Trudeau joins G20 in promising COVID-19 aid to poor nations
Pushes against protectionism, but G20 fails to address a funding shortfall to ensure equitable access.
Federal rent subsidy program for businesses hurt by COVID-19 begins
Will cover up to 65% of rent or commercial mortgage interest, extra 25% for hardest hit.
Canada, Britain beat Brexit with new trade deal, incorporates EU pact
Placeholder agreement buys the trading partners another year to reach a more comprehensive pact.
Canada’s labour unions could play big role averting ‘Buy American’ rules
Biden plans to ensure US workers and companies are first in line to reap the benefits of his economic recovery plan.
Trudeau defends arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
No regrets about following the rule of law, says world must stand up to China.
Ambassador visits Canadians detained in China in Huawei case
China says Canada has no right to hold Meng, Kovrig and Spavor are suspected of national security crimes.
US COVID-19 cases rise, border closure extended 30 days
Trudeau says the ban won’t be eased until there’s clear evidence the pandemic is slowing in the US.
Canada-Britain trade talks in final stages as tariff deadline looms
Would prevent tariffs on Canadian products from seafood to steaks and autos.
China will avoid decoupling amid tension with US, Europe: Xi
Promised to open China’s market wider but no initiatives to respond to complaints it improperly subsidizes and shields technology.
Spending restraints shouldn’t be jettisoned because of pandemic
Former budget watchdog says government should move away from spending to stimulate the economy as conditions improve.
Ottawa to keep Boeing Max grounded for now, despite US decision
Federal Transport Minister says Canada will impose different requirements than the US before it lifts the orders.
Canada could see COVID-19 vaccine as soon as January: Elliott
Health minister says 4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to be available between January and March, plus 2 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine.
Tory motion passes to demand government decision on Huawei, 5G
Motion says Canada needs to develop a robust plan to combat China’s growing foreign operations.
TC Energy says Keystone XL pipeline fits Biden agenda
Forging ahead with construction despite president-elect’s vow to rip up the presidential permit allowing it to cross the border.
Pandemic politics leave DC in gridlock as COVID-19 surges
Urgency of the nationwide surge in virus cases, spiking hospitalizations and deaths has hardly resonated in Washington.