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International, Politics

Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou wants court-ordered security eased

The ongoing hearings for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou heard a new request yesterday during court proceedings in Vancouver. The Chief Financial Officer for China’s Huawei Technologies has been fighting a U.S extradition request for two years on charges of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Will seismic oil and gas testing go ahead in Arctic refuge?

With the U.S election imminent, an extremely controversial environmental question hangs in the balance. The Trump administration has been pushing for quick approval of seismic testing in a huge Alaskan wildlife refuge that borders on Canada’s Yukon Territory. The Arctic »

Economy, Health, International

COVID-19: Canada extends ban on cruise ships.

Late last week the Canadian government announced it was extending the ban on cruise ships coming to Canada.  The move will now extend the ban until the end of February 2021. The huge cruise ship industry worldwide has been extremely »


“The last thing that Canadians and Americans need now in the middle of this pandemic is a trade war,” Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland told a press conference following the U.S. announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. “This is really a day when common sense has prevailed.” (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
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Health, International, Society

COVID-19 and your experience of 2020 so far

A survey released today has sought Canadian and American opinions on personal experiences in this most unusual year. The survey by the Leger polling firm asked several questions related to COVID including thoughts on whether this has been the worst »

Economy, International, Society

Canada’s economy takes its biggest dip since the 2009 financial crisis

New data from Statistics Canada shows Canada’s economy suffered its sharpest quarterly drop since the 2009 financial crisis in the first three months of this year. Gross domestic product dropped at an annualized 8.2 per cent. Economists had anticipated a »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Plastics bans, climate plans delayed due to virus

Plastic is the boon and bane of modern society. There’s no denying its fantastic multitude of inexpensive and eminently handy uses. There’s also no denying the environmental harm it does. Around the world, several countries now trying to reduce that »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Survey suggests gaps between Canadians and Americans are widening

A new public opinion poll suggests that the trust Canadians hold for Americans is fast diminishing. The online survey found that just 33 per cent of respondents in Canada expressed trust in Americans. That compares with 58 per cent in »

Economy, Health, International, Politics

COVID-19, respirator masks, 3M and a cross border tiff resolved

With the spread of the new viral pandemic, a shortage of high quality respirator masks, primarily known as N-95, has occurred. With that sudden and extreme shortage there’s been an international scramble to buy them as local supplies were used »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International

Olympics cancellation: International pressure grows

– Canada first country to officially pull out. It seems now its more a question of not if, but when, the International Olympic Committee will announce the summer games in Tokyo are off. Canada has announced that it will not »