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Canada hits back at US on tariffs, says it will not back down

OTTAWA: Canada struck back at the Trump administration over US steel and aluminum tariffs on Friday, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents. The announcement by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland marks a new low in ties between the neighbors and trading partners which have become increasingly strained since U.S. President Donald Trump took power in January 2017. The Canadian tariffs will come into effect on July 1 and largely target U.S.…

Trudeau to Trump: Canada will block backdoor steel shipments

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assured US President Donald Trump in a telephone call that Canada will block foreign steel and aluminum transshipments to the United States. The prime minster, according to a readout of the conversation released on Tuesday, "raised the strong measures Canada is taking to address unfair trade in steel and aluminum." In a separate statement, Ottawa said it was "strengthening enforcement further to stop foreign exporters from avoiding duties meant to level the playing field."…

Trudeau admits Sikh extremist was invited to dine with him Delhi

NEW DELHI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Thursday that a convicted Sikh extremist had been invited to dine with him in New Delhi, just the latest controversy to dog his visit to India. Trudeau said the invitation to Jaspal Atwal -- who was found guilty of trying to assassinate an Indian minister in 1986 -- had been revoked and those at fault had taken responsibility. "Obviously, we take this situation extremely seriously," he told reporters in New Delhi. "The individual in question never should…

Canadian PM Trudeau tasks special envoy to press Myanmar on refugees

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed a special envoy to Myanmar on Monday tasked with pressing its leadership to resolve the Rohingya refugee crisis. Trudeau also announced in a statement that Canada would be doubling its contribution this year for humanitarian aid for the refugees to Can$12 million (US$9.5 million). Former senior MP Bob Rae will “reinforce the urgent need to resolve the humanitarian and security crisis in Myanmar and to address the situation affecting vulnerable populations,…

Wife of Canada’s Trudeau plugs parks with parliament tents

OTTAWA: Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada's prime minister, and their daughter Ella Grace pitched a tent on parliament's front lawn Friday to promote free access to Canada's fabled national parks. Free access to the parks -- including Banff, Fundy, Glacier, Gulf Islands and Jasper -- is granted to locals and foreign tourists alike as part of a year-long celebration of the country's founding 150 years ago. Gregoire-Trudeau and her daughter were joined by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and a group of…

WATCH: Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai addresses Canadian Parliament

OTTAWA: Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, before advocating in a speech to parliament for women and girls' education -- a cause dear to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Wearing an orange scarf and a green dress, the young woman was welcomed to the seat of Canada's democracy in Ottawa by Trudeau. At age 19, Yousafzai is the youngest person to speak to Canadian members of parliament and senators in a joint session. She is…

Canada’s Trudeau tells EU: the world needs you

STRASBOURG: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of US President Donald Trump. Speaking to the European Parliament a day after it backed a comprehensive free trade deal between Canada and the EU known as CETA, Trudeau said the 28-nation bloc had a crucial global role to play. By contrast, Trump has questioned the value and future of the EU and has…

Justin Trudeau opens talks with Trump aiming to boost trade

WASHINGTON: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday opened talks at the White House with US President Donald Trump, seeking to nurture economic ties while avoiding tensions over issues such as immigration on which the two are sharply at odds. A smiling Trudeau warmly shook Trump's hand on arrival for what were his first talks there since the president assumed power on Jan. 20. Trudeau has taken a low-key approach toward Trump, a Republican who campaigned on a pledge to toughen US immigration policies and…

PM Trudeau says Canada stands with Muslims

QUEBEC CITY: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque that all of Canada stands with its Muslim minority population. "Last night's horrible crime against the Muslim community was an act of terror committed against Canada and against all Canadians," Trudeau said in the House of Commons. To the one million Canadians who profess the Muslim faith, he said "36 million hearts are breaking with yours," alluding to the country's population. "We will grieve with you, we will…