A coalition of business leaders in Canada's eight largest cities is putting pressure on the federal government to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs, saying such measures are needed to bolster the economy. In its first political foray, the Canadian Global Cities Council is
Police and a rescue team are searching for a missing 68-year-old Murray Harbour, P.E.I., man who was reported missing Wednesday after he failed to show up to work. Alan Richards was reported missing on Wednesday.
Wind chills that made it feel like –40 have prompted Environment Canada to issue extreme cold weather warnings in much of southern Alberta as winter tightens its grip.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission publicly released its new five-year strategic plan Thursday morning. It's the product of feedback from nearly 300 people over the last year and "hundreds of hours spent traveling across the province," Renu Mandhane, chief commissioner of the OHRC, told
Linda Paetow started to "stress eat" when she was in university. It was also around that time that she occasionally started to purge.
The seven-month mark of Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery is a dark time for some of the city's frontline social and aid workers. The hours of sunlight in Canada's oilsands capital are few but there are thousands of residents downloading stories of stress and trauma on crisis support workers
A 49-year-old man has been charged in the murder of a Nova Scotia man 10 years ago. Cape Breton Regional Police say Raymond Glenn Farrow of Glace Bay was arrested Wednesday and is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Harold "Buster" Slaunwhite.
A former member of the Canadian Forces has launched a lawsuit against Ottawa over alleged discrimination based on her sexual orientation. Lawyer John McKiggan says in the statement of claim, which has not been proven in court, that between the 1950s and 1990s the Canadian government engaged in a campaign
A Whitehorse clinic is looking to share some Christmas spirit this weekend, by opening its doors to people who usually can't afford to see a dentist. Dentists and hygienists at Riverstone Dental Clinic will be cleaning, filling, and pulling teeth for free, all day on Saturday. It will be a first
Two people died Wednesday evening in a head-on crash in Jasper National Park. A semi truck and an SUV collided head-on on Highway 16 near Talbot Lake, 30 kilometres northeast of Jasper, just before 8 p.m. The driver and the passenger in the SUV were declared dead on scene, RCMP said in a news release
Viola Desmond's pioneering contribution to the civil rights struggle in Canada went largely unrecognized for decades. In November 1946, the black businesswoman refused to leave her seat in the whites-only section of a segregated movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S., and police were called in.
Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill
The Senate is being advised that it should give up any hope of recovering problematic spending from a group of former senators. The Senate's internal economy committee must decide whether it wants to sue seven former senators — one of whom is deceased — but several senators on the committee say
Flyers posted around McGill University featuring anti-Muslim and anti-homosexual imagery, along with a call to "make Canada great again," are raising concern among students and faculty. The posters include the web addresses of white supremacy sites and are signed, "brought to you by your
A homeless woman in Windsor, Ont., who has been sleeping outdoors in a dog cage, is finally moving into a home of her own. The woman who identifies herself as Melinda with the Street Help shelter on Wyandotte Street has been sleeping behind the wired bars for months.
While watching their son and daughter play in a home near Vancouver's children's hospital, a couple from northern British Columbia received the news they had been praying for. The Ministry of Children and Family Development had seized their two children for the second time in October, because
Alberta is poised to emerge from one of the worst recessions in recent history and return to economic growth in 2017, says the Conference Board of Canada. "It appears that the worst may be over for Alberta, but the road to recovery won't be easy," said Marie-Christine Bernard, who wrote
A convenience store in the Glebe was raided by RCMP and the Canada Revenue Agency on Thursday morning.
The Yukon government is denying that its insured health billing department routinely asks for full patient files in order to verify doctors' billings. A Whitehorse psychiatrist and several other doctors, including the president of the Yukon Medical Association, have said the government often asks
The Island will soon be down to one medical oncologist instead of the desired three, and one gastroenterologist. The vacancies of specialists on the Island was brought up by Stratford-Kinlock MLA James Aylward, who criticized Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson about the gaps. Henderson mentioned
LAC SAINT-FRANCOIS, Que. — RCMP say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine and made three arrests in a drug smuggling investigation in southwestern Quebec. Flores is due in court Thursday to face charges of conspiracy, drug importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
A judge in Chicoutimi has authorized a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the parents of 900,000 Quebec students. The lawsuit affects parents whose children are enrolled in 68 of the 72 school boards in the province, including all nine English boards. Daisye Marcil, a mother in Jonquière, launched the
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sitting down with premiers to finalize a long-awaited national plan on climate change, but once those discussions wrap up, they will move right into a heated debate over health care funding. "We want to talk about health care," Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
One of the longest and most contentious defence procurements in Canadian history will inch closer to conclusion Thursday when the federal government announces a replacement for the military's ancient search-and-rescue planes. The decision comes 14 years after the Chretien government first launched
A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year. The Harper and Trudeau governments both signed so-called preclearance deals with