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The Trouble With the Internet

Melissa Hathaway, a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, speaks at a Canada 2020 event at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2014. Hathaway spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for former president George W. Bush. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)
Melissa Hathaway, a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, speaks at a Canada 2020 event at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa on Nov. 25, 2014. Hathaway spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for former president George W. Bush. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

OTTAWA—The Internet is at a crossroads and someone needs to figure out how to deal with it. That’s roughly the reality facing the Global Commission...




  • Yvan Charron (L), chief of the volunteer fire department in L’Isles-Verte, chats with an unidentified person during a recess on Nov. 17, 2014, in Riviere-du-Loup, Que., at the beginning of a coroner’s inquest on the L’Isle-Verte retirement home fire. (The Canadian Press/Jacques Boissinot)

    Fire Chief Grilled at Coroner’s Inquest Into Tragedy at Seniors’ Home

    RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que.—The fire chief in the Quebec town of L’Isle-Verte has defended his decisions and his team’s work in fighting a blaze at a seniors’... Read more

  • Clayoquot Sound Activists Arrested at BC Pipeline Protest Site

    BURNABY, B.C.—Activists who were part of the Clayoquot Sound anti-logging protests in British Columbia in the early 1990s were arrested Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the... Read more

  • Hundreds of people march in downtown Ottawa in protest of federal budget cuts on May 1, 2012. A memo to Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggests poorly executed austerity measures undermine trust and confidence in public institutions. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Memo to PM Questions Across-the-Board Budget Cuts

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper was briefed earlier this year on how across-the-board budget cuts hurt public service morale, productivity, and citizen satisfaction.  The memorandum, headlined... Read more

  • In Wake of Interviews, NDP Now Embracing Neutral Probe of Misconduct Complaints

    OTTAWA—The NDP is embracing the idea of a neutral third-party investigation of misconduct complaints against two Liberal MPs, now that one New Democrat complainant has... Read more

  • Telecom Markets Don’t Need More Regulation, Bell Tells CRTC

    GATINEAU, Que.—Investments needed to expand Canada’s Internet grid would slow to a trickle if the big service providers were forced to allow smaller players to... Read more

  • A Canada Post truck makes deliveries in Vancouver. The crown corporation is on track to make a profit in 2014 after a solid third quarter. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Canada Post on Track for Profit in 2014

    Despite more people still choosing email over snail mail, the Canada Post Group of Companies says it’s on track to earn a profit this year... Read more

  • Toronto housing is one regional market that could be overvalued by roughly 20 percent, according to the IMF. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Housing Roughly 10% Overvalued, Says IMF

    OTTAWA—The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a warning Wednesday, Nov. 26, that a hot housing market and mounting household debt represent key domestic risks to... Read more

  • A single Holopedium.  (Michael Arts, Ryerson University)

    ‘Jellification’ Affecting Biology of Canadian Lakes, Study Shows

    Prolonged periods of acid rain and timber harvesting is altering the balance of aquatic organisms in many Canadian lakes, leading to the growth of nutrient-poor... Read more

  • The publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party triggers a tidal wave of Chinese people quitting the Chinese Communist Party. Currently more than 100 thousand people quit the CCP every day. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Canadian MPs: Regime Change Ahead as Chinese Renounce Communist Party Membership

    OTTAWA, Canada—Some Canadian parliamentarians believe a regime change in China is on the horizon with so many people having quit the Chinese Communist Party. One... Read more

  • Al-Jazeera news channel's Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy listens to the verdict inside the defendants' cage during his trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lawyers for Imprisoned Al-Jazeera Reporter Urge His Release

    CAIRO—The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist called Monday for his release, saying he should benefit from a recently passed law in Egypt that... Read more

  • Toronto held its 110th annual Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The grey day offered flurries, wind, and 30 floats for thousands of onlookers along the six kilometre route. (DQC Photo/dqcphotography.com)

    Toronto’s Santa Clause Parade (Photo Gallery)

    Toronto held its 110th annual Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The grey day offered flurries, wind, and 30 floats for thousands of... Read more

  • Supt. Shirley Cuillierrier speaks with Sen. Vern White prior to her testimony at the Senate’s Standing Committee on National Security and Defence on Nov. 17, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Extremist Attacks Have Spurred Communities to Come Forward, Says RCMP

    OTTAWA—Canada was shaken last month by the killing of two soldiers, one in Ottawa and one in Quebec. But in the weeks that have followed,... Read more

  • Brain Stimulation Therapy Can Help Major Depression, Say Doctors

    TORONTO—Doctors are increasingly turning to brain stimulation therapy, a non-invasive procedure that uses electromagnetic energy, to treat severe depression that doesn’t respond to standard antidepressant... Read more

  • Former Conservative party staffer Michael Sona leaves court in Guelph on Oct. 17, 2014. Sona was sentenced on Nov. 19, 2014, to nine months in jail for his role in the successful plot to misdirect voters in the 2011 Robocalls scandal. (The Canadian Press/Hannah Yoon)

    Robocalls Case: Sona Gets Nine Months for ‘Affront to the Electoral Process’

    GUELPH, Ont.—Interfering with a citizen’s right to vote merits real jail time, an Ontario judge declared Wednesday as he made Michael Sona the first person... Read more

  • A protester with a flower clenched in his teeth is seized by riot police during protests at the G8 and G20 Summits in Toronto on June 27, 2010. A disciplinary hearing has begun for Supt. Mark Fenton, the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass arrests during the summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Misconduct Hearing Begins for Senior Officer Over G20 Mass Arrests

    TORONTO—A disciplinary hearing is now underway for the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass arrests during the G20 summit in Toronto... Read more

  • Up to Alleged Victims to Decide to Come Forward and Complain, Mulcair Says

    OTTAWA—Two female New Democrat MPs alleging misconduct at the hands of two of their Liberal counterparts shouldn’t be pushed to lodge formal complaints, no matter... Read more


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