Canada


  • NDP finance critic Peggy Nash announces measures the NDP wants to see in the upcoming budget, Feb. 5, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Advice for the Finance Minister

    PARLIAMENT HILL—Everyone has advice for Finance Minister Jim Flaherty before he drops the budget on Feb 11. But he likely isn’t interested in much of... Read more

  • CSEC chief John Forster defended his agency's collection of metadata from Canadians during a Senate committee hearing on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Watching the Watchers

    PARLIAMENT HILL—The Senate’s national security committee hosted a G-rated review of Canada’s two leading intelligence agencies on Monday amidst a broader debate about whether the... Read more

  • Canadians have been easing up on mortgage financing as evidenced in 2013 when residential mortgage debt grew at the slowest pace in 13 years. (Fotolia)

    Canadians Borrowed at Much Slower Pace in 2013

    The indebtedness of Canadians moderated in 2013 unlike any other year in recent history, supporting the view that there are bigger risks to the economy... Read more

  • The Suncor Firebag oil sands facility near Fort McMurray. A new study is raising questions as to whether pollutants from the oilsands are being accurately measured and suggests that current federal estimates are underestimated. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Oilsands Pollutants Not Accurately Measured, Says Scientist

    A new study by University of Toronto researchers is raising questions as to whether pollutants from the oilsands are being accurately measured and suggests that... Read more

  • This rare painting of a slave by Canadian artist François Malépart de Beaucourt, titled “Portrait of a Haitian Woman,” currently hangs at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It is believed that de Beaucourt completed the work in Saint Domingue, the French colony that is now Haiti, in 1786, and that the woman in the painting was brought as a slave to Montreal in 1792. The portrait provides a brief glimpse into Canada's history of slavery. (Courtesy McCord Museum)

    Black History Month: Canada Had Slavery?

    For Canadians, the launch of Black History Month on Feb. 1 may bring to mind slavery and Canada’s noble legacy of emancipation through the Underground... Read more

  • The daily realities of struggling single mothers are featured on the covers of fake tabloid-style magazines in an unusual new ad campaign. (Courtesy WoodGreen Community Services)

    Thought-provoking Ad Campaign Highlights Single Moms’ Struggles

    What if we cared about those living in poverty as much as we care about celebrities? That’s the question posed in an unusual new ad... Read more

  • Immigration Minister Chris Alexander provides an update on family reunification and the Parent and Grandparent program in Brampton, Ontario, on Dec. 17, 2013. (CIC)

    Number of New Citizens Doubled in January Compared to a Year Ago

    More than twice as many people became Canadian citizens last month compared to January 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada said Tuesday. In January 2014, more... Read more

  • This Oct. 4, 2013 photo shows Canadian Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris posing for a photo in Toronto. McMorris is in "great spirits," despite a fall that fractured a rib and nearly derailed his dream. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Mark McMorris: Injury Won’t Hamper Canadian Snowboarder in Sochi Olympics

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia—Two weeks ago, Mark McMorris welcomed the role of gold medal favorite. One nasty fall — and the broken rib that came along... Read more

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    Squamish Music Festival 2014: Dates, Tickets, Lineup (Bruno Mars, Eminem Headline)

    The Squamish Music Festival 2014 dates, ticket prices, and lineup has been announced–Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, and Eminem are headlining. The festival begins on August 7... Read more

  • Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters the same week his party voted against an NDP motion to eject senators from caucus last October. Trudeau announced Wednesday that he has now taken that step in an effort to decrease partisanship in the Red Chamber. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Trudeau Ejects Senators

    PARLIAMENT HILL—Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s bid to take the Liberal party out of the Senate is being lauded by some but will have little impact,... Read more

  • A billboard in Quebec reading “To each his own religion,” shows the face of a woman wearing a hijab on one side and a motorcycle helmet and jacket on the other. The ad is part of a campaign by a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer opposing Québec’s proposed values charter. A sovereignty group says the charter is a bad idea and will be detrimental to Muslim women. (Anne Levasseur/AFP/Getty Images)

    Values Charter Goes Too Far, Says Sovereignty Group

    A Quebec sovereignist group has joined the backlash against the province’s proposed values charter, saying it endorses intolerance and would be detrimental to Muslim women... Read more

  • Ambulances are seen at the Dartmouth General Hospital in Nova Scotia on July 4, 2013. The leading causes of death among Canadians have all shown a sharp decline over the past decade, according to Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Canada’s Top Killers Claiming Fewer Lives

    The leading causes of death among Canadians have all shown a sharp decline over the past decade, coinciding with medical advancements and better preventative measures. ... Read more

  • About 2,000 people march in support of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, who rallied outside Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office in Ottawa on Jan. 26, 2014, to protest against Canada Post's cuts of door-to-door mail delivery. Canada Post says densely populated urban centres in big cities will be the last to lose their door-to-door delivery service. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Dense Urban Cores Last To Lose Door-to-Door Service: Canada Post

    OTTAWA—Densely populated urban centres in the country’s largest cities will be the last to lose their door-to-door delivery service, Canada Post said Wednesday.  The postal... Read more

  • An aerial view of the town of Kitimat, the Kitimat Smelter, and the Douglas Channel, the proposed termination point for the Northern Gateway pipeline. A new report has found that the southern B.C. coast and the Gulf of St. Lawrence are the Canadian areas most vulnerable to marine oil spills. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    B.C. Coast, St. Lawrence Estuary Most At Risk For Major Oil Spill

    OTTAWA—A government-commissioned risk analysis says the coast of southern British Columbia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence are the Canadian areas most vulnerable to marine... Read more

  • The Shen Yun cast bids farewell to the audience at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at the close of the company's performance in Vancouver on the afternoon of Jan. 25, 2014. (NTD Television)

    Shen Yun Winds Up Successful Canadian Tour

    Shen Yun Performing Arts ended the Canadian leg of its international tour this past weekend with simultaneous shows in Vancouver and Toronto, played by two... Read more

  • Children have fun sledding in a field. An increasing lack of free, unstructured time outdoors means kids are forgetting how to play, says an Ontario health and physical education consultant. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Are Kids Forgetting How to Play?

    Play has been called “the business of childhood,” but with an increasing lack of free, unstructured time outdoors, kids are simply forgetting how to play,... Read more

  • In this Tuesday Dec. 10 2013, file photo, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends a news conference at City Hall in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press Chris Young, File)

    Scott MacIntyre Names Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in Lawsuit

    Scott MacIntyre, the ex-boyfriend of Rob Ford’s sister, is suing Ford. The lawsuit comes after a judge ruled that MacIntyre was beaten in prison because... Read more

  • Howard Richmond, Canadian Soldier Accused of Killing Wife, Abandons Bail Bid

    Howard Richmond, a Canadian soldier accused of killing his wife Melissa Richmond, has abandoned his application for bail. Howard, 50, allegedly killed his wife, 28,... Read more

  • Andrew Bettencourt Suspected of Kidnapping Teen in Orleans in Ottawa, Canada

    Andrew Bettencourt has been named as the suspect in a kidnapping of an 18-year-old girl in Orleans, Ottawa. Bettencourt, 20, is believed to be driving... Read more

  • Toronto Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat. (City of Toronto)

    In Conversation with Toronto’s Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat

    Though a city’s chief planner is one of its most influential people, residents are often unaware of who they are, or what they do. For... Read more


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