Canada

Celebrating the Magna Carta

The 1300 Magna Carta, written on parchment, begins with a decorated initial “E” (for Edward I or Edward Longshanks, son of Henry III). (Chapter of Durham Cathedral)
The 1300 Magna Carta, written on parchment, begins with a decorated initial “E” (for Edward I or Edward Longshanks, son of Henry III). (Chapter of Durham Cathedral)

The Magna Carta, the most important instrument of English constitutional history, turns 800 this year. The famed document, issued by King John at Runnymede under...

archaeology

Fossils of Four Legged Fish Found in Arctic Back in Canada and On Display

OTTAWA—A 375-million-year-old fossil of a primitive fish that also sports features of the first four-limbed creatures is now in the hands of the Canadian Museum of Nature, the museum announced Tuesday. The transitional fossil, known as Tiktaalik, has a flat …... Read More




  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders runs to a news conference on Capitol Hill on June 3, 2015, to oppose fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On June 23, 2015, a bill to give President Barack Obama fast-track negotiating authority cleared the 60-percent vote threshold to override a filibuster in the U.S. Senate, paving the way for the adoption of the 12-nation trade deal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Controversial Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Moves Ahead in US

    WASHINGTON—The on-again off-again negotiations for the biggest trade agreement in history are about to get serious, foreign diplomats gathered in Washington said Tuesday, June 23... Read more

  • A man speaks on a mobile phone outside the Rogers Communications Inc.’s annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto on April 22, 2014. An Ontario court’s approval for Rogers to buy Mobilicity is expected to trigger a series of transactions that affects wireless customers in three provinces. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Court Approves Rogers-Mobilicity Takeover Deal for $465M

    TORONTO—An Ontario court gave its approval for Rogers Communications to buy Mobilicity for about $465 million on Wednesday, June 24, a deal that is expected... Read more

  • Chief Joe Alphonse, tribal chairman of the Tsilhqot’in Nation at Farwell Canyon, B.C., Oct. 24, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    BC, Tsilhqot’in to Sign Five-Year Deal

    VICTORIA—A horse-drawn wagon train carrying aboriginal youths and elders is slowly rolling and rumbling this week toward the Williams Lake Stampede from central British Columbia’s... Read more

  • NB Government Not Deterred by Quebec Concerns with Proposed Pipeline

    FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s energy minister said Wednesday he’s confident the Energy East pipeline will be built, despite concerns raised by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. Couillard told... Read more

  • Journalist Penned Letter Alleging Furlong Abused Over 40 Former Students, Court Hears

    VANCOUVER—A freelance journalist suing former Vancouver Olympics’ CEO John Furlong for defamation penned a hand-written letter claiming he had abused more than 40 First Nations’... Read more

  • Harper Marks Quebec’s National Holiday With Pitch for Quebecers’ Votes

    SAINTE-MARIE, Que.—Stephen Harper used Quebec’s national holiday Wednesday to make a pitch for Quebecers’ votes in the looming federal election. The prime minister rallied his... Read more

  • Woman Assaulted by David Pickton Broke Down After his Brother’s Murder Arrest

    VANCOUVER—A woman who was sexually assaulted by David Pickton told a trial she had a mental breakdown and was hospitalized after learning the man’s brother... Read more

  • Common Household Cleaners Can Boost Indoor Pollution, Study Finds

    OTTAWA—A half-hour kitchen clean-up using common household cleansers, wipes and sprays dramatically boosts harmful indoor air pollution, according to a new study by an environmental... Read more

  • Harper Condemns Top General’s Comments on Sexual Harassment

    OTTAWA—An awkward turn of phrase or a revealing glimpse into the mindset of senior leadership in the Canadian military? Remarks made by the chief of... Read more

  • Saskatchewan Siblings ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Stripping Naked on Mountain in Malaysia

    REGINA—A brother and sister from Saskatchewan say they are “deeply sorry” for taking off their clothes on top of a sacred mountain in Malaysia. Lindsey... Read more

  • An ambulance drives up to a hospital in Longueuill, Quebec. Health care and social service workers are appealing to Ottawa to restore health coverage for all refugees and refugee claimants. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Reinstate Refugee Health Coverage, Physicians Tell Ottawa

    Medical groups are appealing for public support ahead of a court case this fall that will attempt to reverse cuts to a federal health program... Read more

  • ‘Life Work Cut Short:’ Chief Says Slain Police Officer Shining Example to Peers

    EDMONTON—They came to honour a father, a husband, a son and a friend. But Const. Daniel Woodall, Regimental Number 2829, was also recognized as a... Read more

  • Forensic Accountant Tells Mike Duffy Trial About Famous $90,000 Payment

    OTTAWA—A government forensic accountant who delved into Mike Duffy’s finances, testified Wednesday about the trail taken by the notorious $90,000 payment to Duffy from the... Read more

  • Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Canadians in the Dark on TPP

    OTTAWA—It’s the biggest free trade deal Canadians never heard of. A new poll suggests three in four Canadians have no idea that Canada is one... Read more

  • Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and International Trade Michael Chan sparked concerns at CSIS that he was under the influence of the Chinese regime, reports the Globe and Mail. (Becky Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Michael Chan and the Troubling Thumbprint of the Chinese Communist Party in Canada

    TORONTO—A Globe and Mail report that confirms years of coverage by the Epoch Times recounts the story behind Ontario Immigration Minister Michael Chan, who has... Read more

  • Biomedical scientist Richard Barnard examines slides showing Staph bacteria at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, England, Oct. 12, 2009. Antimicrobial-resistant infections or “superbugs” are on the rise worldwide, but Canada may be ill-prepared to deal with the issue, an expert says. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Superbug Threat: Canada Needs to Be Better Prepared, Says Expert

    Antimicrobial-resistant infections or “superbugs” will kill more people than cancer worldwide by 2050, a recent report estimates, but Canada may be ill-prepared to deal with... Read more


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