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Activists say Ottawa must do more to pressure China over Hong Kong rights

As Canada and China continue to spar politically–a dispute that has seen two Canadians held in detention for over 600 days and four others sentenced to death in less than two years–activists told a House of Commons committee on Tuesday »

International, Politics, Society

Kamala Harris’ selection as Joe Biden’s VP cheered in her Montreal high school

When Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, the historic announcement was cheered by a suburban high school in Montreal. Westmount High School already counts songwriter Leonard Cohen among its famous »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

COVID-19: Hospitality industry in financial trouble, pleads for federal aid

The new virus and restrictions to limit its spread have caused major shifts in society. Those restrictions are causing serious financial hardships in the hospitality industry. This includes, such things as hotels, restaurants, airports and conference centres. A parliamentary committee »

Arts & Entertainment, International

First Nation may be headed in a new direction, but is SIR PAUL READY?

There’s only one day left for one–or both–of them to confirm they’re interested in the post, but–so far–neither Sir Paul McCartney nor well-known Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has answered any calls from the Walpole Island First Nation. Both were among »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Tam says Canada won’t ‘cut corners’ to develop COVID vaccine

Canada’s chief public health officer says she won’t cut corners to get a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 approved. Dr. Theresa Tam made the comment at a media briefing in Ottawa on Tuesday following an announcment earlier in the day by »

International, Politics, Society

Canada announces additional $25M in aid for Lebanon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will be providing an additional $25 million in assistance for the “people of Lebanon” following last week’s explosion in Beirut that killed at least 171 people, injured 6,000 and left hundreds of thousands homeless. »

Health, International, Society

COVID-19 and your experience of 2020 so far

A survey released today has sought Canadian and American opinions on personal experiences in this most unusual year. The survey by the Leger polling firm asked several questions related to COVID including thoughts on whether this has been the worst »

Health, International, Society

Ottawa tightens mask rules for air travellers

Ottawa has tightened rules that have allowed some air travellers in Canada to avoid using face coverings. A new Transport Canada ministerial order states that passengers who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition must »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Legendary–and generous–perfomer Salome Bey dies at 86

Salome Bey, an honorary member of the Order of Canada known to the public as Canada’s “First Lady of the Blues” and to the Canadian artists she nurtured as “Mother Earth,” has died. A native of New Jersey who moved »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian oil company stops operations in Peru after deadly Indigenous protests

Canadian oil company PetroTal says it has shut down work at its Bretana Oil Field in northeastern Peru following Sunday’s deadly clashes that took the lives of three Indigenous protesters and injured about a dozen people. In a communique released »