Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has promised to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

A plan by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year appeared in jeopardy on Monday after one prov(...)

North American politics have a dynastic quality to them these days. The US presidential elections are dominated by the Clinton and Bush clans, but acr(...)

Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie: Mr Trudeau said Canadians had spoken loudly in favour of a government “with a vision and an agenda for this country that is positive and ambitious and hopeful”. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Canada’s prime minister-elect, Justin Trudeau, fresh from Monday’s decisive electoral victory, will have his work cut out for him when it comes to i(...)

Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau with his sons Justin (left), Sacha (right) in Ottawa in a 1983 file photo.  Photograph: Andy Clark/Reuters

As a young man, Justin Trudeau continually sought respite from his father’s long shadow. He debated in university as Jason Tremblay, boxed as Justin (...)

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau gives his victory speech after Canada’s federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19th, 2015. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling prime minister Stephen Harper’s C(...)

Canada’s Prime Minister and Conservative leader Stephen Harper illustrated his attacks on the Liberals with a loud “ker-ching” cash register sound effect. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Outside the Congress Center in Etobicoke, a western suburb of Toronto, a man with a demon mask pranced in the street holding a sign that said “Welco(...)

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. “We have made very different choices from Mr Mulcair and Mr Harper when it comes to investing in Canada.” Photograph: Reuters/Chris Wattie

Canadians will vote in a federal election on Monday that looks likely to put an end to the decade-long reign of prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conser(...)

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper today called a parliamentary election for October 19th, kicking off an 11-week campaign likely to focus on a st(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once dubbed the “climate chancellor”, hoped to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7 nations to agree specific emissions goals. Photograph: EPA

Group of Seven leaders agreed on Monday to wean their economies off carbon fuels and supported a global goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, bu(...)

Omar Khadr smiles at his lawyer Dennis Edney as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta. Photograph: Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terror charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursd(...)