Regional airlines reject prospect of government stake in carriers
Canada is the only G7 country to hold off on pledging major financial aid for an industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trudeau rejects Trump suggestion to re-admit Russia to G7, citing Crimea
PM says nothing has changed since Russia was ejected from the G8 in 2014 over its annexation of territory from Ukraine.
‘In-person’ G7 more effective, but deal with safety concerns first: Trudeau
Trump wants a physical meeting somewhere between the White House and Camp David in late June.
China lawmakers gather, doubts swirl elsewhere over pandemic safety
Poll says 83% of Americans somewhat concerned lifting restrictions in their area will lead to additional infections.
G7 summit achievement: Trump declares, ‘We got along great’
Trudeau privately airs his objection to Russian re-admittance to the summit group.
Feds add $15M, water bombers to G7 help to fight Amazon wildfires
Part of the $20-million G7 commitment will be earmarked for a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.
Trump a no-show at G7 climate meeting
Environmental activists declare the summit a failure; demand tougher global emissions rules and more aid for the Amazon.
Trudeau one-on-one with Macron as G7 wraps up Biarritz
Discussed saving 2015 Tehran nuclear accord and climate issues ahead of a larger summit session.
UK, EU harden their positions on Brexit as G7 approaches
Member states strongly urged not to give in to Johnson’s demand for changes to predecessor Theresa May’s agreement.
Pompeo to meet with Trudeau, Freeland ahead of G7 summit
Discussions will focus on Canada-US co-operation on various domestic and international issues.
Canada joins new German-France ‘alliance’ that doesn’t include US
Chrystia Freeland offered Canada’s support for the Alliance for Multilateralism during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Dinard, France.
France to focus on gender equality at G7 summit
Plans a much narrower focus than Canada’s, hoping to make clear and concrete improvements in women’s lives.
Trudeau names G7 sherpa, political journalist to fill vacant Senate seats
Peter Boehm will represent Ontario and Paula Simons and Patti LaBoucane-Benson fill vacant seats in Alberta.
Halifax G7 meeting to promote ocean plastics charter: McKenna
Aiming to get other countries to sign on through both the G20 and the United Nations.
US says Russia’s return to fold ‘inevitable’ as summit looms
Preparations underway for Putin and US president to meet next month for a summit in Europe.
Canada’s US envoy to brief finance ministers on relations with Washington
They’ll be joined at the table by chief financial officers from the private sector.
Canada US relations at a low after Trudeau Trump trade tiff
How the relationship has soured following broadsides from Trump Administration.
BC aims to recycle difficult plastic: chip bags, crinkly wraps
Non-profit BC Recycle is gearing up for province-wide collection next year.
Trudeau on Trump: we support North Korea efforts, won’t engage on comments
Navarro apologizes for disparaging comment directed at Trudeau, but war of words far from over.
After plastics charter, Ottawa looking at curbing own use to reduce garbage
G7 nations signed a Canadian-driven plastics charter that commits to keeping plastic out of landfills by 2040.
Trump tariff tirade has MPs united across party lines, urging calm
Politicians across Canada, the US and Europe show solidarity with Trudeau.
‘Special place in hell’: Trump’s top advisers accuse Trudeau of betrayal
Claim his comments undermined Trump on the verge of his summit with the leader of North Korea.
Trump takes more trade swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore
Complained he was blindsided by Trudeau’s criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference.
Trump says ‘let Russia back in’ as he heads for G7 summit
Also singled out tariffs on US dairy products in yet another scathing tweet directed at Canada.
Trudeau, Macron brace for Trump ahead of G7 with meeting in Ottawa
The two talked strategy on how to handle the unpredictable US prez.
Trump to face tough crowd at G7 amid tariff fight
Unlikely to back away from the nationalistic policies that have frustrated and unnerved allies.
Kudlow describes US trade dispute with Canada as ‘family quarrel’
Says tariffs are one more tool in Trump’s toolbox when it comes to repairing a “broken” global trade system.
Can’t ‘sugar coat’ the ‘offside’ actions of US, investor uncertainty: Morneau
Initiatives aimed at boosting G7 countries’ economic future come amid the trade turmoil.
Trudeau warns of difficult talks between G7 leaders on intractable issues
Canada seen as the best bet to build a bridge between Trump and the other countries.
Canada on hot seat to deliver on climate change and plastics at G7
Most of the negotiating done, but unclear if all the G7 leaders will sign the charter in Quebec.
G7 gender council calling for pay equity, more funding for reproductive health
60 recommendations covering women’s safety, financial empowerment; and their participation in decisions made on climate actions.
Plastic makers say goal is no plastic in landfills by 2030
Targets designed to get ahead of government regulation; Canada in consultation phase of national plastics strategy.