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Canadians reading fewer domestic books, report shows

In the News   |   December 13, 2018

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English Canadians are buying and reading fewer Canadian books, according to a new report. It warns the domestic publishing industry is losing out to the marketing muscle of foreign firms and being left behind by... read more

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China says detained Canadian’s group not properly registered

In the News   |   December 12, 2018

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Days after security agents detained a former Canadian diplomat who now works for International Crisis Group, China’s foreign ministry says ICG is not a registered organization in the country. Michael Kovrig was seized in Beijing... read more

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Bonding over bots: Hackergal teaches Canadian girls about coding

In the News   |   December 11, 2018

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Maryam Savory traces a finger across her tablet, sending a glowing, robotic ball scrambling between metal chair legs and across the classroom floor. Around her, about 20 other girls do the same, controlling the spheres’... read more

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To spur change, conservationist urges scientists to speak up for themselves

In the News   |   December 10, 2018

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When she saw the baby mountain goats, Aerin Jacob knew she was going to be unpopular. It was spring 2007, and she was a young environmental consultant monitoring the impact of helicopters at a mining... read more

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Canada will pay a price no matter what for its part in the worsening U.S.-China conflict

In the News   |   December 7, 2018

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Canada may have had little choice but to arrest Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou as she was transferring from one flight to another at the Vancouver airport, this past Saturday. This country has an extradition... read more

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Ottawa poised to compensate Indigenous survivors of physical, sexual abuse at 700 day schools

In the News   |   December 6, 2018

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Canada is taking another step to acknowledge the centuries of harm done to Indigenous people by agreeing to compensate those who were abused as children while attending one of roughly 700 government-funded day schools. The... read more

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CSIS director warns of state-sponsored espionage threat to 5G networks

In the News   |   December 5, 2018

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Canada’s top spy used his first public speech to warn of increasing state-sponsored espionage through technology such as next-generation 5G mobile networks. Canadian Security Intelligence Service director David Vigneault’s comments come as three of the... read more

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Hungary’s move against Central European University is ‘blow to academic freedom’, Ignatieff says

In the News   |   December 4, 2018

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The Central European University is being pushed out of Hungary, a sign of a growing threat to democracy in that country, university president Michael Ignatieff said Monday. CEU’s legal status has been in limbo for... read more

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‘David is an astronaut now’: Canadian blasts off on mission to International Space Station

In the News   |   December 3, 2018

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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is on his way to the International Space Station. Together with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, he blasted into orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket at 6:31 a.m.... read more

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Two proven ways to feel better about your finances

In the News   |   November 30, 2018

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As we head into the final month of the year, spend a few minutes thinking about what you’d like to do in 2019 to improve your financial position. Two ways to look at the possible... read more

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Canadian couple recounts ‘survival story’ of their detention in China

In the News   |   November 29, 2018

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The plain-clothed men who grabbed Julia and Kevin Garratt from a restaurant in northeastern China said they were police. But that was little consolation. “You are a spy!” they bellowed at Ms. Garratt, before dragging... read more

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What if today’s economy is as good as it gets for your personal finances?

In the News   |   November 28, 2018

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It’s not too soon to start preparing for the next economic downturn. Shrink your debts, build savings and avoid new entanglements that will place additional strain on your finances. Plan for weak stock markets, squishy... read more

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Touchdown on Mars: InSight probe completes historic landing

In the News   |   November 27, 2018

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NASA’s Mars InSight probe has landed at what appears to be a beautifully boring location – a fortunate outcome that should expedite the mission’s primary aim of exploring the planet’s interior with seismic and other... read more

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General Motors to shut down Oshawa plant in global restructuring

In the News   |   November 26, 2018

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General Motors is shuttering its plant in Oshawa as part of a restructuring of its global operations to focus on autonomous and zero-emission vehicles, sources say. Two sources, who were briefed on General Motors’ plan,... read more

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You’re raw meat for a food industry that knows how to get you to spend more to feed your family

In the News   |   November 22, 2018

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The food industry is eating your lunch. By appealing to your need for convenience, food producers and retailers are getting you to spend extra on prepared foods and restaurant meals rather than cooking for yourself.... read more

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