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Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

5:08am IST

A top aide to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resigned unexpectedly on Monday amid allegations Trudeau's office had pressured the former justice minister to help construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid criminal prosecution.

UPDATE 3-Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

5:00am IST

Feb 18 A top aide to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resigned unexpectedly on Monday amid allegations Trudeau's office had pressured the former justice minister to help construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid criminal prosecution.

Canada legislators reject probe into government officials over ethics woes

14 Feb 2019

OTTAWA A Canadian parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected an opposition bid to question senior officials about allegations of political interference involving a construction company that are becoming a problem for Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

UPDATE 2-Canada legislators reject probe into government officials over ethics woes

14 Feb 2019

OTTAWA, Feb 13 A Canadian parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected an opposition bid to question senior officials about allegations of political interference involving a construction company that are becoming a problem for Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

CORRECTED-Canada legislators ponder hearings into government's ethics woes

13 Feb 2019

OTTAWA, Feb 13 The Canadian parliament's justice committee will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to debate whether to probe allegations of political interference that are becoming a big problem for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canada PM surprised minister quit cabinet over ethics accusations

13 Feb 2019

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing a political crisis, on Tuesday said he was surprised his veterans affairs minister quit amid allegations she had been pressured to go easy on a major firm when she was justice minister.

UPDATE 3-Canada PM surprised minister quit cabinet over ethics accusations

13 Feb 2019

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA, Feb 12 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing a political crisis, on Tuesday said he was surprised his veterans affairs minister quit amid allegations she had been pressured to go easy on a major firm when she was justice minister.

Canada PM welcomes probe into allegations officials tried to help SNC

12 Feb 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday welcomed a probe into whether officials improperly tried to help construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, making clear he sought to ride out a potential scandal just months ahead of elections.

Uncertainty over U.S. trade policies hitting Canada: Bank of Canada

06 Feb 2019

OTTAWA Uncertainty over U.S. trade policies is holding back Canadian business investment despite strong economic fundamentals, helping temporarily slow growth, a deputy governor of the Bank of Canada said on Wednesday.

WRAPUP 4-EU nations back Venezuela's Guaido as Maduro faces rising pressure

05 Feb 2019

MADRID/OTTAWA, Feb 4 Major European nations joined the United States on Monday in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state, while members of a separate regional bloc kept up the pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

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