In The News is a compilation of recent articles from The Canadian Press to get your day going. Here is what our editors are monitoring on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, in the morning:
What Is Being Viewed In Canada?
Today, as he concludes his time at the North American Leaders’ Summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have a private meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Trudeau opens the day with a keynote speech on the relationship between Canada and Mexico, arguably the most underappreciated bilateral dynamic, on a continent that is significantly more preoccupied with relations with the United States.Before Trudeau holds a press conference and leaves for Ottawa, the two leaders will sign a proclamation on Indigenous cooperation. The agenda for the afternoon may need to be adjusted if Tuesday is any indicator.
In a protracted press conference at Mexico City’s National Palace, López Obrador—known for his propensity for rambling—spent nearly 30 minutes answering just one question as Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden regarded their feet in silence. He spoke exclusively in Spanish and conceded at one point that he had gone on for too long. When he was through, Biden wasted no time in concluding the conversation.
What We See In The United States?
Storm-ravaged While the torrential rains subsided in many regions, California still struggled to clean up and repair extensive damage. Thunderstorms were still possible in the north, and another strong weather front was predicted to slam the state on Friday.
The storms wreaking havoc on the state have claimed at least 17 lives. Gov. Gavin Newsom stated Tuesday that the number is likely to increase while visiting Capitola, a picturesque village on the Santa Cruz coast severely affected by high waves and flooded stream waters the previous week.
Early on Tuesday in the San Joaquin Valley, a tree hit by lightning fell on a motorcycle and a pickup truck driver, killing both of them, according to authorities. According to the governor, more than half of California’s 58 counties have been designated disaster zones.
According to Adam Smith, a catastrophe expert with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the newest storm, which started on Monday, was one of several that began late last month, and fixing the damage might cost more than $1 billion, according to the Los Angeles Times.
What We Are Watching In The Rest Of The World?
China has threatened to invade Taiwan once more, saying that any foreign politicians who engage with the autonomous island are “playing with fire.”
According to a spokesperson, the Taiwan Affairs Office of China reaffirmed its commitment to “smashing plans for Taiwan independence” in the new year. In 1949, the autonomous democracy broke away from mainland China.Ma Xiaoguang’s remarks during a biweekly press conference came after several foreign lawmakers had visited Taiwan. Beijing views these visits as a slight against its international standing.Before the Lunar New Year break, Taiwan’s military is holding drills to convince the public that it can fend off China’s threats.
Minister Jonathan Wilkinson Said
According to federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, The legal foundation for the transition strategy will be created. This spring. According to Ottawa, the plan’s goal is not to shut down the oil and gas industry but to give workers the training and incentives they need to transition smoothly as the globe evolves toward a less carbon-intensive economy.