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January 15, 2018 12:33 pm gmt |
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A few days after announcing a new branch in Switzerland, China’s mining giant Bitmain Technologies is considering another expansion – this time in Canada’s Quebec province. According to a report by Reuters, Bitmain is looking at potential mining sites in Quebec and has already begun discussions...
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January 13, 2018 11:10 am gmt |
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French authorities have dropped terrorism charges against a Lebanese-Canadian who was suspected of taking part in an attack in Paris in 1980 and have ordered his immediate release. But Hassan Diab’s legal ordeal may not be over just yet, with an appeal of the decision very likely and the fact he does...
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January 12, 2018 6:05 am gmt |
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The threat of the United States quitting NAFTA has to be taken seriously, Canada’s foreign minister said on Thursday (January 11), even as Ottawa prepares creative ideas to unblock talks to update the tri-nation treaty. Chrystia Freeland said the U.S. administration had repeatedly stated it cou...
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January 9, 2018 9:21 am gmt |
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Two adults and two children died of a house fire in Oshawa city of Canadian Ontario province Monday morning. Around 8 a.m. Monday, the tragic event happened at a three-story rooming house in which some 11 people were living. Oshawa Fire Chief Derrick Clark told a press conference Monday noon that the...
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January 8, 2018 10:58 am gmt |
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Niagara Falls has partially frozen and transformed into a winter wonderland after many days of frigid cold. A cold front has been battering southern Canada and the northern United States since Dec 26, 2017, with the Niagara region that straddles the international border between the two countries bein...
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December 30, 2017 8:34 am gmt |
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Bone-chilling weather has been hitting Canada, with the Toronto Star reporting on Friday (December 29) that the daytime high was expected to reach minus 10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) but that it will actually feel like 23 below Celsius (nearly minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit). Toronto reside...
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December 26, 2017 10:17 am gmt |
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A flourishing relationship between India and Canada ought to be a no-brainer given the common threads that run through the two democracies. Instead, this underperforming engagement continues to be a head-scratcher for analysts on both sides. That could change with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trude...
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December 25, 2017 10:58 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking Canadians to reach out to their neighbours as they celebrate the holidays. In his annual Christmas address to the nation, Trudeau urges people to make a difference, by volunteering, lending a hand to someone or simply listening to others. Trudeau says Canadians...
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December 24, 2017 11:38 am gmt |
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Weather disturbances across Canada are threatening to make Christmas travel difficult during the next few days. Heavy snow and high winds are expected across the Atlantic Provinces and parts of Quebec, freezing rain will drizzle down in Ontario, and bitter cold will affect northern areas of British C...
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December 23, 2017 10:10 am gmt |
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Thousands of Canadians attended a memorial service for Toronto pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman on Thursday, less than a week after news of their mysterious deaths shocked the nation. The service was attended by Canada’s elite, including Prime Minister Justin...
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December 16, 2017 6:58 am gmt |
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The founder of pharmaceutical company Apotex, Barry Sherman, and his wife, Honey Sherman, were found dead in their Toronto, Ontario home, Canadian media reported on Friday (December 15). “I am beyond words right now. My dear friends Barry and Honey Sherman have been found dead. Wonderful human ...
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December 10, 2017 12:16 pm gmt |
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The Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the first annual progress report on the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the first pan-Canadian plan to address climate change. The plan puts the country on the path to reducing carbon pollution, ...
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December 4, 2017 9:08 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan family who spent five years in Canada was deported Sunday despite appeals to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to issue a reprieve. Their flight took off from Montreal’s Trudeau airport Sunday evening. Before leaving their home in Parc-Extension, Robert Lawrence, the father of t...
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December 1, 2017 11:23 am gmt |
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The victim of a fatal overnight collision in Brampton has been identified as a 42-year-old Catholic elementary school teacher. Leo Abraham of Caledon was driving home from a Toronto FC game when the collision occurred. According to a friend, the two had gone together but taken separate vehicles. The ...
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November 30, 2017 11:48 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday took steps to mend the nation’s fractured relationship with its own LGBT community. In the House of Commons, he issued a lengthy, formal apology to gay Canadians who’d been fired from their jobs and the military during the Cold War. Trudeau, who teare...
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November 28, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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The Trudeau government has earmarked more than $100 million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation, The Canadian Press has learned. The money will be paid out as part of a class-action lawsuit settlement t...
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November 27, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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A leading researcher on terrorist travellers says returnees to Canada can be rehabilitated, as those who come back to their home countries are often disillusioned or traumatized. Lorne Dawson, sociology professor at the University of Waterloo, says others feel they have done their duty to defend Musl...
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November 24, 2017 9:01 am gmt |
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Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday, November 23, as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum. Only 1,572 refugee claims out of 14,467 have been heard so far, but of these 941 or 60% have been accepted, acc...
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November 23, 2017 10:47 am gmt |
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There were 14,467 refugee claims made by people who crossed into Canada outside legal border points in a nine-month period this year, and nearly half of them were from Haiti. Data released by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) on Wednesday shows that 6,304 citizens of Haiti claimed refugee statu...