Author Archives: ROB GILLIES

McMaster: China’s treatment of detained Canadians telling

Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday China’s treatment of two detained Canadians is a telling example of how China is a threat to the liberal international order. Continue reading

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Ex-attorney general pleads to stay in Trudeau caucus

Canada’s former attorney general pleaded with her colleagues Tuesday to let her remain in the Liberal party caucus amid a scandal that has rocked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government in an election year. Continue reading

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China suspends license of Canadian canola company

China has suspended the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter, a blow to a $2 billion export sector that is widely seen as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. Continue reading

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China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. Continue reading

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Canada’s no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Trudeau

There’s no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. Continue reading

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Canada ex-attorney: Government tried to interfere in case

Canada’s former attorney general is testifying she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company and sa… Continue reading

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US ambassador: Arrests of Canadians in China unacceptable

The U.S. ambassador to Canada says her country is deeply concerned about China’s “unlawful” detention of two Canadians. Continue reading

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Canada to embark on campaign to win release of citizens

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday that Canada will embark on a campaign to win the release of two citizens detained by China in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. Continue reading

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Canada demands China release Canadians for the first time

Canada moved away from diplomatic caution on Friday and made is first formal demand for China to immediately release two Canadians who have been detained in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. Continue reading

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Third China Canadian arrest: no reason to believe related

A third Canadian has been detained in China, the Canadian government said Wednesday, but an official said there is no reason to believe that the case is linked to the detention of two other Canadians last week. Continue reading

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Former Canadian diplomat reportedly arrested in China

A former Canadian diplomat has reportedly has been arrested in China. Continue reading

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Canada imposes sanctions on 17 Saudi nationals

Canada is imposing sanctions on 17 Saudi Arabian nationals suspected of being linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Continue reading

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Canada apologizes for turning away Nazi era ship of Jews

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized Wednesday on behalf of his nation for turning away a ship full of Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi Germany in 1939. Continue reading

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Protesters delay Toronto debate involving Bannon

A Canadian crowd laughed derisively at former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Friday and police made several arrests as protesters delayed the start of a controversial debate featuring Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum. Continue reading

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Mother reunites with son after abduction 31 years earlier

The mother of a toddler abducted in 1987 said Monday she was stunned when she learned he had been found and overcome with emotion at finally being reunited with him 31 years later. Continue reading

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Family offers reward for info in death of billionaire

A Canadian lawyer announced Friday a multimillion-dollar reward for information about the death of drug-company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey. Continue reading

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Canada relieved trade deal done, won’t forget Trump attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to make Canada pay after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wouldn’t be bullied in trade talks. Continue reading

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Busy Toronto mall evacuated after gunshots

Gunshots sent shoppers running for cover and prompted the evacuation of Toronto’s busiest mall on Thursday, though police said no one was injured from the gunfire. Continue reading

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Illegal border crossings in Canada rise from June to July

The number of border crossers entering Canada illegally from the U.S. rose from June to July, but remained sharply below the pace of last summer. Continue reading

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Canadian police charge suspect in shooting that left 4 dead

Canadian police have charged a man for the deaths of two police officers and two civilians in a shooting that struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence. Continue reading

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