Canada

Fathers of Confederation Wanted Free Trade Among Provinces, Beer Trial Told

Beer on display inside a store in Drummondville, Que., on July 23, 2015. Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, New Brunswick, launched a constitutional challenge after he was charged with illegally importing alcohol into N.B. from neighbouring Quebec. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)
Beer on display inside a store in Drummondville, Que., on July 23, 2015. Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, New Brunswick, launched a constitutional challenge after he was charged with illegally importing alcohol into N.B. from neighbouring Quebec. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

CAMPBELLTON, N.B.—A court case on whether a man from New Brunswick can legally buy cheaper cases of beer in Quebec delved into Canadian history Wednesday,...




  • Taxi drivers demonstrate in Montreal after comments made by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard saying that he'd allow ride-sharing service Uber to operate legally in the province, Aug. 25, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

    Cabbies Demonstrate, Press Quebec Government to Declare UberX Illegal

    MONTREAL—Deep-rooted frustration among taxi drivers with the UberX ride-hailing service rose to the surface on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at a demonstration involving several hundred cabbies... Read more

  • A group of firefighters head up a hill to keep an eye on an area burning between houses and the main fire on Aug. 22, 2015 in Okanogan, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Nation in Brief

    Alberta issues air quality advisory due to Washington wildfire smoke CALGARY—Alberta Health Services has issued air quality advisories for areas from the U.S. border north... Read more

  • A condo under construction in Toronto in 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Government’s Mortgage Rules Have Helped Contain Housing Risks

    OTTAWA—Rising home prices have increased household debt levels, but steps taken by regulators to tighten mortgage lending rules have helped manage the associated risks, according... Read more

  • An artist's concept of the soaring 20-kilometre space elevator being developed by Thoth Technology. (Courtesy of Thoth Technology)

    Science Fiction ‘Space Elevator’ Concept a Step Closer to Reality

    A famous science fiction concept of a space elevator popularized by author Arthur C. Clarke may actually be possible thanks to a Canadian company’s technology... Read more

  • Nigel Wright, former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, leaves the courthouse on Aug. 19, 2015, following his last day of testimony at the trial of former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy. The politically incendiary information that emerged during Wright’s six days on the stand raises a new set of questions for Harper. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Nigel Wright Leaves Stand, but Political Questions Remain

    OTTAWA—Nigel Wright heads back to his executive life in London after a six-day stint in the witness box at the Mike Duffy trial, leaving in... Read more

  • Former Conservative senator Mike Duffy arrives at the courthouse in Ottawa on Aug. 19, 2015 for the sixth day of testimony by Nigel Wright, former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The Duffy fraud trial is having an impact on the election campaign, with courtroom revelations more closely linking Harper’s chief of staff, Ray Novak, to a $90,000 payment to Duffy by Wright. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Duffy Trial: Harper Foes Focus on Novak Evidence on Campaign Trail

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s political opponents are using the Mike Duffy trial to try to connect the prime minister to the controversial expense payout given... Read more

  • An Air Canada Jazz jet takes off at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on May 24, 2010. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has apologized to a B.C. man who was prevented from boarding a flight because an all-female security crew refused to frisk him. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    All-Female Airport Security Crew Refuses to Frisk Male Passenger

    TERRACE, B.C.—The agency responsible for screening at Canadian airports says a “big mistake” was made when a retired social worker was prevented from boarding a... Read more

  • A Tokyo Electric Power Co. employee wearing radioactive protective gear works by the Advanced Liquid Processing Systems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File)

    Nation In Brief

    Environmental groups urge nuclear commission to release full report OTTAWA—Environmental groups are urging the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to release a study on nuclear disaster... Read more

  • Pumpjacks pump crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., on June 20, 2007. Oil prices are the lowest they’ve been since early 2009 and towns in Alberta’s oilpatch are feeling the pinch. (The Canadian Press/Larry MacDougal)

    As Crude Hits Six-Year Lows, Towns in Alberta’s Oilpatch Feeling the Pinch

    CALGARY—Oil prices are the lowest they’ve been since the Great Recession and mayors in Alberta’s oilpatch are noticing the difference. “The barber says that he... Read more

  • Houses under construction in Toronto on June 26, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Canada’s Housing Market Will Slow ‘Modestly’ in 2016, Says RBC

    TORONTO—Activity in Canada’s real estate market will slow “modestly” next year as interest rates begin to rise, according to a report from RBC Economics released... Read more

  • Former Chinese Canadian Post chief editor Helen Wang and freelance journalist Jonathan Fon talk to media in Toronto on Aug. 6, 2015. (Allen Zhou/ Epoch times)

    Firing of Toronto Editor Shows Inner Workings of Chinese Media in Canada

    The recent firing of the chief editor of a Toronto Chinese-language newspaper seems to indicate that Beijing’s influence over Chinese-language media in Canada is alive... Read more

  • Everything that we value is made possible by the human mind and the ideas that it generates. Intellectual property needs to be appreciated and better protected for economic prosperity. (Fotolia)

    Change in Attitude Critical for Protecting Intellectual Property

    Intellectual property is the lifeblood of today’s knowledge-based economy. It underpins economic prosperity as the currency of greatest value in today’s global world. The problem... Read more

  • 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)

    Nation in Brief

    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

  • Wang and Fon

    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

  • Canadian soldiers patrol an area in the Dand district of southern Afghanistan on June 7, 2009. Some soldiers who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their time on the battlefield may actually be suffering from moral injury—a condition that has plagued mankind since the beginning of civilization but is only now getting a name. (The Canadian Press/Colin Perkel)

    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


  • Top