The full timeline of Canada and Saudi Arabia’s escalating feud over jailed human rights activists

The full timeline of Canada and Saudi Arabia’s escalating feud over jailed human rights activists

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Getty Images/Business Insider A dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia that started with a tweet has escalated to an all-out slanging match that has all but severed relations between the two countries entirely. Saudi Arabia has cancelled flights to Canada, recalled students…

Canada ‚will not back down’ over tariffs

Canada ‚will not back down’ over tariffs

Image copyright Reuters Canada will „not back down” in the face of new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, according to the country’s foreign minister. Chrystia Freeland spoke as officials unveiled a C$2bn (US$1.5bn; £1.15bn) package to support the country’s steel and aluminium industries. Retaliatory tariffs on C$16.6bn worth of US products are due to…

An outage in Canada is raising the risk of a global oil shortage

An outage in Canada is raising the risk of a global oil shortage

EnCana’s Doug Shea (R) goes over drilling reports with driller Ron Webster at an EnCana gas drilling well east of Calgary, Alberta.Reuters/Todd Korol While all eyes watched the OPEC saga last week, there was an outage in Canada’s oil sands that will cut production at least through July, supporting the U.S. benchmark prices, according to…

Locked up in Canada ‚over name mix-up’

Locked up in Canada ‚over name mix-up’

Image copyright Olajide Ogunye A Canadian citizen was held by immigration authorities for eight months in a top-security prison when he was mistaken for a refugee with a different name. Now, he’s suing the Canadian government for C$10m ($760,000, £571,000). When 47-year-old Olajide Ogunye, born in Nigeria, woke up on the morning of 1 June…

Canada hospital bills foreign mother $1m

Canada hospital bills foreign mother $1m

Image copyright Getty Images A Canadian hospital is suing a non-resident mother for C$1.2m ($930,000, £690,000) because she allegedly ducked her bill after giving birth. Vancouver Health Authority claims the woman, Yan Xia, gave birth in Richmond Hospital in 2012 and never paid. The lawsuit was filed in April, but neither Ms Yan nor her…

Canada 10-48 Scotland

Canada 10-48 Scotland

Highlights: Canada 10-48 Scotland Summer tour: Canada v Scotland Canada (3) 10 Try: Penalty try Pen: O’Leary Scotland (15) 48 Tries: McGuigan, Jackson, Turner 3, Bradbury, Carmichael Cons: Hidalgo-Clyne 3, Kinghorn 3 Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne George Turner scored a hat-trick of tries as Scotland opened their summer tour with victory over Canada. Byron McGuigan and Ruaridh…

Canada to buy Kinder Morgan pipeline assets

Canada to buy Kinder Morgan pipeline assets

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Demonstrators protest against the expansion of Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project Canada will purchase Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and related infrastructure in a C$4.5bn ($3.4bn; £2.6bn) federal investment. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the government would acquire the troubled pipeline expansion project on Tuesday. The Trans…

Canada protects largest coniferous forest

Canada protects largest coniferous forest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCanada is now home to the world’s largest protected boreal forestCanada will soon have the largest protected boreal forest – an area twice the size of Belgium – on the planet. Some 1.6m hectares of remote land in the province of Alberta are being made into new…