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Throne speech promises tax cut, climate action and gun control

The minority Liberal government called Thursday on Canadian legislators to work across party lines to tackle climate change, make life more affordable for ordinary Canadians, ban “military-style assault weapons” and build a more prosperous and secure country. In a ceremony» 

Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Study finds traumatic brain injuries dramatically affect the homeless

Let’s face it, homeless people in Canada and elsewhere don’t have a whole lot of people in their corner. But don’t count William Panenka as one of those guys who looks the other way, like so many of us do,» 

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Liberal MP Anthony Rota elected Speaker of the House of Commons

Liberal legislator Anthony Rota became the Speaker of House of Commons and the first Italian-Canadian to hold the position after beating four other Members of Parliament in a secret ballot election on Thursday. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Leader» 

Religion, Society

Atheism is not a religion, Canadian court rules

A bid by a group dedicated to promotion of atheism to get registered as a Church for tax purposes inspired little faith in a Canadian court that found that it didn’t fit the criteria for a religious organization. In a» 

International, Politics, Society

95 year old ex-Nazi, cleared for deportation

Helmut Oberlandern, now 95,  has been fighting against deportation since 1995. Following an RCMP investigation into his role during WWII, where he allegedly was an interpreter for a German unit engaged in war crimes. His lawyer said he was conscripted» 

Economy, Environment, International

Study suggests Canadian food prices to surpass inflation in 2020

The study by Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and the University of Guelph in Ontario is called “Canada’s Food Price Report 2020” Its’ the tenth annual report, and  it notes that climate change, with its accompanying bad weather, is an» 

Economy, International

Bank rate Canada: steady as she goes

Saying its October predictions for global economic growth held, and that the global economy seems to be stabilizing, Canada’s central bank continued to buck the international and did not change its rate this week. The bank announced yesterday that the» 

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Indigenous leaders try to move forward on suicides

Some political momentum may be building for more concerted action to stop First Nations youth and teens from taking their own lives. On Tuesday, New Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller told a gathering of the Assembly of First Nations that» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada’s organ transplant system struggling to keep up

New data shows the number of organ transplants in Canada has increased by 33 per cent over the last decade, but wait times have also increased, and the system is struggling to keep up. A Canadian Institute for Health Information study» 

Environment

‘Logging scars’ point to Canada’s deforestation problem: report

Ontario loses about 21,700 hectares of forests – the equivalent of about 40,000 football fields – every year due to logging roads and landings that scar the province’s boreal forests, according to a report by a Canadian conservation group released»