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After 40 years, sovereignty off the table in Quebec election

In the News   |   August 20, 2018

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Quebec is heading into an election campaign in which for the first time in 40 years, sovereignty is not the major defining issue. Each of the main contenders for the coming Oct. 1 vote agree... read more

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'Queening ain’t easy’: Aretha Franklin remembered for transcendent voice, defiance

In the News   |   August 17, 2018

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At Chicago’s Regal Theater in 1967, at the height of her powers, Aretha Franklin had a crown placed upon her head in a coronation that was official enough. She was pronounced the Queen of Soul.... read more

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Montreal set to press Ottawa for national handgun ban

In the News   |   August 15, 2018

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The City of Montreal is set to call for a nationwide ban on handguns and assault weapons, joining Toronto in pressing the Trudeau government to beef up its proposed firearms legislation. Montreal City Council is... read more

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Saudi Arabia assures Canada dispute won’t block oil sales

In the News   |   August 10, 2018

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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister says the diplomatic rift with Canada won’t disrupt the kingdom’s oil sales to Canadian customers, an announcement that demonstrates there are limits to the retaliation Riyadh is willing to mete out... read more

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Victoria to remove statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

In the News   |   August 9, 2018

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A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald is set to be removed from the steps of Victoria’s City Hall this weekend, as communities across the country struggle to reconcile the legacy of the country’s founding... read more

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A demonstration of power: China derails protests before they even begin

In the News   |   August 8, 2018

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It was after midnight and the slow train from Chengdu was nearing the end of its 30-hour journey when Ms. Yang decided to make a run for it. She was headed to Beijing to join... read more

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Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights

In the News   |   August 7, 2018

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The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students it has been sponsoring at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing the Islamic kingdom’s human-rights record. The news emerged on... read more

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Ontario launching constitutional challenge of federal carbon-tax plan

In the News   |   August 3, 2018

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Ontario has filed its own constitutional challenge against the federal government over its planned carbon tax, broadening a legal battle that takes aim at Ottawa’s authority to implement a climate-change agenda. Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive... read more

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Facebook uncovers plot to influence U.S. midterms, including suspicious ads paid for in Canadian funds

In the News   |   August 1, 2018

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Facebook officials say they have identified a co-ordinated political campaign to manipulate voters ahead of U.S. elections this fall, including fake accounts that helped organize a protest in Washington, and suspicious American political issue ads... read more

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City of Toronto pursues legal challenge to Ford’s council cuts

In the News   |   July 31, 2018

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Before Ontario Premier Doug Ford enacts his plan to cut Toronto’s city council almost in half before its fall election, the city’s municipal government is instructing its lawyers to look into a legal challenge. More... read more

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Federal government taking serious look at handgun ban in wake of Toronto shooting

In the News   |   July 27, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will decide in mid-August whether to pursue a ban on handguns as part of a new legislative agenda he would outline in a fall Throne Speech, a senior official says. Mr.... read more

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Perry Bellegarde re-elected as national chief of Assembly of First Nations

In the News   |   July 26, 2018

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Perry Bellegarde was re-elected on Wednesday to a second term as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, fending off a challenge to his leadership from opponents who argued he had not been forceful... read more

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Statistics Canada reports Toronto was below national average on violent crime index in 2017, with score increasing yearly

In the News   |   July 24, 2018

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Toronto led the country in homicides last year, but murder rates there were below the national average, and Canada’s largest metropolitan area was also one of its safer cities, according to the latest data from... read more

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Canada sparked daring mission to rescue hundreds of humanitarian workers in Syria

In the News   |   July 23, 2018

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Hundreds of volunteer humanitarian workers known as the “White Helmets” and their families were whisked to safety from southwest Syria this weekend in a daring overnight rescue operation, an effort sparked earlier this month by... read more

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Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle adds new faces, puts focus on trade, border

In the News   |   July 19, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expanded his cabinet on Wednesday to put the spotlight on trade diversification, the flow of asylum seekers and confronting an increasingly strong challenge from the provincial premiers in the runup to... read more

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