Canada


  • A report by RBC Economics says housing affordability continued to decline in Toronto and Vancouver, while conditions for homebuyers improved in Alberta during the first quarter of the year as lower oil prices caused the real estate market to soften. A real estate agent puts up a "sold" sign in front of a house in Toronto Tuesday, April 20, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

    Canada in Brief, Mar. 17-23

    Feds to spend $500,000 to gather data on foreign homebuyers OTTAWA—Ottawa is spending $500,000 to help understand the role of foreign homebuyers in the country’s... Read more

  • Canadian finance minister Bill Morneau speaks to reporters prior to delivering the newly elected Liberal government’s first budget on March 22, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. (Matt Little/Epoch Times)

    Liberals Plan Innovation Overhaul in Budget 2016

    OTTAWA— Budget 2016 aims to turn Canada into an innovation powerhouse, although the details are mostly still to come. “We believe it is critical to... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during the kick off of his re-election campaign at a rally in the city's north end April 17, 2014. (GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies After Battle With Cancer

    TORONTO—Rob Ford, the pugnacious, populist former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died Tuesday after fighting cancer, his family said... Read more

  • A fan in Harley Quinn cosplay (Don Quincy/DQC Photo)

    Toronto Comicon 2016

    Another Toronto Comicon has come and gone this past weekend showcasing popular movies, tv shows, comic books and more. The annual event was held March 18-20... Read more

  • Chris Ali (L), Sam Forbes (C), and Ellen DeGeneres (R). (Screenshot/TheEllenShow/YouTube)

    Autistic Starbucks Barista’s Dance Moves Get Him to Ellen Show

    Sam Forbes, 17, is autistic and he dances to help him focus. Chris Ali, a Starbucks manager in Toronto, Canada, met Forbes at a camp... Read more

  • Ottawa is being asked to approve the cultivation of thebaine poppies, which can be processed for use in pharmaceutical products and do not do not have the addictive qualities of opium poppies. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    Ottawa Asked to Green-Light Cultivation of Thebaine Poppies

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta.—Premier Rachel Notley is backing a push for the federal government to unravel the red tape that prevents farmers from cultivating poppies in southern... Read more

  • Melanie Berezan does some work on her laptop while her children (from left) Catalina, Tia, Josh and Connor do their homework prior to swimming lessons in Surrey, BC, June 14, 2010. Berezan often takes her laptop and gadgets with her to work while at her kids' activities in an effort to balance the demands of work and parenting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Lam

    Advice Overload: Is It Ruining the Joy of Parenting?

    It’s a well-trodden path for today’s first-time parents. They read all the latest parenting books, buy the trendy baby gear, and decide on the strategy:... Read more

  • Michael Chan

    Michael Chan’s Libel Suit: Globe and Mail Files Statement of Defence

    The Globe and Mail’s recently filed defence statement in a close to $5 million lawsuit by Ontario Immigration Minister Michael Chan says the paper was... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes remarks during a session at the United Nations headquarters in New York on March 16, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Mar. 10-16

    Senate investigations highlighted need for transparency, says Trudeau OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it has not been a waste of money for the RCMP to... Read more

  • A man looks through jobs at a Resource Canada office in Montreal. Newly released figures show jobless Canadians are having to wait too long for answers to their employment insurance questions and to find out whether they are going to receive benefits. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Jobless Canadians Wait More Than a Month to Find out if Eligible for EI

    OTTAWA—Newly released figures show jobless Canadians are waiting days for answers to their employment insurance questions, and a month or more to find out if... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 10, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Trudeau’s Washington Visit: Less Not More

    Young Lockinvar from out of the North! The eagle (or at least The Justin) has landed! In a Washington that is experiencing the first warmth... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exchange toasts during a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 10, 2016. (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)

    With Obama in White House, Trudeau Visit Brings Policy Agreement

    Last week’s visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House entailed more than a state dinner, featuring an elite guest list, designer fashions,... Read more

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    Guinness Apologizes for an Embarrassing Mistake in St. Patrick’s Day Ad

    Guinness, the stout maker, issued an apology for making an error on a St. Patrick’s Day advertisement in Canada. One would expect that Guinness, which... Read more

  • Archbishop of Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins talks to media in Toronto on March 6, 2016. Opposition to doctor-assisted dying has brought together a number of faith-based groups who argue the soon-to-be-legalized practice has far-reaching consequences and needs to be carefully considered by Canadians. (The Canadian Press/Peter Power)

    Faith Groups Speak Out Against Assisted Dying, Urge Caution

    TORONTO—Opposition to doctor-assisted dying has brought together a number of different religious groups across the country who argue the soon-to-be-legalized practice has far-reaching consequences and... Read more

  • Journalist Patricia Brooks Arenburg pickets with other union members  outside the Chronicle Herald's office in Halifax on Jan. 25, 2016, over proposals to reduce wages, lengthen working hours, shrink future pension benefits, and lay off up to 18 workers. (The Canadian Press/Aly Thomson)

    Perfect Storm Led to Decline in Canada’s Newspapers, Committee Hears

    Canada’s newspaper industry has seen a perfect storm over the last 20 years, leading to the rapid decline in papers across the country, Parliament’s heritage... Read more

  • Conservative MP Rob Nicholson (R) and Liberal MP Rob Oliphant take part in an interview on Parliament Hill on Feb. 26, 2016. They are coming together on a bipartisan bill on Alzheimer's and dementia. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Rob Nicholson, Rob Oliphant Unite in Push for National Dementia Strategy

    OTTAWA—Two members of Parliament with dramatically different political affiliations have joined forces in an effort to establish a national strategy to deal with dementia. Former... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stand up following their bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Before Trudeau Visit, Here’s 5 Ways the Canadian PM Is Similar to Obama

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit the White House on March 10. This will be the first official visit to the United... Read more

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    Protesters Call for Tibetan Independence From China

    Each year in early march, Tibetan communities and their supporters around the world come together to mark the day back in 1959 when tens of... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the Globe 2016 conference in Vancouver on March. 2, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Don’t Pit Pipelines Against Wind Turbines, PM Tells Clean Tech Conference

    VANCOUVER—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a speech to a clean tech conference on Wednesday, March 2, to make a direct pitch for the expansion of... Read more

  • Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel speaks about the Energy East pipeline project at a news conference in Montreal on March 1, 2016. The Quebec government is seeking an injunction against the Energy East pipeline project. Environment Minister David Heurtel says he wants the $15.7-billion project to be subject to the province's environmental regulations. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Quebec Seeks Injunction Against Energy East Over Environmental Concerns

    CALGARY—National cohesion on Energy East seemed to drift further out of reach on March 1 after the Quebec government announced plans to seek an injunction... Read more

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