Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is back in the news, this time for criticizing Canada’s multiculturalism policy. Maxime Bernier is back in the news for yet another contrarian tweet, this time about Canada’s diversity. In a tweet thread published this morning, the MP from Beauce, Que. questioned the
For the most part, Canada tries to maintain friendly relationships with countries around the world. “This unprecedented level of persecution of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia is a disturbing sign that the crackdown is far from over,” Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East research
As Toronto continues to move forward to combat gun-related violence, city council and the provincial government remain divided on the specific actions that should be taken. On Thursday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford publicly discussed that he is against the city council-requested ban on the sale of handguns
Police say four people are dead, including two police officers, following a shooting Friday morning in Fredericton. One suspect in custody is being treated for serious injuries as police say they are continuing to investigate the deadly incident in the capital of New Brunswick. In a news conference
The next few years will test Canada’s commitment to its current immigration policy. A recent Angus Reid Institute poll found that two-thirds of Canadians call the current flow of asylum seekers at irregular crossing from the U.S. a “crisis.” Nearly half of respondents also said they trust Conservative
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, right, sits next to PC MPP Christine Elliott at Queen’s Park in Toronto on July 31, 2018. The PCs say they are repealing the modernized sexual-education curriculum and using a 1998 version instead. When schoolchildren attend class in Ontario next month, something will be
Physically exhausting humidity and record-breaking temperatures have taken over much of Canada for the beginning of August, but there are very few signs an extended break in heat is coming for central and eastern parts of the country. The Maritimes have experienced unprecedented, “relentless” heat and
A group of asylum seekers arrive at the temporary housing facilities at the border crossing on May 9, 2018, in St. Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. Photo from The Canadian Press. Canada has long been a country of immigrants and is still seen as an “open-doors” nation, with the goal of attracting 310,000 permanent
Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is trying to reach the people without the media’s involvement. The Tories are now delivering their own message directly to Ontarians with PC-made exclusive news-style content that bypasses the traditional media outlets, while promoting Ford’s political
Canada is the ninth biggest contributor to foreign aid out of the world's top 29 donor countries. It could do better, but is that what Canadians want?
After yet another violent shooting attack this summer in Toronto, Canada’s gun laws have come under scrutiny. Since 1969, guns have been regulated in Canada through the Firearms Act. The RCMP, Canada’s national police force, is responsible for classifying firearms under different categories. There
Toronto is reeling from a deadly attack on a popular east-end neighbourhood, but residents say they won’t succumb to fear. On Sunday, Toronto police say 29-year-old Faisal Hussain conducted a mass shooting in Toronto’s Danforth area, which is also known as Greektown. Hussain, a Toronto resident, shot
People light candles and leave photos of 18-year-old victim Reese Fallon at a memorial remembering the victims of a shooting on Sunday evening on Danforth, Ave. in Toronto on Monday, July 23, 2018. The deadly shooting spree in Toronto’s Greektown that left two victims dead comes just months after the
People have left messages on a chalkboard in a parkette in Toronto’s Greektown. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) have confirmed that 29-year-old Faisal Hussain from Toronto, Ont., went on a shooting rampage in the city’s Danforth neighbourhood. On Sunday night at approximately 10:00 p.m.
A child in Ontario receives a vaccination for the H1N1 virus in 2009. Only three provinces in Canada have legislation governing the vaccination of schoolchildren. Australia has a law in place to encourage parents to vaccinate their children and it got tougher this month.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford walks down the grand staircase as he waits for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Ontario Legislature, in Toronto on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has made good on his campaign promise to repeal the province’s current sex education curriculum. Lisa Thompson
A new poll shows that a majority of Canadians are worried about “radicalized individuals” in their communities, but also believe security services and the police can handle any situation that could arise. The new poll published by the Angus Reid Institute reveals 41 per cent of Canadians believe someone
As Toronto tries to deal with a recent surge of gun violence, residents say Toronto is still a safe city. “There has been an increase,” Toronto resident Victoria MacSween told Yahoo Canada on Monday. Lucy Popvassilev immigrated to the city from Bulgaria in the 1990s and admitted she’s also concerned
Toronto Police are increasing their presence in the city after receiving information that has been deemed a “potential risk” to the Greater Toronto Area. Acting Superintendent Mike Barsky, Unit Commander of 52 Division Toronto Police, told reporters police are taking the risk “very seriously,” resulting
With the number of asylum seekers coming to Canada continuing to rise, a recent study shows that the majority Canadians do not have confidence in the federal government’s existing structure for dealing with the influx. A study by DART Insight and Communications found that 70 per cent of respondents
Since opening in 2015, Alo in Toronto, Ont. has quickly become the culinary it-spot in the city. Coming in at number 94 on the list, the contemporary French restaurant offers a blind, multi-course tasting menu showcasing a variety of premium seasonal ingredients from around the world. “Having a blind
Starbucks announced on July 9 it plans to go plastic-straw-free by 2020 in line with a growing push by governments to curb the use of disposable plastics.
Charges have been laid in the deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. In a Friday news conference at 3 p.m. ET, RCMP officers revealed Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was arrested at his home in Calgary. The 29-year-old driver of a transport truck that collided with a bus carrying
Parts of Canada have experienced a few cooler summers and colder winters in recent years, and it's easy to wonder on a chilly July day if temperatures in Canada really are climbing.