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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Rob:

Canadians, Chinese executive return home in prisoner swap

TORONTO (AP) — China, the U. S. and Canada completed a high-stakes prisoner swap with joyous homecomings for two Canadians held by China and for an executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies charged with fraud, potentially bringing closure to a 3-year feud that embroiled the three countries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged diplomat Michael Kovrig and… → Read More

Canadians released after Huawei CFO resolves U.S. charges

Two Canadians detained in China on spying charges have been released from prison and flown out of the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday, hours after a top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies resolved criminal charges against her in a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. → Read More

Canadians re-elect Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but it was unclear whether his gamble to win a majority of seats paid off. → Read More

Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada election, but miss majority

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats appeared to have failed. → Read More

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party Wins Re-Election

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, according to projections. → Read More

Canadians deny Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a majority of seats

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed. → Read More

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians voted Monday in a tight pandemic election that threatens to... → Read More

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians voted Monday in a pandemic election that that threatens to knock Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. But the opposition has been relentless in accusing Trudeau of calling an unnecessary early vote during the pandemic — two years before the deadline — for his own personal ambition. → Read More

Canada votes in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament, but now faces the threat of being knocked from power in Canada's election on Monday. → Read More

EXPLAINER: What are the issues in Canada's close election?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough reelection battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin O’Toole → Read More

Obama endorses Trudeau in the Canadian election

TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday... → Read More

Trudeau hit by gravel, says it won't stop how he campaigns

Trudeau has faced increasingly hostile protests by what he calls “Anti-Vax mobs” ahead of the Sept. 20 election. → Read More

Trudeau hit by gravel, says it won't stop how he campaigns

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he won’t alter how he campaigns after he and others were hit by gravel thrown by an anti-vaccine protester during the campaign this week. Trudeau has faced increasingly hostile protests by what he calls “anti-Vax mobs” ahead of the Sept. 20 election. During a campaign stop in London, Ontario on Monday Trudeau and some journalists… → Read More

Canada halts Afghanistan evacuations as deadline looms

Canada has ended its evacuations from Afghanistan as the clock ticks down on dramatic Western efforts to help people flee the Taliban takeover. → Read More

Trudeau triggers Canadian election, voting day Sept. 20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has triggered an election amid a new wave of COVID as he seeks to capitalize on Canada being one of the most fully vaccinated countries in the world → Read More

Canada to require air travelers, cruise ship passengers to be vaccinated

The Canadian government will soon require all air travelers and passengers on interprovincial trains to be vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

Canada sending forces to close Afghan embassy

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian special forces will deploy to Afghanistan where Canadian embassy staff in Kabul will be evacuated before closing, a source familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. The official, who was not authorized to talk publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity, did not say how many special forces would be sent. → Read More

Official: Canadian PM Trudeau to call election for Sept 20

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce Sunday he is calling a snap election for September 20, a source familiar with the plans told The Associated Press. The official confirmed the election dates on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Trudeau is seeking to win the majority of seats in Parliament. His Liberal party… → Read More

Canadian minister talks border with US counterpart in DC

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino met with the U. S. Homeland Secretary in Washington on Tuesday a day after Canada opened its border to fully vaccinated Americans. But Mendicino didn't say when the U. S. land border will open for Canadians. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit this week while the U. S. is… → Read More

Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U. S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. Officials said the 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived as of Aug. 9 for eligible travelers who are currently residing in the United States and have received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada.… → Read More