OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada, which allowed Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr to be transferred to a prison in his homeland months earlier than expected, did so after pressure from the United States, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Sunday.
Baird declined to comment on reports an angry Washington had insisted on Khadr’s quick return after someone in Canada leaked a secret U.S. report on him.
OTTAWA, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Canada said on Friday it was
aware of an attempt by hackers to target a domestic energy
company, the second time in 24 hours Ottawa had acknowledged a
cyber security attack against a Canadian firm.
In both cases the Canadian government declined to comment on
reports which suggested a Chinese connection.
Sept 28 (Reuters) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(CFIA) has temporarily shut one of the country’s largest
meatpacking plants after contaminated beef products, that were
distributed across Canada and the United States, sickened
The operators of privately held XL Foods’ plant in Brooks,
Alberta have not done enough to prevent contamination by E. coli
bacteria, which has led to numerous product recalls this month,
the CFIA said on Friday.
OTTAWA, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Canada said it was aware hackers
had breached security at a domestic manufacturer of software
used by big energy companies, but declined to comment on a
report that a Chinese group could be responsible.
Calgary-based Telvent, which is owned by France’s Schneider
Electric SA, warned customers about the attack, which
hit operations in the United States, Canada and Spain, the cyber
security news site KrebsOnSecurity.com reported on Wednesday.
OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Canada’s junior finance
minister, Ted Menzies, said on Tuesday his constituents are
split over Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd’s $15.1
billion takeover bid for Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc
, with some backing and others opposing the deal.
The Conservative government, of which Menzies is a member,
is now deciding whether to approve the CNOOC bid on the basis of
whether it is of net benefit to the country. Menzies, himself,
is a legislator from the oil-rich province of Alberta, where
Nexen’s Canadian assets are concentrated.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada has suspended diplomatic relations with Iran, closing its embassy in Tehran and giving all Iranian diplomats in Canada five days to leave the country, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday, calling Iran the biggest threat to global security.
Baird, in Russia for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, said Canada’s actions were not linked to growing speculation that Israel might launch an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Aug 1 (Reuters) – Quebec Premier Jean Charest took a big
political risk on Wednesday by launching an election campaign
despite polls that show him trailing separatists who want
independence for the Canadian province.
Charest called a provincial election for Sept. 4, which
means the vote will take place before a potentially damaging
inquiry into corruption in the construction industry resumes
work later the same month.
(Reuters) – When Canada’s Nexen Inc fired its CEO in January, an oil giant on the other side of the world sprang into action.
Nexen had been on the wish list of Chinese state oil company CNOOC Ltd for five years. The removal of CEO Marvin Romanow was just the opening the Chinese needed to make their move, according to sources familiar with the situation.
July 25 (Reuters) – When Canada’s Nexen Inc fired
its CEO in January, an oil giant on the other side of the world
sprang into action.
Nexen had been on the wish list of Chinese state oil company
CNOOC Ltd for five years. The removal of CEO Marvin
Romanow was just the opening the Chinese needed to make their
move, according to sources familiar with the situation.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – A friendly $15.1 billion Chinese bid for a big Canadian energy company gels with government pleas for foreign money to develop the costly oil sands of northern Alberta — a possible sign that the deal could win Ottawa’s approval.
The Canadian government said only that it would review state oil company CNOOC’s bid for Nexen Inc, based on its laws on foreign investment. But lawyers, analysts and insiders say there are good reasons for the deal to go ahead, and few reasons to block it.