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  • Nigel Wright, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, makes his way through a crush of media as he arrives to testify at the criminal trial of embattled Sen. Mike Duffy in Ottawa on Aug. 12, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Duffy Trial: Nigel Wright’s Testimony Diverts Focus From Election Campaign

    OTTAWA—Criminal trial, meet campaign trail. The long-running Mike Duffy saga pulled focus from the federal election Wednesday, Aug. 12, as Nigel Wright—Stephen Harper’s former chief... Read more

  • Amy Tiemeier, assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in Michigan, holds up three different versions of the pain-relieving fentanyl patch on April 26, 2006. Trafficking in and deaths from the dangerous opoid has increased in Canada. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    Canada in Brief, Aug. 6-12

    RCMP Works with UN, China as Fentanyl Deaths Surge in Canada VANCOUVER—The RCMP is working with the United Nations and China to dampen the influx... Read more

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    Editor of Toronto Chinese-Language Publication Says She Was Fired for Running Story Critical of Michael Chan

    The chief editor of a Chinese-language newspaper published in Toronto says she was fired for running an article that was critical of Ontario cabinet minister Michael... Read more

  • A soldier from the U.S. Army's Bravo Company secures a landing zone for a Black Hawk helicopter in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 15, 2011. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beyond PTSD: Some Vets Tormented by ‘Moral Injury’

    Although the horrors of post-traumatic stress disorder are better understood than ever before, experts say some war veterans are misdiagnosed and may instead be suffering... Read more

  • Boccia player Marco Dispaltro speaks after being presented as the flag-bearer for Team Canada during a Parapan American Games press conference in Toronto on Aug. 5, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Canada in Brief, July 30-Aug. 5

    Boccia player Marco Dispaltro named Canada’s Parapan Games flag-bearer TORONTO—Wheelchair athlete Marco Dispaltro will carry Canada’s flag at the Parapan American Games opening ceremony on... Read more

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    Canadians May Not Be Eating Enough Protein, Study Finds

    Canadians’ protein intake levels may not be adequate to promote optimal muscle health in different age groups, according to new research from Canada and the... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Governor General David Johnston, along with his wife Laureen, to dissolve parliament and trigger an election campaign at Rideau Hall on Aug. 2, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Election Set to Be Caustic and Costly

    OTTAWA—Canada’s political leaders fired their opening salvos on Sunday, Aug. 2, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper pulled the trigger on a marathon election battle that’s... Read more

  • A detached home for sale in Calgary on July 9, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Serious Correction Not Expected for Calgary’s Housing Market

    House prices are weakening in Calgary, but it doesn’t look like the serious correction some expected at the beginning of the year. In fact, Calgary’s... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 4, 2015 file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a news conference in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    Canada PM Triggers Election With Vote in October

    TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party... Read more

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    Canadian Rivers: Solution to Northeast’s High Energy Prices?

    CONCORD, N.H.—Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper listens as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers opening remarks to members of the Trans Pacific Partnership at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Nov. 10, 2014. The Conservatives are hoping to sign off on the TPP before kicking off the election campaign. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Tories Hope TPP Deal Is Signed Before Election Campaign Kickoff

    OTTAWA—The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that’s expected to start as early... Read more

  • Lindsey Halvorson, Rebecca Wolf, Rachel Ussery

    Obama Is About to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline Project: US Lawmaker

    WASHINGTON—A U.S. lawmaker is boldly predicting that President Barack Obama is about to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, after years of delay and debate. The... Read more

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    Long-Term Expats Turning to Supreme Court Over Voting Ban

    TORONTO—Two Canadians stripped of the right to vote because of their lengthy stay abroad are hoping the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case,... Read more

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    Fiat Chrysler Buyback in US Shows Gap in Canadian Consumer Protection, Groups Say

    TORONTO—A U.S. order requiring Fiat Chrysler to buy back thousands of Dodge Ram pickups and Chrysler SUVs does not apply to Canada, a discrepancy that... Read more

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    Ban Confederate Flag in Canada, Nova Scotia Group Urges

    HALIFAX—A group of Nova Scotia residents is calling for all levels of government to take action to ban the use or display of the Confederate... Read more

  • Olivia Chow, Tom Mulcair

    Canada in Brief, July 23-29

    Olivia Chow Returns to NDP to Run in Federal Election Former MP Olivia Chow is making a comeback to the NDP ahead of the upcoming... Read more

  • A demonstrator, including supporters of the group Anonymous, poses during a march in protest against corrupt governments and corporations in front of the White House in Washington, DC, November 5, 2013 (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Anonymous Hacktivists Threaten Canada With Leak of Classified Information

    Anonymous, a loosely organized group of hacktivists, is threatening to leak classified information from the Canadian government unless the police officer who shot a protester... Read more

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    Anniversary of Falun Gong Persecution Sees Wave of Lawsuits Against Main Persecutor

    More than 103,000 people in China and around the world have filed criminal complaints against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for his lead role in... Read more

  • Panorama of the Quebec City skyline and the St. Lawrence River. (Luc-Antoine Couturier)

    Exploring Quebec City

    From time to time, as we explored the only fortified city in Canada, my husband would exclaim, “I hate museums!” Of course, in Quebec City... Read more

  • A woman talks on a cellphone in downtown Toronto. The constant busyness inherent in today's work culture is taking an unhealthy toll, leading to a slowly growing "anti-busy" revolution. (Don Quincy/DQC Photo)

    The Brewing Backlash Against Busyness

    You awake on a regular Tuesday morning, check the time, and realize you’ve overslept. You were up late answering work emails in preparation for an... Read more


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