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Health, Society

Doctor worries ‘birth tourism’ strains health resources

There is an increasing number of foreign nationals coming to Canada to have their babies here, thus ensuring the infants get Canadian citizenship and access to social services like health and education. Unlike Canada, most countries do not accord citizenship» 

Economy, International, Society

Canada: Among the most overpriced city housing in world

Several international rankings have consistently placed Canadian cities at or near the top of “best cities” in the world on a variety of criteria including things like safety, livability, education opportunities etc. However, a new ranking has also just listed» 

International, Society

U.S. bombs “deeply concerning” to Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today said the many pipe bombs sent to prominent United States Democrats and CNN’s New York office are “deeply concerning.” Trudeau stressed importance of a free press Speaking at an event to welcome the prime» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Surprise backlash from trade deal: Canada Post- Canadian retail

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom- Comments will be posted after moderating) Canada is so huge, it’s difficult even for Canadians to imagine. Distances are enormous, but the Crown corporation Canada Post is mandated to deliver mail» 

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

Toronto subway air quality: as bad as Beijing

A study of the three metropolitan subway systems in Canada’s three major cities shows some surprising results. The systems were tested in Vancouver on the west coast, and in Toronto and Montreal in central Canada. The findings were published in» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Nuclear scientists want to safely speak out

Scientists who work for Canada’s nuclear regulatory body want their union to negotiate guarantees they will not be sanctioned if they speak out about safety issues, reports the Globe and Mail. Canada’s previous government famously forbade its scientists from speaking»