Five years after Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador from Riyadh over Ottawa's remarks on women's rights activists, both countries agreed Wednesday to restore full diplomatic relations, Global Affairs Canada (Canada's foreign ministry - GAC) announced in a statement.
Brazil is leading efforts to increase its own and Mercosur interests in closer trade and investment relations with Canada. This week the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretary from the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade and Services, MDIC, Tatiana Prazeres received the Canadian ambassador in Brasilia, Emmanuel Kamarianakis and special representatives, with the purpose of strengthening trade relations between both countries and the regional block Mercosur.
Negotiations for an agreement between Mercosur and Canada to eliminate tariffs on industrial and agricultural goods, services, intellectual property, and government purchases are to resume after more than three years, CNN Brazil reported. The initiative had been halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Canada has reached a settlement agreement worth US$2.09 billion, (€1.93 billion) with representatives of Indigenous peoples, abused for nearly a century by Church residential institutions. The sum will be placed in a not-for-profit trust aimed at financing Indigenous education, culture, and language, the Canadian government announced.
An ill tempered Chinese President Xi Jinping reprimanded on Wednesday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau allegedly over media leaks of the two leaders' meeting, during an encounter on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia.
Hurricane Fiona has left unprecedented damage after making landfall throughout five provinces in eastern Canada, it was reported.
Pope Francis has apologized in Canada for the deaths and abuses against children from native communities at Catholic residential schools.
The Argentina-born Pope Francis Sunday arrived in Canada despite his walking impairment on a mission to seek the forgiveness of native communities for abuses perpetrated at education institutes run by the Catholic Church, which have been unearthed recently.
Canada and Denmark have agreed on a mechanism to settle a sovereignty dispute over Hans' Island, an uninhabitable 1.2-square-kilometer territory in the Arctic Ocean which will be split into two roughly equal parts using a natural cleft in the rocky terrain as a reference.
The United States Interior Department Wednesday released a report on what was common practice in 37 states nationwide, where children of native American tribes were separated from their families and sent to 408 boarding schools.