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Tornado aftermath: 'devastating'

Throughout the Canadian capital region, shaken residents began returning to some of the hardest hit areas, taking stock of what was lost and trying …

Gatineau

Tens of thousands without power after tornado in Ottawa region

Officials are beginning to tally the damage of a tornado that ripped through the Ottawa area yesterday, sending several people to hospital and …

City Politics

Female foreign ministers convene for historic meeting in Montreal

Female foreign ministers convened in Montreal on Friday for an "historic" meeting co-hosted by Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and her …

Foreign Policy

Brett Kavanaugh reminds us to feel sorry for handsy, gropey men

A whole category of people is being driven out of the workplace: People whose talents and experience are invaluable. People who just can’t get a fair …

Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh, Ghomeshi, Trump. Another cringe-worthy week of news for women

A whole category of people is being driven out of the workplace: People whose talents and experience are invaluable. People who just can’t get a fair …

Donald Trump

'We want the right deal': Carr

Global trade impacts the lives of middle-class Canadians every day. From the blueberries you put in your oatmeal in the morning to the mackerel you …

CETA

Toronto police need to answer for their actions

Toronto police need to answer for their actions at demonstrations where far-right and anti-facist activists are facing off. It's not okay to protect …

Neo-nazism

Notley vows to 'engage ferociously' if feds slip from Trans Mountain review timeline

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has vowed to "engage ferociously" if the federal government slips on the promised timeline for a new review of the …

U.S. Federal Courts

Thousands of students leave class in walkout against Ontario sex ed changes

The trajectory of Noah’s story, as he’s well aware, is not new.<p>At 12 years old, after he came out to his family, he became known as “the trans kid” …

Human Rights

Fahrenheit 11/9, The Wife, Life Itself

<b>FAHRENHEIT 11/9:</b> Maybe it's just because it’s so up-to-the-moment contemporary but I think this is Michel Moore’s best film yet. It’s full of …

Olivia Wilde

Far-right protests have given Toronto police a serious image problem

Law enforcement in Canada needs to answer growing accusations from anti-fascist activists who accuse officers of bias favouring far-right …

Protest

WATCH: Three things you need to know about the Trans Mountain court decision

Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Trudeau government's approval of the Trans Mountain expansion. National Observer's Mike …

Kinder Morgan

Trudeau government asks NEB to reconsider Trans Mountain

The Trudeau government is asking the National Energy Board to reconsider its recommendations for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project …

Coast Salish

BREAKING: Trudeau government asks NEB to redo Trans Mountain decision

Canadian Government

'I'm not perfect': CAQ leader softens tone on immigration in final Quebec election debate

Leaders of Quebec’s four main political parties squared off for the final televised leadership debate on Thursday, less than two weeks before voters …

Quebec

Ford government moves to slash Green Energy Act, claims it ‘tramples’ municipal rights

The Ontario government tabled legislation to repeal the province's Green Energy Act on Thursday, claiming the nine-year-old law has allowed the …

Green Energy

Lawyers predict trouble in court if Quebec's next premier raises legal cannabis age to 21

Legal experts say that raising the legal cannabis age in Quebec to 21, as proposed by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) party, will prompt legal …

Cannabis

Duty to consult First Nations was clear. Why was the government confused?

After the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to quash Ottawa's flawed approval process for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion, fiery debates …

U.S. Federal Courts

Duty to consult First Nations was clear. How did the government miss the mark?

How did a government so adamant that Trans Mountain was a matter of "national interest" that they bought it outright, fail to meet its constitutional …

U.S. Federal Courts

One year after Maria, an organic market offers the seeds of a new Puerto Rico

<i>This story was originally published by</i> <i>Grist and appears here as part of the</i> <i>Climate Desk collaboration</i><i>.</i><p>Early one Sunday morning in August, as the sun …

Puerto Rico

While countries take steps to protect bees, Canada straggles

An international consortium of scientists is calling for more countries to get on board with restricting certain pesticides after two regions have …

French Government

Climate politics could break the GOP

Beliefs about climate change are increasingly determined by politics, not science. It’s a question of identity: Team donkey believes in stopping …

Barbershops

G7 promise to kill fossil fuel subsidies hangs over Halifax meetings

As climate change warms the oceans and melts polar ice, rising the seas and provoking extreme storms, G7 members have found themselves unable to …

Mark Carney

This storm warning was meant to help North Carolina prepare

The warning was meant to help North Carolina prepare its long, wide, low-lying coast for the kinds of severe occurrences that are becoming …

Sea Level

Andrew Scheer tells Trudeau to invite Energy East 'back to the table'

If the government really wants to develop Canada’s energy sector and get resources to market "they will invite Energy East back to the table," said …

Trans Mountain Pipeline

Green leader ridicules Ford's claim that scrapping climate policy lowered gas prices

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said there was a five-cent reduction in the price of a litre of gas on Wednesday and credited his cancellation of the …

Cap and Trade

Alberta’s minimum wage hike is a success

Alberta’s minimum wage was tied for Canada’s lowest when Rachel Notley became premier in May 2015, and the province had the dubious distinction of …

Income Tax

Équiterre accused of breaking election law in Quebec

Équiterre has accused Quebec's elections watchdog of trying to "muzzle environmental groups," and is defying the watchdog's demand to remove an …

Elections

An American urbanite discovers Canada's complicated simple life

"In my life before, I felt that each day I grew slightly more anemic... not from a lack of iron, but from a lack of joie de vivre," writes Manda …

BREAKING: Court ruling makes way for Ford government to halve Toronto council

Toronto