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Liberal WE scandal may provoke snap election

The controversy over the WE contract, has in part already cost the job of the former finance minister Bill Morneau, and the folding of the Kielburger brothers WE Charity operations in Canada. The opposition Conservatives have been demanding the investigations »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Lobster conflict in emergency Parliamentary debate

The escalating tensions in southwestern Nova Scotia over the lobster fishery resulted in an emergency debate in Canada’s Parliament last night. Due to COVID, such sessions continue to see only a limited number of members present in person in Parliament, »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada poised to surpass 200,000 COVID-19 cases

Canada is poised to reach 200,000 COVID-19 cases, surpassing another symbolic milestone as the country battles the second wave of the pandemic. There have been 198,148 cases of COVID-19, including 9,760 deaths reported in Canada, the country’s Chief Public Health »

Politics, Society

Canada’s government promises more to end poverty

Canada is considered a wealthy country but many people live in poverty and the Canadian government has vowed to do more to help them. The federal government has a Poverty Reduction Strategy and it has taken some concrete steps to »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Violence escalates at the weekend in Nova Scotia lobster dispute

Indigenous group vs commercial fishers The ongoing dispute between Indigenous fishers and local commercial lobster fishers entered a new and violent chapter on the weekend. A lobster pound where Indigenous had stored their catch was burned in a suspicious fire, »

International, Politics

Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until Nov. 21

Canada and the U.S. are extending travel restrictions on their mutual land border until at least Nov. 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday. “Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to »

International, Politics

Champagne meets Belarus’s exiled opposition leader in Lithuania

Canada “will always be on your side” Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told exiled Belarusian opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya during their meeting in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on Friday. Tikhanovskaya fled to Lithuania following the crackdown against tens of »

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses Nagorno-Karabakh war with Armenian and Turkish leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he spoke with his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan this morning to express Canada’s concerns about the war in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces that has raged on for weeks. Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau »

Politics, Society

Canada History: Oct 16,17, 1970: Terror in Quebec reaches a crescendo

50 years ago Canada experienced one of the most tumultuous periods in its history Since the early 1960’s a small group of radical Marxists have been terrorising the province through bombs, robberies and deaths in their quest to turn the »

International, Politics

China fires back at Canada- again

The war of words between China and Canada has escalated this week, The tension between the two was ignited by the 2018 detention in Vancouver of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. extradition request, and subsequent arrest and imprisonment »