Highlights/Canadian headlines

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Huge money-laundering operation in British Columbia alleged

The Attorney-General in the west coast province of British Columbia is expressing surprise and deep concern about reports indicating the province is the scene for astronomical amounts of money laundering. Last year a special report called “Dirty Money” commissioned by» 

International, Politics

Freeing Canadians held in China over Huawei case is Ottawa’s top priority, says Canadian envoy

Canada’s top priority in its relations with China right now is to secure the release of two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities and save the life of a third one sentenced to death by a Chinese court, Canada’s ambassador in» 

Society

Historic covered bridges to be preserved by province

Only 54 covered bridges remain in the eastern province of New Brunswick, down from 304 in the 1950s. Time, accidents and weather have hastened the destruction of these wooden structures.  The government of the province is promising to review the» 

Economy

Inflation rate ticks up to 2% in December

Canada’s annual inflation rate surprised economists by rebounding to two per cent last month as higher costs for airfares and fresh vegetables offset cheaper prices at the pump, Statistics Canada saidFriday. December’s uptick came after inflation slowed down to just 1.7» 

Politics

Gender equality in Canada’s federal government- a goal, not a priority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has long stated his intention to create gender equality in his cabinet. A new national poll suggests Canadians agree with the idea generally, but that it should not be a priority. The poll comes shortly after» 

Society

Drivers warned about predicted extreme cold

Canadians are used to driving in cold temperatures but not everyone is prepared for unusual, extreme cold that can kill car batteries and stall vehicles. The not-for-profit auto club, CAA of south central Ontario has issued a special advisory urging» 

International, Politics

Chinese envoy to Canada warns against Huawei 5G ban

Canada will face unspecified repercussions if Ottawa bans Chinese telecom giant Huawei from participating in building the country’s next generation of wireless networks, China’s ambassador to Canada said Thursday. Speaking in Ottawa, Ambassador Lu Shaye did not provide any details.» 

International, Politics

Wife of jailed Saudi blogger met with Prime Minister Trudeau

Canadian activist Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on Wednesday to discuss her husband’s fate amid ongoing tensions between Ottawa and Riyadh.» 

Society

Toronto police warn taxi riders against fraud

Police in the Greater Toronto Area say fraud and identity theft scams have bilked hundreds of taxi users millions of dollars. While six people have been arrested police warn the taxi fare scam is ongoing and that people should not» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Suspects in honour killing to be extradited

A beautiful young woman, and handsome young man were deeply in love. It was however a love and marriage that crossed class lines within the Indian community, and deeply offended relatives in Canada. Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu of Maple Ridge British»