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Black-market economics: Why traffickers will risk everything to smuggle drugs into Canada

Why do drug traffickers risk everything to smuggle their cargo across a border? Because they can double their revenue, as shown by a drug haul found …

The latest on the race for mayor in Toronto

Updates: With Rob Ford still in hospital, Olivia Chow takes on John Tory<p>Updates from the Toronto campaign courtesy the CityNews team.<p>1. The latest on …

Family seeks medical treatment for jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy

The family of jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy is seeking his temporary release from an Egyptian jail for medical treatment, amid new signs that the country's President will not step in to resolve the case.<p>Mr. Fahmy, Cairo bureau chief for Al Jazeera English, is suffering from hepatitis C …

Justin Trudeau's abortion policy keeps people talking

First announced last May, the Liberals hope the policy distances them from socially conservative ex-MPs<p>Justin Trudeau paused, looked over the heads …

Chow, Ford a distant second to Tory in Toronto race: poll

John Tory still holds a commanding advantage in the Toronto mayoral race, with Doug Ford and Olivia Chow fighting it out for a distant second place according to a new poll released Monday.<p>And Michael Ford, the 20-year-old nephew of Rob and Doug Ford who is running for a seat on the public school …

Tories prepare to fast-track prostitution bill through Parliament

One of Parliament's most high-profile bills appears set to become law without major changes – as one senator says the committee considering Bill C-36, aimed at reining in the sex trade, is "highly unlikely" to call for changes.<p>The approval of the bill by the Conservative-dominated Senate committee …

Ontario trims 2013-14 deficit with $1-billion reserve

Ontario's final deficit number for last year is $1.2-billion less than originally forecast – but the government burned through a billion-dollar reserve fund to get there.<p>Finance Minister Charles Sousa used the reserve fund – a cushion he built into the budget – to compensate for the fact the …

Emma Watson delivers game-changing speech on feminism at UN

Emma Watson has experienced sexism from the age of eight.<p>The 'Harry Potter' actress gave a speech at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York …

Feminism

Global CO2 emissions break record ahead of UN Climate Summit

Top carbon emitters China, U.S. and India all show jumps in emissions, Canada 10th in world<p>More carbon pollution was spewed into the air globally …

How ‘yes’ really won the Scottish referendum

<i>Daniel Woolf is Professor of History and also Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Queen's University, established in 1841 in the Scottish tradition.</i><p>Last week, a world that usually thinks of Scotland variously as the home of good whisky, golf, Robbie Burns, kilts and bagpipes, or which knows its …

The interview: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Afghanistan

Maclean’s archives: The Afghan leader on security, enforcing women’s rights—and sitting down with the Taliban<p><b>Update:</b> On Sept. 21, 2014, Afghanistan’s …

Afghanistan
Middle East

Voters should know that after Fords, there would be no deluge

History repeats itself, said that socialist fellow, first as a tragedy, then as a farce. It is not often you get both in the space of a month.<p>The tragedy is the sudden illness of Rob Ford, forced to pull out of the race for mayor after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The farce is the …

Canada spotlights vehicle emissions regulations at UN climate talks

But NDP says regulations for cars were announced two years ago<p>Canada's government is announcing new regulations to lower greenhouse gas emissions in …

Poll finds Harper's foreign policy supported, but Trudeau close behind

Abacus poll: PM’s foreign policy earns approval, just not enough to pull votes his way<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper enjoys solid approval among …

Julian Assange: Canada Supreme Court, ISPs Doing The Right Thing On Privacy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has praised the Supreme Court of Canada and Canadian Internet providers for pushing back against warrantless …

Why oil prices are dropping despite Mideast unrest

Canada's oil patch is basking in an extended sweet spot of sorts. Commodity prices aren't spiking in a way that's sure to sink the global economy, nor are they plumbing depths that would force small producers out of business and big players to start tightening their belts and cutting jobs. The …

As global leaders gather for UN climate talks, protesters urge action

Breakdown of Canada's emissions<p>Millions of metric tonnes of carbon dioxide<p>SOURCE: Globeal Carbon Atlas

North Africa
North Africa

New Brunswick Liberals link Alward to Harper as voters head to polls

In the last week of the campaign, the New Brunswick Liberals ran a television ad featuring a picture of a smiling David Alward, the Progressive Conservative leader and Premier, beside Prime Minister Stephen Harper.<p>Ominous music played in the background as a female narrator said: "Conservatives …

Stephen Harper signs Canada-South Korea trade deal

First major Asian trade deal seen as a major stepping stone for Canada's trade in the region<p>The freshly inked free trade deal with South Korea gives …

Missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canada-U.S. border

BOSTON -- Three Afghan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the …

North Africa