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  • Russian forces block access to the base of the 36th detached brigade of the Ukrainian Navy's coastal guards, not far from the village of Perevalne, near Crimea, on March 5, 2014. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Canada Sends Observers to International Ukraine Mission for Crimea

    OTTAWA—Canada has sent two observers to join an unarmed military mission in Ukraine and will impose more sanctions on the regime of fugitive Ukrainian President... Read more

  • Two Lebanese cameramen who work for Al Jazeera hold placards to show their solidarity with journalists detained by Egyptian authorities during a sit-in in downtown Beirut on Feb. 27, 2014. Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy is on trial in Egypt with two Al-Jazeera English journalists and 17 other defendants on terrorism-related charges. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Canadian Journalist On Trial in Egypt Speaks Out in Court

    CAIRO, Egypt—An Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo told an Egyptian court Wednesday that he could “never possibly betray his country,” testifying in a case accusing... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talks to reporters as he leaves the Big City Mayor's Meeting at Ottawa City Hall on Feb. 26, 2014. Toronto police chief Bill Blair removed himself from a lengthy criminal investigation of Rob Ford March 5. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Ford Denounces Change in Investigation Oversight as More Politics

    TORONTO—Toronto’s police chief removed himself from a lengthy criminal investigation of Rob Ford on Wednesday, but the city’s mayor denounced the change as too little... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is seen in a file photo. “On the whole, the fundamental drivers of growth and inflation in Canada continue to strength gradually, as anticipated,” said the central bank in a statement March 5, 2014, announcing it is maintaining its key policy interest rate at 1 percent. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Bank of Canada Keeps 1 Percent Key Rate, Notes Risks in World Economy

    OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada is keeping its low-interest rate policy in place for a while longer, signalling Wednesday that it remains to be convinced the... Read more

  • Police detectives walk out with witnesses as they investigate the scene where two people were killed and four people were injured after a stabbing at a Loblaw warehouse in Edmonton on Feb. 28, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

    Motive Still a Question in Edmonton Warehouse Rampage

    EDMONTON—The baffling motive for a bloody and deadly attack on workers at an Edmonton grocery warehouse remained a mystery Monday as an accused made his... Read more

  • Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli of ET Canada. (DQC Photo)

    Canadian Screen Awards: Television and Digital Media Gala (Photo Gallery)

    TORONTO—The best of Canadian television and digital media was celebrated on Tuesday night at the Canadian Screen Awards during a special gala presentation at Toronto’s... Read more

  • Quebec's Prime Minister Pauline Marois speaks to the press after a meeting with French Prime minister at the Hotel Matignon, in Paris, on December 13, 2013. (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pro-independence Party Set to Call Election in Quebec

    MONTREAL— Quebec’s premier is set to call an election Wednesday in pursuit of a majority of seats for her pro-independence party, potentially putting the French-speaking... Read more

  • A girl carries snacks to sell on a beach in El Salvador. (Courtesy World Vision)

    Don’t Unknowingly Exploit Children When Abroad: World Vision

    If you’re planning to head somewhere warm and exotic for March break, World Vision has a message for you: Do not be an unknowing accessory... Read more

  • Halifax resident Rob Rogers was the victim of an online romance scam that saw him lose just over $14,000. He now acts as a peer counsellor with RomanceScams.org to help others avoid being duped. The RCMP’s Commercial Crime Branch estimates that fraud-related offences cost the Canadian economy between $10 and $30 billion annually. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Fraud, Scams, Identity Theft Costing Canadians Millions

    A scam that Daniel Williams encountered early in his career with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has kept his blood boiling ever since. A U.S. mother,... Read more

  • The BMX event was a draw for those who were seeking thrills. Andre Postell whips it! (DQC Photo)

    2014 Toronto International Bicycle Show (Photo Gallery)

    The 2014 Toronto International Bicycle Show pedalled into the city this weekend with an array of fun events for cycling enthusiasts. The show, one of... Read more

  • Jayme Joshua Pasieka, Stabbing Suspect, to Appear in Court Monday

    Jayme Joshua Pasieka is facing six charges, including two murder counts for a stabbing that left two people dead at an Edmonton warehouse, and he... Read more

  • CMHC will be raising mortgage insurance premiums by 15 percent on average effective May 1, 2014. The hike is not expected to add a noticeable burden to monthly mortgage payments, but shows the government is concerned about reducing the risk it faces to the real estate market. (Epoch Times)

    CMHC’s Mortgage Insurance Premiums Set To Increase

    Mortgage insurance premiums are going up in Canada, but the rise is not expected to alter the dynamics in the real estate market in a... Read more

  • Liberal MP Irwin Cotler is looking for cooperation from the Conservative government to pass a private member’s bill that aims to draw attention to the plight of political prisoners. Cotler announced the bill on Parliament Hill on Feb. 28, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada Needs to Support Political Prisoners: Irwin Cotler

    PARLIAMENT HILL, Ottawa—Canada needs to support the human rights heroes who risk their lives fighting political repression abroad, says Liberal MP Irwin Cotler. It’s something... Read more

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    Highway 400 Crash: Hwy 400 Near Barrie, Ontario Closed After Huge Pile-up

    A huge pile-up involving more than 40 vehicles on Highway 400 south of Barrie, Ontario, Canada on Thursday has closed the highway for the time... Read more

  • (L-R) Leadnow co-founder Adam Shedletzky stands with a petition his group organized in opposition to the Fair Elections Act. Joining him at a press conference on Feb. 25, 2014 were NDP MP David Christopherson, Liberal MP Scott Simms, Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, NDP MP Alexandrine Latendresse, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, Liberal MP Frank Valeriote, and NDP MP Craig Scott. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Elections Bill Fires Up Critics

    News Analysis PARLIAMENT HILL—The Conservatives are continuing to face heated criticism as the controversial Fair Elections Act becomes a lightning rod for critics. The ambitious... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford waves as he leaves the Big City Mayor's Meeting at Ottawa City Hall in Ottawa on Feb. 26, 2014. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said he is “deeply offended” by remarks Ford made about him in a videotaped profane rant. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Toronto Police Chief ‘Disgusted’ by Ford’s Comments in Rant

    TORONTO—Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says he is “deeply offended” by remarks Mayor Rob Ford made about him in a videotaped profane rant.  Ford has... Read more

  • John Disney, president of the Haida Salmon Restoration Corp., speaks during a news conference at the Vancouver Aquarium on Oct. 19, 2012. Court documents allege that California entrepreneur Russ George misled Haida Salmon in a plan that involved dumping 100 metric tons of iron-rich dust into the Pacific Ocean. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Geo-engineering Guru Misled Haida Group, Documents Allege

    VANCOUVER—An American businessman involved in a controversial ocean fertilization experiment off the British Columbia coast misled his Canadian partners about his credentials and is essentially... Read more

  • Council members described seeing seniors in these centers playing pingpong and dancing to loud music.(Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

    Majority of Seniors Living at Home, StatsCan Study Reveals

    A long-standing stereotype has been thoroughly debunked with new figures from Statistics Canada showing that 92 percent of all seniors aged 65 and older are... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford poses with one of his many fans who waited to have a picture taken with him during a break in the Big City Mayors’ Caucus held in Ottawa on Feb. 26, 2014. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Ottawa City Council Meeting Overshadowed by Ford

    When Ottawa City Council met on Feb. 26 its dense agenda was overshadowed by Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s attendance at the Big City Mayors’ Caucus... Read more

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    Cindy Tang Google Doodle: Toronto Student’s Winning Doodle Appears on Google

    Cindy Tang, a student in Toronto, won the Doodle 4 Google Canada 2014 contest. The 17-year-old won a $10,000 scholarship and a Google Chromebook laptop... Read more


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