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International, Politics

357M children live in areas affected by war: report

One in every six children, or nearly 357 million, are now living in areas affected by conflict, according to a new report released by Save the Children ahead of a global security conference in southern Germany. That’s a 75-per-cent increase» 

International, Politics

Myanmar not ready yet for return of Rohingya refugees, says Bob Rae

Conditions on the ground in Myanmar are not conducive yet for the voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh following a brutal security crackdown against the Muslim minority group, says Canada’s» 

Politics, Society

National Flag Day: Celebrating Canada’s Maple Leaf flag

Today Canada celebrates its flag, the red and white Maple Leaf. It is also one of the youngest flags having been officially raised for the first time in a chilly ceremony in front of Canada’s Parliament, on February 15, 1965.» 

Society

Canada adds gold, silver and bronze to its medal count

Canadian athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea won three more medals Thursday to bring the country’s total to 13 – four gold, four silver and five bronze – placing Canada in third place behind Norway with 17» 

Society

Sears pensioners go to court to recover money

For years, employees of the retail company Sears Canada warned that their pension plan was underfunded at the same time as the company was paying huge dividends to shareholders. Now that the company has gone bankrupt, the pensioners are going» 

Society

Print media ask legislators for love and help

Representatives of the print media met with members of Parliament yesterday to renew their call for urgent action to halt rampant closures and job losses. It being Valentine’s Day, they declared a day of love for news and presented the» 

Canada cuts wait time to bring in foreign spouses

The government of Canada has cut wait times and the backlog of applications for people hoping to bring foreign spouses to this country. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told CBC it was the “humane” thing to do. Canadian citizens, people registered» 

High-speed rail promised for Canada,…again.

Canada is the only G7 country without a high-speed rail system, and this in spite of the fact that the huge distances between cities make it a worthwhile endeavour. Ontario is now once again talking about a high-speed rail line with» 

International

Oxfam Britain scandal sparks soul-searching by Canadian NGOs

An ugly scandal facing one of the world’s best known humanitarian NGOs has sparked fears of a backlash against the entire sector but has also led to soul-searching in the humanitarian and development community on how to prevent such incidents» 

International, Politics

Canada rejoins NATO’s AWACS program

Seven years after it withdrew from NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) program, Ottawa has decided to rejoin the alliance’s aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance program, Canada’s defence minister announced Wednesday. The AWACS program was established by the United»