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Laurentian University facing mounting criticism after cuts to staff and courses

When Laurentian University, a mid-sized bilingual institution in Sudbury, Ont., filed for creditor protection in February–the first Canadian university, at least in recent memory to do so–the university was quick to say that current students would see no change in »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s ‘Atlantic bubble’ reopening in jeopardy over rising COVID-19 cases

Plans to reopen a “travel buble” between Canada’s Atlantic provinces on April 19 looked increasingly precarious on Tuesday amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases and, in particular, variants of concern across the country. Premiers of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, »

International, Politics

Canadian Coast Guard takes part in international Arctic exercise

More than a dozen Canadian Coast Guard officials are taking part in an international online exercise simulating a joint search and rescue and environmental response operation following a collision between an expedition cruise ship and an oil tanker off the »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Air Canada sign massive financial deal to try to salve 2020 wounds

After a year that saw it shoulder staggering financial losses and lay off more than half of its workers, Air Canada, battered and bruised by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the federal government are charting a new course. At a news »

International, Politics

Canada cancels 29 high-tech arms exports permits to Turkey

The federal government has cancelled 29 arms export licences for Turkey’s high-tech drone systems after a thorough review found “credible evidence” that Canadian technology was diverted to Azerbaijan without Ottawa’s consent and was used in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh last fall, »

International, Politics

Canada warns travelers of risk of ‘arbitrary detention’ in China’s Xinjiang

The federal government is warning Canadians with “familial or ethnic ties” to China’s Xinjiang region that they “may be at risk of arbitrary detention” when travelling there. The warning comes in an update to travel advice for Canadians visiting China »

Politics, Society

An anti-curfew demonstration turned violent in Montreal Sunday night

The damage is being assessed today in Montreal after a peaceful demonstration turned violent Sunday night as hundreds of protesters set fires and smashed windows in the Vieux-Montréal section of the city. They were reacting to a curfew change–announced last »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada expects to receive 44M doses of COVID-19 vaccines by July, says Trudeau

Canada expects to receive 44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca by the end of June, enough to administer at least one shot to every Canadian, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Speaking to reporters during »

Politics, Society

Sports groups ask Ottawa for help to rebuild games at grassroots level

Following a lost year for amateur sports in Canada, a coalition of sports organizations wants help from the federal government to rebuild programs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Canada Soccer, Curling Canada, Hockey Canada, Rugby Canada, Skate Canada and Tennis »

Politics, Society

Canada remembers Prince Philip as ‘a man of great purpose,’ says Trudeau

The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was 99 and was the longest-serving royal »