The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in Democratic-leaning districts. Despite the GOP monopoly on Washington, they are pitted against one another and struggling for a way to govern.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his byelection campaign tour on Sunday, appearing in a Montreal riding on behalf of the political upstart who surprised the party with her nomination win. Trudeau spent about half an hour visiting small businesses in Stephane Dion's former riding of Saint-Laurent with Liberal candidate Emmanuella Lambropoulos. The 26-year-old high school teacher pulled off a stunning upset earlier this month when she won the nomination over a former provincial cabinet minister rumoured to be the party favourite.
The Liberal government's plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday's leadership debate in Montreal while they also addressed a range of issues affecting youth including student debt and precarious work. B.C. MP Peter Julian, one of four contenders in the race to replace Tom Mulcair as NDP leader, said the federal government has failed to keep its 2015 campaign pledge to legalize and regulate pot for recreational purposes. For its part, the government says it is working on crafting legislation on marijuana legalization set to be introduced this spring — a move that follows the work of a task force assigned to study the issue.
A luxury Sri Lankan wedding show has stirred controversy in Toronto's Tamil community — thanks to a magazine cover featuring a bride in a sari showing some leg. "This not a Tamil Bride, this is too much," wrote one commenter on Facebook. Tamil residents in Toronto also told CBC's Metro Morning that the photo doesn't represent traditional Tamil culture, nor do brides show that much leg at a wedding.
Amid the antique stores, coffee shops and Tibetan restaurants in Parkdale, Navneet Sondhi was a familiar face on the western strip of Queen Street West. Parkdale residents say he was known for walking women home late at night to make sure they got to their door safely. On March 23, she posted a call for information about Sondhi's whereabouts on the bar's Instagram page after some people spotted him squatting on Triller Avenue.
VIA Rail is appealing a decision by the Canadian Transportation Agency that would make it possible for a Toronto couple who rely on scooters and wheelchairs to travel together on a single train.
A freezing rain warning has ended for the Montreal area, but it's still in effect for parts of southern Quebec. The freezing rain will fall for most of the morning in the Laurentians, Eastern Townships and Lanaudière region and stop by the early afternoon. In Quebec City, freezing rain is expected to begin this evening.
A deal to sell Founders Hall will soon be signed and sealed, says the current owner, the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) — but the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is not happy about it. The 1906 building, a prime piece of Charlottetown real estate, was built by CN to repair trains. "We are currently in the process of finalizing that sale," said Wade Arsenault, the assistant general manager at CADC, via email to CBC.
The Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles is the culmination of a decade of work by academics. Stefan Dollinger is the dictionary's editor in chief and a professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
China said on Monday it has complained to Japan after a Japanese minister visited self-ruled Taiwan over the weekend, warning this could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo. Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Deputy Minister Jiro Akama went to Taiwan to attend a tourism promotion event in his official capacity, leaving Japan last Friday and returning the following day.
A water main break forced two buildings to close at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton and another building at nearby St. Thomas University on Monday. Marshall d'Avray Hall, the Aitken Centre and the J.B O'Keefe Fitness Centre were all closed. Vanier Hall at St. Thomas University and the hot-water supply at STU's George Martin hall were also affected.
New Brunswick's largest forestry company is continuing its battle against punishing trade duties imposed on some of its paper exports to the United States. Irving Paper Ltd. is pursuing the fight with the International Trade Commission in Washington over supercalendered paper made in Saint John. Instead, the U.S. estimated Irving was receiving a subsidy rate based on what two other Canadian companies were getting.
Delores Stevenson says she hopes the coroner's inquest into the death of her niece Nadine Machiskinic helps uncover why she died. In January 2015, Machiskinic was found severely injured at the bottom of a laundry chute in Regina's Delta Hotel. Duelling autopsy reports raised more questions for Machiskinic's family.
As the saying goes, nothing in life is certain except death and taxes, but New Brunswick resident Peter Harwerth just didn't expect to experience the former while he was still alive. "The CRA takes the protection of Canadians' tax information very seriously and continuously reviews its procedures and processes to ensure appropriate and secure handling of taxpayer information.
Barb Perry has spent the last 40 years making people laugh, and raising money for good causes along the way. The fundraising started in 1977, when the group put on its first variety show at the old Winsloe Lions Hall. In 1992, they moved to a new venue and started doing productions every year.
For cattle producers, their animals are everything — their livelihood, their time and, in many cases, decades of hard work.
A woman on the Wahta Mohawk territory is getting kicked out of the home she built with her ex-husband without receiving a settlement she said is owed to her. "I'm in a situation where there isn't equality when the breakdown of a marriage happens," said Tori Cress. The federal government changed divorce and separation rights for those on reserves in 2014 but the 41-year-old Cress claims those laws aren't being respected on the reserve near Muskoka, Ont.
"I think it's safe to say that we have not seen the fentanyl situation plateau," said Guest. "We want to ensure that just because we're not hearing of fentanyl every day on the news, it doesn't mean that the problem has plateaued and it doesn't mean that it's going down. New numbers released by the city show calls to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service for overdose and poisoning have been trending upwards over the past 14 months, representing about a 50 per cent increase.
Homeless shelters and community groups in Nova Scotia say they're seeing an increase in homeless people using cellphones and accessing the internet. "I see it amongst all homeless populations for the most part," said Dalhousie University professor Jeff Karabanow who studies homelessness and is an organizer at the Out of the Cold emergency winter shelter in Halifax.. Jesse Vincent has been on the street for several years and is currently staying at the Metro Turning Point homeless shelter. While food and shelter are foremost on the Halifax man's mind these days, a close third is getting access to a cellphone.
Come From Away will make a landing at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre as part of its 2017-18 season, Winnipeg's largest theatre announced Monday. It will follow the Winnipeg run with a return to Toronto, where it ran from November 2016 until January of this year, breaking box-office records at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
The New Brunswick government is suing three companies for $1.2 million over the water damage caused to a multi-million PET/CT scan at Moncton's Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital when the overhead plumbing system failed. There are also allegations the province, at the request of hospital officials, pushed to install the expensive machine in the hospital's $73-million addition before the addition was completed. "While there are numerous allegations in the pleadings, the narrative of this matter suggests that the Province, at the request of the hospital staff, wanted to install the PET/CT machine before the work on the addition was complete," states Court of Queen's Bench Justice George Rideout in a ruling on a preliminary motion in the lawsuit.