Canada


  • The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. A new Senate report says the government needs to establish a more effective consequence when trials are unduly delayed, and is recommending the attorney general refer the proposed changes to the Supreme Court to determine their constitutionality. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Award Costs, Reduce Sentences When Trials Delayed Unduly, Senators Say

    OTTAWA—The federal government needs to establish a different consequence for cases that take too long to make their way through the courts to prevent those... Read more

  • A man is confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer as he prepares to cross the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec.  (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

    Canada’s Detention of Mexicans Surges After Visa Lift

    TORONTO—Detention of Mexican citizens in Canada has spiked since December, when the government lifted its visa requirement for visitors from Mexico, even as Canada burnishes... Read more

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    Canadian Human Rights Lawyer David Matas Honoured with Gandhi Award

    Prominent Canadian human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Matas has been recognized with yet another award, this time in his own home... Read more

  • Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures’ hemp processing plant in Vegreville, Alberta. (Courtesy of Jan Slesky)

    Canada’s Hemp Industry ‘Taking Off Rapidly,’ Expert Says

    Canada’s hemp industry is set to have a record production year, but industry experts say that with further relaxation of regulations by Health Canada, the... Read more

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland delivers a speech in the House of Commons on Canada's new foreign policy on June 6, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    New Foreign Policy: Canada Needs More Military ‘Hard Power,’ Says Freeland

    OTTAWA—Canada’s new foreign policy will involve spending billions on “hard power” military capability because the country can’t rely on an American ally that has turned... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets the crowd during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill on July 1, 2016. Security and intelligence agencies across the country will collaborate to ensure Canadians are kept safe this July 1, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Canada’s Threat Level Constantly Being ‘Examined and Reassessed’: Goodale

    OTTAWA—Municipal, provincial, and RCMP officers from across the country will be involved in executing a plan to ensure Canadians are kept safe on July 1,... Read more

  • The Jack family take part in a song led by lawyer Joan Jack (R) at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Whitehorse, Yukon, on June 1, 2017. Joan Jack’s sister-in-law, Barbara, was murdered. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Families of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Share Hopes for Future of Inquiry

    WHITEHORSE—Relatives who poured out heart-wrenching stories of their missing or murdered loved ones in Yukon say the national inquiry must keep listening and adapting as... Read more

  • A sold sign in front of a west-end Toronto home on May 14, 2017. Sales and prices are down while listings are way up in the latest report from the Toronto Real Estate Board. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Toronto Housing Market Cools, But for How Long?

    The latest readings on Toronto’s housing market show definite signs of cooling, and the culprit for the extraordinary price gains—speculative investment—seems to be taking a... Read more

  • Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Ottawa, Discusses Myanmar’s Transition From Dictatorship to Democracy

    OTTAWA—The transformation of Myanmar from dictatorship to democracy—and how Canada can help smooth the road ahead—will be the subject of discussion as the three executive... Read more

  • Vancouver director Leon Lee speaks after receiving a Leo Award in four categories for “Avenues of Escape” on June 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. (Epoch Times)

    Vancouver Director’s New Doc Wins Big at 2017 Leos

    A documentary by Leon Lee, a Vancouver-based Peabody-award winning director, was a big winner at the 2017 Leo Awards, which recognize excellence in B.C. film... Read more

  • People queue outside Cannabis Culture in Montreal on Dec. 16, 2016. An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says setting 18 as the benchmark minimum age for buying pot in the government's plan to legalize marijuana is too low. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

    CMAJ: Age Limit in Legalized Pot Plan Will Put Young People at Risk

    OTTAWA—An editorial in the latest Canadian Medical Association Journal says the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize marijuana will put young people at risk by setting... Read more

  • David Matas is interviewed by NTD Television in Ottawa in September 2016. The human rights lawyer says Magnitsky-style legislation could help mitigate rights abuses in the world. (NTD Television)

    Magnitsky Act Could Help Curb Rights Abuses, Says Lawyer

    With the government preparing to table its amendments to the Canadian version of the Magnitsky Act, a renowned international human rights lawyer says such legislation... Read more

  • B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan speak to media at the legislature in Victoria on May 29, 2017, after announcing they'll be working together to help form a minority government. The alliance casts doubt on the future of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

    Trudeau Stands by Kinder Morgan Despite Political Shakeup in BC

    ROME—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing by the Kinder Morgan pipeline project, even as the New Democrats and Greens in B.C. are teaming up to... Read more

  • Chief Commissioner Marion Buller greets Frances Neumann after she spoke at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Whitehorse, Yukon, on May 30, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Don’t Sweep Results of Inquiry Under Rug, Family Urges Commissioners

    WHITEHORSE—Frances Neumann searched tirelessly for her missing sister-in-law in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, only to learn from a newspaper article she had been dead for years... Read more

  • Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer receives a standing ovation during question period in the House of Commons on May 29, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Some Tory MPs Calling for Review of Leadership Voting Process

    OTTAWA—Some Conservatives are calling for a review of the party’s leadership selection process after Andrew Scheer wound up winning with the support of less than... Read more

  • Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau (C) operates a robot with student Spencer Pelzer (R) while Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi looks on during their tour of the robotics lab at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary on March 27, 2017. Automation threatens many low-skilled jobs, but Canada has benefited from technological advances in the long term. (The Canadian Press/Todd Korol)

    No Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

    The entrepreneurship bug is spreading in Canada. It’s sorely needed for a labor force and an economy that need to adapt in the face of... Read more

  • Conservative MP James Bezan speaks during question period in the House of Commons on June 8, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    MP Urges Government to Fast-Track Magnitsky-Style Legislation

    Legislation that would impose sanctions on human rights violators around the world, deny them visas, and seize their assets may soon be passed in Canada... Read more

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during question period in the House of Commons on May 1, 2017. Freeland said in the House on May 17 that she takes her duty toward Canadian citizens imprisoned abroad, including that of Sun Qian, “extremely seriously.” (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canadian Detained in China Held 24/7 in Handcuffs, Shackles

    Sun Qian, a Canadian citizen detained in China, has been held in handcuffs and leg shackles continuously, day and night, since May 5, her sister... Read more

  • Avaaz members protest against the world's first genetically modified salmon approved for human consumption—which opponents have dubbed frankenfish—outside the Food and Drug Administration’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 22, 2013. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Avaaz)

    Groups Call on Grocery Stores to Reject GM Salmon, Produce

    Public interest groups are calling on grocery stores to reject the sale of newly approved genetically modified salmon and produce after a private member’s bill... Read more

  • 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)

    Bank of Canada Cautious as Strong Economic Growth Expected to Moderate

    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... Read more

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