• Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the United Nations climate change summit on Nov. 30, 2015, in Le Bourget, France. The speech from the throne Dec. 4 marks the start of a new session of Parliament. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Throne Speech to Focus on Immediate Priorities for New Government

    OTTAWA—The Trudeau government’s first throne speech is likely to be one of the shortest in Canadian history. Insiders say the speech, to be read by... Read more

  • RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson delivers a speech at a security conference in Ottawa on Nov. 25. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada in Brief, Nov. 26-Dec. 2

    RCMP plans new investigative team as part of cybercrime strategy OTTAWA—The RCMP plans to set up a cybercrime team to investigate the most significant online... Read more

  • A Syrian refugee woman waits at the registration office at the UNHCR Headquarters in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    Canada’s Swift Resettlement Offers Hope to Syria Refugees

    AMMAN, Jordan — The only thing Mohammed, a civil war refugee from Syria, knew about Canada was that it’s a bit cold. Yet he accepted... Read more

  • Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz speaks during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Oct. 21, 2015. On Dec. 2, the central bank left interest rates unchanged, as widely expected. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Bank of Canada Holds Rates Unchanged as Exports Start Outweighing Energy Sector

    OTTAWA—As widely expected, the Bank of Canada kept its overnight rate target at 0.50 percent on Weds. Dec. 2, saying the economy is behaving as... Read more

  • A Syrian man kisses his daughter shortly after disembarking from a dinghy at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from the Turkish coast, Nov. 16, 2015. Experts say refugees are at a high-risk for mental health issues and often suffer spiked rates of depression and substance abuse. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    Syrian Refugee Population Expected to Face Mental Health Challenges

    OTTAWA—Refugees are at a high-risk for mental health issues and often suffer spiked rates of depression and substance abuse, Canadian experts say. Dr. Kwame McKenzie,... Read more

  • Alberta Human Services Minister Manmeet Bhullar announces new initiatives to improve the investigation and reporting of the deaths of children in government care during a press conference in Edmonton on Jan. 8, 2014. Bhullar was killed was killed on Nov. 24, 2015, while driving from Calgary to Edmonton during a winter storm. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dean Bennett)

    Politicians Say Death of Alberta Tory Hits Close to Home

    Ken Krawetz logs about 55,000 kilometres on roads each year driving to Regina and around Saskatchewan. In his two decades travelling as a member of... Read more

  • John Furlong, Own The Podium board chairman and former CEO of the Vancouver Olympics, watches a video of the 2010 Olympics moments before addressing a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon in Vancouver on Nov. 25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    John Furlong Makes First Major Speech After Abuse Allegations Case

    VANCOUVER—Former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong says he felt like he was being accused of letting Canada down when a newspaper published allegations that he... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech at Canada House in London on Nov.25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Trudeau Uses World Stage to Promote the Value of Diversity

    LONDON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is using the international stage and a London audience to pitch his Syrian refugee plan as an example of Canada’s unique... Read more

  • Liberal Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Carolyn Bennett, speaks about water and wastewater systems on reserves during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday July 19, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Carolyn Bennett: A Minister With a Monumental Mandate

    Carolyn Bennett, Canada’s new Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, has been tasked with what some might describe as turning the page on hundreds of... Read more

  • A woman holds a sign as she pickets the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on Nov. 24, 2015. The sign reads : The pilots that were shot down, were fighting with terrorists, to save your and our civilians. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Canada in Brief, Nov. 19-25

    Canada NATO envoy says Russia not communicating prior to jet downing OTTAWA—Canada’s NATO ambassador says Russia has repeatedly fallen short of its commitment to inform... Read more

  • A Syrian girl eats a lollipop after her arrival on a small boat from the Turkish coast on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    Other Countries’ Response to UN’s Refugee Resettlement Request

    OTTAWA—Global refugee resettlement is directed by the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees. In 2013, the agency asked for 130,000 spaces to be made available... Read more

  • A civilian employee cleans a room at one of the barracks at CFB Kingston in Kingston on Nov. 23, 2015. anadian Forces bases across the country are getting ready to house Syrian refugees if the need arises. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

    Canadian Forces’ Bases on Standby for Refugee Arrivals

    HALIFAX—Staff at Canadian Forces bases across the country are counting beds and making tentative plans to house and feed thousands of Syrian refugees expected to... Read more

  • Canada’s financial establishment is about to be revolutionized by fintech—financial technology that puts loans, investment advice and a host of other services at the tip of a touchscreen. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Uber Banking: Fintech Aims to Revolutionize Financial Services in Canada

    Fintech, applying cutting-edge technology to revolutionize financial services, is hot. As tech innovation disrupts industries like transportation and accommodation through companies like Uber and Airbnb... Read more

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    Uproar After Yoga Class Canceled Because of ‘Oppression’ and ‘Cultural Genocide’

    Jennifer Scharf taught dozens of people yoga for years, and never expected it to end like this. Scharf taught a class at the University of... Read more

  • Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale in Ottawa after being sworn in on Nov. 4, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Canada in Brief, Nov. 12-18

    No need to raise threat level here in wake of Paris attacks, says Goodale OTTAWA—Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says there’s no reason to raise... Read more

  • Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada speaks about the findings of the HungerCount 2012 study during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday October 30, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Replace Welfare With Basic Income, Food Banks Canada Urges

    OTTAWA—Food Banks Canada is using its annual report on the number of people using food banks in the country to push anew for the federal... Read more

  • Legislative Assembly of Alberta building (WinterforceMediaWinterE229)

    Alberta MLA Recounts Her History of Domestic Violence, Gets Standing Ovation

    EDMONTON—An emotional recounting of her own harrowing history as a victim of domestic violence has earned an NDP politician a standing ovation and support from... Read more

  • Canada Goose jackets are piled up at a factory in Toronto. A new factory in Winnipeg is set to be much larger. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Canada Goose Prepares for International Expansion

    Canada Goose plans to double staff at a new factory in Winnipeg by early next year as it lays the groundwork for a bigger international... Read more

  • Frederick Sandys, King Pelles' Daughter Bearing the Vessel of the Sangreal, 1861, pen and black ink on paper. (Promised Gift from the Lanigan Collection, Saskatoon. Photo © NGC)

    ‘Beauty’s Awakening’: Drawings From the Lanigan Collection

    After more than 30 years of collecting British Victorian art, Dennis T. Lanigan of Saskatchewan has loaned some noteworthy pieces for the exhibit “Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings... Read more

  • A sign advertises a new home for sale in Carleton Place, Ontario in this file photo. At the national level, home sales have almost reached a peak for six years. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada’s Housing Market a Hot Mess

    The challenges facing Canada’s housing market are getting bigger and more diverse, but the solution may be to wait and see. The latest release by... Read more

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