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  • The national flag at the Canadian Parliament flies at half-mast on July 11, 2013 to honor the victims of the July 6 Lac-Megantic oil tanker derailment. Federal buildings across Quebec and atop parliament in Ottawa were at half mast Thursday and will remain so for one week to mark the deadly train derailment that is believed to have killed as many as 50 people. AFP PHOTO/MICHEL COMTE

    Victoria Day 2014 What’s Open, Closed: Walmart, Costco, Target, Sobeys, Best Buy, Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacies?

    Victoria Day 2014 is this Monday, and it’s considered national holiday, but it has a different name in Quebec, where it’s National Patriots Day Walmart... Read more

  • The national flag at the Canadian Parliament flies at half-mast on July 11, 2013 to honor the victims of the July 6 Lac-Megantic oil tanker derailment. Federal buildings across Quebec and atop parliament in Ottawa were at half mast Thursday and will remain so for one week to mark the deadly train derailment that is believed to have killed as many as 50 people. AFP PHOTO/MICHEL COMTE

    Victoria Day 2014 What’s Open, Closed: Schools, Post Office, Mail, Banks, Libraries, CN Tower?

    Victoria Day 2014 is on Monday, and it’s a national holiday. It’s called National Patriots Day in Quebec. All city, state, and government offices are... Read more

  • Conservatives Push Through Controversial Election Rules Bill

    OTTAWA—The Conservatives used their majority muscle in the House of Commons to pass a controversial bill that makes sweeping changes to election laws. Bill C-23,... Read more

  • Supreme Court Upholds Terror Case Against Harkat

    OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the national security certificate against terror suspect Mohamed Harkat, opening the door to the next step in deporting... Read more

  • Cannabis activists hold a rally on Parliament Hill on April 1, 2014 to protest the government's new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. Lawsuits related to Ottawa's attempted overhaul of the medical marijuana system continue to pile up. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    More Pot Lawsuits Sprout Up Over Medical Marijuana Rules

    VANCOUVER—The lawsuits challenging Ottawa’s attempted overhaul of the medical marijuana system continue to pile up, meaning the government will be forced to defend the new... Read more

  • This archival photo shows an Eskimo woman ice fishing in Nome, Alaska. The long-held assumption that the so-called “Eskimo diet” of high levels of marine animals helps reduce heart disease has been debunked by Canadian researchers. (US Library of Congress)

    Canadian Study Debunks Findings That Fish Oils Can Prevent Heart Disease

    The long-held assumption that the so-called “Eskimo diet” of high levels of marine animals helps reduce heart disease has been debunked by Canadian researchers. A... Read more

  • Migrating caribou swim across a river. The Alberta government has begun auctioning off 1,700 hectares of crucial caribou habitat to the energy industry. (Photos.com)

    Alberta to Sell Off Land That is Habitat for Endangered Caribou

    EDMONTON—The Alberta government is planning to sell off crucial caribou habitat to the energy industry just days after a federal scientific panel said the herds... Read more

  • Canada: Pipeline Firms Will Pick Up Spill Costs

    TORONTO— Pipeline companies will be liable for all costs and damages from a spill, regardless of fault or negligence under a new law, the Canadian... Read more

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    Taya Meisel and Talisha Meisel Missing; Amber Alert Issued for Girls and Mother Trina Marie Meisel (+Pictures)

    Taya Meisel, 6, and Talisha Meisel, 12, have gone missing and Canadian police have issued an Amber Alert. The girls are believed to have been... Read more

  • Tribute to Liberty chair Ludwik Klimkowski shakes hands with Employment and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney on Aug. 23, 2013, at the site in Ottawa where a memorial to victims of communism will be built. An upcoming fundraising dinner to be attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper aims to raise some of the $4 million needed to complete the project. (Courtesy Tribute to Liberty)

    Harper to Attend Victims of Communism Memorial Fundraiser

    A projected $4 million is needed to complete Canada’s Memorial to Victims of Communism, and an upcoming fundraising dinner to be attended by Prime Minister... Read more

  • A single-family home in Toronto. On average, Canadians have more rooms in their homes per person than any other nation in the world. (Epoch Times)

    Why Canada’s Housing Market is Considered Overvalued

    Talk of a housing bubble in Canada won’t go away, and for good reason. By certain measures, Canada’s housing market is greatly overvalued not only... Read more

  • File photo of detained human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who became famous internationally for defending China's most oppressed people—and facing the consequences for doing so. The Law Society of Upper Canada is calling on the Chinese regime to guarantee Gao's well-being. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Lawyers’ Group Concerned About Imprisoned Chinese Rights Lawyer

    A Canadian lawyers group says it is “gravely concerned” about the ongoing detention and whereabouts of prominent lawyer Gao Zhisheng, known for his courage in... Read more

  • Young Falun Gong practitioners play with a lotus flower that they are handing out to passersby. On May 10, 2014 Falun Gong practitioners in Montreal commemorated Falun Dafa Day. (Epoch Times)

    Lotus Flowers a Hit in Montreal

    MONTREAL—On May 10, Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) practitioners from Québec Province gathered in Montreal’s Chinatown on a beautiful sunny day, which the... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners from Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day demonstrate the exercises that are a daily part of the practice, May 7, 2014. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    World Falun Dafa Day Celebrated in Canada

    Around a dozen MPs of all stripes attended festivities on Parliament Hill Wednesday to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong... Read more

  • Ford Speaks From Rehab, Says He’ll Be Back To Fight For Re-election

    TORONTO—Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is speaking out while in rehab, telling a Toronto newspaper he’ll be back for this fall’s municipal election and be on... Read more

  • Canada To Help Nigeria In Hunt For Missing Girls

    OTTAWA—In the messy world of competing international interests, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird decided Wednesday that the fate of hundreds of abducted teenage girls in... Read more

  • Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Alteo speaks during a news conference April 10, 2014 on Parliament Hill. The AFN's executive committee will lead the organization until a new leader is chosen to replace Atleo, who abruptly resigned on May 2. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Executive Committee To Lead AFN Until New Leader Is Chosen

    OTTAWA—The executive committee of the Assembly of First Nations will lead the organization until a new leader is chosen to replace Shawn Atleo. Quebec regional... Read more

  • In this Oct. 12, 1988 photo, Canadian author Farley Mowat. right, speaks as David Suzuki looks on during a news conference in Toronto. Mowat, a master storyteller and tireless defender of nature and wildlife, has died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at age 92. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Bill Becker)

    Claire Mowat, Farley Mowat Wife, Survives Husband as He Dies at Age 92

    TORONTO—Canadian author Farley Mowat, a master storyteller and tireless defender of nature and wildlife, has died. He was 92. Stephen Smith, a friend of Mowat’s, said Wednesday... Read more

  • Review Launched of Canadian Polar Bear Trade

    OTTAWA—Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says she is confident that a new international review of Canada’s trade in polar bear parts will reaffirm this country’s conservation... Read more

  • Pro-Russian activists strengthen the barricades in front of the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service in Slovyansk, Ukraine, May 7, 2014. International Trade Minister Ed Fast says Russia should not be a member of the OECD until it backs off from its aggressive stance on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Canada Supports Delaying Russia’s Entry into OECD

    OTTAWA—Canada has thrown its support behind a decision by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to delay Russia’s entry to the group.  International Trade... Read more


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