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LONG-TIME FOES U.S., CUBA TO FINALLY BREAK THE ICE

After more than 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations, including embassies in both countries. This follows 18 months of secret negotiations between them, hosted largely by Canada. President Obama thanks the Pope, who’s celebrating his 78th … read more

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OTTAWA’S LATEST MOVE ON PRICE DIFFERENCES HERE AND THE U.S.

In a move the Harper government says is aimed at ”ensuring Canadians are not charged higher prices than Americans simply because we live here,” regulators in this country are getting new powers. Industry Minister James Moore says new legislation will … read more

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CANADA LOSES JOBS, UNEMPLOYMENT EDGES UP

The Canadian economy lost 10,700 jobs last month. That was enough to nudge the unemployment rate up slightly to 6.6 per cent. Statistics Canada says the contraction followed healthy increases in September and October totaling about 117,000 jobs. Analysts had … read more

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CANADA’S Q3 GDP OUT-PERFORMS

The Canadian economy exceeded expectations in the third quarter. Statistics Canada says the economy grew at year-over-year pace of 2.8%. Economists had expected the gross domestic product would grow by 2.1%. For the three months ending September 30th, GDP was … read more

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HARPER RETURNS FROM CHINA

The Prime Minister is on his way back to Canada from China after a five-day visit that announced $2.5-billion in trade deals between the two countries. It’s Harper’s third visit to Canada’s second-largest trading partner in the past six years. … read more

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CANADA’S JOBLESS RATE LOWEST IN SIX YEARS

Canada’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in six years. Statistics Canada says the economy created 43,100 jobs in October. That was enough to drop the unemployment rate to 6.5% from 6.8% in September. It’s the second straight … read more

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CANADA JOINS INTERNATIONAL GENDER EQUALITY MOVEMENT

Canada has joined an international movement to promote gender equality.           He For She was launched at the United Nations in September by Emma Watson. The Harry Potter star has become a UN Ambassador. Her speech launching the movement … read more

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RCMP INVESTIGATING DOZENS OF CANADIANS OVER CONNECTIONS TO ISLAMIC STATE

Canadian security forces are monitoring dozens of people who either have returned from working with Islamic State terrorists, or plan to join the militants in the Middle East. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the force is conducting 63 active investigations … read more

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SURVEILLANCE WIDENS IN TEXAS EBOLA CASE

Doctors in Dallas, Texas, missed a chance to contain the Ebola virus when it arrived in North America. Thomas Eric Duncan arrived at a hospital on Friday complaining of symptoms. Even though he said he had recently been in West … read more

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EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN TEXAS

Doctors at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, are treating the first case of Ebola identified in North America. An unidentified man who was in West Africa two weeks ago began showing symptoms of the deadly virus after arriving in the … read more

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