Canada


  • Liberal leader Justin Trudeau waves with his wife Sophie Gregoire at the Liberal party headquarters in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Son of Late PM Pierre Trudeau Becomes Canada’s New Leader

    TORONTO—Canadian voters emphatically reclaimed their country’s liberal identity, putting Justin Trudeau, the youthful son of one of the country’s most dynamic politicians, in the prime... Read more

  • Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes his way through a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Surrey, British Columbia. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Son of Late PM Pierre Trudeau Becomes Canada’s New PM

    TORONTO—Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government Monday, returning a legendary name for liberals, Trudeau, to the prime minister’s office and resoundingly ending... Read more

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    Canadian Election Could See Trudeau’s Son Become PM

    TORONTO—Canadian voters cast their ballots Monday to decide whether to extend Conservative leader Stephen Harper’s near-decade in power or return Canada to its more liberal... Read more

  • Canadian MP Irwin Cotler speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill on Nov. 5, 2014. Cotler is exiting politics, but he hopes others in the new Parliament will reintroduce his bill on forced organ harvesting. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Cotler Hopes New Parliament Will Enact Legislation to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting

    Veteran MP Irwin Cotler has decided not to seek re-election this time around, but the distinguished law professor and seasoned politician hopes others will pick... Read more

  • Iranian-born Negar Fakhraee, 8, takes the oath to become a Canadian citizen during a citizenship ceremony in Vancouver, B.C., on July 13, 2009. Prior research indicates that immunization rates in immigrant communities are lower than the majority of other Canadians, and a new study has found that it may be due to ineffective communication. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Reason for Lower Vaccination Among Immigrants? It’s Not Distrust

    Stephanie Kowal, a researcher at the University of Alberta, thought lower immunization rates in immigrant communities might be due to distrust or conspiracy theories, such... Read more

  • With just days to go before the federal election, the Conservatives are continuing their attacks on Justin Trudeau and his resurgent Liberals. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, meanwhile, says he challenges Trudeau “to start taking on Stephen Harper.” (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward/Adrian Wyld/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Harper Setting Sights on Trudeau in Final Days of Federal Campaign

    OTTAWA—With just days to go before the federal election, the Conservatives are taking dead aim at Justin Trudeau and his resurgent Liberals. On Wednesday, Oct... Read more

  • A worker sorts and stack lumber at the Pan-Abode Mill in Richmond, B.C., April 27, 2006. As the Canada-US softwood deal expires, officials in both countries appear to have resumed the acrimonious softwood trade dispute where they left off in 2006—with both sides blaming each other for failing to kick-start negotiations. (CP PHOTO/Chuck Stoody)

    Blame Game Already on as Canada-US Softwood Deal Expires

    VICTORIA—Officials in Canada and the United States appear to have resumed the acrimonious softwood trade dispute just where they left off in 2006—with both sides... Read more

  • A lone fisherman drops his line in the St. Lawrence River along the shore of Montreal on Jan. 13, 2015. The federal government has ordered a halt to the City of Montreal’s plans to begin construction work that would see eight billion litres of raw sewage dumped into the St. Lawrence. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Ottawa Suspends Montreal’s Plan to Dump Raw Sewage Into St. Lawrence

    MONTREAL—The federal government ordered a halt on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to the City of Montreal’s plans to begin construction work that would see eight billion... Read more

  • At a press conference in Manila on Oct. 14, 2015, Col. Restituto Padilla, spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, watches a video of two Canadians, a Norwegian, and a Filipina woman who were abducted last month from a southern Philippines resort. Col. Padilla said the military was trying to verify the video’s authenticity and added that it had rejected the militants’ demands. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Video Surfaces in Abduction of Canadians in Philippines

    Two men identifying themselves as Canadians taken hostage last month in the Philippines have appeared at gunpoint in a video that is circulating online. One... Read more

  • A man touches a stone monument in front of Ste-Agnes church in Lac-Megantic following a memorial service for the 47 victims of the train derailment a year ago, July 6, 2014. A Quebec judge has given his final approval regarding the terms of the $450-million settlement fund for victims and creditors of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Canada in Brief, Oct. 8-14

    Quebec judge signs off on $450 million settlement fund for Lac-Megantic victims MONTREAL—A Quebec judge has given his final approval regarding the terms of the... Read more

  • NDP leader Thomas Mulcair (Top L), Green Party leader Elizabeth May (Top R), and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau (Bottom L) at a press conference in Toronto, on Aug. 6, 2015. (Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images) Canada's Prime Minister and Conservative candidate Stephen Harper (Bottom R) at the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Surveying the Canadian Election

    With Canada’s election on Oct. 19 probably still too close to call, opinion surveys indicate that about 35 percent of Canadians are focused primarily on... Read more

  • (Back L-R) David Eisenstadt, founder of tcgpr (The Communications Group Inc.); Linda O’Connor, CEO of Ryan Design; and David Klugsberg, president and COO of L.A. Inc. (Front L-R) Lianne McOuat, VP of strategy with McOuat Partnership; Barbara Lawlor, president and CEO of Baker Real Estate Inc.; and Tami Kenwell, president of Madhouse Inc. A recent Epoch Times roundtable brought together these top real estate sales and marketing players to discuss the importance of the Chinese market and offer insights into how they cater to it. (Epoch Times)

    Why the Chinese Market in Toronto Matters

    When Barbara Lawlor joined Baker Real Estate Inc. 23 years ago, there wasn’t much of a condominium market to speak of in Toronto. But there... Read more

  • Dong Zhen shares her tale of imprisonment and torture in China for her practice of Falun Gong. She took part in a march through the streets of Toronto in support of others who have faced similar fates in China. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    A Story of Persecution and Persistence in Modern-Day China

    TORONTO—It was six months living in Canada before Zhen Dong stopped looking over her shoulder, stopped wondering if the person walking behind her might work... Read more

  • Protesters gather outside the Royal Ontario Museum on Oct 7, 2015, as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne attends a private event with Luo Zhijun, the party secretary for China’s Jiangsu province. Luo has presided over a violent persecution in his jurisdiction that saw the deaths of nearly 50 prisoners of conscience. (Epoch Times)

    Premier Wynne Meets Privately With Chinese Office Accused of Torture

    TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne kicked up a small media storm by excluding the press from her meeting with a man accused of presiding over torture... Read more

  • Henry and his mother Liya at Sea World Gold Coast Australia on Aug. 22, 2013, three months after he was born. Sea World doesn't have the capacity to house more adult polar bears, so Henry was shipped to an Ontario facility. (David Paull/Sea World Gold Coast Australia/Getty Images)

    Australian Polar Bear Takes up Residence in Northern Ontario

    From Down Under to the Great White North—a polar bear has flown halfway across the world to take up residence in a northern Ontario facility... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    First KXL, Now TPP: Clinton Roasts Trade Deal, With Potential Consequences

    WASHINGTON—Hillary Clinton has scrambled the political picture for the Trans-Pacific Partnership by coming out Wednesday, Oct. 7, against ratification of a trade initiative she enthusiastically... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal at a press conference in Ottawa on Oct. 5, 2015. Twelve nations, including Canada, have reached a tentative deal on the TPP, a massive Pacific Rim trading bloc billed by Harper as the largest-ever deal of its kind. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    TPP: A Unique Moment in Canadian History Unfolds in Atlanta

    ATLANTA—In the delicate dance of presenting a major free-trade agreement in the heat of an election campaign, the civil service was determined that it—not politicians—take... Read more

  • Free range chickens on a farm near Vacaville, Calif. Canadian restaurants aren’t holding out much hope that the Trans-Pacific trade deal will boost the availability of antibiotic-free chicken—something their customers are increasingly craving. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Restaurants Doubt TPP Will Meet Quest for Antibiotic-Free Chicken

    MONTREAL—Canadian restaurants aren’t holding out much hope that the massive new Pacific Rim trade deal will boost the availability of the antibiotic-free chicken their customers... Read more

  • A boy runs through a field of pumpkins near Halton Hills, Ont., Oct. 9, 2010. Canadian pumpkin producers are helping make up a shortfall in pumpkins in the American Midwest due to bad weather conditions during the planting season. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Pumpkin Producers Capitalizing on US Jack O’ Lantern Shortage

    MONTREAL—Canadian pumpkin producers are carving out opportunities in the American Midwest after heavy rain threatened to cause a jack o’ lantern shortage as Halloween approaches... Read more

  • Former Al Jazeera bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy with his lawyer Amal Clooney during a talk at the Frontline Club in London on Oct. 7, 2015. Fahmy is on his way back to Canada after being released from prison in Egypt on Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Mohamed Fahmy Leaves Egypt, Will Soon Return to Canada

    CAIRO—A Canadian journalist who fought terror-related charges in Egypt for nearly two years has finally begun his journey home. Mohamed Fahmy tweeted a photo on... Read more

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