Trudeau to Expand Diversity Push on Canada's Corporate Boards

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

His administration has encouraged residents to avoid non-essential travel.

A long-running diplomatic dispute heated up again this week when the Chinese government took issue with Trudeau's earlier comments, and on Thursday the Chinese envoy to Ottawa, Cong Peiwu, warned Canada against granting asylum to Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

"We keep extending the border closures because the United States is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders", Trudeau told the show's co-host, Lauren McNabb.

The diplomatic dispute stems from the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese citizen, in Vancouver in late 2018 on a bank fraud warrant issued by US authorities.

During an interview with a Winnipeg radio station, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday the border will not open anytime soon. Plus, some of the states with the highest transmission rates right now-like North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin and Alaska-border Canada.

"Not having a party is tough but as families, as Canadians and as kids, we need to keep doing our part to keep safe, to protect our grandparents, to make sure that we're slowing the spread of COVID-19", Trudeau said.

The agreement to keep it that way expires on October 21 when, as he said, it's expected to be renewed once again.

Facing pressure to ramp up relief efforts for hard-hit airlines and the tourism sector, Trudeau has resisted industry calls to loosen travel restrictions.

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Other reports by Click Lancashire

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