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History, International, Military, Politics

Canada’s commitment to re-engage in peacekeeping; are we ready?

Last week, top government officials announced that Canada was increasing its commitment to UN peacekeeping missions. But with Canada’s Forces often cited as being overstretched and under-equipped, can Canada live up adequately to that promise? Walter Dorn is a Professor» 

International, Sports

After Wimbledon, Milos Raonic seeking another title shot in New York

The fourth and final Grand Slam of the international men and women’s professional tennis circuits, the U.S. Open, is underway in New York. There’s talk that Daniel Nestor (left) and Vasek Pospisil have a legitimate shot at the men’s doubles» 

Society

Pipeline hearings cancelled after protest

Faced with noisy protesters in Montreal, Canada’s National Energy Board cancelled the first day of a hearing into the building of a controversial pipeline. The Energy East project includes a plan to build a 4,500-kilometre pipeline to ship crude oil» 

Environment, History, International, Military, Society

Saga of the historic WWI Vimy Oaks: threats, preservation, repatriation

The historic and nation-building Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge during the Great War is a fairly well-known one. Now a much smaller battle is being discussed in Toronto in relation to a legacy of that battle Some 100 years ago» 

Lifestyle, Society

Advice on dealing with difficult teen years

Canadian parents are bracing themselves for the start of the new school year and the challenges many face with their teenagers. “I think that it is a really challenging stage because there are changes to the teenager’s brain that manifest» 

Economy, Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Fears of a fentanyl crisis grow in Ontario

There are growing fears that a fentanyl crisis, already rampant in British Columbia and expanding fast in Alberta, is about to strike Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Fentanyl is the extremely powerful synthetic opioid that has become a lucrative source» 

Education, Society

Activists demand free school for undocumented children

Many children are heading back to school today in the province of Quebec, but those who are undocumented might not be, reports CBC. Children of illegal immigrants or parents who have filed but not yet received refugee status are being» 

Economy, International, Work & Labour

Automobile union gets strike mandate for upcoming negotiations

Auto strike possible in Canada Known as the “Big Three”, North America’s automobile manufacturers could be facing a major strike. Unifor auto workers union members at Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, and General Motors, voted almost unanimously in favour of giving the union» 

Economy, Health, International, Lifestyle, Military, Society, Work & Labour

Subsidies for homeless veterans could be coming

Help may be on the way for former members of the Canadian military who are homeless or face the prospect of having no place to live. The Canadian Press news agency reports federal officials are prepared to recommend that Prime» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Lifestyle, Society

Jeanne Beker among 2016 inductees on Canada’s Walk of Fame

Jeanne Beker is being honoured with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. The fashion designer and TV personality was the woman at the helm of ‘Fashion Television’. The show, that brought us the designers, the catwalks and the behind-the-scenes»