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Women's rights advocates, charitable organizations, and civil rights groups, meanwhile, urged the worldwide community "to join Canada in calling for the unequivocal respect of women's rights in Saudi Arabia".

"The deteriorating relationship that we see with our nation and Saudi Arabia is a trend that is bothersome" Moe said.

The EU has been seeking clarifications from Saudi authorities on the circumstances around the arrests of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia since the first arrests in May, Kocinjancic told reporters.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to extend an olive branch on Wednesday, saying he would keep pressing Saudi Arabia on civil liberties but also saying the Gulf Arab state had made some progress on human rights.

"Canada will always speak strongly and clearly in private and in public on questions of human rights", he said.

Kate Toogood, a spokesperson for the Alberta Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt, said the ministry is working with post-secondary institutions to assess the impact of Saudi Arabia's decision on Alberta schools.

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Canada's public call for the kingdom to "immediately release" jailed human rights activists angered Saudi Arabia and the kingdom took punitive action, including canceling all flights to and from Toronto, beginning August 13.

"We are concerned about the potential implications on the affected Residents and are hopeful that this situation will be resolved further to the discussions that are ongoing", said Harry Gray, executive director of Resident Doctors of BC, in a written statement to The Ubyssey.

Two-way trade between the two countries is tiny - around 0.4 percent of Canada's total trade in 2017. Since May, the kingdom has also led an "unprecedented government crackdown" on activists, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Ukraine did not sell wheat to Saudi Arabia in 2016, being the main exporter of barley in this country.

Saudi Arabian medical residents and clinical fellows are finding themselves in the middle of the escalating diplomatic spat between the kingdom and Canada.

But several of those going say they used a contact number provided by the airline, but there was no answer when they telephoned. Michael Currie, an adviser at TD Wealth, said there were some early jitters amid a report of a possible selloff of Canadian assets, but that the markets didn't take long to overcome it.

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