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Report calls for powerful new federal body to regulate social media

In the News   |   January 27, 2021

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A federally funded panel is recommending the creation of a powerful new government regulator to oversee social media companies such as Facebook and Google and to require them to have strong content-moderation practices and to... read more

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A historic deal closes and new chapter begins for Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada’s fishery

In the News   |   January 26, 2021

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Seven Mi’kmaq First Nations are now co-owners of one of the largest seafood companies in North America in a historic sale that transforms the role of Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada’s fishery. The acquisition of... read more

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Even behind bars, Navalny is Putin’s greatest challenge

In the News   |   January 25, 2021

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Alexey Navalny was evacuated from Russia in a coma five months ago, amid fears that he would never recover from his poisoning. On Saturday, tens of thousands of his supporters took to the streets, revealing... read more

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Read Governor-General Julie Payette’s full resignation statement

In the News   |   January 22, 2021

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Everyone has a right to a healthy and safe work environment, at all times and under all circumstances. It appears this was not always the case at the Office of the Secretary to the Governor... read more

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Full text of President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech: ‘We must end this uncivil war’

In the News   |   January 21, 2021

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The new U.S. President gave Americans a message of change and reconciliation on Jan. 20, and warned of difficult times ahead in the fights against COVID-19, climate change and systemic racism – but he didn’t... read more

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Remote learning advice from families and educators who’ve been online for months

In the News   |   January 19, 2021

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Parents in several parts of the country whose kids are moving from in-school instruction to remote learning from home as of Monday face a potentially steep learning curve. “Online learning is a completely different ballgame,”... read more

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Teachers voice concerns over parents interfering during online classes

In the News   |   January 19, 2021

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In the early days of the country’s unplanned foray into online learning last spring, Toronto mother Zabrina Rego got chastised by her child’s teacher for blurting out the answer to a question. The gaffe was... read more

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Joe Biden plans to block Keystone XL pipeline as one of first acts in White House

In the News   |   January 18, 2021

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U.S. president-elect Joe Biden plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline expansion as one of his first acts in office, transition documents suggest, dealing a blow to Canadian efforts to get the project built and... read more

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Trump has been impeached again. What now? Latest updates on what Congress could do next

In the News   |   January 14, 2021

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House Democrats voted Wednesday to approve a single article of impeachment to remove Donald Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’ in Jan. 6′s Capitol Hill riot. Here’s what you need to know. Latest updates Donald Trump,... read more

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Ottawa approves return of Boeing 737 Max to Canadian skies

In the News   |   December 17, 2020

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The federal government has approved design changes to the Boeing 737 Max that will allow the plane to fly again in Canada after it was banned around the world last year following two deadly crashes.... read more

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Rate-wise, this may be a once-in-a-generation chance to buy a home

In the News   |   December 16, 2020

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A personal finance lesson of the past 12 years is that interest-rate forecasts are close to useless – just plan for rates to fall. Keep this in mind as we look at whether the rate... read more

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Truth and Reconciliation commissioners call for governments, Canadians to renew commitments five years on

In the News   |   December 15, 2020

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The commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which probed Canada’s residential school legacy, are calling on governments and all Canadians to renew their commitments toward healing with Indigenous peoples five years after the release... read more

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How an entire industry sped up the vaccine timeline

In the News   |   December 10, 2020

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While extraordinary, the timely arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the German company BioNTech in partnership with U.S.-based Pfizer Inc. after its speedy path through clinical trials and regulatory approval is no fluke. The... read more

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Canadian envoy says Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor are healthy despite being in Chinese prison for 730 days

In the News   |   December 9, 2020

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Canada’s ambassador to China says Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are healthy and doing well despite being held in Chinese prisons for 730 days. Dominic Barton, who recently met the two men through virtual... read more

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Yes, you can find 20 per cent interest rates in 2020. But you won’t like them

In the News   |   December 8, 2020

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We live in a world of constant disruption, credit card interest rates excepted. Most cards have for years carried an interest rate of 19.99 per cent, a few have been pegged at 20.99 and there... read more

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