Canada

Does Canada have its own Donald Trump on the horizon?

Right-wing populist candidates in Conservative party’s leadership contest are finding appeal. Canada is not immune to trends upending politics elsewhere<p>Seeing how Americans perceive Canada is a fascinating spectator sport for Canadians. Long a supporting character in the films of Michael Moore, we …

Canadian Politics

The 50 most powerful people in Canadian business

Who has the influence, the connections and the cash to get their way in the world of business? We pull back the curtain on the financiers, scions, politicians and CEOs—plus a few bureaucrats and even one hip-hop star—who wield true power in Canada<p>Alexi Hobbs<p>1. Paul & André Desmarais | Co-CEOs, …

Business (Canada)

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in 140 years

<b>The first bison calves to be born in 140 years in Canada's oldest national park are taking their first steps.</b><p>Conservation staff at Banff National Park in the western province of Alberta say they hope the three calves will be joined by seven more in coming weeks.<p>A herd of 16 plains bison, including …

Wildlife

The Trump and Trudeau offices released 2 very different readouts of a tense-sounding call amid a mounting trade dispute

The US and Canada are embroiled in an escalating fight over trade policy, and the tensions between the close allies seemed evident in the readouts both countries released of a phone call on Tuesday between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.<p>Trudeau's office's …

Canadian Politics

Stephen Colbert Explains How Trump Got Himself a Canadian 'F*ck You'

The latest in our president's international beefs.<p>While President Trump might be scrambling for accomplishments from his first 100 days, there's one he can certainly claim: He is the first president since James Madison to cook up serious beef with Canada. This is particularly impressive because our …

Canadian Politics

Canada’s democracy is the worst, except for all others

<i>Andrew MacDougall is a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen and a contributor to the Globe and Mail, CBC.ca and Maclean’s Magazine. He was formerly director of communications for then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.</i><p>From a Canadian perspective, the most striking thing about J.J. McCullough’s …

Canadian Politics

Canada's Linamar at Center of Trump-Nafta Clash

Linamar Corp. is a perfect poster child for globalization. Even if a new Nafta leaves the Canada-U.S. relationship unscathed, changes on how goods …

Canadian Politics

Trump needs a win and Canada is an easy target

Donald Trump is a very media-centric public figure. And because the chatter in DC now is of Trump as a legislative failure during his first hundred days in office, Trump needs a win – and Canada is an easy target. Here’s why.<p>First, let’s remember what the objective for Trump here is. He campaigned …

Canadian Politics

Kevin O’Leary drops out, endorses Maxime Bernier for Conservative leadership

Kevin O’Leary is dropping out of the Conservative leadership race and endorsing Maxime Bernier because he says he can’t win a general election due to lack of support in Quebec.<p>In a stunning move that will rock the race and solidify Mr. Bernier as the sole frontrunner in the May 27 vote, Mr. O’Leary …

Elections (Canada)

Explore The Latest In Virtual Reality At CVR Vancouver 2017

The latest and greatest in Virtual Reality is being displayed in Vancouver from Friday, May 5th, 2017 – Sunday, May 7th at the Vancouver Convention …

Vancouver

Margaret Atwood explains how to know if you’re living in a totalitarian state

An interview with the author of The Handmaid’s Tale.<p>In the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian theocracy, each wealthy and powerful man has a team of women to serve him. "Martha" cleans his home. The "Handmaid," one of the few fertile women in the military regime, presents her body for him, lying …

Literature

C$ weakens as Trump considers NAFTA withdrawal

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday after a U.S. official said the White House was considering a draft executive order to withdraw from the NAFTA trade deal between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.<p>The loonie, as the Canadian currency is …

Canadian Economy

Canada drops four spots on the World Press Freedom Index

<b>Canada's press freedoms are under threat, according to the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders.</b><p>Canada dropped four spots to number 22 on the list that ranks 180 countries based on how they treat journalists.<p>A number of high-profile incidents of police action …

Censorship

7 Tips for Writers from Margaret Atwood

Starting today, Hulu began airing an adaptation of one of Margaret Atwood’s most notable works, her 1985 novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>. The first three …

Authors

Is Justin Trudeau the Anti-Trump?

Canada’s prime minister talks trade, milk, marijuana, housing bubbles, and Donald Trump.<p><b>On April 18, Donald Trump went to Wisconsin and promised he</b> …

Economics

Council votes 7-5 in favour of the 80-storey Alldritt Tower

A new 80-storey tower approved Wednesday for The Quarters would set a record for height in Western Canada and the clock is now ticking for …

Edmonton

Is it still a good time to buy Canadian lumber stocks?

Donald Trump’s latest target in the world of trade – Canada’s softwood lumber industry – has taken new tariffs from the U.S. Commerce Department in …

Markets (Canada)

Here Are the Markets Moving on Reports That Trump Will Drop Nafta - Bloomberg

Mexico’s peso, the Canadian dollar and shares of companies that rely on cross-border trade plunged on speculation the Trump administration was close …

Markets

Christy Clark calls for coal export ban after softwood lumber duties

Clark said a ban would fit with her goal of developing a liquefied natural gas industry<p>SURREY, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark wants the federal …

Canadian News

Did the NDP really spark a 'decade of decline' as Liberals claim?

Two economic experts 'fact check' B.C. Liberal attack ad and find the message is being massaged<p>A new B.C. Liberal election attack ad claims when the …

Canadian Economy

Canada Aims For A Fleet Of Small Modular Nukes

Led by Ontario, Canada is looking to fill their looming energy supply gap, and address climate change, by building a fleet of the new super-safe small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) over the next 20 years.<p>Ontario’s electricity supply is quite low-carbon already, with about 60% nuclear and 20% …

Energy

“Abject hypocrisy by Justin Trudeau”: Mulcair highlights family privilege in smoking pot

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smoked marijuana as an MP but he has not suffered the same consequences as Canadians who are slapped with …

Marijuana

Motorist gets $2,300 ticket after doing 175 km/h on Quebec highway

A 28-year-old motorist from the Quebec City area has been ticketed for nearly $2,300 and seen 17 demerit points added to his driver’s licence after …

Travel (Canada)

Australia and Canada urge UK to join ready made trade deals such as Nafta

Britain should look at joining trade blocs around the world as a quick way to boost free trade after Brexit, with top Australian and Canadian officials proposing the idea as an off-the-shelf way to boost the UK and world economies.<p>Joining Nafta - the group made up of Canada, Mexico and the US - …

Brexit

Trump 'considering draft order to scrap Nafta'

<b>The Trump administration has drafted an executive order that would withdraw the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), US media say.</b><p>It is unclear whether President Donald Trump will follow through and strike down the deal, which eliminated tariffs between the US, Mexico and Canada.<p>…

Canadian Politics

Two hours from Parliament Hill. No clean water

Sandra Diabo is a 60-year-old Mohawk grandmother and traditional medicine keeper. She has resided in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community, known as KZ, …

Water

Front-runner unexpectedly withdraws from Canada Conservative Party race

| OTTAWA<p>The front-runner in the race for the next leader of Canada's Conservatives dropped out on Wednesday mere hours before the final televised debate, stunning party insiders and throwing the contest open to two remaining favourites.<p>Reality TV star and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary said he …

World News

Man who kicked a woman down the stairs at a German subway station has been charged by police

Print<p>BERLIN — German authorities have charged a 27-year-old caught on camera kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway station with …

Crime

Chicken salad breaks the ‘same-old’ mould: Crunchy, sweet ingredients meet a tangy, buttermilk dressing

I typically think of salad with chicken as a workhorse of the healthful culinary world.It reliably gets the job done and can be good, but it is …

Recipes

Strong evidence of problematic conditions in Canada housing: CMHC

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's housing market continues to show strong evidence of problematic conditions nationally, the country's federal housing agency said on Wednesday, though it said there were signs of improvement in some markets.<p>The major city of Toronto, where rising home prices have prompted …

Real Estate