Canada


  • An oil worker holds raw oilsands near Fort McMurray, Alberta in this file photo. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Business Hiring, Investment Outlooks Hit Lowest Levels Since ’09, Says BoC

    OTTAWA—The hiring and investment intentions of Canadian companies have dropped to their lowest levels since 2009 as the fallout from sliding commodity prices seeps beyond resource-rich regions,... Read more

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    Nipigon River Bridge on Trans-Canada Highway Fails, but One Lane Has Been Re-opened

    The recently-constructed Nipigon River Bridge split due to the cold weather, causing problems for numerous travelers. The bridge is the only transportation link between Eastern... Read more

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    Viral Photos Show Snowy Owl Taking Flight in Quebec

    A traffic camera in Canada has caught a snowy owl in full flight. The beautiful images were shared by Robert Poeti, Quebec’s minister of transport... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters in Ottawa on December 16, 2015. The Liberal government will have to do substantial work on the international front before it can follow through on Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana, new documents suggest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

    Legalizing Pot Will Run Afoul of Global Treaties, Trudeau Warned

    OTTAWA—The Liberal government will have to do substantial work on the international stage before it can follow through on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to... Read more

  • Locomotives sit at Canadian Pacific Rail's Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver on May 23, 2012. A court ruling limiting the company’s liability from lawsuits triggered by the transportation of dangerous goods could bolster CP in legal action related to the deadly Lac-Megantic disaster. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Court Ruling Allows CP Rail to Limit Liability in Transport of Dangerous Goods

    MONTREAL—Canadian Pacific Railway has welcomed a court ruling limiting its liability from lawsuits triggered by the transporting of dangerous goods, which could help the company... Read more

  • Demonstrators takes part in a protest for action on social housing and homelessness on Canadian Housing Day on Parliament Hill, Nov. 20, 2015. The government is moving ahead this month with a nationally co-ordinated count of homeless people, but cities are worried that the timing will lead to inaccurate results. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Cities Voiced Opposition to Federally Run Homeless Count, Documents Show

    OTTAWA—The federal government is moving ahead this month with a nationally co-ordinated count of homeless people across Canada, despite opposition from cities worried that the... Read more

  • AquaBounty CEO Ron Stotish speaks to reporters during a break at a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee hearing in Rockville, Maryland, on Sept. 20, 2010. Environmental groups may appeal a court ruling that quashed their bid to overturn federal approval of the production of AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon eggs in P.E.I. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Groups Consider Appeal of Court Ruling That Didn’t Overturn GM Salmon Production

    HALIFAX—Environmental groups say they are considering appealing a court ruling that quashed their bid to overturn federal approval of the production of genetically modified salmon... Read more

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion during question period in the House of Commons on Dec. 11, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Canada in Brief, Dec. 31-Jan. 6

    Dion slams North Korea’s purported H-bomb test OTTAWA—Canada is condemning North Korea for what Pyongyang says was its first test of a hydrogen bomb. Foreign... Read more

  • Peshmurga soldiers man their positions at the front line in the fight against ISIS on Sept. 4, 2014, in Kalak, Iraq. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Sajjan Tours Front Line, Talks Rebooted Training Mission Against ISIS

    OTTAWA—Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan toured the front lines in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Monday, Dec. 21, downplaying the... Read more

  • Peter Dudding, then-executive director of the Child Welfare League of Canada, expresses disappointment at the Supreme Court decision to uphold the so-called spanking law in Ottawa on Jan. 30, 2004. The Liberal government has committed to implementing all of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, one of which is related to repealing the spanking law.  (CP Photo/Simon Hayter)

    Repealing Spanking Law Could Have Broader Legal Implications: Experts

    OTTAWA—Repealing a provision of the Criminal Code that shields parents from facing assault charges for hitting their children would affect more than just First Nations... Read more

  • A family of Syrian refugees arrives at the Welcome Centre at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Dec. 18, 2015. Social media is playing a key role in community organizing as 25,000 refugees arrive in Canada over the next few months. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Social Media Playing Key Role as Syrian Refugees Arrive in Canada

    HALIFAX—Val Macdonald says it only took a few minutes before a little red notification popped up on her Facebook page after posting about donations needed... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie smile after preparing their 100th Christmas basket at the Moisson Montreal food bank on Dec. 18, 2015,  in Montreal. Trudeau has been selected Canada's Newsmaker of the Year in The Canadian Press's annual survey of newsrooms. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Canada in Brief, Dec. 17-22

    Trudeau picked as Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year OTTAWA—It’s been quite the year for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He scored a stunning come-from-behind election victory;... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen at a press conference in Ottawa on Dec. 16, 2015. He was chosen by the Canadian Press as Canada’s business newsmaker of the year for 2015 as the Canadian economy tried to deal with the drop in oil prices. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    2016 to Be a Year of Transition for Canadian Economy

    Canadian economic growth in 2016 should be better than in 2015, but 2017 is looking even better. As the economy says good-bye (and good riddance)... Read more

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    Concordia University Students Says She Was Injured by Undercover Officer During Anti-Austerity Protest

    Katie Nelson, a Concordia University student, says she was shoved by an undercover police officer during an anti-austerity protest in Montreal on December 18. Nelson... Read more

  • A woman wears a mask for protection against the pollution in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Unhealthy smog hovered over downtown Beijing as limits on cars, factories and construction sites kept pollution from spiking even higher Wednesday, on the second of three days of restrictions triggered by the city's first red alert for smog. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Canadian Company Sells 500 Bottles of Air in China

    A Canadian start-up company has started selling bottles of air to Chinese following the latest smog alert in Beijing. Vitality Air bottles the air in the... Read more

  • Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin speaks to reporters at an event in her honour at The Spoke Club in downtown Toronto on Dec. 15, 2015. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Miss World Canada Toasted By Friends and Celebs

    TORONTO—Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin, won’t be in China to compete in the Miss World finals in Sanya City this Friday, but that didn’t stop... Read more

  • (L-R) Commissioner Marie Wilson, Commissioner Chief Wilton Littlechild, and Commissioner Justice Murray Sinclair listen to a speaker as the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation commission is released on December 15 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Final Report on Residential Schools Survivors Signals Time for Ottawa to Act

    OTTAWA—A teary Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vowing his government will go beyond the 94 “calls to action” cited in the final report of the... Read more

  • The statue of Edward Cornwallis in Halifax. Nova Scotia's premier says he will discuss options for a statue of Halifax city founder Edward Cornwallis that the Mi'kmaq community has long argued is racist. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

    Debate Picking Up Over Whether to Put Away Statues of Canada Historical Figures

    HALIFAX—The debate over whether to knock statues of controversial figures off their pedestals has erupted again in Canada, as history writers and academics in two... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacts as he is asked a question about the new Star Wars movie during a Maclean’s magazine town hall meeting in Ottawa on Dec. 16. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Trudeau Says New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Will Make Viewers ‘Very, Very Happy’

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a self-confessed “Star Wars” geek and says fans are going to be very happy about the latest incarnation of the... Read more

  • Newly elected Speaker of the House Geoff Regan jokingly resists as he's escorted to the speaker's chair by Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons on Dec. 3. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatric)

    Regan Says He Hopes to See ‘Continued Improvement’ in Parliamentary Decorum

    The Speaker role in the House of Commons has been called a cross between a diplomat and a referee, with the position demanding the Speaker... Read more

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