Tag: Approval

Freeland to look into approval of Syria’s Assad-friendly honorary counsul

OTTAWA—Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she’ll look into why Ottawa signed off on a sympathizer of Syrian President Bashar Assad as that country’s honorary consul in Montreal. A report in Maclean’s says Waseem Ramli, a well-to-do Montreal businessman and “unapologetic supporter” of Assad, was nominated for the post earlier this summer and approved last…

Justin Trudeau welcomes Keystone approval

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as an early good sign in dealing with Donald Trump’s administration but cautioned that much discussion lies ahead with the new president on the Canada-U.S. relationship. Speaking at the end of a two-day retreat where cabinet ministers sought to get a handle on…