Border Crossings: Should Canada Suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement?

People gather in support of asylum seekers who crossed the border irregularly during a rally outside the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Aug. 6, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)
People gather in support of asylum seekers who crossed the border irregularly during a rally outside the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Aug. 6, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

A refugee rights organization is arguing Ottawa should suspend its designation of the United States as a safe country for asylum-seekers as the global migrant...

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    TORONTO—A bill of rights for Canadian travellers would prevent problems like those experienced by Air Transat passengers forced to withstand uncomfortably warm conditions on a... Read more

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 (The Canadian Press/Peter Power)

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  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair Murray Sinclair speaks during closing events for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa on June 1, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Murray Sinclair to Investigate Thunder Bay Police Board

    The man who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that condemned Canada’s history with residential schools will now oversee a probe into a northwestern Ontario... Read more

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    MONTREAL—Concluding a Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement in the coming weeks remains uncertain but there is headway on the thorny trade dispute, the head of lumber... Read more

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    Not Enough Being Done to Deal With Abandoned Vessels on Canada’s Coasts, Says MP

    HALIFAX—A British Columbia MP is pressing Ottawa to do more to deal with the hundreds of abandoned vessels that blight Canada’s coasts and harbours, despite... Read more

  • (Canadian Royal Mounted Police)

    Canadian Police Lose Grenade Launcher, Ask Public for Help

    A grenade launcher fell out of a moving Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) truck on Sunday after which the agency asked the public to help recover it,... Read more

  • Stairs built by Toronto senior for $550 seen in a screenshot from Twitter. (Twitter/Screenshot)

    Senior builds park staircase for $550, officials who quoted $65,000 for the work tear it down

    A wooden staircase built by a senior citizen for CA$550 (about US$437) to access a community garden has been torn down by Toronto officials who quoted... Read more

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    OTTAWA—As the launch of NAFTA renegotiations looms, the federal government is extending public consultations to find out what Canadians want to see in a new... Read more

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