Meng and the Michaels: saga is over but rifts between China and Canada remain

Analysis: China’s increasing willingness to engaging in ‘hostage diplomacy’ should be a taken as a warning to other nations The release of two Canadian hostages by China has ended a lengthy feud between the two countries, but experts caution the saga foreshadows a deepening rift between the two nations. After facing charges of espionage and […]

Meng Wanzhou: US prosecutors reach deal in case of Huawei executive at center of diplomatic row

The agreement with Wanzhou clears a topic of dispute between US and China and could bring release of two Canadians A senior Chinese executive from Huawei, held in Canada since 2018 on US charges of bank and wire fraud, will be allowed to leave after a deal with prosecutors, removing a major irritant from US-China […]

Canada’s Tory party left reeling after dismal performance in federal election

The results raise questions about the future of Erin O’Toole’s party, which has lost ground under conservative and liberal candidates Canada election 2021: full results The head of Canada’s Conservatives has ordered a review of the party’s dismal performance in Monday’s federal election amid growing questions over the future direction of the party – and […]

Justin Trudeau secures a third victory in an election ‘nobody wanted’

Canadian prime minister will stay in power but has not won the majority he hoped for after calling a snap election Canada election 2021: full results Justin Trudeau has secured a third election victory, but his decision to call a snap election was criticised by political opponents – and even allies – after the Canadian […]

Trudeau didn’t win the majority but still has chance to pass sweeping legislation

Canadian prime minister will stay in power but will be forced to navigate a parliament that he needs to woo in order to survive Canada election 2021: full results Justin Trudeau went into Monday’s federal election with one of the world’s highest Covid-19 vaccination rates, billions spent on pandemic aid and the hope that he […]

Canada: mountain goat kills attacking grizzly bear with ‘dagger-like’ horns

Forensic necropsy of a female grizzly bear suggests she was killed by a goat, after the horns pierced the bear’s armpits and neck With their long, sharp claws and frightening speed, few predators in Canada’s wild hinterlands attack as mercilessly as a hungry grizzly bear. But in a rare turn of events, park officials say […]

In the elections no one wanted, Canada is tilting towards the status quo | David Moscrop

From the climate crisis to housing, the main parties’ policies adhere strictly to the liberal, free-market script On 20 September, Canada’s general election will end. Throughout the campaign, the governing Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, and the opposition Conservatives, led by Erin O’Toole, have been neck and neck, trading the lead within the margin of […]

The Guardian view on Angela Merkel: farewell to a bulwark of stability | Editorial

Though sometimes overly cautious, the German chancellor has been a standard bearer for a consensual way of doing politics One of the most emblematic political photographs of recent times was taken during a G7 summit in Canada in 2018. Leaning forward across a narrow table with hands outstretched, a grim-faced Angela Merkel confronts Donald Trump, who […]

Trudeau lambasted over exclusion from US-led military alliance as election nears

Canada already shares intelligence with Australia, the UK, the US and New Zealand but was not included in Aukus pact Justin Trudeau is facing harsh criticism from political rivals after Canada was excluded from a new international defence pact, days before the country votes in a federal election. Australia, the United Kingdom and the United […]

Jagmeet Singh: the ex-lawyer and TikTok star who could topple Trudeau

The New Democratic party’s leader is riding high in the polls – and could be the kingmaker in next week’s election He’s the most-liked national political leader in Canada, wears sharply tailored suits, has graced the pages of a men’s fashion magazine and is followed by starstruck fans on social media. And he’s not Justin […]

Emma Raducanu v Leylah Annie Fernandez: US Open women’s final – live!

Raducanu and Fernandez’s extraordinary roads converge Analysis: Why Raducanu’s run to final is no fluke Fernandez shows hopeful side of Canada’s tennis dream Email Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 10.45pm BST Raducanu breaks in fourth game of second set! Second set: Raducanu 6-4, 3-2 Fernandez* (*denotes next server) 10.42pm BST Raducanu breaks […]

Fernandez and Auger-Aliassime show a hopeful side of Canada’s tennis dream

The US Open semi-finalists are finding success in a predominantly white sport while also representing the make-up of their country A few months ago, Leylah Annie Fernandez was far from a household name in Canada. But after a series of stunning performances at the US Open, she is the toast of the town – french […]

Anti-logging protest becomes Canada’s biggest ever act of civil disobedience

At least 866 arrested since April, as police condemned for violence against protesters defending Vancouver Island’s ancient forests A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history, with the arrest of least 866 people since April. The bitter fight over the future […]

Canada: anti-vaxxers hit Justin Trudeau with a handful of gravel

Protesters also hit bodyguard but prime minister plays down incident on election campaign stop Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Justin Trudeau has been hit by a handful of gravel as anti-vaccination protesters targeted the Canadian prime minister’s campaign for re-election. A CTV camera captured what appears to be white gravel hitting […]

Third of shark and ray species face extinction, warns study

Number of species of sharks, rays and chimaeras facing ‘global extinction crisis’ doubles in a decade A third of shark and ray species have been overfished to near extinction, according to an eight-year scientific study. “Sharks and rays are the canary in the coalmine of overfishing. If I tell you that three-quarters of tropical and […]

‘Cultural genocide’: the shameful history of Canada’s residential schools – mapped

Recent discoveries of mass graves have shed new light on the country’s troubled colonial legacy In May, Canadians were shocked at the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a former school in British Columbia. The bodies belonged to Indigenous children, some believed to be as young as three years old, […]

It is our moral duty to take in more Afghan refugees | Letters

Readers despair at the Tory government’s treatment of the people who risked their lives to work for it in Afghanistan You have to admire the genius of the UK’s refugee policy: first, no one who gets here unofficially can be considered for asylum and the only way to get here is by official routes – […]

Canadian soldier guilty of drugging comrades with cannabis cupcakes

Sandra Cogswell convicted on eight counts of administering noxious substance and one of behaving in a disgraceful manner A Canadian soldier accused of drugging comrades with cannabis-laced cupcakes during a live-fire training exercise has been found guilty by a military judge. Sandra Cogswell was convicted on eight counts of administering a noxious substance and one […]

Pilot charged after landing helicopter in Canada town centre to buy ice-cream cake

Investigators have determined trip to Saskatchewan town was ‘not an emergency’ A man’s cravings for a sweet treat have landed him in the hot seat with the police after he landed his helicopter in the centre of a small Canadian town to buy an ice cream cake. Residents in the town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan (population […]

‘The rabbit of the sky’: flocks of Canada geese plague New Zealand countryside

The birds exist in a pest-control grey area, with no agency taking the lead, allowing the population to boom They are aggressive, territorial, noisy and excrete more than a kilogram of faeces a day. Now huge flocks of Canada geese have made parts of rural New Zealand their home, bringing havoc in their wake. The […]

Canada win Olympic title after Julia Grosso sinks Sweden in shootout

Sweden 1-1 Canada (Canada win 3-2 on penalties) Christine Sinclair wins first major tournament at 38 The all-time international record goalscorer Christine Sinclair praised Bev Priestman for “changing the attitude of the team” and said they were “claiming” the English manager for their own after she led Canada to Olympic gold and Sinclair to her […]

Second western Canada town destroyed by ‘exceedingly aggressive’ wildfire

Residents of Monte Lake, British Columbia, told to evacuate Village of Lytton devastated by wildfire last month A second community in western Canada has been destroyed by wildfire as authorities in the region scramble to contain the destructive toll of climate change. Officials say the village of Monte Lake likely suffered extensive damage, but conditions […]

‘Bad faith’ US prosecutors misled Canada in Huawei case, court hears in final arguments

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, whose detention has thrown US-China feud into focus, urge judge to throw out extradition request Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou say American prosecutors acted in “bad faith” and abused the Canadian justice system when they pursued the Huawei chief financial officer, in final arguments of the telecoms executive’s closely watched extradition proceedings. […]

‘I came home to fight for my land’: First Nations battle Canada blaze that displaced them

First Nations leaders seek more influence on how forests are managed, and the right to conduct prescribed burns When Tyler Vander Griend saw thick black smoke rising above the village of Lytton in western Canada, his first instinct was to run towards the inferno. But the flames were moving too fast, and Vander Griend, a […]

Canada reaches C$8bn clean water deal with First Nations after decades-long battle

The agreement promises to compensate residents and ensure drinking water infrastructure is built Canada’s federal government has reached a C$8bn settlement in two class-action lawsuits with First Nations communities over access to clean drinking water. The agreement promises to compensate residents, ensure drinking water infrastructure is built and modernize legislation – as First Nations leaders […]

‘Tough mental preparation’ key to Team GB’s hopes against Australia

Manager Hege Riise has sought to instil resilience while also looking after players’ wellbeing at the Olympics Hege Riise spoke of the importance of managing the mental toll tournament football can take on players and described her whirlwind management of Team GB as a “privilege” as she readied her squad to face Australia in the […]

Selfridges to be auctioned off with £4bn starting price

Assets up for grabs include Selfridges’ four UK stores, Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Ireland and De Bijenkorf in the Netherlands The family owners of Selfridges are kicking off an auction for the luxury department store, and have put a £4bn price tag on the business. The Weston family, one of Canada’s richest families, first […]

Blue ticked off: the controversy over the MSC fish ‘ecolabel’

The MSC’s coveted blue tick is the world’s biggest, and some say best, fishery ecolabel. So why is it in the headlines – and does it really do what it says on the tin? This month, two right whales in the Gulf of St Lawrence were found entangled in fishing gear. One, a female, was […]

COP26 will be most important summit ever, but the UK’s leadership is already falling short | Kate Blagojevic

From fossil fuels to carbon offsetting, the British government must practise what it preaches if it is to inspire others to step up This summer alone has seen scorching heat domes smother parts of the US and Canada with record temperatures, and blistering heatwaves sweep across Pakistan. Torrential rain has caused devastating floods in China, […]

The Guardian view on the climate summit: 100 days to save the world | Editorial

Floods, fires and droughts show the global urgency. But the prospects are not looking good for the COP26 conference The global reality of the climate crisis could hardly be more stark. A common theme is clear, from western Germany, where about 200 people perished in floods, to Henan province in central China, where at least […]