Canada

Canada in Brief, Dec. 1-7

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during question period in the House of Commons on Nov. 30, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during question period in the House of Commons on Nov. 30, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

Trudeau won’t be attending Castro’s funeral, says PMO OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says he won’t be attending the funeral of the late Communist Cuban...




  • Hydro towers loom over a golf course in Toronto, Nov. 4, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Keep an Eye on Hydro Bills as Coal Phased Out, Ontario Advises Other Provinces

    TORONTO—Ontario has some advice for its fellow provinces as they move to meet the federal government’s newly unveiled goal of eliminating coal-fired power generation in... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 22, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Tories Turn up Heat on Trudeau Over Private Cash-for-Access Fundraiser

    OTTAWA—Conservative MPs used their strongest rhetoric yet on Wednesday, Nov. 23, to question the prime minister’s decision to attend a private fundraiser with “billionaire communist... Read more

  • A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter attack aircraft taxies on the deck of the USS George Washington during a joint military exercise off South Korea's West Sea on Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Canada in Brief, Nov. 24-30

    Feds to ‘explore acquisition’ of interim Super Hornet jets OTTAWA—The federal government says it will “explore the acquisition” of 18 new Boeing-made Super Hornet jets... Read more

  • A sign for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service building in Ottawa. Canada's spy agency is warning that Russia and China are out to steal the country's most prized secrets. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Moscow, Beijing Targeting Canada’s Secret Info and Technology, Spy Agency Warns

    OTTAWA—Canada’s spy agency is openly warning that Russia and China are out to steal the country’s most prized secrets. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, which... Read more

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    New Startup Aims to Level the Playing Field in Local Elections

    Recognizing the difficulty for newcomers in municipal elections to run efficient campaigns, a not-for-profit startup is developing a set of free online tools for would-be... Read more

  • Toronto FC's Michael Bradley celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal against the Montreal Impact in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference final in front of 61,004 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Nov. 22, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

    Montreal Impact, Toronto FC Thriller a Blessing for Soccer in Canada

    MONTREAL—A sold out Olympic Stadium crowd of 61,004 witnessed arguably the most important soccer match in Canadian history as the Montreal Impact hung on for... Read more

  • SafetyNet members (L-R) Alex Steeves, Abdullah Mostafa, Suzana Vukovic, Thomas Le, and Herman Liao at the University of Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2016. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

    Startup Weekend More Than Transforming Ideas Into Reality Quickly

    OTTAWA—Startup Weekend provides the water and sunlight from which a remarkable transformation takes place in about 48 hours. An exuberant and perhaps naïve individual with... Read more

  • Opposition Critic for Democratic Reform Scott Reid during a press conference on electoral reform on Oct. 14, 2016, in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    National Referendum on Electoral Reform? Don’t Do It, Says Expert

    As the country holds it breath waiting to see what recommendations the Special Committee on Electoral Reform will make at the beginning of December, one... Read more

  • A dairy farm near Calgary. Researchers say young children who drink whole cow's milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skim milk. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Kids Benefit From Whole Fat-Milk

    Researchers say young children who drink whole cow’s milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skim milk... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media following a summit meeting with investors in Toronto on Nov. 14, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Trudeau Touts Stability as Canada Competes With US for Infrastructure Investors

    TORONTO—Canada has no reason to worry about competing with the United States under incoming president Donald Trump when it comes to attracting international money for... Read more

  • Health Minister Jane Philpott during question period in the House of Commons on Nov. 2, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Nov. 10-16

    Health minister brought to tears over father’s dementia OTTAWA—An emotional Health Minister Jane Philpott, brought to tears by her own father’s experience with dementia, suggests... Read more

  • A Canadian flag flies at BlackBerry's headquarters in Waterloo. The Canadian tech sector could gain an edge over the U.S. in attracting talented immigrants. (The Canadian Press/Geoff Robins)

    Canada’s Tech Sector Expected to Get Boost From Trump Fears

    MONTREAL—Nervousness in Silicon Valley about Donald Trump’s election could give Canada’s technology sector a competitive edge if new labour restrictions ratchet up the war for... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Nov. 3-9

    Trudeau congratulates Trump on US election victory OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered his congratulations to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and says he will work... Read more

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks at the WE Day celebration, an annual youth empowerment event, in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Canadian PM Trudeau Says He’ll Work Closely With Trump

    TORONTO—Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed Wednesday to work “very closely” with President-elect Donald Trump. The Liberal prime minister told students at an event in... Read more

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    Is There Still Room for Decency on Daytime TV?

    Your grandmother would not approve. Your mother probably wouldn’t either. One Quebec mother most definitely did not. Canada’s broadcast regulator, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council... Read more

  • Don Odell (2nd L) during his visit to Ter Apel, Netherlands, where the six RCAF aircrew, including his uncle, were buried after their plane was shot down during the Second World War. With him are the organizers of a memorial ceremony held in November 2013 on the 70th anniversary of the downing of the plane. (Courtesy of Don Odell)

    A Tale of Survival and Loss in WWII

    On the night of Nov. 23, 1943, German fighter pilot Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer intercepted an allied plane with a crew of seven on their way back... Read more

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