Looking Outward

Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar recently said that his government was open to investigating any information that Canadian officials might produce in relation to the killing of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Vancouver in June. Jaishankar’s announcement came more than a week after Canadian Prime...

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Freedom and Mischief

Canada began Tuesday a criminal trial for two key organizers of 2022’s “Freedom Convoy” protests that disrupted the country’s capital, affected US-Canada border crossings, and inspired similar actions worldwide, the Washington Post reported. The defendants Tamara Lich and Chris Barber face a slew of charges, including...

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The Hostages

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slammed Facebook’s parent company Meta for blocking news content in Canada, as the country fights massive wildfires that have forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from their homes, and provinces to declare states of emergency, Bloomberg reported. The...

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Hot Stuff

In an example of climate change arousing an international effort, firefighters from around the globe have rushed to help put out the Canadian wildfires that have burned 13 million acres of forest and choked the US Midwest and Eastern seaboard with smoke in the past...

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Gunning for Guns

Canada introduced an amended version of a controversial gun control bill Tuesday, after the previous proposal came under fire from opposition lawmakers and gun-rights advocates, CBC reported. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said the amended Bill C-21 will include new definitions of prohibited firearms that cover...

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The Influencers

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered an investigation into allegations that China interfered in Canada’s elections in 2019 and 2021, following a series of reports about suspected meddling and also pressure from the opposition, Bloomberg reported. Trudeau said he will appoint a special investigator to probe...

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The Shunning

Canada banned TikTok from government-issued devices this week, following the lead of both the United States and the executive branch of the European Union amid concerns that the social media app poses security risks, the Wall Street Journal reported. Mona Fortier, Canada’s minister responsible for the...

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Making Exceptions

The Canadian government withdrew elements of its proposed gun-control legislation this week, following opposition from various organizations, including Indigenous groups who complained that the bill impacted their livelihoods, the Wall Street Journal reported. Last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rolled out a bill that would formally...

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The Scab

The Canadian government agreed this week to pay more than $2 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for the loss of language and culture caused by the country’s controversial residential school system, the BBC reported. The lawsuit began in 2012 when 325 First Nations...

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Making Amends

Canada plans to stop the military from probing and prosecuting alleged sexual offenses within the country’s armed forces, a move aimed at promoting more transparency and a better response to problems identified in a scathing report on the issue earlier this year, Al Jazeera reported. Defense...

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Extraordinary Times

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to invoke never-before-used emergency powers to handle the large trucker protests that gridlocked the capital and blocked key crossings earlier this year, the BBC reported. Trudeau told officials at a hearing by the Public Order Emergency Commission, which...

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Guns and People

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau imposed an immediate nationwide freeze on the sale of handguns in Canada over the weekend, the latest move by the government to address recent shootings that have rocked the North American country, NPR reported. The government order would ban handgun sales...

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