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Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Scheer square off over revamped Food Guide

Wow! A real-life food fight. The combatants: the two men who will face off in a general election this fall to decide who leads the country as Canada’s next prime minister. Let’s be perfectly clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU work on ‘interim fix’ to save global trade body

Canada and the European Union are close to agreeing to a possible temporary solution to save the World Trade Organization (WTO) from paralysis induced by the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to the global trade body’s dispute resolution mechanism,» 

International, Politics

Trump rally chants ‘completely unacceptable’, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as “hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable” comments by supporters of U.S. President Trump, who chanted “send her back” at a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday in reference to a Muslim member of Congress. “I» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Ooops, fierce reaction to Parks Canada fence.

Here today, gone tomorrow (sort of) Signal Hill is an iconic and historic location in St John’s Newfoundland and as such draws a lot of traffic on the road up the hill. Part way up is a visitor centre and» 

International, Politics

Canadian short-term election observers arrive in Ukraine

Over two hundred Canadian short-term election observers are arriving in Ukraine this week ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections on July 21, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Thursday. Led by the head of Canada’s election observation mission in Ukraine,» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Tory leader attacks Canada’s updated Food Guide

This being an election year, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made a play Wednesday to bring members of the country’s dairy industry into the Tory tent. Addressing the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon, Scheer vowed that he» 

Politics, Society

Firearms: Liberal advisory committee under fire

In light of the ongoing and often heated debate about firearms use and ownership in Canada, in 2016 the Liberal government re-created a citizen committee with new members to advise the government on policy.  The Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee  (CFAC)» 

International, Politics

French parliament postpones CETA vote as Trudeau kicks off EU-Canada summit

The French parliament delayed until next week a vote on the ratification of a Canada-EU free trade accord just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed top EU officials in Montreal Wednesday for a summit that aims to further cement economic» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

CPAWS says time is short to avoid Canadian ‘nature emergency’

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says Canada needs to do more–way more–to protect its land and wa Noting that biodiversity is declining faster than any other time in human history and citing a recent report that over one million» 

Politics, Society

Want to get into politics? Always good to know someone

As Canadians prepare to head to the polls this fall in a general election, a new report finds–that if form holds true–less than 20 per cent of the people they will be asked to vote for likely competed for their»