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Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Canada involved in two U.S. environmental lawsuits

In 2013, the U.S state of California engaged in a cap-and-trade carbon emissions trading deal with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Ontario backed out of the deal in 2018 with a change in the provincial government. Now Quebec finds »

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Another hurdle or two for Canada’s pipeline

Washington chimes in on TransMountain pipeline The highly controversial TransMountain pipeline to carry Alberta oil-sands crude to west coast ports, received another knock or two this week. The first was a complaint this week from Greenpeace about the consultation and »

Economy, International, Politics

Freeland is in Washington for intensive NAFTA talks

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Washington today in an intensified push to complete negotiations over the renewed North American Free Trade Agreement. “We have had some very energetic and productive conversations,” Freeland told reporters on the steps of »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian arrest warrant for Vatican diplomat on possible child porn charges

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a highly-placed Vatican diplomat. Police in the south-western Ontario city of Windsor were alerted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that someone had uploaded child porn onto a social network site from a »

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Massive penned fish escape into ocean

It is exactly what environmentalists campaign against; a massive escape of farmed salmon into the wild. Of greater concern, these are Atlantic salmon which were being raised in pens in the Pacific and as a non-native species might constitute the »

International, Politics, Society

Canadians join women’s marches in Washington and at home

Grassroots organizers say they are amazed by the response from people who want to join the women’s march on Washington or sister marches that are planned in Canada and around the world. The marches were set up for Saturday, January 21 »