Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, vowing more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion) spending, including to boost Canada’s military presence and cyber security in the … Read more

NBA champion Golden State Warriors are sued over FTX collapse

NBA champion Golden State Warriors are sued over FTX collapse

Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Golden State Warriors were sued on Monday by an FTX customer who accused the reigning National Basketball Association champions of fraudulently promoting the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Elliott Lam, a Canadian citizen and Hong Kong resident, filed his proposed class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of “thousands, if … Read more

Canada’s spy agency investigating Iranian death threats

Canada’s spy agency investigating Iranian death threats

OTTAWA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s spy agency is investigating reports from people who are living in the country who have received “credible” death threats from Iran, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) said in a statement. The threats are “designed to silence those who speak out publicly” against Iran, the statement said. CSIS is … Read more

China says Xi was not criticizing Trudeau in meeting at G20

China says Xi was not criticizing Trudeau in meeting at G20

BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was not criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a day after Xi was seen confronting him at the G20 summit over alleged leaks from a meeting they held. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a regular media briefing that … Read more

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit critical minerals deals

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit critical minerals deals

OTTAWA, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s government ordered three Chinese firms on Wednesday to divest their investments in Canadian critical minerals companies on grounds of national security. The three firms ordered to divest their investments are Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co Ltd, Chengze Lithium International Ltd, also based in Hong Kong, and Zangge … Read more

‘Perfect storm’ swirls as Canadians face hot inflation, rising rates

‘Perfect storm’ swirls as Canadians face hot inflation, rising rates

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 30 (Reuters) – At a warehouse on an industrial stretch in Ottawa, giant metal crates of donated groceries are piled high as volunteers sort canned goods, pasta and other foods to be distributed to pantries around the Canadian city . Demand has surged 33% at the Ottawa Food Bank from pre-COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

OTTAWA/MONTREAL, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Herouxville, a small town in Canada’s Quebec, hit the headlines 15 years ago when it issued a code of conduct for would-be immigrants, warning them not to stone women or burn them alive, and to only cover their faces at Halloween. Fast forward to 2022, and it’s actively courting new … Read more

Canada commits C$970 million to new nuclear power technology

Canada commits C0 million to new nuclear power technology

OTTAWA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Canada will provide C$970 million ($708 million) in financing to develop a grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR), a new nuclear technology touted as a key part of the country’s plans to reduce emissions, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said on Tuesday. The project, which is being developed by utility Ontario … Read more

Facebook threatens to block news content over Canada’s revenue-sharing bill

Facebook threatens to block news content over Canada’s revenue-sharing bill

OTTAWA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Facebook warned on Friday that it may block sharing of news content on its platform in Canada over concerns about legislation that would compel digital platforms to pay news publishers. The Online News Act, introduced in April, laid out rules to force platforms like Meta’s (META.O) Facebook and Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) … Read more

US, Canada deliver armored vehicles to Haitian police to fight gangs

US, Canada deliver armored vehicles to Haitian police to fight gangs

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – US and Canadian military aircraft on Saturday delivered tactical and armored vehicles and other supplies to the Haitian National Police (HNP) to help combat criminal gangs that have worsened a humanitarian crisis in Haiti. “This equipment will assist the HNP in their fight against criminal actors who are fomenting violence … Read more