Saskatchewan asks Ottawa to increase cash advances for canola farmers

Saskatchewan is asking Ottawa to increase its cash advances to canola farmers because of China’s decision to block imports of the oilseed from Canada. The province said it is looking to the federal government for help because China’s ban has…

Conservatives call for quick solution to China’s ban on Canadian canola

OTTAWA — A Quebec Conservative MP is calling China’s decision to ban canola imports from Canada “absurd.” Tory MP Luc Berthold shot back at China during a meeting Friday of the House of Commons agriculture committee in Ottawa. READ MORE:…

China yet to explain why it blocked canola imports from Winnipeg company: trade minister

Canada still hasn’t seen the evidence China used to block canola shipments from one of Canada’s largest grain producers, International Trade Minister Jim Carr said Wednesday in an interview. A Chinese government spokesman has said Beijing’s move this month to…

Sarah McIver was arrested in China due to employer’s error, her aunt believes

DRUMHELLER, Alta. –The aunt of an Alberta woman who has been released from custody in China says she believes it was a mistake by her niece’s employer that resulted in her arrest. Sarah McIver was detained earlier this month over…

Canadian teacher Sarah McIver who was detained in China has been released

Sarah McIver, who was detained in China this month, has returned to Canada, Global Affairs confirmed to Global News on Friday. “Global Affairs can confirm that a Canadian citizen, who was detained in China this month, has been released and…

GoFundMe campaign created for Michael Spavor, Canadian detained in China

A friend of Canadian Michael Spavor has set up a GoFundMe page as his detainment in China stretches just over one week. Spavor, a Calgary-born entrepreneur, and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into Chinese custody on Dec. 10 on…

Rail cars for oil transport ‘not going to solve the problem’ for Alberta: Scheer

The Alberta government’s pursuit of oil transport by rail to reduce a supply glut is not a realistic solution; instead, it shows the province is grasping at straws, said Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. Story continues below In an interview with…