Canadian police said on Monday they had bolstered their presence at the Quebec border and that border authorities had created a temporary refugee center to process a growing number of asylum seekers crossing from the United States. Last month, 452 people made claims in Quebec compared with 137 in January 2016, the agency said.
Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims.” Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the attack.
Stephen Colbert turned his focus on the “Three Amigos” North American summit last night, mocking the awkward three-way handshake between President Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and highlighting the Canadian parliaments heartfelt farewell to Obama.
This partnership will see our countries stand side by side as we work toward the common goal of a North America that is competitive, that encourages clean growth, and that protects our shared environment now and for generations to come,” pronounced summit host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
An Alberta government statement issued on Saturday night said the fire had consumed 500,000 acres — an area the size of Mexico City — and would continue to grow. Fort McMurray is the center of Canada’s oil sands region.
Firefighting officials said the inferno, propelled northeast towards neighboring Saskatchewan by high winds and fueled by tinder-dry forests, was set to double in size to 740,000 acres — almost twice the size of Houston — by the end of Saturday. Fort McMurray is the center of Canada’s oil sands region.
Trudeau’s official visit will be capped by a state dinner on Thursday, making him the first Canadian leader to be granted that honor since 1997.
Can’t America do better than just a leader who only wants to do that? Believe it or not, there is an example — up in Canada.
It’s not often that Canadian businessmen make comments bombastic enough to garner attention in the American news cycle, but Kevin O’Leary is determined to change that.
“The visit will be an opportunity for the United States and Canada to deepen their bilateral relationship, which is one of the closest and most extensive in the world,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.
Liberal Party leader: “My friends, we beat fear with hope. We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together.”
As a country that allows private gun ownership and also has a robust hunting culture, Canada offers a useful point of comparison with the United States.
41 percent of Americans say that if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one.
Featuring spectacular scenery that borders on the spiritual, abundant wildlife and jaw-dropping geological formations, a trip to this part of Nova Scotia will make a multitude of memories
Arguably the most well-known Canadian politician in America, ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford becomes the unlikely face of hockey after his nomination to the board of the Hall of Fame.