U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Mexican and Canadian leaders for North American summit

U.S. President Joe Biden hosted Canadian and Mexican leaders on Thursday for the first North American summit in five years in a bid to revitalize cooperation that has been over-shadowed by tension over Biden’s “Buy American” agenda and immigration. Biden met separately at the White House with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Mexican and Canadian leaders for North American summit

Canada designates U.S. Three Percenters militia as terrorist organization

Canada officially named the U.S. right-wing militia group Three Percenters a terrorist entity on Friday, saying it posed a “significant threat” to Canadian domestic security. Earlier this month U.S. prosecutors obtained a conspiracy indictment against six men associated with the Three Percenters, the latest in a series of such charges arising from the January 6… Read More Canada designates U.S. Three Percenters militia as terrorist organization

U.S. to send four million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Mexico and Canada in loan deal

The United States plans to send roughly 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine that it is not using to Mexico and Canada in loan deals with the two countries, an administration official said on Thursday. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, the official… Read More U.S. to send four million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Mexico and Canada in loan deal

U.S. President Joe Biden holds first bilateral meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries’ deep ties and pledging to work together on COVID-19 and climate change in their first bilateral meeting. “The United States has no closer friend, no closer friend than Canada,” Biden told… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden holds first bilateral meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

U.S. President Joe Biden revokes permit for Keystone XL oil pipeline

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked the permit needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline (KXL), dashing Ottawa’s hopes of salvaging the $8 billion project that the struggling Canadian crude sector has long supported. The move represents another set-back for the beleaguered Canadian energy industry, kills thousands of jobs and marks an… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden revokes permit for Keystone XL oil pipeline

U.S. indicts Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard on sex trafficking charges

The Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was charged on Tuesday with sex trafficking, racketeering and other crimes targeting dozens of women and underage girls over a quarter century in three countries, U.S. authorities said. Canadian police arrested Nygard in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday at the U.S. government’s request under the countries’ extradition treaty. Acting U.S.… Read More U.S. indicts Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard on sex trafficking charges

North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum tariffs, and a prominent Mexican… Read More North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens hike of auto import tariffs, shatters G7 efforts to ease trade dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump threw the G7’s efforts to show a united front into disarray after taking aim at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, adding he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry. Having left the Group of Seven summit in Canada early, Trump’s announcement that he was backing out… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens hike of auto import tariffs, shatters G7 efforts to ease trade dispute