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International, Science and Technology, Society

Landmark legal case: Canadian precedent- international implications

A win for the Davids vs the Goliaths A woman in west coast British Columbia was surprised and angry to discover Facebook had used her image and the fact that she “liked” a product. for the intenet giant’s own commercial» 

History, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology

Maud set to finally return home, a century later.

The 36.5 metre long Maud was a purpose-built ship designed with the technology of the early 20th century specifically to conquer the Arctic sea and ice. Built near Oslo, Nowegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen intended to sail Maud to the» 

Economy, History, Society

Canada 150: surprising popularity in sales of “stuff”

Even as we approach the date of Canada’s biggest celebration ever, a visitor might be hard pressed to realize it.  Canadians have a tendency  to be shall we say, a tad low-key, about such things On July 1 this year,» 

Does Canada need its own CIA or MI6?

For defence and security policy wonks in Canada June has been a particularly busy month. It all began with a rather remarkable foreign policy speech delivered by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in the House of Commons. She not only» 

Economy

Weaker growth in gas prices helps slow annual inflation rate to 1.3 per cent in May

Canada’s inflation decelerated last month as weaker growth in gasoline prices helped slow down the annual rate to a six-month low of 1.3 per cent in May, Statistics Canada said Friday. Economists were expecting a modest decline to 1.5 per» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics

Canada History: June 23 1985: Air India and Canada’s deadliest terrorist attack

It was 1985 and the beginning of summer in Canada, a time to think of vacations and travel. Hundreds of friends and family, many of Indian decent, had gathered at airports in Canada to wish others a fond farewell as» 

International

UPDATE: Border agents seize $18M worth of cocaine in Port of Montreal

Officials with the Canadian Border Services Agency confirmed Friday that they have intercepted 370kg of cocaine in the Port of Montreal worth about $18 million on the street. The seizure, which occurred on Tuesday, could be one of the largest» 

International

Canadian suspect in Michigan attack wanted to buy gun: FBI

A Canadian man of Tunisian origin suspected of stabbing an American police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday morning, had attempted to buy a gun in the United States prior to the attack but was unsuccessful» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Potentially huge breakthrough in treating infections

Canadian researchers have made what holds promise as an enormous advance in fighting infections. Teams in Toronto (Sick Kids Hospital/U of T)  and Montreal combined their skills to develop a way to break through microbial defences, their “biofilm” which has» 

History, International, Military

Canadian smashes sniper record

A Canadian sniper team, members of an elite military group, have set a new, almost unimaginable, and probably unbeatable record for a sniper shot, over three and half kilometres. Factors such as wind, distance, arc of the trajectory, and thermal»