Canada will not be pressured to release Meng Wanzhou, Trudeau says – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will not be pressured to release Huawei CEO Meng Wanzhou just because China has detained two of its citizens. Trudeau’s remarks were according to a transcript of a wide-ranging interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd and Meet the Press, which was provided to Global News. The interview is set to […]

U.S. House narrowly passes Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill, clearing 1st hurdle – National

U.S. President Joe Biden scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to their hopes of using the bill to raise the minimum wage. Democrats who control the chamber passed the sweeping measure by a mostly party-line vote of […]

U.S. COVID-19 relief bill cannot include $15 minimum wage hike, Senate arbiter says – National

The U.S. Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress. The finding by Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, means Democrats […]

Biden signs executive order mandating review of U.S. supply chains for vital goods – National

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday intended to boost manufacturing jobs by strengthening U.S. supply chains for advanced batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors. The United States has become increasingly reliant on imports of these goods — a potential national security and economic risk that the Biden administration hopes to address with the planned 100-day review […]

Canada, U.S. working toward North American vehicle emissions standards: Wilkinson – National

Canada and the United States are working toward a joint vehicle emissions standard, Canada’s environment and climate change minister said. Jonathan Wilkinson’s remarks came a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden shared their first bilateral meeting, during which their shared goals to address climate change took centre stage. 2:41 […]

U.S. judge bans enforcement of Biden’s 100-day freeze on deportations – National

A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing additional costs on the state. Read more: ‘Eliminating bad policy’: Biden signs […]

‘Human beings are not bartering chips’: Biden calls for China to release 2 Michaels – National

U.S. President Joe Biden said Canada and America will work together to secure the safe release of two Canadians — Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig — detained in China. Biden’s remarks came after a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday afternoon. “Human beings are not bartering chips,” Biden told reporters. “We’re going […]

Trudeau, Biden likely to talk Buy American, China in 1st bilateral meeting today – National

The White House isn’t leaving much wiggle room for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to escape Joe Biden’s Buy American rules. The two leaders are set to meet virtually later today in Biden’s first bilateral meeting since taking over as U.S. president. Trudeau is likely to ask Biden for help in procuring COVID-19 vaccines, since […]

‘To heal, we must remember’: Biden addresses U.S. as COVID-19 deaths surpass 500K – National

With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden gave a head-on acknowledgement of the country’s once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic — in striking contrast to the approach of his predecessor. Confronting the grim milestone directly and publicly, Biden tried to strike a balance between […]

U.S. faces dark milestone as nation nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths – National

The United States faces a dark milestone despite a recent decline in COVID-19 cases as it prepares to mark a staggering half million deaths this week, nearly a year after the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the country with duelling public health and economic crises. While the number of COVID-19 cases fell for the fifth […]