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CANADA RECALLS TRIO OF SCIENTISTS FROM SIERRA LEONE OVER CONCERNS OF EXPOSURE TO EBOLA

Canada is involved in the latest news from the ebola crisis in West Africa.  Three Canadian scientists have been told to leave the African nation of Sierra Leone for fear they may have been exposed to the virus.  They’ve been … read more

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CANADA’S INFLATION RATE EASES IN JULY

Canada’s annual inflation rate softened in July. But it’s not likely to set off any alarm bells. Prices increased year-over-year by 2.1 per cent. That’s down from 2.4 per cent in June. But they were up across the board, with … read more

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CANADA’S CREDIT RATING REMAINS AT TRIPLE-A

Canada’s economy has been given a big thumbs-up from an international ratings service. Fitch Ratings says the outlook for our economy is stable and worth maintaining its triple-A credit rating. New York-based Fitch says it based its findings on Canada’s … read more

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TORONTO RANKS AS 4TH BEST IN THE WORLD IN WHICH TO LIVE: THE ECONOMIST

Torontonians are living in one of the world’s best cities and Canada is home to three of the top five on the planet. According to an annual report by The Economist, Toronto is ranked as the fourth best city in which … read more

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MORE CANADIAN AID ON WAY TO UKRAINE

A third shipment of aid is heading for Kiev. Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce in London, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Ottawa’s announcement last week of further support will help Ukraine protects its eastern border. Canada’s been flying … read more

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STATSCAN RELEASES REVISED UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

You can almost hear the sighs of relief from Parliament Hill. The economy created way more jobs in July than Statistics Canada reported a week ago. StatsCan was forced to revise last week’s gloomy report after it discovered an error in … read more

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CANADIAN TAX BILLS INFLATE MORE THAN 1,800% IN 50 YEARS

If you asked Canadians what their biggest household expense is, they would probably say housing. But a new report says it’s actually taxes. In fact, the Fraser Institute’s Canadian Consumer Tax Index shows that we spend about 42 per cent … read more

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CANADA AND RUSSIA TRADE SANCTIONS OVER UKRAINE

The Canadian government announced further sanctions against Russia in response to the continuing Ukraine crisis. The additional measures target 19 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and are accompanied by economic sanctions against 22 Russian and Ukrainian groups and economic entities. In … read more

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RATCHETING UP THE PRESSURE ON RUSSIA

Canada’s announced it’ll be imposing new sanctions against Russia in the coming days while Washington’s already taking new steps. U.S. President Obama says the measures he announced this afternoon will hit Russia’s energy, finance and arms sectors with a ”bigger … read more

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CANADA’S FIRST SELF-PUBLISHING AWARDS ANNOUNCED

It’s a chance for self-published authors in Canada to be recognized. The producers of “Inspire” – The Toronto International Book Fair – are launching Canada’s first Self-Publishing Awards. Achievement in writing, design and “overall marketability” of self-published books will be recognized … read more

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