Canada


  • Finance Minister Bill Morneau answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb.18, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Morneau ‘Deadly Serious’ That Rushing to Balance Budget Would Trigger Recession

    OTTAWA—Rushing to balance the federal books would drive the country into recession, Finance Minister Bill Morneau cautioned Tuesday, Feb. 23—one day after admitting that he’s... Read more

  • Marijuana is weighed at a medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver, Feb. 5, 2015. A Federal Court judge has struck down the law barring patients from obtaining marijuana outside of licensed producers, saying it violates their charter rights. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Canada in Brief, Feb. 18-24

    Judge strikes down law barring patients from growing medical marijuana VANCOUVER—A Federal Court judge has ruled that medical marijuana patients have the right to grow... Read more

  • A home for sale at a reduced price in Windsor, ON in this file photo. With the drop in consumer confidence, more than half of Canadians feel now is not the time for purchases of big-ticket items like homes and cars. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Canadian Consumer Revival Hinges on US Counterpart, Says Business Adviser

    Cracks are widening in the Canadian consumer’s spending ways and confidence has plummeted to multi-year lows. But more important to their revivals is the strength... Read more

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    Calgary School Vandalized With Anti-Syrian Graffiti Second Time in One Week

    For the second time in one week a school in Calgary was targeted by vandals who spray painted slogans targeting Syrian refugees as well as Canadian Prime... Read more

  • Members of Rev. Lim's congregation pray on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, as they call for the release of Canadian Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim from his imprisonment in North Korea. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canadians Seek Release of Pastor Incarcerated in North Korea

    OTTAWA—On Feb. 16, Hyeon Soo Lim spent his 61st birthday in a labour camp in North Korea where he is incarcerated for life. It is... Read more

  • Logan, a 12-year-old male North American river otter, died after getting tangled in a pair of pants an employee had provided. (Calgary Zoo)

    Calgary Zoo River Otter Dies After Becoming Tangled in Pair of Pants and Drowning

    A sea otter drowned after becoming tangled in a pair of pants given to him by zoo staff members. The death happened at the Calgary... Read more

  • Multimedia reporter Sam Cooley makes his way to his car after being laid off from the Ottawa Sun, owned by Postmedia, on Jan. 19, 2016. A panel of MPs will conduct a study on the state of Canada's news media. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Panel of MPs to Examine Issue of Local News Crisis, Media Concentration

    OTTAWA—Davey, Kent, Lincoln, Bacon. Now, Liberal MP and heritage committee chair Hedy Fry is about to add her name to the list of Canadians who... Read more

  • The road along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A Cape Breton man who put together a website encouraging Americans to move to Cape Breton if Donald Trump is elected is receiving lots of enquiries about the island. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Glenn Adams)

    Cheeky Cape Breton Website Offering Escape From Trump Sparks Surprising Reaction

    HALIFAX—The creator of a cheeky website that encourages Americans to move to Cape Breton before Donald Trump can be elected president says he’s been shocked... Read more

  • Alaskan Hugh Neff talks to media after winning the 2016 Yukon Quest in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Feb. 15, 2016. (Erik Simanis)

    American Musher Wins Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race in 9 Days

    WHITEHORSE—An Alaskan musher says it’s not just luck that propelled him to win a gruelling 1,600-kilometre sled dog race. Hugh Neff was the first person... Read more

  • Late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Oct. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Scalia’s Legal Originalism: Does It Exist in Canada?

    WASHINGTON—One of the earliest influences on Antonin Scalia was a Sicilian-born father who applied a particular philosophy to the scholarly task of translating poems from... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech in the House of Commons regarding the ISIL motion on Feb. 17, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Liberals, Opposition Square Off Over Proposed New Anti-ISIL Mission

    OTTAWA—MPs in the House of Commons have started thrashing out their conflicting views of how to oppose the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq... Read more

  • Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett speaks during a news conference on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry in Ottawa on Feb. 15, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Feb. 11-17

    Inquiry must address spectrum of violence against native women: Activist OTTAWA—An Ojibway activist is calling on the federal government to include domestic abuse in a... Read more

  • Air Canada says carriers should be allowed to share information about unruly passengers to help keep the skies safer. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Info About Mile-High Menaces Should Be Shared, Air Canada Says

    OTTAWA—Air carriers should be allowed to share information about unruly passengers to help keep the skies safer, Canada’s largest airline says. A carrier can ban... Read more

  • Commuters cross Bay Street in Toronto's financial district. The Canadian banks are surviving financial market turmoil better than their international counterparts once again. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Canadian Banks Holding Up Better Than International Peers

    It’s almost been the perfect storm for banks in 2016, but the Canadian banks are coming through the turmoil relatively unscathed. Tepid global economic growth,... Read more

  • The front page from the website cbiftrumpwins.com

    Canadian Island to America: Move Here if Trump Wins

    A Canadian island and tourist site is playfully encouraging Americans to move there if Donald Trump becomes president. “Don’t wait until Donald Trump is elected... Read more

  • Bombardier announced on Feb. 17, 2016 it will eliminate 7,000 jobs over two years. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Bombardier Clamors for Federal Help Amid Layoffs

    OTTAWA—The pressure on the federal government to pull Bombardier Inc. out of its latest nosedive mounted Wednesday, Feb. 17, as the struggling Montreal aerospace giant slashed more... Read more

  • A  single family home in Toronto. Along with Vancouver, Toronto is skewing national averages for sales and price appreciation. (Epoch Times Staff)

    January Home Sales Reinforce Correction Fears in Toronto, Vancouver

    TORONTO—Surging sales in the piping-hot real estate markets of Toronto and Vancouver last month prompted one of Canada’s big banks to express concerns Tuesday, Feb. 16, that the... Read more

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    Shoe With Human Remains Washes Up on Western Canada Shore

    In recent years, 16 shoes with severed feet have washed up along the shores of western Canada. The most recent find took place last week... Read more

  • Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi leaves a Toronto courthouse following day six of his trial on Feb. 9, 2016. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

    Why Do We Elevate Very Human People to God-Like Status?

    Ancient Greek mythology is full of stories about the exploits of Greek gods and goddesses. While these beings are powerful and immortal, they are also imbued... Read more

  • People playing the collectible card game Magic: The gathering. (Andre Engels/CC BY 1.0)

    Police Arrest Man Who Stole $10K Worth of Magic: The Gathering Cards

    Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a “Magic: The Gathering” collection worth about $10,000, according to reports. Michael Thomas Coates, a 33-year-old from... Read more

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