Feds Block Aecon Takeover By Chinese Firm Over National Security Concerns

OTTAWA — The federal government has blocked the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned company for reasons of national security. After markets closed Wednesday, Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains confirmed the government’s decision to prevent CCCC International Holding Ltd. from acquiring the Aecon construction firm. The Trudeau government had been […]

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G7, European Union Unite To Reject Venezuela’s Election

OTTAWA — Canada and its fellow G7 countries along with the European Union issued a joint statement today saying they are united in rejecting and denouncing the recent presidential election in Venezuela. The May 20 election of Nicolas Maduro has already attracted widespread condemnation, with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland earlier calling the vote “illegitimate […]

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Stephen Colbert explains why Trump’s meddling in the Trump investigation isn’t technically a ‘constitutional crisis’

Tuesday was another milestone “on Trump’s highway to American greatness,” because President Trump “has ordered the people investigating him to investigate their investigation of him,” Stephen Colbert said on The Late Show. “Some people are calling this a constitutional crisis, but I don’t know about that. A constitutional crisis technically requires that one branch of […]

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