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Will China Allow Taiwan to Participate in UN Aviation Meeting in Montreal?

ICAO Council president Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu addresses the opening session of the International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum in Montreal on Nov. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
ICAO Council president Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu addresses the opening session of the International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum in Montreal on Nov. 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to embark on a trip to China to win friends and open up business opportunities for Canada, an issue...




  • Health Minister Jane Philpott addresses the Canadian Medical Association's General Council in Vancouver on Aug. 23, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Innovation, Not Just Money, Needed to Fix Health-Care System: Philpott

    VANCOUVER—Canada needs innovative solutions to improve home and primary health care so it can match other countries, including Britain and Australia, which have overcome similar... Read more

  • White and black 3-D printers at the University of Ottawa makerspace. (Meika Ellis)

    Makerspaces Critical for Advancing Hardware Innovation, Learning

    Makerspaces are like super-garages providing room to tinker, create, and build for the masses. The “maker movement” is in its infancy in Canada, and there... Read more

  • Royal Bank of Canada earned $2.895 billion of net income in its third quarter, up 17 percent from a year ago. (The Canadian Press/Eduardo Lima)

    RBC ‘Closely Monitoring’ Vancouver, Toronto Housing Markets

    TORONTO—Royal Bank CEO David McKay says the lender is “closely monitoring” the real estate markets in Vancouver and Toronto, where home prices have been climbing... Read more

  • National Council of Canadian Muslims executive director Ihsaan Gardee speaks during a press conference with NGO representatives and community leaders on Parliament Hill, Jan. 28, 2014. The council is disputing the findings of a new study charging that extremist writings are common in mosque libraries. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Muslim Leaders Dispute Charge That Extremist Writings Common in Mosque Libraries

    OTTAWA—Canadian Muslim leaders are fiercely disputing a new study that says several mosques and Islamic schools are endangering young people with extremist teachings. The study... Read more

  • B.C. Premier Christy Clark arrives for a tour of FortisBC's Tilbury LNG facility before the groundbreaking for an expansion project in Delta, B.C., on Oct. 21, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Study Casts Doubts About Environmental Benefits of Canadian LNG Export Industry

    CALGARY—A new study is raising doubts that Canada’s ambition to export liquefied natural gas would help reduce carbon emissions abroad—a core justification for developing such... Read more

  • The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., July 22, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

    Canada in Brief, Aug. 18-24

    Indigenous leaders praise Gord Downie for calling attention to their plight TORONTO—Leaders of Canada’s indigenous community say they feel stunned and grateful to Tragically Hip... Read more

  • Musician Leonard Cohen performs at Madison Square Garden on December 18, 2012 in New York City. Cohen, whose meditative hymns have made him one of his generation's most influential artists, has recorded a new album at 81 for release this fall. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

    Leonard Cohen, Near 82, Ready With New Album

    Leonard Cohen, whose meditative hymns have made him one of his generation’s most influential artists, has recorded a new album at 81 for release this... Read more

  • Fake oxycontin pills containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Sept. 3, 2015. The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to diagnose and treat patients addicted to drugs.  (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Train More Family Doctors to Help Drug-Addicted Patients, Group Says

    VANCOUVER—A study by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to diagnose and... Read more

  • Canada Post trucks at a sorting centre in Montreal. As time runs out on the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' strike mandate, contract talks with Canada Post are making little progress. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

    Contract Talks With Canada Post Stalled as Strike Mandate Runs Out

    OTTAWA—As the clock ticks down on the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ strike mandate, contract talks with Canada Post are going nowhere fast. Each side... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laughs with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil during an event in Bridgetown, N.S. on Aug. 16. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

    Civil Liberties Must Be Balanced With Security in Battling Terrorism, PM Says

    BRIDGETOWN, N.S.—An alleged terrorist plot in Ontario that created anxieties over police monitoring of suspects hasn’t shaken Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s emphasis on balancing civil... Read more

  • Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett in the House of Commons on June 15. Bennett says she'd like to see legal cases over the '60s Scoop taken out of court and discussed around a table. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Indigenous Leaders Call for Apology, Settlement in ’60s Scoop Lawsuit

    Five indigenous leaders have written an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to apologize for the ’60s Scoop and to settle a... Read more

  • Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale answers a question in the House of Commons on June 15, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Aug. 11-17

    Feds eyeing mandatory counselling for terror suspects under peace bonds: Goodale OTTAWA—Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government is looking at making counter-radicalization counselling... Read more

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    Alberta to Ban Spear Hunting After Bear-Hunting Video Sparks Outrage

    TORONTO—The Alberta provincial government plans to ban the practice of spearing wildlife after a video posted online showing an American killing a black bear with a... Read more

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Falun Gong practitioners gather in front of the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa on Aug. 12, 2016, to call for the reinstatement of Zhiwen Wang's passport so he can visit his relatives in the U.S. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Beijing Urged to Allow Prominent Prisoner of Conscience to Leave China

    OTTAWA—Falun Gong practitioners held a protest outside the Chinese embassy on Aug. 12 to urge Beijing to reinstate the passport of high-profile prisoner of conscience... Read more

  • Canada's Penny Oleksiak shows off her silver medal from women's 100-metre butterfly at the 2016 Summer Olympics on Aug. 7, 2016 in Rio. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Canada on Pace for Medals Goal Thanks to Women

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team won a historic medal, while Kylie Masse continued Canada’s rise to relevance in the pool after Penny Oleksiak’s... Read more

  • Minister of Public Services Judy Foote during question period in the House of Commons on Dec. 10, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

    Past Funding Cuts Leave Federal Buildings in Poor Condition: Documents

    OTTAWA—Officials warned the government late last year that without a significant boost in repair funds, aging and crumbling federal buildings could soon become unfit for... Read more

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