Scheduling the departure for next week will give those stuck in China 'ample time' to prepare to leave, says Minister Champagne.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured speaking to reporters in West Block on Feb. 5, says one-third of Canadians asking to be repatriated remain in China, while two-thirds are expected to return Friday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
PARLIAMENT HILL—As evacuees make their way back to Canada amid the coronavirus outbreak, Ottawa is preparing to airlift those still stranded in China next week, federal officials said Thursday.
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While the conditions for Liberal longevity might not have been ripe, Liberal strategist Charles Bird says late former prime minister John Turner came to the leadership when 'he was already something of a living legend.'
'Writing this book has brought me close to Canadians and the wonder of our national diversity. This prize is the icing on the amazing cake that has been my life': former Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin.
If Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidency, he will be constrained in the use of unilateral tariffs, say experts, while Donald Trump's re-election may leave Canada once again targeted by national security tariffs.
The Standing Orders have to be amended to allow MPs to vote remotely, and according to Bloc deputy House leader Christine Normandin, there’s agreement among parties for those changes to be made temporary.