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Risk of comet hitting Earth is greater than previously thought, say researchers

Monitoring of space objects should include giant ‘centaurs’ that could rain down debris for thousands of years, astronomers recommend<p>Earth could be at higher risk of being hit by a comet than widely thought, according to astronomers who have suggested keeping a closer eye on distant objects.<p>Most …

U.S. Congress repeals meat labelling law after facing Canadian retaliation

A potential trade war between Canada and the United States was all but averted Friday when Congress passed a massive spending bill that also repealed a controversial meat labelling law.<p>The 2,000-plus pages of legislation contained a two-page rider that scrapped the U.S. labelling law, known as …

Chrystia Freeland

Syrian refugees are arriving: Where will they work?

It's nearly impossible to attend a dinner party or school recital these days without the conversation quickly turning to the 25,000 Syrian refugees expected in Canada in the coming months.<p>The crisis appears to have brought out the best in many communities. One committee at our local school raised …

Employment

Medical examiner: Scott Weiland died from toxic mix of drugs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died of a toxic mix of drugs that included cocaine, according to a medical examiner's office in Minnesota where he was found dead on his tour bus in early December.<p>The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday that the …

Our new government needs to clarify its fiscal intentions

<i>C. Scott Clark is former federal deputy minister of finance and Peter DeVries is former federal director of fiscal policy.</i><p>If Canadians had wanted a Conservative government obsessed with deficit elimination, they would have elected one. Instead, they elected a Liberal government that committed to …

Can Justin Trudeau defeat the cynicism of politics?

That the Trudeau government might be more open than its predecessor is its least daunting commitment, but also the most fertile ground for …

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Allies will remember Canada’s withdrawal from the IS fight

Every member of the Canadian Parliament, or any Canadian citizen, who is interested in the fight against the Islamic State should watch, read or listen to Hilary Benn's speech in the British House of Commons this week.<p>Mr. Benn is the Labour Party's shadow foreign secretary. His party is riven by …

Islamic State (ISIS)