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Do Canada’s Schools Need a ‘Quiet Revolution’?

A mother shows her son around the grounds of a school in Vancouver in preparation for his first day in kindergarten, Aug. 20, 2013. A burgeoning teacher-led movement that rejects unproven education education trends is quickly growing, and some educators say a change in how education is delivered in Canada is long overdue. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A mother shows her son around the grounds of a school in Vancouver in preparation for his first day in kindergarten, Aug. 20, 2013. A burgeoning teacher-led movement that rejects unproven education education trends is quickly growing, and some educators say a change in how education is delivered in Canada is long overdue. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

A grassroots teacher-led movement that has taken hold in the United Kingdom is spreading around the world and last weekend landed in North America. Its...

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Major Quebec Retailers May Have to Include French Wording in Their English Names

QUEBEC—Premier Philippe Couillard is not excluding the possibility of tightening Quebec’s language law to force major retailers to include French wording in their commercial trademark English names. The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled earlier this week that the province’s language …... Read More




  • Dr. Donald Low walks through the laboratory in Toronto’s Mount Sinai hospital, Feb. 19, 2008. With more than half of Canada’s lab technicians coming up for retirement within the next 10 years, politicians are being warned of a looming shortage. (The Canadian Press/J.P. Moczulski)

    Politicians Warned of Looming Lab Technician Shortage in Canada

    Over half of Canada’s medical lab technicians will be eligible to retire over the next five to ten years, creating a shortage that may negatively... Read more

  • Han Guangsheng, a Toronto resident who defected to Canada from China in 2001, says the large numbers of people cutting their ties with the Chinese Communist Party symbolizes hope for a better future for China. (NTD Television)

    ‘Quit the Party’ Movement Bodes Well for China, Says Former Official

    OTTAWA—The milestone of 200 million people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its related organs has given a former Chinese official who defected to... Read more

  • Parents Will Have to Agree to Disagree with Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum: Wynne

    TORONTO—The premier of Ontario says parents opposed to the province’s updated sex-ed curriculum will “have to agree to disagree” with her government on the new... Read more

  • The medium-security Matsqui prison in Abbotsford, B.C. Federal prisons are not the hotbeds of radical extremism some make them out to be, according to research by the Correctional Service of Canada. (The Canadian Press/Richard Lam)

    Scant Evidence Prisons Are Terrorist Breeding Grounds

    OTTAWA—Federal prisons are not the hotbeds of radical extremism some make them out to be, according to research by the Correctional Service of Canada. And... Read more

  • Liberal MP Irwin Cotler speaks during a press conference last November. Cotler introduced a bill on April 27, 2015 to restore hate speech provisions to the Canada Human Rights Act, which were repealed in 2013. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Cotler Seeks to Restore Anti-Hate Speech Provisions in Human Rights Act

    Liberal MP Irwin Cotler introduced a private member’s bill this week that would restore provisions against hate speech to the Canadian Human Rights Act. He... Read more

  • Arguments Over Evidence Puts Duffy Trial on Pause Until Next Week

    OTTAWA—Mike Duffy’s trial has been put on pause while lawyers argue over the admissibility of a Senate report. Justice Charles Vaillancourt will hear arguments Monday... Read more

  • More Shots Fired in Surrey After Premier Assures Residents Amid Gang War

    SURREY, B.C.—There has been more gunfire in Surrey, B.C., hours after Premier Christy Clark assured residents all possible efforts are being made to combat an... Read more

  • Court Hears of Mother’s Pain as Couple Sentenced for Loretta Saunders Murder

    HALIFAX—A Halifax judge has sentenced a couple to life in prison for the murder of Loretta Saunders, whose remains were found inside a hockey bag... Read more

  • Joni Mitchell sings onstage during her 70th birthday tribute concert as part of the Luminato Festival at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 18, 2013. Hospitalized since the end of march, Mitchell's health is the subject of conflicting information, with her website stating she is alert and expected to make a full recovery, while a longtime friend says in a court filing that she is unconscious and unable to care for herself. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Health of Hospitalized Singer Joni Mitchell Subject of Conflicting Reports

    LOS ANGELES—The health of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been the subject of conflicting information, with her website stating she is alert and expected to make... Read more

  • Nepalese villagers stand in a queue to receive food being distributed on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 29, 2015. The massive earthquake that shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley has left hundreds of thousands living in the open without clean water or sanitation. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)

    Military Flight Evacuates Canadians From Quake-Stricken Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—An RCAF plane carrying approximately 100 people who survived a massive earthquake in Nepal arrived in New Delhi late Wednesday, April 29, the Canadian... Read more

  • Canadian athletes model the Hudson’s Bay Pan Am/Parapan Am Games official new team uniforms in Toronto on April 28, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Canadian Pan Am Games Uniforms Pay Homage to the Past

    TORONTO—Canadians competing on home soil at this summer’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will don uniforms celebrating the country’s iconic symbol that also pay... Read more

  • Adherents of Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, gather across the street from the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on April 24, 2015, to commemorate the peaceful protest 16 years ago, on April 25, 1999, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Beijing to call on the central government to allow them to practice their faith free from harassment. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Marks 16 Years Since April 25 Peaceful Protest in China

    OTTAWA—Ottawa Falun Gong practitioners as part of a nationwide and worldwide demonstration took to the grassy area across the street from the Chinese embassy on... Read more

  • Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday that he could not discuss the details of legislation signalled in the budget that would compel some companies to disclose cyber breaches to the federal government. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada’s Budget Says New Laws Will Require Companies to Disclose Cyber Breaches

    OTTAWA—The government is keeping tight-lipped about pending legislation signalled in the budget that would force some companies to disclose cyber breaches, but a spokesperson for... Read more

  • Winnipeg Man Recycles 41,767 Cigarette Butts

    WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg chain smoker is being called a “rock star” by a global recycling company. TerraCycle Canada provides free waste collection programs for things that... Read more

  • Australian Police Seek Leads in Case of Canadian Man Who Vanished 45 Years Ago

    BEACHPORT, Australia—Police in South Australia are hoping to stir up new leads in the case of a Saskatchewan man who vanished 45 years ago while... Read more

  • Critics Say Prentice Budget Reversal Raises Questions About Alberta Campaign

    EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, preparing Wednesday for a critical election leaders’ debate, faced criticism his signature tough-love budget is nothing more than a bendy Progressive... Read more


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