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Welsh, who often writes about issues affecting Canada's growing population of seniors, talked to The Investigators (Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET / Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on CBC News Network) about her Jan. 6 story which used a recent Ontario court ruling to explore the phenomenon of predatory marriage.
"I'm here to protect Canada because it's happening all over the world, a fear, and it's springing from pure ignorance," she said. "So the more people go out and speak, the better off the world will be." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered assurances that equality and women's rights will remain priorities for ...

They found rocks in northern Queensland which bear striking similarities to those found in North America, Curtin University said in a statement. The rocks were uncovered in Georgetown, 412km west of Cairns. "Our research shows that about 1.7 billion years ago, Georgetown rocks were deposited into a ...
The Canadian government has launched a trial to explore the use of blockchain technology in making government research grant and funding information more transparent to the public. Story continues below. For the trial, the National Research Council (NRC) is using the Catena Blockchain Suite, ...
The publication also explores the intolerance that spread across East African region as a result of the expulsion of Africans of Indian descent (Asian Africans) from Uganda in 1972. In Tanzania and Kenya businesses were nationalized and properties taken over, people harassed and livelihoods exiled.
Thousands of Canadians took to the streets Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the women's March -- part of an estimated 250 rallies planned for Saturday and Sunday in Canada, the United States and around the world. The scenes in at least 38 Canadian communities were an echo of the women's ...

The head of Speed Skating Canada tells CBC News the organization is investigating "substantive" complaints against its head coach, Michael Crowe. CEO Susan Auch says the organization forced Crowe to leave his position on Jan. 9, just a month before the Winter Olympics after a number of Athletes and ...
Under new guidelines announced in December, groups applying for a federal grant program, which provides roughly $113 million in annual funding for about 70,000 student jobs, must check a box on an electronic form acknowledging that they respect "individual human rights in Canada." Those rights ...
I tagged along on a Times Food section roadshow to Toronto and Montreal this week that allowed me to meet several newsletter readers and enjoy two fine dinners, including one at Joe Beef which although it's one of the smallest restaurants in Canada, it's perhaps best known one in Canada. Sam Sifton ...
The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-milligram form of the EpiPen because of a manufacturing disruption. The 0.15-mg EpiPen Jr product ...
A few newsletters ago, I asked for your help. Could we, together, vanquish Canada? Could we add more new sign-ups to the Australia Letter than my colleague, Ian Austen, could add to his newsletter, the Canada Letter? Since Canada had more than double our subscriber base to pull from, it was an epic ...
Canada said on Wednesday it is creating an independent watchdog to monitor and investigate claims of human rights abuses by its companies operating abroad, describing it as the first initiative of its kind in the world. The body, which will initially target the mining, oil and gas, and garment sectors, will also ...
WASHINGTON -- A new global survey suggests the world's impression of the United States is plummeting under President Donald Trump, with Canada registering the largest such decline of any country within the Western Hemisphere. Story continues below. The Gallup polling company registered the ...
A Canadian funeral home is under investigation for cremating the wrong body and mistakenly embalming another. They are also accused of having twice presented a grieving family with the wrong deceased loved one. The Nova Scotia funeral home reported the errors to the provincial professional ...
Her lawyer noted that Antoine had suffered years of physical and sexual abuse in the province's foster care system. Antoine's parents, both survivors of Canada's residential school system, struggled with addictions issues. In a statement, Antoine said she remained deeply affected by what had happened.
Upon his return to Canada, Hassan Diab could not have been clearer; he doesn't want "a penny" of compensation, "not even to buy a cup of coffee." Instead, the former university professor said, "my main mission for the time being is to help get rid of the existing -- I call it lousy -- extradition law.".

Canada added 422,500 jobs in 2017, the second most in 30 years; 79,000 of them came in December, a huge gain by historical standards. And at 5.7 per cent, the unemployment rate suggests Canada is near or at full employment, the point at which Economists think continued hiring would put undue ...
A group of Montrealers is pushing Heath Canada to approve a new drug for ALS, saying the life-prolonging medicine needs to be available immediately. The group is arguing that the process for approving drugs is too slow for those suffering from the terminal illness, particularly because life expectancy in ...
The health unit said this flu is highly contagious between dogs, particularly in Canada, where the animals do not have natural immunity from previous infection and canine influenza vaccination is rare. The health unit said there is no known human risk, but officials are worried that a dog infected with H3N2 ...
As much as half a million kilograms of haddock caught on the rich fishing grounds of Georges Bank this weekend will be landed in ports in southwestern Nova Scotia, as the winter fishery gets underway after a storm-delayed start to 2018. The fishing grounds are a 10- to 12-hour trip by boat from the tip of ...
The latest item on KFC Canada's menu will run you .0011204 BTC… Shit, I mean, .0010082 BTC… Wait, now it's .0011673 BTC? Anyway, it'll cost you whatever $20 CAD worth of bitcoin happens to be at the exact moment you buy it, plus $5 in shipping. Yes, KFC Canada is accepting Bitcoin for a limited ...
Canada is coming off a stellar year for economic growth, but an internal memo for the finance minister says the party's over. The note for Finance Minister Bill Morneau, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act, forecasts average annual growth of just 1.7 per cent this year through to 2022.
Congress and President Trump are furiously negotiating a deal on the "Dreamers" and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. A broader immigration package will come next. One of the shared goals of immigration reform can, and should, be economic growth. The Administration and ...
You could be forgiven if you've never eaten a butter tart. There is no flashy frosting or elaborate lattice to entice you. It's easy to pass by. But Canadians will tell you that these diminutive treats hold an expanse of flavor and textures: flaky pastry, caramelized crust and a bracingly sweet filling. The butter tart is ...
They're considered a lifeline to officers in the field, but new numbers reveal all of the RCMP's Operational Communications Centres across the country are understaffed, in some cases by as much as 50 per cent or more. The national vacancy rate in OCCs as of October 2017 sat at a little more than 27 per ...
Saanich's Canada 150 time capsule will also be on display at the event from 6-8 p.m. today, and members of the public will be able to write comments on postcards that will be placed inside. The time capsule will be installed at the Saanich Municipal Hall, likely in April or May, after all of the contents have ...
A symbol of Canada is laying down roots at TV's Downton Abbey, a.k.a. Highclere Castle in Britain, where a maple tree is being planted to honour once-frequent visitor Sir John A. Macdonald for Canada 150. The High Commissioner of Canada in the United Kingdom has partnered with the 8th Earl of ...
The policy requires all applicants to the Canada Summer jobs program to sign a statement attesting support for "safe and legal" abortion and gender identity theory. Canada Summer Jobs provides wage subsidies to eligible charity and small-business employers to encourage them to hire high school and ...
Canada has sent a Spanish-speaking lawmaker to California to dissuade potential migrants from illegally crossing the US's northern border after Washington ended the protected status of 200,000 Salvadorans. Canada wants to avoid an influx of border-crossers like the one last year when the US ended protected status for ...
Next week Stephen Poloz, Bank of Canada governor, is expected to announce a hike in its key lending rate. That's the view of the chief Economists at the chartered banks who have come to that conclusion based on economic data, particularly the central bank's recently released business outlook survey.
The beloved FM radio is getting a mobile revival with news that Samsung is teaming up with NextRadio to unlock the FM chips in new Samsung devices in the US and Canada. There are no hardware changes, as FM receivers are already present in most smartphones -- it's just not all smartphone makers ...
Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing the US of breaking international trade rules. The complaint challenges the ways that the US investigates products for subsidies and below-cost sales. The US called the claims "unfounded". The action comes amid ...
Here are some reasons Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz could give for holding steady on Jan. 17. In spite of 2017 producing the strongest gross domestic product growth in six years, and unemployment running at the lowest in four decades, Porter points out that inflation still isn't dangerously ...
The founder of Canada's leading stroke research program has been named to the Order of Canada alongside six other Calgarians. A neuromuscular specialist, Dr. Tom Feasby's helped establish the first stroke prevention and intervention clinic in Canada. Local acting legend Joyce Doolittle appointed to ...
Staff at MotorCity Greyhound Rescue in Detroit, Mich., say they took all necessary precautions before importing greyhounds from South Korea and had "no way of knowing" the animals were carrying a highly infectious canine flu. Two dogs with H3N2 canine influenza were eventually imported to Essex ...
A Southern California man accused of making a hoax 911 call that led to the killing of an unarmed man in Kansas is now also wanted by authorities in Canada. The Calgary police Service has issued an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Los Angeles resident Tyler Barriss, who they allege made a "swatting" call ...
TORONTO: Canada's banking regulator said on Tuesday it would introduce new capital rules stricter than those proposed by global regulators to ensure ... The regulator said it would replace the current 50 percent capital output floor used by Canada's banks with the Basel 2 floor, calibrated at 75 percent.
According to the proposed regulations, the government estimates asbestos was responsible for approximately 1,900 lung cancer cases and 430 mesothelioma cases in Canada in 2011. A single case of lung cancer or mesothelioma costs Canada's health system more than $1 million, the government says.
The professor's book, published 10 years ago, sold relatively well and received a nomination for one of Canada's top book awards. It is highly critical of the British-led nighttime firebombing of German cities, finding it both morally dubious and of little strategic value. But precision daylight bombing by the ...
As one hand giveth, the other taketh away. Without getting too biblical, it appears that North American coal mining took a step forward in Canada last week but one foot back south of the border at the same time. The small community of Grand Cache, Alberta, was feeling optimistic going into the new year on ...
We can certainly start off with the basics: medical cannabis is perfectly legal in Canada, and it isn't in the United States. Canada legalized medical weed all the way back in 2001; however, it wasn't until the past couple of years that we've witnessed the industry really take off under the oversight of Health ...
Friends and family enjoy Ukrainian Christmas dinner at Ivan Lypovyk and Bohdana Stepanenko-Lypovyk's home in Edmonton on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Ivan Lypovyk and Stepanenko-Lypovyk came to Edmonton from Ukraine in 2008 and 2013, respectively. They now help newcomers to Canada find ...
police say a Canadian man arrested in the U.S. and charged in the death of his ex-girlfriend last spring has been escorted back to southwestern Ontario. Ager Hasan, 24, is accused of second-degree murder in the death of Melinda Vasilije, 22, whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in her home ...
Reading any statement from an economist on the subject of minimum wage, you might think the eventual results are unequivocal and well understood. The strongest critics of Ontario's sharp hike on Jan. 1 in the hourly rate from $11.60 to $14 use traditional economics to predict certain doom for an economy ...
Montreal - Four children were killed in a house fire in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia, local media reported on Sunday, quoting family members on the tragedy. The fire tore through a home in Pubnico Head, in the province's Yarmouth County, 260km southwest of Halifax. Royal Canadian ...
The new year begins with Canada relying on an old strategy for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement. Three cabinet members are in the United States this week to promote trade, and more are expected to head south as part of Ottawa's renewed charm offensive. Public Safety Minister Ralph ...
A collision between two planes in Canada prompts a fire and emergency evacuation in below freezing temperatures. 06:54, UK, Saturday 06 January 2018. Two planes collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Image: Two planes collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
And in turn, Small was involved in establishing a two-acre pot crop at the Central Experimental farm in Ottawa, at Health Canada's request. "I actually grew several tonnes of marijuana, and at that time more legal cannabis anybody in the world, at least in North America," Small said. However, the outdoor ...
When she refused, he and the Conservative Senate leader decided to remove her from caucus. "Racism will not be tolerated in the Conservative Caucus or Conservative Party of Canada," he said. "To suggest that Indigenous Canadians are lazy compared to other Canadians, is simply racist." Many have ...


 

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