Bank of Canada Cautious as Strong Economic Growth Expected to Moderate

Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, arrives for a news conference after the release of the Monetary Policy Report in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)
Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, arrives for a news conference after the release of the Monetary Policy Report in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada remained cautious on the recent strong performance in the Canadian economy and held its target for the overnight rate at 0.5...

  • File photo shows dog searches for food along a highway median on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, where a dog-mauling killed a 3-year-old boy. Leaders on the Little Grand Rapids reserve in Manitoba are planning a cull of stray dogs after the recent mauling death of a 24-year-old woman. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)

    Dog Cull Being Planned on Reserve After Woman Fatally Mauled

    LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS, Man.—As leaders on a northern Manitoba First Nation plan a cull of stray dogs, some rescue groups and veterinarians in the province... Read more

  • Pipes destined for the Keystone XL pipeline, should it ever go ahead, are stacked in Gascoyne, North Dakota, April 22, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Alex Panetta)

    Tribes in Canada and US Sign Declaration Against Keystone XL Pipeline

    BISMARCK, N.D.—Tribes representing tens of thousands of indigenous people in the United States and Canada have signed a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil... Read more

  • Arc of Memory, the winning design for the monument to victims of communism to be built in Ottawa. (Courtesy of Paul Raff)

    Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Unveiled

    OTTAWA—A Canadian memorial to those who suffered and died under the yoke of communism came a step closer to fruition with the unveiling of the... Read more

  • Auditor general Michael Ferguson speaks during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on May 16, 2017. Canada's temporary foreign worker program is rife with oversight problems that appear to have allowed lower-paid international workers to take jobs that out-of-work Canadians could fill, Ferguson’s report found. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Auditor General: Foreign Worker Program Rife With Oversight Problems

    OTTAWA—Canada’s temporary foreign worker program is rife with oversight problems that appear to have allowed lower-paid international workers to take jobs that out-of-work Canadians could... Read more

  • Daniel Debow (2nd L) speaks on a panel about Canadian tech featuring Tony Bailetti (C), Janet Bannister (2nd R), Harley Finkelstein (far R), and moderated by Globe & Mail reporter Sean Silcoff (far L) at Shopify's Elgin Street office in Ottawa, Canada on May 15, 2017. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Tech Entrepreneurs See Progress in Government’s Innovation Push

    OTTAWA—Canadian tech entrepreneurs see encouraging signs working with the government to build a more innovative economy. But more work needs to be done, including better... Read more

  • Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Feb. 16, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Minister Sohi Defends Canadian Infrastructure Bank

    OTTAWA—The government’s new agency for financing major construction projects might take a pass on proposals that pose too great a risk for taxpayers when they’re... Read more

  • Conservative MP Peter Kent, co-chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a celebration on Parliament Hill marking the 25th anniversary of Falun Gong, May 9, 2017. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    MPs Applaud Falun Gong and Adherents’ Peaceful Advocacy Amid Adversity

    OTTAWA—More than a dozen parliamentarians from all parties joined over 600 Falun Gong practitioners on Parliament Hill on May 9 to celebrate the 25th anniversary... Read more

  • MP Peter Kent speaks at a press conference in support of efforts to secure the release of Canadian citizen Qian Sun detained in China for her practice of Falun Gong, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 9, 2017. (Jonathan Ren/NTD Television)

    MPs Call for Release of Canadian Citizen Detained in China

    OTTAWA—A group of MPs from three parties along with a former justice minister is calling for the release of a Canadian citizen who was arrested... Read more

  • NAFTA was among the issues discussed when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017.  The existence of the trade agreement is now in the balance. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    The Pros and Cons of NAFTA

    With the Trump administration continuing to threaten to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, some Canadian trade experts say scrapping the 23-year-old deal... Read more

  • FA-18 Super Hornets sit on the flight deck of the USS George Washington during joint military drills in South Korea's East Sea on July 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Jung-hoon)

    Senate Committee Calls for Ottawa to Kill Interim Super Hornet Purchase

    OTTAWA—The Senate defence committee released a report May 8 blasting the Trudeau government’s “political decision” to purchase Super Hornet fighter jets, while all but endorsing... Read more

  • Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr during question period in the House of Commons on Feb. 9, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Bones of Manitoba WWI Soldier Killed in France Identified

    WINNIPEG—A lost First World War soldier whose remains were discovered nearly six years ago outside a French village has been identified as a young private... Read more

  • B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver speaks to supporters at the Delta Ocean Pointe on election night in Victoria, B.C., on May 10, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

    Canada in Brief, May 11-17

    BC election brings uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance CALGARY—British Columbia’s election has brought unwelcome uncertainty for the business sector, given the prospect of... Read more

  • The identification card of Chinese-Canadian Falun Gong practitioner Sun Qian. (The Epoch Times)

    Canadian Falun Gong Practitioner Detained in Beijing

    A Chinese-Canadian businesswoman who practices Falun Gong has been held against her will by the Beijing security apparatus since February. Sun Qian, 51, is the... Read more

  • File photo from Interol showing Mo Yeung (Michael) Ching. (Interpol)

    China Pursues Chinese Financier Who Donated to Trudeau

    A Vancouver property developer who contributed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign is wanted for corruption by the Chinese regime. On April 27, the... Read more

  • John McCallum, Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, at a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development in Ottawa on May 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Ottawa Urged to Press China for Release of Canadian Citizen

    OTTAWA—MPs say the Trudeau government should raise its voice and intervene at high levels about a Canadian arrested in China in order to prevent her... Read more

  • Government House Leader Bardish Chagger answers a question in the House of Commons on March 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Liberals Going Ahead With Some Parliamentary Reforms Despite Opposition

    OTTAWA—The Liberals are putting some water in their parliamentary wine, but their political rivals argue they are still forcing the opposition parties to drink it... Read more

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