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Ontario election 2014: 12 key ridings

To put it plainly, winning an election means winning more ridings than any of the other parties. Ideally, you have so many more that your party forms …

WestJet to begin offering in-flight WiFi next year

Though launch details are still murky, WestJet will likely be the first Canadian airline to offer in-flight WiFi beginning late next year.<p>The company …

Canada's claim to Arctic riches includes the North Pole

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monday that Canada will make a claim to the North Pole, but has not finished the science around its Arctic …

Harper is right to go further on our polar claim

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is right to seek more, rather than less, of the Arctic for Canada, and specifically the North Pole. It is not easy to see why Justin Trudeau, the Liberal Leader, and Denis Bevington, the NDP MP for the Western Arctic, are objecting. Russia made a similar claim to the …

World Cup 2014 draw: Brazil falls onto easy path, USA joins Germany and Portugal in Group of Death

Defending champion Spain will play its opening World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the 2010 final, while host Brazil faces a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday’s draw. (Photo: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada to file Arctic seafloor claim this week

Some time this week, Canada is expected to make its case to the world to dramatically expand its boundaries by an area equivalent to the size of all …

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Smartphone gift guide: The best of Android, best camera and more

Best Android: Sony Xperia Z1 (Bell and Telus)<p>Before we go on, a note on Android: As recently as a few years ago, I wouldn’t have recommended an Android smartphone to my worst enemy; despite the fact that even then many of the handsets boasted removable batteries, clever hardware designs and …