Highlights/Canada

Health

Canada working toward national dementia strategy

It’s a bit of scary statistic: one in five baby boomers will likely develop dementia. A new report looks at how to improve the lives of those living with dementia and that of their caregivers. One of the authors is» 

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» 

Politics, Society

Reform announced for troubled national police force

The Canadian government will create an external board of advisers to improve management practices of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). In addition, independent investigators will be hired to deal with internal complaints of harassment and bullying, some of it» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘appalled’ by death of Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Canada is “appalled and deeply saddened” by the killing of a Canadian man reportedly abducted by jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday. Kirk Woodman was kidnapped by a jihadist group that raided a mining» 

International, Society

‘Stand up to hatred, racism’ urges leader

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the occasion of Raoul Wallenberg Day to issue a news release decrying “a resurgence of hatred, racism, and anti-Semitism in our world.” Justin Trudeau called Wallenberg a hero and humanitarian whose work saved tens» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

ISIS terrorist claims he’s Canadian

A man who is now believed to be the masked man featured in several threatening and horrific ISIS propaganda videos, says he comes from Canada. Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed was captured by Kurdish forces during a gun battle in Syria against» 

International

Canada should ‘play hardball with’ China, says activist

Relations between Canada and China have sunk to an all-time low since Canada responded to an extradition request from the U.S. in early December 2018 and arrested Meng Wanzhou, a chief executive with telecommunications giant Huawei. In what looks like» 

International, Politics

U.S. says China’s death sentence against Canadian ‘politically motivated’

The U.S. State Department blasted China’s death sentence against a Canadian man convicted of drug smuggling as “politically motivated.” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and “expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions» 

Environment, Society

Extreme weather strands cabinet minister, others in cars

Unusual weather caused flooding, stranding a provincial cars in the eastern city of St. John’s yesterday. A snowstorm dumped 10 centimetres of snow in just two hours and then more than 18 millimetres of freezing rain and rain topped it»