Canada

Canada’s New Food Labels Won’t Include GMO Information

Information on GM ingredients is not included in the Food Labelling Modernization initiative. (Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine)
Information on GM ingredients is not included in the Food Labelling Modernization initiative. (Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine)

The federal government is in the process of revamping Canada’s food labelling system, but the new labels won’t state whether a particular product contains genetically...




  • A man goes to get water at an internal displaced persons camp for those fleeing Mosul, in Erbil, Iraq, on Sept. 4, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Future of Canada’s Iraq Mission Pondered as ISIS Appears Set to Go Underground

    OTTAWA—Canada’s mission in Iraq is set to undergo another transformation after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is driven from the city of Mosul,... Read more

  • Office space in downtown Calgary is becoming a highly desirable commercial real estate property as sales hit a record level nationally. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Canadian Commercial Real Estate Sales Hit Quarterly Record

    CALGARY—Real estate firm CBRE says Canada hit a record level for commercial real estate sales in the third quarter and is on track to beat... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz at a press conference following the release of the Monetary Policy Report in Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2016. The Bank of Canada left its overnight target rate at 0.50 percent on Dec. 7, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Bank of Canada Holds Rate Steady at 0.50% as Fed Looks Set to Hike

    OTTAWA—As the Canadian economy underperforms that of its neighbour to the south, the divergence in action from the two central banks begins to unfold. The Bank... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during question period in the House of Commons on Nov. 30, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada in Brief, Dec. 1-7

    Trudeau won’t be attending Castro’s funeral, says PMO OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says he won’t be attending the funeral of the late Communist Cuban... Read more

  • People march during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Vancouver on Nov. 19, 2016. Opponents of the expansion are promising to continue their battle against the contentious project now that it has been approved by Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval Prompts Anger, Disappointment in BC

    VANCOUVER—British Columbia First Nations, environmental groups, and politicians opposed to the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are promising to continue their battle against the contentious... Read more

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves the podium after delivering remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. Trudeau participated in a panel conversation titled 'Growing Canada's economy and the North American relationship.' (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Trudeau’s Fundraiser with Chinese Billionaires ‘Selling Influence to Foreign Powers,’ Opposition Says

    Just days before issuing a statement expressing “deep sorrow” for the passing of Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro and the criticism that ensued, Prime Minister Justin... Read more

  • Canada’s premiers are seen during the closing news conference following a meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, to discuss creation of a Canadian free-trade agreement between provincial and territorial jurisdictions, on July 22, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

    Trump’s Isolationism May Spur Canadians to Pull Together

    There is a view that the election of Donald Trump will mean Canada becomes “roadkill” in the new U.S. president’s campaign to build jobs in... Read more

  • Hydro towers loom over a golf course in Toronto, Nov. 4, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Keep an Eye on Hydro Bills as Coal Phased Out, Ontario Advises Other Provinces

    TORONTO—Ontario has some advice for its fellow provinces as they move to meet the federal government’s newly unveiled goal of eliminating coal-fired power generation in... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 22, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Tories Turn up Heat on Trudeau Over Private Cash-for-Access Fundraiser

    OTTAWA—Conservative MPs used their strongest rhetoric yet on Wednesday, Nov. 23, to question the prime minister’s decision to attend a private fundraiser with “billionaire communist... Read more

  • A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter attack aircraft taxies on the deck of the USS George Washington during a joint military exercise off South Korea's West Sea on Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Canada in Brief, Nov. 24-30

    Feds to ‘explore acquisition’ of interim Super Hornet jets OTTAWA—The federal government says it will “explore the acquisition” of 18 new Boeing-made Super Hornet jets... Read more

  • A sign for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service building in Ottawa. Canada's spy agency is warning that Russia and China are out to steal the country's most prized secrets. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Moscow, Beijing Targeting Canada’s Secret Info and Technology, Spy Agency Warns

    OTTAWA—Canada’s spy agency is openly warning that Russia and China are out to steal the country’s most prized secrets. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, which... Read more

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    New Startup Aims to Level the Playing Field in Local Elections

    Recognizing the difficulty for newcomers in municipal elections to run efficient campaigns, a not-for-profit startup is developing a set of free online tools for would-be... Read more

  • Toronto FC's Michael Bradley celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal against the Montreal Impact in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference final in front of 61,004 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Nov. 22, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

    Montreal Impact, Toronto FC Thriller a Blessing for Soccer in Canada

    MONTREAL—A sold out Olympic Stadium crowd of 61,004 witnessed arguably the most important soccer match in Canadian history as the Montreal Impact hung on for... Read more

  • SafetyNet members (L-R) Alex Steeves, Abdullah Mostafa, Suzana Vukovic, Thomas Le, and Herman Liao at the University of Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2016. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

    Startup Weekend More Than Transforming Ideas Into Reality Quickly

    OTTAWA—Startup Weekend provides the water and sunlight from which a remarkable transformation takes place in about 48 hours. An exuberant and perhaps naïve individual with... Read more

  • Opposition Critic for Democratic Reform Scott Reid during a press conference on electoral reform on Oct. 14, 2016, in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    National Referendum on Electoral Reform? Don’t Do It, Says Expert

    As the country holds it breath waiting to see what recommendations the Special Committee on Electoral Reform will make at the beginning of December, one... Read more

  • A dairy farm near Calgary. Researchers say young children who drink whole cow's milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skim milk. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Kids Benefit From Whole Fat-Milk

    Researchers say young children who drink whole cow’s milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skim milk... Read more

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