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  • MP Scott Reid, chair of the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights (C), speaks with Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (R) and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, author of “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem,” on Oct. 21, 2014. On Nov. 6, 2014, the committee passed a motion condemning the Chinese regime’s practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Parliamentary Committee Passes Motion Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China

    OTTAWA—During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent visit to China, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights unanimously passed a motion condemning the Chinese regime’s practice of... Read more

  • People watch Mosaika

    Cyber Attacks Expose CEOs, Corporate Boards

    GATINEAU, Que.—CEOs and business leaders often ignore cyber intrusions or even cover them up, allege IT experts who attended an espionage conference near Ottawa this... Read more

  • A man pays his respects at the memorial plaque at Ecole Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 2011, the 22nd anniversary of the Montreal massacre. The Dec. 6, 1989, massacre is still creating sharp political divisions on Parliament Hill over the nature of the crime and the proper response to it. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Massacre Continues to Divide Politicians on Parliament Hill

    OTTAWA—Twenty-five years after Marc Lepine killed 14 women at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, the massacre is still creating sharp political divisions on Parliament Hill over the... Read more

  • A little girl is enchanted by a Humane Society International Be Cruelty-Free bunny. Be Cruelty-Free is a global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. (Aviva Vetter/HSI)

    The Hidden Cost of Beauty

    On Dec. 10 animal lovers around the world will gather to mark a relatively unknown occasion: International Animal Rights Day. But in Canada, animal rights... Read more

  • A woman holds a stuffed polar bear painted black to simulate oil during a protest against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline in Vancouver on May 10. NDP MP Nathan Cullen has introduced a bill that would ban tanker traffic in the areas of Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait, and Queen Charlotte Sound. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Cullen Seeks to Ban Tanker Traffic on BC Coast

    The first debate on a bill that would ban tanker traffic on parts of British Columbia’s coast took place this week, with its sponsor telling... Read more

  • Domestic violence is widespread in Canada and negatively affects people’s ability to work, according to a new report on the impacts of domestic violence in the workplace. (KatarinaGondova/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Domestic Violence in Canada Widespread, Impacting Work

    Domestic violence is widespread in Canada and negatively affects people’s ability to work, according to a new report on the impacts of domestic violence in... Read more

  • NDP Leader Tom Mulcair speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons Nov. 27, 2014. Mulcair says an NDP government would revive the long-gun registry, minus the flaws that made the original so controversial. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    NDP Government Would Revive Gun Registry, Without the Flaws: Mulcair

    OTTAWA—A New Democrat government would ensure police are able to track every firearm in Canada, but would also seek to avoid the pitfalls that made... Read more

  • ‘Therapy’ Police Dog Allowed in Court During Little Girl’s Testimony

    CALGARY—As two child witnesses take the stand in a Calgary courtroom this week, they will be comforted by a special four-legged support worker. Hawk, the... Read more

  • Public Sector Union to Take Muzzled Science Issue to Bargaining Table

    OTTAWA—One of the women behind a successful court challenge of Canada’s old prostitution law is taking issue with the date its controversial replacement will take... Read more

  • Piling on the Debt: Canadians Now Owe More Than $1.5 Trillion

    TORONTO—Canadians continue to pile on debt and now collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion, according to the latest figures from Equifax Canada. The consumer credit... Read more

  • Canadians' debt load continues to be on the rise.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Canadians Racking up Debt, but Keep Paying It Off

    TORONTO—Canadians continue to pile on debt and now collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion, according to the latest figures from Equifax Canada. The consumer credit... Read more

  • Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau speaks to fans during the team’s centennial celebration ceremonies Dec. 4, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

    Beloved Montreal Canadiens Legend Jean Béliveau Dead at Age 83

    MONTREAL—It is hard to imagine a classier hockey player, on and off the ice, than Jean Béliveau. A supremely skilled center for 18 seasons for... Read more

  • The Bank of Canada maintained the overnight rate at 1 percent in its eighth and final interest rate announcement of 2014 on Dec. 3. (Epoch Times)

    Bank of Canada Leaves Policy Rate at 1%

    OTTAWA—As widely expected once again, the Bank of Canada, in its Dec. 3 interest rate announcement, left the overnight target rate at 1 percent given... Read more

  • Melissa Hathaway, a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, speaks at a Canada 2020 event at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2014. Hathaway spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for former president George W. Bush. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    The Trouble With the Internet

    OTTAWA—The Internet is at a crossroads and someone needs to figure out how to deal with it. That’s roughly the reality facing the Global Commission... Read more

  • Thousands gather outside the U.S. Consulate in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2014, to protest a U.S. grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown of Feguson, Missouri. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Thousands Hold Vigil in Toronto for Slain Ferguson Teenager

    TORONTO—Thousands braved freezing temperatures in Toronto on Tuesday night to hold a vigil for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager slain by a white police... Read more

  • Shoppers face high prices for food and household goods at a store in Atawapiskat, Ontario, Dec. 17, 2011. The Nutrition North program does not ensure that retailers pass the full subsidy on to consumers, a report by the Auditor General finds. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Unknown Whether Northern Food Subsidy Program Is Reaching Consumers: AG Report

    A new Auditor General’s report on the Nutrition North Canada program raises questions about the delivery of the program, particularly to remote communities.  The program,... Read more

  • Jian Ghomeshi makes his way through a throng of media with his lawyer, Marie Henein (R), at a Toronto court on Nov. 26, 2014. Henein says the former CBC radio host plans to plead not guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Jian Ghomeshi Will Plead Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges: Lawyer

    TORONTO—Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi plans to plead not guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, his lawyer said Wednesday. Marie Henein made her... Read more

  • Yvan Charron (L), chief of the volunteer fire department in L’Isles-Verte, chats with an unidentified person during a recess on Nov. 17, 2014, in Riviere-du-Loup, Que., at the beginning of a coroner’s inquest on the L’Isle-Verte retirement home fire. (The Canadian Press/Jacques Boissinot)

    Fire Chief Grilled at Coroner’s Inquest Into Tragedy at Seniors’ Home

    RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que.—The fire chief in the Quebec town of L’Isle-Verte has defended his decisions and his team’s work in fighting a blaze at a seniors’... Read more

  • Clayoquot Sound Activists Arrested at BC Pipeline Protest Site

    BURNABY, B.C.—Activists who were part of the Clayoquot Sound anti-logging protests in British Columbia in the early 1990s were arrested Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the... Read more

  • Hundreds of people march in downtown Ottawa in protest of federal budget cuts on May 1, 2012. A memo to Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggests poorly executed austerity measures undermine trust and confidence in public institutions. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Memo to PM Questions Across-the-Board Budget Cuts

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper was briefed earlier this year on how across-the-board budget cuts hurt public service morale, productivity, and citizen satisfaction.  The memorandum, headlined... Read more


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