News/Canada

Ex-MP made $1M on Ontario town deals while sister was mayor, inquiry reveals

April 15, 2019

Former Ontario Liberal MP, the Hon. Paul Bonwick, earned more than $1 million in consultant’s fees on a series of backroom deals involving public money while his sister was a local mayor, a judicial inquiry has revealed. Public hearings got underway Monday in the ski and summer vacation town of Collingwood, Ont., northwest of Toronto, with […]

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Canada’s building code is getting a climate change rewrite. Is your home ready?

April 11, 2019

From how concrete is mixed for road construction, to roofing standards enabling buildings to withstand stronger storms and plans to help homeowners manage increased flooding, Canada’s building rules are being rewritten due to climate change, according to briefing notes for a senior government official seen by CBC News. If no changes are made to the way […]

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Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu on Indian Wells win, equality and perseverance

April 8, 2019

When Bianca Andreescu was training as a child, she would sometimes pretend to be playing against tennis great Kim Clijsters in the U.S. Open. Flash forward just a few years and the 18-year-old no longer has to pretend to be on the biggest stages of tennis after winning the Indian Wells tournament — a feat that shocked the […]

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‘How are we going to get the truth?’ Family of man who died in ATV crash frustrated by flawed OPP probe

April 7, 2019

After almost seven years, four separate police investigations and one relentless family searching for answers, a seemingly unending mystery surrounding the death of a 19-year-old man in Ontario’s cottage country may soon be resolved. The uncertainty revolves around who is responsible for the death of Jake Hughes and whether it was simply an accident or […]

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden calls on Canada to help the refugee families who helped him

April 4, 2019

U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden is urging the Canadian government to accept all seven of the people who sheltered him in Hong Kong while he was fleeing prosecution as refugees. In a rare interview, he tells The National’s Adrienne Arsenault that every day the individuals remain in Hong Kong, “they are in immediate danger.”  Two members of the group, Vanessa Rodel […]

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Kingston, Ont., youth facing terror charges released on bail

April 3, 2019

A Kingston, Ont., youth facing terrorism charges has been released on bail on strict conditions. The minor, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will be required to be in the presence of one of two approved family members at all times. He is also forbidden to use the internet unless it’s approved […]

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‘Torture on the inside’: Humboldt Broncos dad dreads anniversary of bus crash

April 3, 2019

As each day passes, and the one-year anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash gets another day closer, Kevin Matechuk can feel the tension rising. His son, Layne, is one of 13 survivors of the crash. The Broncos defenceman suffered a severe brain injury and skull fractures, as well as two collapsed lungs, and spent six […]

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‘I was angry. I was sad’: Players and experts on why Canadian Women’s Hockey League failed

April 1, 2019

News that the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) will cease operations has been met with nearly universal shock and disappointment. It all happened so quickly in the form of a Sunday morning conference call to team officials. A news release said the league was no longer “sustainable financially,” and it would cease operations May 1. “I […]

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Canada asks for 2-week extension to decide on extending Mali peacekeeping mission

March 29, 2019

Canada has asked the United Nations for an extension of two weeks to decide whether to keep its peacekeepers and helicopters on the ground in Mali beyond its July 31 departure date. In a letter dated Feb. 26, the UN urges the Liberal government to continue providing critical evacuation and logistical support to the UN mission in […]

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