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Op-Ed: Canada's NAFTA priorities exclude key proportionality clause

Ottawa - Foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, has finally issued a list of Canada's core objectives on Monday just two days before negotiations start. However key elements that are of the utmost importance for Canada are not even mentioned.

Canada looking to add environmental protections to NAFTA

Ottawa - Canada wants environmental protections added to a 23-year-old continental trade pact with Mexico and the United States, its top diplomat said Monday, ahead of trilateral talks in two days.

Canadian pastor faced 'overwhelming loneliness' in NKorea labor camp

Mississauga - A Canadian pastor recently freed from imprisonment in North Korea spoke Sunday of the "overwhelming loneliness" and harsh conditions he experienced during his two-and-a-half years in a labor camp.

Oil and gas industry impacts on Canadian economy

Both Canada and the U.S. are in the top five oil and gas producing countries on the planet. However, the collapse of oil prices in 2014, along with the growth of renewable energy sources, has left many oil field workers out of a job.

Resurgent Federer advances to ATP Montreal Masters final

Montr - Swiss superstar Roger Federer turned in a precision performance Saturday at the ATP Montreal tennis, using thundering serves and clever backhands to defeat unseeded Robin Haase for a spot in the final.

Tennis: Wozniacki topples top seed Pliskova at Toronto tennis

Toronto - Caroline Wozniacki survived three rain delays to book her spot in the WTA Toronto tournament semi-final with a marathon 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 victory over world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova on Friday.

Construction sector can help build a greener Canadian economy

A landmark study released by researchers at the Columbia Institute finds that efforts to meet Canada's commitments to the Paris Climate Pact could bring over 4.0 million buildings trades jobs by 2050.

Canada FM urges US, N. Korea to step back

Ottawa - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Friday condemned North Korea's "unacceptable" actions while urging both the United States and the totalitarian regime to step back from a possible catastrophic conflict on the Korean peninsula.

Canadian pastor on way home after North Korea release

Ottawa - A Canadian pastor was on his way home Thursday after being released from a North Korean prison where he spent the last two years, according to his family and the prime minister.

Haiti thanks Canada for accepting refugees from US

Montr - Haiti's foreign minister is set to meet Quebec's top immigration official on Wednesday to discuss the flow of refugees from his country arriving in Canada from the United States.

Canada sends top official to N Korea to discuss freeing jailed pastor

Ottawa - Canada's national security advisor Daniel Jean was in Pyongyang Tuesday to discuss the case of a jailed Canadian pastor, a spokesman said.

Seniors beginning to realize digital health benefits

Toronto - With the demographic shift, in many countries, where numbers of senior citizens exceed the numbers of younger people, opportunities exist for digital health solutions. The biggest obstacle will be with convincing seniors of the merits of the technology.

Bahrain, UAE open flight corridors for Qatar Airways: ICAO

Montr - Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar's state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways, the world aviation agency said Tuesday.

Poor sleep is as damaging as binge drinking

New research from Canada, which has used digital research techniques, has concluded that sleep deprivation, long term, can be as damaging as alcohol abuse over an equally long period.

Canada scrambles to find lodging for Haitians fleeing the US

Montr - Officials in Canada scrambled Thursday to find enough cots and empty beds to accommodate hundreds of mostly Haitian asylum seekers from the United States, even putting Montreal's famed Olympic stadium to use as a makeshift dormitory and welcome center....

Montreal houses asylum seekers in stadium as cases surge

Montr - A recent surge in the number of asylum seekers arriving in Canada, most of them Haitians, forced authorities to scramble for emergency accommodations Wednesday, including housing people at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal."This is a major crisis...

Handheld digital probe aids cancer screening

Montreal - A new device, devices by Canadian technologists, can help patients with common forms of cancer survive for longer and with a reduced risk of recurrence. The device is a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe.

Canada home to top AI jobs — openings surge 500 percent

Canada is becoming one of the global leaders in artificial intelligence as the amount of funding allocated to the area has increased. A new study has found Canadian AI job openings are up 500 percent owing to "rapid advancements" underlying technologies.

Vancouver cheapest among 50 sites for tech startup

Vancouver - A report by Commercial Real Estate Research(CBRE) found that of 50 US and Canadian markets, Vancouver was the cheapest city to start up a new tech company.

Canadian company Bombardier explores options for train business

Montreal - The Quebec-based Canadian company Bombardier says that it is considering `multiple options` for its train business as the unit continues to provide strong profits and sales, enabling the company to break even in its latest quarterly results.
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