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International, Politics

Terror attacks using vehicles to become ‘fact of life’ in Western democracies: expert

The increasing use of vehicles to conduct low-tech terrorist attacks such as Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that killed at least 13 people, including one Canadian, and injured over 120 people, presents an enormous challenge for security services and policy makers» 

Immigration & Refuge, Politics

RCMP has intercepted 3,800 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec since Aug. 1

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has intercepted more than 3,800 asylum seekers who have crossed the Canada-U.S. border in Quebec illegally during the first two weeks of August, the federal police force said Thursday. The figures were released at a joint technical» 

International, Politics

Ottawa will match over $21.3M donated by Canadians for famine relief

The federal government will match dollar for dollar more than $21.3 million donated by Canadians to various registered charities to fight famine and diseases affecting over 55 million people in Yemen and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Minister of International Development» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Barcelona attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the terrorist attack in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona that killed least 13 people and injured 80 others Thursday afternoon after a van ploughed into crowds in the city’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area.» 

International, Politics

Yemen pounded by airstrikes, withered by cholera and famine

The bloody pace of war in Yemen quickened in 2017 increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, even as the war-torn country deals with the world’s largest cholera outbreak, according to back-to-back reports by» 

Health, Lifestyle, Politics

Legalization of marijuana in Canada: read RCI’s reports

Legalisation of marijuana in Canada : read RCI’s reports According to the federal government’s plan, by July 1st next year, marijuana will be legally available for recreational use in Canada. Even though the Liberal government was elected in 2015 on a platform that» 

Economy, International, Politics

Talks to overhaul ‘fundamentally failed’ NAFTA kick off in Washington

Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States kicked off formal negotiations on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement as U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer called for a major overhaul of the trilateral accord, arguing it has “fundamentally» 

History, Politics

Plaque honouring Confederate leader Jefferson Davis removed from Montreal building

The Hudson’s Bay Company has removed a commemorative plaque dedicated to one of the leaders of the Confederate States from its flagship store in downtown Montreal. HBC spokesperson Tiffany Bourré told Radio Canada International in an e-mail the plaque commemorating Jefferson» 

Economy, History, Politics, Society

Ontario families: falling standard of living

Ontario has become a place where the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. These are the findings of a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)  a left-leaning economic think tank. At one time» 

International, Politics

Irish PM Leo Varadkar to march with Justin Trudeau in Montreal’s Pride parade

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Montreal’s Pride parade during a three-day visit that gets underway Saturday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today. Ireland’s first openly gay prime minister is expected to become the»