Canadian officials not disclosing ‘at least 3’ new Havana syndrome cases: letter – National

Global Affairs Canada is “withholding information” on more than two dozen recent cases of Canadian diplomats reportedly being assessed for or reporting symptoms of what’s become known as “Havana syndrome,” according to a letter sent to Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau late last week. Global News obtained a copy of a letter sent to Garneau […]

Pressure mounts on Canadian government to halt flights from COVID-19 hotspots – National

UPDATE: After this story was published, the Canadian government announced a ban on passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days. As global COVD-19 case counts hit new records, pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to do more at the borders to stop the spread of the virus — and new variants […]

Canadian journalist and war correspondent Matthew Fisher dead at 66 – National

Prolific Canadian journalist and war correspondent Matthew Fisher has died at age 66. According to his brother, Tobias Fisher, the reporter had died Saturday shortly after falling ill to liver disease. Fisher, who first started out as a sports journalist, later became known as one of Canada’s most well-travelled foreign correspondents — having visited […]

Quebec immigrant advocacy groups call for more pathways to permanent Canadian residence – Montreal

A coalition of immigration rights organizations gathered in Montreal on Saturday to demand an easier and faster track to permanent work status in Canada. Many of those who attended the demonstration are temporary foreign workers, asylum seekers and international students who all want permanent status in Canada but feel there is too much red […]

3 Canadian 737 MAX jets grounded after Boeing warns of possible electrical issue – National

Three Canadian aircraft were pulled from service on Friday after Boeing Co warned of a possible electrical insulation fault in the recent production of some Boeing 737 MAX jets. In an email to Global News Friday, Transport Canada has confirmed their follow-up “with the two Canadian operators of the three total Canadian aircraft that are affected […]

Sheryl Lightfoot, 1st Indigenous Canadian woman Canada appointed UN representative, on challenges she faces

UBC professor Sheryl Lightfoot is the first Indigenous woman from Canada appointed as United Nations representative for the rights of Indigenous peoples. Sheryl Lightfoot is tasked with implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) along with others on a global committee. “I think I can help make a contribution, […]

Canadian officials not granted permission to attend Michael Kovrig’s trial in China – National

Canadian officials will not be granted permission to attend the trial of Michael Kovrig, who has been detained on espionage charges in China for more than two years. In a statement emailed to Global News on Sunday, Global Affairs Canada confirmed Canadian officials will not be in attendance at the trial set to begin […]

Canadian Pacific Railway to buy Kansas City Southern for $25B – National

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd on Sunday said it has agreed to buy Kansas City Southern for $25 billion in a cash-and-shares deal to create the first rail network connecting the United States, Mexico, and Canada, betting on a pick-up in North American trade. Shareholders of Kansas City Southern will receive 0.489 of a Canadian Pacific share and $90 in cash […]

Employer of detained Canadian ‘disappointed’ that 2 Michaels going on trial – National

The employer of one of the two Canadians detained in China says it’s “disappointed” by the news of Michael Kovrig’s pending trial. The comment comes as Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau confirmed on Wednesday that the Canadian Embassy in Beijing has been notified of the court dates for the two Canadians, Michael Spavor and […]

Canadian military’s sexual misconduct reporting process ‘disappointing,’ officer says – National

The naval officer who relayed a misconduct complaint against Canada’s top commander testified Friday that the military’s reporting process is confusing, “discouraging and disappointing.” “I wish there had been more guidance for me. There are many policies, but I am unsure if Operation Honour has been widely accepted within the Canadian Armed Forces yet,” […]