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International, Politics

Rights group welcomes Canada’s new guidelines to support human rights defenders

Human rights activists in Canada say they welcome new guidelines for Canadian diplomats working abroad aimed at enabling the work of human rights defenders around the world by ensuring their safety and security. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, announced Monday» 

Politics, Society

Liberals will not ban guns until the coming elections but have new measures in mind, says federal minister

The Canadian Minister of Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security, Bill Blair says that measures must be taken to address gun violence in Canada but that no ban or other regulation will be voted before the coming federal elections. Entering» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Society

Huge Raptors victory parade- huge garbage mess

The idea of idea of reduce, re-use, recycle, or even just “don’t litter” all seem lost on the huge crowds that came out to cheer the NBA champion Toronto Raptors. The surprisingly huge crowd,  possibly around two million people, crammed» 

Environment, Society

Ancient hyneas used to roam Canadian Arctic: study

When we think of hyenas, we usually picture them in the savannah or in a dry environment surrounded by lions or elephants, but this has not always been the case. Thanks to new research, we now know with certainty that» 

International, Politics

China suspends imports from another Canadian pork company

China will halt imports from a Quebec-based company after customs officials testing a batch of Canadian pork detected traces of a feed additive that is banned in China but is legal in Canada, the Xinhua state news agency reported Tuesday.» 

International, Politics

Canadian soldier killed during training exercise in Bulgaria

A Canadian soldier has died during a parachute training exercise in Bulgaria, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed Tuesday. Speaking to reporters in Ottawa, Sajjan identified the soldier as Bombardier Patrick Labrie, a member of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based at» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Controversial Trans Mountain pipeline decision today

It’s been a rough ride for a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline project in western Canada. The Trans-Mountain pipeline is essentially the addition of a second pipeline to an existing older line stretching from Alberta’s oil sands area over the Rocky» 

International, Politics

Canada is discussing with Malaysia about taking back its plastic waste

The Canadian government is currently in talks with Malaysia to recover plastic waste from Canada that has arrived illegally in the Asian country, according to authorities. Malaysia complained in May about receiving plastic waste from 14 different countries, including Canada,» 

Economy, Health, Society

Canada largest drug store chain to use blockchain technology to trace medicinal cannabis

Canada’s largest pharmacy chain announced its plans on Monday to use blockchain technology to trace the source of the medicinal cannabis it distributes. Shoppers Drug Mart with about 1,300 pharmacies across Canada is partnering with TruTrace Technologies Inc. on a» 

International, Politics

Trudeau meets with UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Monday to discuss efforts to advance human rights and gender equality around the world, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement. “The Prime Minister»