Marc-André Blanchard says the new mission in Africa will be different than those of the past, with a big shift to focus on "peacemaking" and the right of Canadian troops to protect civilians caught in the crosshairs of conflict.
Canada will commit roughly half a billion dollars towards UN peace support operations over the next few years, a commitment that includes hundreds of troops and police officers. The announcement is being made at an air base in Bagotville, Que.
From more details on how the Fort McMurray fire keeps burning red ink, to some valid questions about the costs of Canada's gold, silver and bronze medals, it was a colourful week in business news. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up on the week that was in her video recap.
The recent court decision overturning one French town's ban on the burkini is unlikely to put the debate about the body-concealing swimwear to rest. Some of those who have decried the ban say all the controversy won't stop women from wearing what they want.
The U.S. central bank may be getting closer to raising its benchmark interest rate, but the woman who heads it up stops well short of giving a firm timeline for doing so in a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
The ongoing corrosion of the 40th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival has become so severe, one filmmaker is wondering if he should even bother catching his flight to Montreal — and no one is answering his calls.
Scott Russell remembers the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics as the “time when Canadians fell in love with all winter sports”.
The CBC Sports Weekend senior host argues that “the cast of characters” assembled at those games made them the greatest ever.
This week marks an important national anniversary for Canada. On February 15th, 1965, the first distinctly Canada official national flag was raised in the cold air on Parliament Hill, in the national capital, Ottawa.