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PropTech adoption is disrupting the real estate sector

Every sector of the economy is undergoing digital disruption, and commercial real estate is not exception. A new report from Altus Group Limited shows significant acceleration in adoption of property technology (“PropTech”), which will trigger changes

Canadian woman missing in west Africa believed to be alive: PM

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that a Canadian woman reported missing along with her Italian partner in Burkina Faso is believed to be alive."To the best of my knowledge, yes," Trudeau said in response to a reporter's question.

Islamic State woman found guilty of terror crimes in Canada

Ottawa - A Canadian jury found a woman guilty Thursday of terror crimes for trying to join the Islamic State group and in its name attacking staff at a Toronto-area department store two years ago.

US government shutdown muddles Canada trade tallies

Ottawa - The Canadian statistical agency said Thursday the US government shutdown is having impacts beyond its borders, stemming data sharing and forcing Ottawa to suspend publication of trade figures.

Canada asks China for clemency for convicted drug trafficker

Montr - Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month.

Saudi teen refugee, now in Canada, wants to fight for other women

Toronto - A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad on Tuesday vowed to fight for women's freedoms in her first public address since she was taken in by Canada.

Increased use in cannabis could be bad for dental hygiene

Canadian dental hygienists are calling for a new cannabis conversation centered around dental hygiene. This arises following the legalization of recreational cannabis in the country and an increase in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum

Toronto - A "very, very happy" Saudi teenager who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad was welcomed with open arms in Toronto Saturday at the end of a dramatic but exhausting international odyssey.

Op-Ed: Cannabis investment to grow both in U.S. and Canada in 2019

With Canada legalizing recreational marijuana last October the year 2018 saw a lot of investment in cannabis related companies in Canada. However, U.S. companies and investors are now working to gain a slice of the profits.

Canada's top court confirms expats' voting rights

Ottawa - Canada's top court on Friday confirmed the voting rights of expatriates by ruling that a law -- already repealed last month -- wrongly denied those living abroad for five years or more a chance to cast a ballot.

Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada was taking in an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand.

Canadian ex-envoy held in China gets consular visit

Ottawa - A Canadian former diplomat held by China was granted a second consular visit Thursday, as more nations backed Ottawa's demand that he and a detained compatriot be released.

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case

Ottawa - A Chinese envoy on Wednesday accused Canada and its allies of "Western egotism and white supremacy" for demanding the immediate release of two Canadians held for alleged spying.

New governance rules for drones in Canada

The use of drones, especially by hobbyists and causal users, has increasingly come under the spotlight over safety issues. In Canada new laws have been passed and there are heavy fines, and even jail time, for those who flout the rules.

Canada's Trudeau raps Japan PM on whale hunt

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday took issue with Japan's plan to resume commercial whaling in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Canadian detained in China gets consular visit

Ottawa - Canadian consular officials visited a Canadian being held in China on Tuesday, nearly a month after he and a compatriot were arrested for alleged spying.

Trudeau, Trump denounce China's 'arbitrary detention' of Canadians

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump denounced China's "arbitrary detention" of two Canadians during a telephone call Monday, officials said.

Family fears US man held in Russia is pawn in diplomatic dispute

Newmarket - The brother of an American detained in Russia for alleged spying says the ex-Marine might be caught in a diplomatic tug-of-war between the two powers, and the family fears he could be convicted on flimsy evidence.

What is technoference and how to avoid it

A new campaign seeks to reduce the amount of time we spend using technology at home and to instead promote greater social interaction within families. This overuse of technology has been dubbed 'technoference'.

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive: official

Ottawa - Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China following the arrest on December 1 of a senior executive from Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, Ottawa said Thursday, with eight subsequently released.
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