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‘Normal’ seems months off say Canadians: Survey

A new survey of Canadians’ thoughts on the pandemic indicate most think things won’t return to a kind of ‘normal’ for several months yet. In March, about a third of Canadians polled (30%) thought that might be up to six »

Economy

Trudeau announces $9B in new COVID-19 funding for students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students and recent graduates feeling the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, amid criticism that young Canadians were left shortchanged by Ottawa’s existing emergency funding programs. Speaking »

Politics

100 days after, the families of Flight 752 victims refuse to be forgotten

One hundred days after his wife and nine-year-old daughter — along with the 174 other passengers on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 — died in a ball of fire in the clear night sky over Tehran, Hamed Esmaeilion still wakes up »

Economy

Trudeau announces $1.7B in support for Canada’s hard-hit energy sector

The federal government will invest $1.7 billion to clean up abandoned and inactive natural gas and oil wells in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Trudeau announced the measure during his daily briefing in Ottawa, »

Economy

COVID-19 threatens Canada’s food supply, farmers warn

Canada’s domestic food supply needs to be the federal government’s highest priority following healthcare in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, says the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). Mary Robinson, president of the CFA, which represents more than 200,000 farmers »

Health, International

World Cancer Day: Fusion of Cancer agencies in Canada

Today, February 4, is World Cancer Day, It was established in 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer held in Paris. The idea of the annual day is is to raise awareness of cancer and encourage prevention, detection, and treatment. »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

A World Divided, or so it seems according to an international poll

It seems a majority of people in countries around the world think their country and societies are more divided than ever. A new international survey for the BBC by the polling firm Ipsos-MORI asked people in 27 countries about opinions »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

British Columbia: Back again- the language on signs

Chinese only signs alienate residents The town of Richmond British Columbia has grown exponentially in the past few decades. From what had been a relatively sleepy area decades ago of mostly “white” Canadians, some 78.000 in 1981, with a tiny »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

What you think you know about your country, vs. reality and facts

We get the news, we talk to others, and we get an idea of what’s going on around us. It seems however that our beliefs about situations in our respective countries, may be quite far from the reality, the facts »

International, Politics, Society

Omar Khadr’s bail stands, government drops appeal

The new Canadian government has dropped the fight to reverse Omar Khadr’s release on bail. The former Guantanamo Bay inmate is living with his lawyer in the western Canadian city of Edmonton while he appeals his conviction and sentence in »