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Working with Trump ‘not always simple’, says Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said working with US President Donald Trump is "not always simple," as he welcomed the successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking on an episode of Quebec´s most popular talk show, "Tout Le Monde En Parle," broadcast Sunday Trudeau said he had done his job of "standing up for Canadians" in agreeing the USMCA trade pact with the US, Canada and Mexico. Asked about his relationship with Trump, Trudeau cautiously acknowledged it is "not always…

Canada becomes first industrialized nation to legalise cannabis

TORONTO: Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open. Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight. Over 100 people braved the cold and wind in the province’s capital St. John’s, lining up outside a Tweed-branded store owned by Canopy Growth Corp., the world’s most…

Malala calls on Canadian PM for talks on G7 GEAC

OTTAWA: The Noble Prize laureate and activist for women and girls education, Malala Yousafzai, on Saturday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for talks on G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC). In a twitter statement, the Canadian prime minister said: “Great to catch up with @Malala today in Ottawa.” He also shared a photograph of his meeting with Malala on his official tweeter handle, saying: “We talked about the important work of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council and our commitment to making sure…

Trudeau says had a ‘great phone conversation’ with PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on Monday phoned his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan and congratulated him on assuming the office. During the telephonic conversation, the Canadian Prime Minister appreciated Imran Khan’s illustrious career in cricket and politics and wished him well for implementing his party’s agenda for the welfare of Pakistani people. Both the leaders discussed bilateral relations and stressed the need for further strengthening of ties particularly in areas of trade, commerce and…

Canada’s Trudeau to run again in 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday he will run for re-election in 2019 legislative polls. The Liberal Party leader was officially nominated by his party in the central Montreal district of Papineau, a centrist stronghold he has represented since 2008. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015. He spoke of his "deep conviction that despite the politics of fear and division, staying positive, pulling people together, looking for ways to emphasize our common ground, our shared values among our differences,…

Celebrities, world leaders send out Eid greetings

The Muslims celebrated the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitr in different parts of the world, including Saudi Arabia and several other Middle East countries along with UK, France, Indonesia and Belgium. World leaders, celebrities, and other renowned people from different walks of life sent out greetings to the Muslim world on this festive occasion. Among those who extended greetings and love on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr included Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, supermodel Gigi Hadid, Canadian Prime Minister Justin…

Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’: Trump adviser

WASHINGTON: The top White House economic adviser accused Canada’s prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with “polarizing” statements on U.S. trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau as “amateurish” and “sophomoric” for a news conference he gave after Trump left the Group of Seven summit on Saturday. The comments, made…

US-Canada dispute escalates after tense G7

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec: The United States and Canada swung sharply on Sunday toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after U.S. President Trump called him “very dishonest and weak.” The spat drew in Germany and France, which sharply criticized Trump’s decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique hammered out at a Canadian summit on Saturday, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently. “Canada…

In bombshell, Trump says US backs out of G7 communique, criticises Trudeau

LA MALBAIE: U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threw the G7’s efforts to show a united front into disarray after he became angry with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry. Trump’s bombshell announcement that he was backing out of the Group of Seven communique, made after he left the summit in Canada early, torpedoed what appeared to be a fragile consensus on the trade dispute between Washington and its top allies. “PM Justin…

Trump, Trudeau swap jokes but hold firm in trade dispute

LA MALBAIE, Quebec: U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were all jokes and smiles for the media as they met at the Group of Seven leaders summit in Quebec on Friday, but neither budged on the serious trade dispute between them. In the brief photo opportunity that started their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the fractious G7 summit, Trump followed Trudeau’s diplomatic introduction by joking that Trudeau had backed down on retaliatory tariffs. “Justin has agreed to cut all…