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  • Omar Khadr's defence attorney Dennis Edney speaks with an upset supporter after the former Guantanamo Bay inmate's court appearance in Edmonton on Sept. 23, 2013. A July 7, 2014 Alberta court ruling ordering Khadr's transfer to a provincial jail gives him a new avenue to apply for freedom. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

    Omar Khadr Should Be Transferred to Provincial Jail, Court Rules

    EDMONTON—A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr says an Alberta court ruling ordering his transfer to a provincial jail gives him a new... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds back his emotions while speaking during an invite-only press conference at City Hall in Toronto after his stay in a rehabilitation facility, on Monday June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Heckle Tell Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to Resign

    TORONTO—A group of shirtless protesters crashed a news conference by Rob Ford, shouting for Toronto’s embattled mayor to resign. Ford was speaking Tuesday about his... Read more

  • Krishna, 14, sits with her four-month-old baby outside her house in a village in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, Jan. 21, 2013. Krishna was married to her husband Gopal when she was 11 and he was 13. Canada is contributing $20 million over two years to UNICEF toward ending child marriage in six countries. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

    Canada Puts $20 Million Toward Ending Child Marriage

    Canada’s ongoing efforts to end child, early, and forced marriage just got a funding boost. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced that Ottawa will... Read more

  • Photographer Gary Brinton braves the elements on the rocks at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, as residents begin to feel the effects of tropical storm Arthur on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Thousands of homes and businesses were without power as heavy rains and high winds buffeted the region.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)

    Arthur Knocks Out Power for 10,000 in Eastern Canada

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—Arthur hit Canada’s Maritime provinces with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving about tens of thousands of people without... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office at city hall on his first day back to work after taking part in a rehab program June 30, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brett Gundlock/Getty Images News)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Returns From Rehab

    OTTAWA—Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could soon wish he was back in rehab or hanging out in Ontario’s picturesque Muskoka region, known for the pricey summer... Read more

  • Police tape marks the outside boundary of the 'red zone' crash site, on July 14, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. A train derailed and exploded into a massive fire that flattened dozens of buildings in the town's historic district, leaving 60 people dead or missing in the early morning hours of July 6. (Ian Willms/Getty Images)

    Quebec Town Slowly Recovering From Flaming Oil Train Disaster

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec—Backhoes and bulldozers are still digging out oil-seeped soil and pavement in the center of this lakeside Quebec town. Where the post office, public... Read more

  • A coroner removes one of the bodies of six men from the scene of a multiple homicide in Surrey on Oct. 21, 2007. Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston are each charged with conspiracy and six counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the men. (REUTERS/Lyle Stafford)

    ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ to Prove Guilt in B.C. Gang Murder Case: Crown

    VANCOUVER—There is “overwhelming evidence” to prove that two men participated in the murders of six people as part of a dispute between a violent gang... Read more

  • Earl Robert Crane speaks on the relationship between Canada and its original peoples during the Aboriginal Festival and Competition Powwow in Ottawa in June 2014. Crane believes Aboriginal Peoples are nearing a time when they can assert their legal rights in a more significant way. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Supreme Court Decision May Mark Turning Point in Aboriginal-Canada Relations

    OTTAWA—Last week’s Supreme Court decision changed the rules of engagement between Canada’s aboriginal people and the federal and provincial governments, says the president of the... Read more

  • Rod and Jennifer O'Brien show their emotions as they speak to the media about their son Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathryn Liknes during a press conference in Calgary on July 2, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Family Appeals for Return of Missing Boy, Grandparents

    CALGARY—Five-year-old Nathan O’Brien has been such a fan of superheroes, his mother says she hasn’t had to buy him clothes, just costumes. Nathan’s parents urged... Read more

  • Mayor Colette Roy Laroche walks along the street of Lac-Megantic’s new downtown core on June 10, 2014. One year after a runaway train destroyed part of the Québec town, echoes of the disaster still haunt people in the region. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    A Year Later, Deadly Train Disaster Still Haunts Lac-Megantic

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Que.—Yannick Gagne still pictures the faces of the people at his bustling Quebec bar last summer, many of whom vanished when an oil-filled train... Read more

  • Shirtless teacher Joe Killoran yells at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as Ford takes part in the East York Canada Day Parade in his first public appearance since returning from a rehabilitation clinic for substance abuse problems. Ford, who shot to prominence last year after admitting to smoking crack, buying illegal drugs, and driving after drinking, has now returned to office and the campaign trail. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

    Ford’s Return Forces Him to Face Critics

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could soon wish he was back in rehab or hanging out in Ontario’s cottage country—the two things he spent the last... Read more

  • Real GDP Barely Budges in April, Much Like March

    OTTAWA—The Canadian economy remained in low gear in April as the key resource and construction sectors were stuck in the spring mud. Statistics Canada said... Read more

  • Mother of Accused in 2013 Canada Day Bomb Plot Says She Supports Her Son

    VANCOUVER—Nearly a year after a British Columbia man was arrested for allegedly plotting to bomb the B.C. legislature during Canada Day, his mother says she... Read more

  • Confusing EI Rules Have Created Fear Among Atlantic Canadian Workers: Report

    HALIFAX—A lot of distress in Atlantic Canada over Employment Insurance changes could have been avoided had Ottawa consulted properly with the provinces before implementing the... Read more

  • A family decked out in Canada Day attire stops to pose for a picture, July 1, 2014, in Ottawa. (Chrisy Trudeau/Epoch Times)

    Canada Celebrates Its Birthday

    OTTAWA—Canada celebrated its national birthday today, marking the day a group of men, partaking in ample amounts of liquor, created a country out of three... Read more

  • Chuckwagon driver Jason Glass races to the finish in the Calgary Stampede on July 12, 2013. He was the aggregate and $100,000 GMC Rangeland Derby champion in the 2013 Stampede. (Mike Ridewood/Courtesy Calgary Stampede)

    Chuckwagon Driver Hyped for Calgary Stampede ‘Stanley Cup’

    CALGARY—Chuckwagon racing is one of the most exciting and competitive events at the Calgary Stampede, but the pressure doesn’t faze Jamie Laboucane, who has grown... Read more

  • A stock photo of a Canadian flag, held by midfielder Diana Matheson at the women's football match for bronze of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Aug. 9, 2012. As Canada celebrates its birthday on July 1, many French Canadians move house instead. (Paul Ellis/AFP/GettyImages)

    Canada Day: What’s Open, Closed? Walmart, Costco, Target, Banks; TD Bank, Citibank, CIBC, RBC, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys?

    Canada Day is Tuesday, July 1, and a number of businesses and services are closed. Libraries, LCBO and Beer Stores, government offices, and all banks... Read more

  • A family has fun in their backyard pool in Burlington, Ont. Drowning remains a leading cause of death for teens and children in Canada, and the BC Coroners Service says more effective water safety education is needed, especially for males aged between 15 and 18. (The Canadian Press/Galit Rodan)

    Better Water Safety Education Needed, Say BC Coroners

    Important water safety messages are not getting through to those most at risk—young people, particularly young males—and the BC Coroners Service is recommending new measures... Read more

  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, stands at a news conference where he voiced his opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, July 30, 2012. Phillip says a Supreme Court decision handed down June 26, 2014, gives Aboriginal land claims greater legal weight. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Canada Court’s Lands Rights Ruling Could Affect Oil, Gas Pipelines

    OTTAWA—Canada’s highest court has affirmed a small British Columbian Aboriginal community’s claim on a massive piece of land in a game-changing judgment that has major... Read more

  • Lawrence Chidzambwa strolls down a street in his new Burnaby neighbourhood. (Courtesy Lawrence Chidzambwa)

    Canada Day: An Immigrant’s Story

    When Lawrence Chidzambwa was trying to decide which country he would immigrate to, Canada stood out as a clear contender above the rest. It had... Read more


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