Ottawa - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ottawa


Justin Trudeau opens bruising Canada election campaign

Sep 12, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Polls shows Trudeau, once the youthful golden boy of Canadian politics, in a horse race with Conservative Andrew Scheer

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 450701449  KIEV, UKRAINE - Jul 11, 2016: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau during his official visit to Kiev, Ukraine

China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:35 AM

China's embassy in Ottawa said a customs investigation – launched after the discovery of traces of a banned feed additive – reveals that up to 188 forged documents had been provided to Chinese officials

Abe, Trudeau extol Pacific trade pact without U.S.

Apr 29, 2019 - 7:36 AM

The Trans-Pacific Partnership removes trade barriers among 11 nations representing nearly 500 million consumers in the Asia-Pacific region in a bid to counter China's growing economic influence

AGREEMENT. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a joint media availability in Ottawa, Ontario, on April 28, 2019. Photo Lars Hagberg/AFP

Battling political crisis, Trudeau denies wrongdoing

Mar 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Facing calls to resign over the snowballing scandal, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the allegations head-on, saying he had learned 'lessons' from the crisis, but denying any wrongdoing

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. - Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on December 16, 2018, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war in Yemen. Trudeau had earlier said that it would be "extremely difficult" to withdraw from the contract, signed by the previous conservative administration, "without Canadians paying exorbitant penalties." (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'The court completely rejects the accused person's explanation and defense because it is completely at odds with the facts,' says the chief judge

Chinese police patrol in front of the Canadian embassy in Beijing on December 14, 2018. China confirmed on December 13 that two Canadians are under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national security, fuelling tensions after Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecom executive on a US request. GREG BAKER / AFP

After diplomatic row, Canada's Cirque du Soleil dazzles Riyadh

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The acrobatic troupe performs in Riyadh to mark Saudi Arabia national day, more than a month after the kingdom expelled Canada's ambassador and froze all new trade

DAZZLING. A member of the Canadian circus troop Le Cirque du Soleil performs a show as a part of celebrations of the 88th Saudi National Day at the King Fahad stadium on September 23, 2018 in Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Trudeau's Belgium-bound plane suffers mechanical woes

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau s flight to Brussels experienced mechanical issues 30 minutes into the flight and had to return to Ottawa airport

Tabal makes marathon cut-off time for Rio Olympics

May 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Mary Joy Tabal beats the Olympic qualifying time at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon by 91 seconds but her entry is contingent upon PATAFA accepting the result

MARATHON QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal (R) beat the Olympic qualifying time, but her participation in the Rio Olympics isn't yet solidified. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

Foreign minister on JIS abuse case: If Canada isn't happy, use legal avenue

Mar 04, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi confirms speaking to her counterpart in Canada about the Supreme Court decision on Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman but distances herself from the case calling it a legal issue

BACK IN JAIL. Canadian Neil Bantleman and Indonesian Ferdinant Tjiong, who are accused of sexually abusing three kindergarten students, are back in jail. File photo by EPA/ADI WEDA

Canadian dead in Jakarta attack, Indonesia tells Ottawa

Jan 14, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Canada s foreign affairs ministry is working with Indonesian authorities to verify the information which is not yet confirmed

ON PATROL. Indonesian military personnel patrol following gunfire and bomb blasts, at Sukarno Hatta airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 January 2016. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Keluarga bocah Suriah yang tenggelam ingin mengungsi ke Kanada

Sep 04, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Ditolak oleh Kanada keluarga anak ini memutuskan untuk mengungsi ke Yunani namun tenggelam di perjalanan

TENGGELAM. Seorang polisi Turki membawa tubuh anak imigran asal Suriah di pantai di Bodrum, daerah selatan Turki, pada 2 September 2015. Perahu yang ditumpangi anak ini tenggelam dalam perjalanan menuju ke Pulau Kos, Yunani. Foto oleh Dogan News Agency/AFP

Rappler Newscast | October 27, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 - 9:00 PM

A survey says the Church is the most trusted… and the government the least Vice President Jejomar Binay slams his critics and says they’re “anti poor And police say a video made by the Ottawa gunman shows his attack was driven by ideology

Halifax man arrested, gun seized on bus amid heightened Canada security

Oct 23, 2014 - 11:53 PM

A man was arrested and a gun was seized from a nearby transit bus in Canada s Atlantic port city of Halifax amid heightened security following an attack in Ottawa

 AFTERMATH. Emergency responders attempt to secure a portion of downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill after a shooting took place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 22 October 2014. Photo by Chris Roussakis / EPA

Rappler Newscast | October 23, 2014

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:22 PM

The family Jennifer Laude seeks a DNA test for US Marine Pemberton The Philippines takes an Ebola precaution A shootout in the Canadian parliament triggers a lockdown

DFA investigating employee charged with human trafficking

May 10, 2014 - 11:04 AM

The department says it takes allegations of misconduct of its employees very seriously

6 dead as Canada train smashes into bus

Sep 19, 2013 - 12:12 AM

UPDATED Five people died at the scene – including the bus driver whose remains were so mangled they could not be immediately formally identified – and a sixth in hospital

COLLISION. A collision of a bus and passenger train leaves 6 dead. Photo by AFP

Landmines: A poor man's weapon?

Jun 28, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Campaigners against landmines argue that the explosive devices pose a significant and lasting threat to civilian populations

LASTING IMPACT. Campaigners against landmines

Foreign students to get Canada immigration priority

Nov 01, 2012 - 7:32 AM

Canada s foreign minister invites more foreign students and temporary foreign workers to apply to stay in Canada next year

Auditor warns Canada lagging on cyber security

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:04 AM

Canada has been slow to set up firewalls to protect vs threats to infrastructure says its auditor general

Bomb threat closes Canada, US trade link

Jul 13, 2012 - 6:00 AM

The Detroit to Windsor Tunnel was closed on Thursday by police investigating an anonymous bomb threat