Canada

Thousands of Temporary Foreign Workers in Low-Skilled Jobs Required to Leave Canada

Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre answers a question in the House of Commons on March 23, 2015. In 2011, the Conservative government set April 1, 2015, as the deadline for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to either become permanent residents or return home. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)
Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre answers a question in the House of Commons on March 23, 2015. In 2011, the Conservative government set April 1, 2015, as the deadline for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to either become permanent residents or return home. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA— The clock ran out on April 1 for thousands of temporary foreign workers in Canada as work permits expired for those who have been...

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One Son of Canadian Consul General Slain in Miami, Other Son Arrested

MIAMI—The father of two teens at the centre of a deadly Miami gun battle says he feared for the safety of his boys in the big city and didn’t want them to move there with their mother, a high-ranking Canadian …... Read More




  • Quebec to Continue to Support Jailed Blogger Despite Saudi Ambassador’s Criticism

    MONTREAL—Quebec politicians insist they’re staying the course in their efforts to see a jailed blogger freed even as the Saudi ambassador to Canada warns his... Read more

  • War in Iraq and Syria Will Cost $406 Million in the Coming Year: Kenney

    OTTAWA—Canada’s war in Iraq and Syria is expected to cost more than half a billion dollars by this time next year, Defence Minister Jason Kenney... Read more

  • Motorists merge from four lanes into one as they enter the Lions Gate Bridge to drive into Vancouver on July 15, 2011. According to a traffic index compiled by TomTom, a firm that specializes in navigation and mapping products, the average commuter lost 84 hours in 2014 while delayed in traffic in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Rush Hour Traffic Doubles Commuters’ Travel Time: Report

    OTTAWA—Cities worldwide are experiencing ever-higher levels of congestion, and Canada is no exception. Several Canadian cities made it onto this year’s global index from GPS... Read more

  • MP Scott Reid, chair of the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights (C), speaks with Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (L) and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, author of “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem,” on Oct. 21, 2014. On Feb. 2, 2015, the committee passed an amended motion to name Falun Gong as being among the prisoners of conscience subjected to forced organ harvesting in China. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Named as Organ-Harvested Group in Amended Parliamentary Motion

    The Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights has amended a motion to name Falun Gong adherents as being among the groups of prisoners of conscience... Read more

  • Investigators stand near an Air Canada flight plane that landed hard and skidded off the runway in the midst of a snowstorm at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Chief operating officer Klaus Goersch said 25 people were taken to hospital and all but one of them were released. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)

    Safety Officials Probing Why Air Canada Jet Missed Runway, Hit Power Lines

    TORONTO—An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at... Read more

  • An Air Canada plane is pictured over a bed of daffodils as it takes off from London Heathrow Airport on March 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Adrian Dennis (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Air Canada Plane Crash: Flight 624 Skids off Runway at Halifax Airport in Nova Scotia

    An Air Canada plane, Flight 624, skid off the runway at Halifax Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada, according to the airliner. Confirms AC624, YYZ-YHZ exited runway... Read more

  • Epoch Times reporter Beck Zhou was corralled into a corner by six men working under the direction of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada) at an event attended by Finance Minister Joe Oliver on March 23, 2015. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Bank Staff Block Reporters From Covering Canadian Finance Minister’s Remarks

    TORONTO—Staff working at an Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) event blocked and corralled two Chinese reporters and a cameraman attempting to cover a... Read more

  • Liberal MP Irwin Cotler (C), flanked by Conservative MP David Anderson (L) and NDP MP Murray Rankin speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill March 25, 2015. A motion by Cotler that would allow sanctions against those responsible for the detention, torture, and death in prison of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as against foreign nationals responsible for human rights violations, has been unanimously adopted by the House of Commons. (NTD Television)

    Irwin Cotler’s Magnitsky Motion Wins Unanimous Support in Canada’s Parliament

    OTTAWA—Canada’s House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion supporting sanctions against foreign nationals responsible for human rights violations—a move toward establishing a so-called Magnitsky... Read more

  • Regulator Slams Bell Media After Report Exec Meddled with CTV Journalism

    OTTAWA—Canada’s broadcasting regulator has issued a sharply worded reminder to Bell Media that it has a statutory duty not to interfere in the work of... Read more

  • The Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden, genetically modified apples developed by a B.C. biotech company, have been approved for growth and sale in Canada. (Okanagan Specialty Fruits)

    Consumers May Balk at Buying Newly Approved GM Apple: Growers

    Health Canada’s approval of two varieties of the world’s first genetically altered apple could encounter resistance from Canadian consumers, say apple growers and anti-GMO groups... Read more

  • An oil sands facility tailings pond near Fort McMurray. In a letter to Alberta's pollution monitoring agency, the group responsible for air-quality testing says its mobile unit is off the road due to funding problems. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Oilsands Mobile Air Monitoring Cancelled Over Funding Problems

    EDMONTON—An important part of Alberta’s oilsands air monitoring program is off the road over funding problems. In a letter to the province’s pollution monitoring agency,... Read more

  • (L-R) Conservative MP Ray Boughen speaks with Peter Costello and Bill Crawford of the Mississauga-based Eden Community Food Bank after they testified before Parliament’s human resources and social development committee on March 24, 2015. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Private Money and Public Good

    OTTAWA—Trust but verify. It was U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s creed in dealing with the Soviet Union, but is oddly similar to how Canadians treat their... Read more

  • Health Canada is mum on whether it will consider approving Palcohol, a controversial powdered alcohol that is expected to hit store shelves in the U.S. this summer. (shakzu/Thinkstock)

    Palcohol: Revolutionary Product or Public Menace?

    The recent approval of Palcohol—a powdered alcohol that comes in packets—south of the border has some worried that the controversial product could find its way... Read more

  • Former Undercover Cop 1st Witness at Drug Trial for Friend of Ex-Mayor Rob Ford

    TORONTO—The drug trial for Alexander Lisi, a friend of Rob Ford, began Wednesday with a former undercover officer describing events leading up to the arrest... Read more

  • BC Mother Sues Province After Infant Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    VANCOUVER—A British Columbia mother whose infant daughter died while in foster care has filed a lawsuit against the provincial government. Sara-Jane Wiens says her two-month... Read more

  • An oilsands facility is seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Conference Board of Canada Sees More Economic Pain Due to Low Oil Prices

    CALGARY, Canada—The Conference Board of Canada delivered bad news Wednesday, March 25, for those hoping that the latest crude oil downturn will create only short-term... Read more


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