Nisku. This is Canada’s first vertical mushroom farm. The facility specializes in tree-loving mushrooms.
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