After two years, China says the two Michaels have been indicted, tried
Canada’s ambassador to China Dominic Barton is inspired by how they are coping with their imprisonment.
Premiers’ demands for long-term health funding increase
They want Ottawa add at least $28 billion a year to its annual health transfer payment, but the issue is taking a back seat to the pandemic.
Despite Trump’s venting and threats, Biden’s win is sealed
Victory was locked in Dec. 8 by the so-called safe harbour deadline set by federal law.
Legault calls for police to issue more tickets for COVID-19 violations
Premier wants to send a clear message ”to a small minority of Quebecers” who put the rest of the public’s health at risk.
S&P DJ removing Chinese companies from index after US order
Follows Trump’s order barring Americans from buying stocks or bonds issued by companies owned or controlled by the Chinese military.
Clean energy group outlines path to reducing freight emissions
Pembina Institute calls for a national strategy to facilitate the shipping industry’s transition to zero-emission vehicles.
Canada, Britain sign agreement for post Brexit trade, tables legislation
Liberal government bill to implement the deal in Canadian law introduced in the House of Commons.
Kovrig, Spavor ‘inspiring’ and ‘robust’ in Chinese prison: Barton
Two Michaels were denied consular access to the two men from January to October because of Chinese paranoia about COVID-19.
Crombie leaves Ontario role over proposed environment laws
Contends Schedule 6 would expand ministerial authority on zoning and other potentially sensitive environmental issues.
Environment groups fight KXL despite Biden’s promise to block pipeline
The cite international banks lined up to back the projects as evidence they are far from dead.
Ontario lays out priority COVID-19 vaccine list and rollout
New details on the imminent arrival of the first doses released by the federal government.
First doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to land next week
249,000 doses coming, everything hinges on Health Canada approval.
US diplomats in Cuba with brain injuries likely targeted in energy attack
Report stops short of saying the same about Canadian diplomats, instead leaves open the possibility of other causes.
Contracts for vaccines in development needed flexibility: Anand
Had to be vague about delivery dates because nobody knew if the vaccines would be successful.
Meng’s lawyers fight on against extradition, plea deal discussed
Deal would require the executive to admit guilt to some allegations in exchange for dropping the extradition request.
US adds Chinese chipmaker, oil giant to security blacklist
That raises the total number of companies 35 on the list of entities linked to modernizes China’s military.
Trump expected to flex pardon powers on way out door
He has no qualms about intervening in the cases of friends and allies whom he believes have been treated unfairly.
Captain Kirk urges Alberta to adopt federal COVID tracer
William Shatner tweets the province cannot go its own way in a world interconnected by travel.
How to cut global emissions, boost the economy
Exporting LNG to displace coal is a powerful way to lead in helping to reduce global emissions.
Alberta team to roll out COVID-19 vaccine in three phases in January
Pfizer and Moderna doses are to be distributed at 30 depots across the province.
Health Canada to make decision on Pfizer vaccine approval soon: feds
Government faces pressure to deliver on doses amid mounting cases and deaths.
Liberals introduce bill for new COVID-19 spending after economic update
Making passage of the legislation a confidence vote that could trigger an election if it doesn’t garner the necessary support.
How we deal with our ever-rising nation debt?
Federal deficit of $381 billion and a debt exceeding $1 trillion, just under 50% of gross domestic product.
EU looks forward to Biden resetting trans-Atlantic relations
…but future relations will have to adapt to a multi-polar world where China is an ever bigger player.
WH silent on pushback on Trump plan to raid Canada’s drug cabinet
Canada represents only 2% of global drug sales, and gets 68% of its drugs from outside the country.
Application to pause Alberta inquiry into fossil fuel foes funding
Kenney government contend foreign interests have been bankrolling campaigns against fossil fuel development.
Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers
Team also has years of experience in government and policymaking.
Highlights of the federal government’s fiscal update
Freeland budget is borrowing, taxing, tax breaks and rolling out the money for businesses and families.
EU greenhouse gas emissions down 24% since 1990: report
With coronavirus pandemic, the commission expects emissions to fall an unprecedented 8% this year.
More transparency regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout: ethics expert
Premier Doug Ford renewed calls for a clear delivery date for Ontario’s share of vaccines.
No text of Canada-UK trade deal as Dec. 31 tariff deadline looms
Trade minister says both countries are working on mitigation measures to provide stability to businesses.
Spending too little worse than spending too much: Freeland
Federal government’s record deficit is more than $381 billion but she calls it affordable, given low interest rates.