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Canadians drive through burning city seeking safety

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A picture provided by Twitter user @jeromegarot on May 5, 2016 shows a wildfire raging through the town of Fort McMurray, Canada, May 3, 2016. Twitter/@Jeromegarot/EPA

Canadian police lead convoys of cars through the burning ghost town of Fort McMurray in a risky operation to get thousands of people to safety on the other side

WANDERING RIVER, Canada (May 6, 2016) — Canadian police led convoys of cars through the burning ghost town of Fort McMurray Friday, May 6, in a risky operation to get thousands of people to safety on the other side. Continue reading Canadians drive through burning city seeking safety

Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

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SAFE. Tyra Abo sits on a cot at a makeshift evacuee center in Lac la Biche, Alberta on May 5, 2016, after fleeing forest fires north of Fort McMurray. Cole Burston/AFP

Alberta has been left bone-dry after a period of unusually scant rainfall and unseasonably high temperatures

LAC LA BICHE, Canada (May 6, 2016) — Canada on Thursday, May 5, began airlifting to safety up to 25,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray forced from their homes by raging forest fires in Alberta’s oil sands region. Continue reading Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

‘Catastrophic wildfires’ force thousands to flee in Canada

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WILDFIRE. This May 3, 2016 satellite image shows the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada. Image from NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Rapid Response Team

‘It’s a loss on a scale that is hard for many of us to imagine,’ says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

EDMONTON, Canada (May 5, 2016) — Raging wildfires pressed in on the Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray on Thursday, May 5, after more than 80,000 people were forced to flee, abandoning fire-gutted neighborhoods in a chaotic evacuation. Continue reading ‘Catastrophic wildfires’ force thousands to flee in Canada

Abu Sayyaf kills Canadian hostage

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KIDNAPPED IN 2015. John Ridsdel, right, is beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf on April 25 after ransom talks failed. He was one of 3 foreigners kidnapped on Samal Island in Davao in September 2015. Left photo is fellow Canadian Robert Hall and middle is Norweigan Kjartan Sekkingstad. Photos from the PNP

Police and military forces vow to ‘bring the criminals to justice,’ following the beheading of one of two Canadians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in September 2015

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — The Abu Sayyaf group has beheaded a Canadian hostage, sparking fears for more than 20 others they are holding on remote islands, with security forces vowing Tuesday, April 26, to hunt down the kidnappers.  Continue reading Abu Sayyaf kills Canadian hostage

Justin Trudeau to lobby for quick approval of Paris climate deal

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Justin Trudeau is determined to bring the Paris climate agreement into force as early as this year, sources say. Photograph: Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images
Canadian prime minister seeks to bring global agreement into force as soon as possible in bid to reverse reputation as ‘carbon bully’

April 19, 2016 — Justin Trudeau will lobby governments to approve the Paris climate agreement and bring it into force as soon as possible, reversing Canada’s past reputation as a “carbon bully”.

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Joint low-carbon declaration sees climate baton pass

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Barack Obama welcomes the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, outside the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
US-Canadian initiative brightens chances of success for Paris climate agreement and casts Justin Trudeau as Obama’s heir in terms of global climate action

March 14, 2016 — A joint US-Canadian declaration to help spur the transition to a low carbon economy passed the baton of global climate action from Barack Obama to Justin Trudeau on Thursday – and brightened prospects for the Paris agreement.

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Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau to join forces on climate change

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Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau (left) with US president, Barack Obama. The visit is seen as an important moment for Trudeau to break with the record of his Conservative predecessor. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP
US and Canadian leaders expected to announce a series of common measures including methane emissions cuts and protections for rapidly warming Arctic

March 9, 2016 — Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau will commit to work together to fight climate change and protect an Arctic experiencing the mildest winter ever recorded, sources familiar with the initiatives said.

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Trudeau seeks climate consensus from Canada’s provinces

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In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a meeting on carbon pricing at the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, France, November 30, 2015. Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA
‘We want a low-carbon economy that continues to provide good jobs and create opportunities for all Canadians’

VANCOUVER, Canada (Mar. 3, 2016) — Canadian aboriginal leaders demanded Wednesday, March 2, a bigger role in the country’s fight against climate change, on the eve of a meeting between Prime Continue reading Trudeau seeks climate consensus from Canada’s provinces

Canada fulfills promise to take 25,000 Syrian refugees

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In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to a Syrian refugee child upon arriving at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, December 11, 2015. Photo courtesy Canadian Prime Minister’s Office
The country is set to take in some 12,000 more refugees by the end of the year

MONTREAL, Canada (Mar. 1, 2016) — Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Petition asks Canadian PM Trudeau to take back illegal trash

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CALLING ON CANADA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a press conference at Rideau Hall after being sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister in Ottawa, Ontario, November 4, 2015. Rappler file photo
Petitioners also ask for the Canadian government to pay back the Philippines for all costs incurred due to the stranded illegal garbage from Canada

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 2, 2016) — Environmentalists in the Philippines sent a petition to the Office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appealing for Canada to take back the illegal garbage that was shipped to Manila.

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