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CANADA POLITICS: ‘Can I Get It to Go?’ Canada’s Trudeau Charms Manila

CANADA POLITICS: ‘Can I Get It to Go?’ Canada’s Trudeau Charms Manila

Earlier, when he landed at Clark airport, a smiling Trudeau waded into a crowd of children gathered to greet dignitaries arriving for the summit, exchanging high fives and waving to others.

During his last visit to Manila, Trudeau won a Twitter poll with the hashtag #APEChottie that asked people to vote for the most attractive leader at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in 2015.

“He’s so handsome! And he’s very nice,” said 29-year-old Rina Aparicio, among the customers at the fastfood outlet. “I asked for a selfie and he said yes right away.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Badly Shaken By Ethics Scandal Trudeau’s Government Offers to Reset Public Focus on Economy

CANADA POLITICS: Badly Shaken By Ethics Scandal Trudeau’s Government Offers to Reset Public Focus on Economy

Opposition parties from both the political left and right have seized on the ethics scandal, trying to tie Trudeau’s team to what they say is an entitled Liberal Party that has previously faced corruption charges.

“The opposition has changed the focus from substance to ethics, and they won’t let that go that easily,” said Genevieve Tellier, a political professor at the University of Ottawa.

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CANADA POLITICS: Aboriginal Children Removed from Families to Get Compensation

CANADA POLITICS: Aboriginal Children Removed from Families to Get Compensation

Marcia Brown Martel, an aboriginal chief who led the campaign for compensation, lamented the “stealing of children” and noted some of those involved lived as far away as New Zealand.

“Think of it as a puzzle, a great big puzzle. Pieces, people are missing,” she told reporters.

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal MPs Oppose Conservative Pick Rachael Harder

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal MPs Oppose Conservative Pick Rachael Harder

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied he pressured his MPs to initiate the protest, but said he supported the move to boycott Harder.

“The fact is that the Liberal Party, and indeed this government, is unequivocal in our defence of women’s rights. We will always defend women’s rights … and quite frankly, one would hope that the committee for the status of women would have a spokesperson to stand up and unequivocally defend women’s rights. That is sort of the point of the status of women committee,” he told reporters.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Unlikely to Walk Away from NAFTA

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Unlikely to Walk Away from NAFTA

Since NAFTA came into force in 1994, supply chains have become so integrated that borders barely exist, especially for key sectors such as the auto industry.

“Is this the most important trade agreement for Canada? Damn right it is,” said Dennis Darby, president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, adding that dismantling the deal would be like trying to “unwind a clock”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Confronts Canada’s Failure of Indigenous People in UN Speech

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Confronts Canada’s Failure of Indigenous People in UN Speech

“We have been working hard … to correct past injustices and bring about a better quality of life for indigenous peoples in Canada,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

“Though this path is uncharted, I am confident that we will reach a place of reconciliation,” Trudeau later added.

Trudeau promised to move forward with a review of federal laws and policy, and to support indigenous self-determination.

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CANADA POLITICS: Hundreds of Migrants Deported to War-Torn Countries: Government Data

CANADA POLITICS: Hundreds of Migrants Deported to War-Torn Countries: Government Data

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has maintained consistency on the issue of asylum-seekers.

“Canada welcomes immigrants… that said, there are laws and processes in place for people seeking asylum and our government is sending a clear message,” the spokesman said last month.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Slams North Korean Missile Testing, Asks United Nations to Step in

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Slams North Korean Missile Testing, Asks United Nations to Step in

North Korea announced this weekend that it had detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet, which it declared a “perfect success.”

Justin Trudeau also stated that Canada would continue to work with allies including South Korea, Japan, and the U.S., but did not provide more details on his government’s involvement.

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Tax Proposals Backfire

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Tax Proposals Backfire

“There is a genuine outrage among people who have made all their financial calculations and planning based upon a certain set of tax assumptions and are now seeing those tax assumptions challenged,” said Toronto MP John McKay.

“I don’t know at this stage how locked-in the government is on their proposals, but I do know there is significant outrage among a relatively influential group of people.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Focuses on Aboriginal Woes

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Focuses on Aboriginal Woes

Trudeau, who took office in 2015 promising to repair ties with Canada’s 1.4 million aboriginals, said the former ministry had been designed in an earlier colonial era when governments dictated to indigenous peoples rather than talking to them.

“There’s a sense we have pushed the creaky old structures around (the ministry) about as far as they can go … it could not deliver the reconciliation that we need,” Trudeau told reporters after the reshuffle.

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CANADA POLITICS: Rana Sarkar Not First Diplomat to be Paid Above Scale: Trudeau Office

CANADA POLITICS: Rana Sarkar Not First Diplomat to be Paid Above Scale: Trudeau Office

Conservative MP Blaine Calkins says no one’s questioning Rana Sarkar’s qualifications, or the importance of the kind of work he will be doing. But he says it’s clear he’s getting special treatment.

“The job comes with a salary range,” Calkins said. “And the PMO knows that. The issue here is another well-connected Liberal is being rewarded with taxpayers’ money.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Tackling Refugees Surge From United States

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Tackling Refugees Surge From United States

Most of the new arrivals are Haitians who face expulsion from the United States at the end of the year. Then, temporary asylum granted to 60,000 Haitians affected by a devastating 2010 earthquake is due to expire. Their numbers have soared from about 400 in May to 3,800 in the first weeks of August. Under a Canada-US agreement, asylum seekers traveling through the United States would be turned away at Canadian border checkpoints and told to file a refugee claim in the United States. The Canada-US border is the longest between any countries in the world. There are no fences along the vast stretches of dense forests and mountainous terrain, and security is relatively low.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau ‘Very Hopeful’ of Getting US Softwood Lumber Deal

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau ‘Very Hopeful’ of Getting US Softwood Lumber Deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “As we embark on the NAFTA renegotiations and improvements, people know that this is one that we need to make sure that we are settling right.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Taking Reports About Saudi Abuse ‘Very Seriously’

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Taking Reports About Saudi Abuse ‘Very Seriously’

“We are looking at these claims very seriously… and have immediately launched a review,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Scheer Rebukes Trudeau For ‘Mishandling’ NAFTA File

CANADA POLITICS: Scheer Rebukes Trudeau For ‘Mishandling’ NAFTA File

“I’ve always been worried about Justin Trudeau’s attitude towards trade,” said Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

“More trade barriers .. does not help working families over the long term, or even the mid-term. Such policies kill growth,” Trudeau.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Name Astronaut Payette New Governor General

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Name Astronaut Payette New Governor General

Payette, 53, would replace outgoing Governor General David Johnston, 76, whose term is set to expire in September after nearly seven years in office.

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CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

29 per cent of Canadians would have offered Omar Khadr an apology and compensation while 25 per cent would have only apologized.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Meet Taoiseach, Michael D Higgins

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Meet Taoiseach, Michael D Higgins

Mr Trudeau has a series of official engagements on Tuesday culminating in an official dinner in Dublin Castle in the evening.

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