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Economy, International

India decision drastic for Canadian pulse farmers

India has refused to extend an exemption that allowed Canadian beans and peas to be fumigated after they were shipped there. Canadian farmers don’t use the pesticide methyl bromide because it doesn’t work well in the cold and it is» 

Economy, International, Politics

Latvia becomes first EU country to ratify free trade deal with Canada

The Latvian parliament, the Saeima, ratified the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada today, making the tiny Baltic country the first among 28 European Union member states to formally endorse the free trade deal. The vote in the Latvian» 

Economy, Politics

Canadian’s tax dollars at work…or not!

Today was the annual Teddy awards ceremony in the national capital Ottawa. Every year, the citizen’s advocacy group, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, announces its awards for the most flagrant examples of government spending waste. Aaron Wudrick is the CTF federal» 

Economy, History, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Canada History Feb 20, 1959; Death of a national dream

It was truly a “black Friday”. The date was February 20th, 1959.  It was sudden, it was unexpected, it was brutal. An announcement from Canada’s Parliament that Friday immediately affected thousands of workers at the AV Roe aerospace plant near» 


Gold miner Agnico Eagle to invest $1.2B in two Canadian Arctic mines

Toronto-based Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is moving ahead with plans to expand an existing gold mine project and develop another one in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut, the company announced Wednesday as it released its 2016 financial results. The company» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Pierre Karl Péladeau returns to the helm of Quebecor

Pierre Karl Péladeau will again run the media conglomerate Quebecor Prior to his brief foray into politics, Pierre Karl Péladeau, 55, served as president and CEO of the Quebec-based company, founded by his father Pierre, from 1999 to 2013. The company announced today» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau warns Canada-EU trade must benefit everyone

In his address to the European Parliament today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the recently-approved Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) is good for all and could serve as a model for future trade agreements. This comes at a time» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Concern about microplastics in North America’s Great Lakes.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) which monitors water conditions in the Great Lakes of North America, has been studying the increasing concern over microplastics in the system. The IJC has just released IJC) released a report to the governments of» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canada missing billions of dollars in tax revenues

A research group says the Canadian government is missing between $8.9 and $47.8 billion in tax revenues every year. The figures are based on what other countries have calculated for themselves and the Conference Board of Canada says this country» 

Economy, International, Politics

EU approves trade deal with Canada

After years of negotiation and noisy debate today the European Parliament voted to ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. That sets the stage for 90 per cent of the agreement to be applied once the Canadian»