Trudeau appoints his first climate change ambassador with revamped mandate

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped a long-time Canadian diplomat to step into a revamped role of Canada’s ambassador for climate change.Canada hasn’t had such an ambassador since January 2015.Jennifer MacIntyre fills the role as of Tuesday, with a mandate to push Canada’s international relationships on the climate change file, including promoting Canadian clean technology businesses abroad.She is the fifth person to hold the title of ambassador for climate change — but the first where the role is not the equivalent of Canada’s chief negotiator for climate change treaties.As such she will not be on hand next week when Trudeau sits down with other G20 leaders in Germany where the Paris climate change agreement will be front and centre.Instead her role is to find ways for Canada to take advantage of any international opportunities for trade and investment that climate change policies bring.MacIntyre spent most of the last four years as the ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.last_img read more

Loblaw recalls 2000 PC Black Label Sweet Chipotle mustard jars after glass

first_imgBRAMPTON, Ont. – Loblaw says it’s recalling about 2,000 jars of one of its President’s Choice brand mustard products after receiving a report of glass found in one jar.The company says the recall affects PC Black Label Sweet Chipotle mustard jars dated April 12, 2018 with the UPC code 060383013929.It says the recall is being done out of an abundance of caution.The product was sold at a number of the company’s grocery chains across the country, including Loblaws in Ontario, Dominion in Atlantic Canada and Maxi in Quebec.Loblaw says it has removed any of the affected jars it still had in stores from shelves.It says customers can return the mustard to the store they purchased it from for a full refund.The company says it apologizes for any inconvenience.last_img