The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, while it was trying to attack Canada on its human rights record.
In a tweet on Friday, the Canadian Foreign Ministry said it was "gravely concerned" by the arrest of Saudi activist Samar Badawi and other women's rights campaigners, and called for their release. They further ended diplomatic ties, froze all new trade and investment and cancelled flights via their national carrier to Toronto.
Barrick Gold Corp. says a political row between Saudi Arabia and Canada likely won't impact its copper operations in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia is considering additional measures against Canada amid reports it plans to unload its holdings of Canadian stocks and bonds as a dispute over women's rights activists intensifies.
Saudi Arabia is now coordinating for the transfer of all Saudi patients from Canadian hospitals to other facilities outside of the country, according to a report from the Saudi Press Agency.
"Therefore, Canada must correct its actions towards the kingdom". According to Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia has invested about $6 billion into Canada since 2006. Saudi holdings of Canadian dollar reserves are between $10 billion and $25 billion, with the upper end of that estimate representing 10 per cent of daily Canadian dollar volumes, according to estimates from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Saudi Arabia frequently uses capital punishment, which can be issued for crimes like homosexuality or anti-government activities, though crucifixions are rare.
Canada plans to seek help from the UAE and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally United States made clear it would not get involved.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently went on a global tour touting proposed economic reforms and promoting his vision for the kingdom as "the next Europe".
The kingdom has suspended educational exchanges with Canada and moved Saudi scholars to other countries. Saudia Airlines has also announced it will suspend flights to and from Canada starting August 13.
European traders said the main Saudi wheat-buying agency had told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin wheat and barley.
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On Friday Ezzat al-Rishaq, a member of the Hamas political office, told protesters along the border they were "committed to calm". The boat and another vessel, which was intercepted by Israeli forces on Sunday, set sail to Gaza from Europe last week.
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Beijing is expected to hit $16 billion worth of USA goods with equal tariffs in response to Tuesday's move. Chinese imports of goods and services into the United States past year amounted to almost $524 billion.
Canada also imports $2.6 billion in goods from Saudi Arabia, with the overwhelming majority being mineral products. The move follows vigorous calls by Canada for the immediate release of activists that have been detained .
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