Washington/Sputnik: Ottawa and Beijing sparred over human rights issues in the others’ countries, with Canada pushing China at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting for free access to Xinjiang province to investigate alleged human rights violations against the Uyghur people.
Toronto/Sputnik: Air Canada and the federal government have struck a deal that will see the country’s flag carrier be given access of up to $4.68 billion in liquidity through a federal COVID-19 stimulus program for large businesses, the airliner said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Health Canada has approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca on Friday morning after reviewing two-dose vaccines for safety and efficacy since October, Health Canada reported.
Ottawa/IBNS: With just over two years into the job, Admiral Art McDonald, Canada's new top military commander has voluntarily stepped aside amid investigation by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service due to unspecified allegations levelled against him.
Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Thursday announced in a news conference in Vaughan that all school boards in the province will hire teachers based on merit repealing the old policy of following the seniority.
Ottawa/IBNS: COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized some of the Liberal government's key deadlines of its reconciliation agenda including a promise to end all long-term boil-water advisories on First Nations by March 2021, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Erin O'Toole became the new Canada's Conservative Party leader Aug 24 by getting 57 per cent of the votes on the third and final ballot, compared to 43 per cent for second-place contender Peter MacKay, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Investigation by the Ottawa police hate crimes unit is underway after a man screamed last week vulgar abuses outside Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna's constituency office, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Anita Anand, Canada's Public Services and Procurement Minister has announced during a news conference in Toronto that the Government of Canada has entered into agreements with Pfizer and Moderna to secure millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines.
Ottawa/IBNS: A sum of $600,000 was announced by the government of Canada on Thursday to fund 10 new indigenous projects across the country for the period 2020–2021 in the First Nations tier 1 stream under the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program ( IGPP), media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Multiple sources have complained to CBC News about a toxic atmosphere of harassment and verbal abuse created by Canada's Governor General Julie Payette at Rideau Hall, Payette's official residence, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: The Liberal Party of Canada had been asked by Canada's Senate Committee to deliver by Labour Day a contingency plan to contain the potential second wave of COVID-19, for which Canada is ill-prepared, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Police on Thursday morning arrested an armed man who had gained access to the grounds at Rideau Hall, the Governor General's official residence in Canada's Ottawa, media reports said.
Toronto/IBNS: The phased return of nearly three lakh Indians, mainly students stranded in Canada due to COVID-19 pandemic, is being planned by the office of the High Commissioner of India in Ottawa (Canada), media reports said.
Ottawa (Xinhua/UNI) Two men were wounded in a shooting in the western part of Canadian capital city of Ottawa Sunday morning, according to Ottawa Police.