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Review: ‘Animal Farm’ ditches clever Orwellian satire for broad comedy Special

Toronto - A few people have given me strange looks when I’ve told them that I find “Animal Farm” to be a very funny book. Those who’ve read George Orwell’s story in school might remember a dark, violent political satire, not a zany giggle fest.

Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

Ottawa - Canadian peacekeepers backed by helicopters will join UN Blue Helmets in the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source said on Friday.

China and Canada partner in autonomous EV research

Waterloo - The University of Waterloo located will become partners with two leading institutes in China to pursue research in connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

Visiting Belgian royals won't meet with Trudeau due to 'agenda issues'

Ottawa - Belgian royals visiting Canada would have liked to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the Canadian leader was busy touring aluminum and steel smelters to reassure workers this week.

Belgian royals greeted in Canada with German flag

Ottawa - A German flag accidentally flapped Monday at an official welcome in Canada for Belgium's king and queen.

Dead environmentalist's son tells of 'chaotic' flight from Iran

Ottawa - The son of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in prison recounted Friday his and his brother's "chaotic" departure from Tehran while their mother was barred from leaving at the airport.

Manure could heat your home

Waterloo - Farm manure could be a effective source of renewable energy, according to new research. This would additionally help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

Spotify launches 'Amplify' to highlight social issues in music

Spotify is back with the launch of Amplify, its newest in-app destination. This new hub will highlight significant issues within the music industry.

New study on Canadian kids attitudes toward STEM

The first comprehensive study on Canadian kids attitudes toward STEM has been undertaken by Actua, the national Canadian charity advocating for youth education in STEM fields, and it has produced some interesting findings.

How Canada can bridge its gender deficit in STEM subjects Special

Toronto - STEM fields in Canada are dominated by men — with 20 per cent fewer women venturing into such careers. How can this imbalance be addressed? Mayrose Salvador, founder of Pueblo Science, has some answers.

Bank of Canada maintains key lending rate at 1.25%

Ottawa - Canada's central bank on Wednesday maintained its key lending rate at 1.25 percent, as growth slows and the prospect of protectionist US trade policies cast a shadow over the global economy.

Canada's economy grew less than expected in last half of 2017

Ottawa - Canada's economy slowed down in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing to an end the surge in growth seen in the first half of last year, signaling the economy is settling into a growth path that is closer to potential.

India trip controversy follows Trudeau back to Canada

Ottawa - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced persistent criticism Thursday over a convicted Sikh extremist's attendance at a Canadian event in Mumbai, nearly a week after the premier's return from a trip to India.

New innovation for digital investment advice market

A Canadian based startup has raised funding and plans to disrupt the ever-changing digital investment advice market. The company is Wealthsimple and it has raised $51 million in funding from Power Financial Corp.

Canada's Tories would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Ottawa - Canada's opposition Conservatives said Monday they would follow the US lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if they beat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals in the next election in 2019.

Canada's Supercluster plan includes plant-based protein farmers

Prairie farmers in Canada who grow rather than raise protein sources are poised to break into the mainstream with new research and investment opportunities - made available through the government's Supercluster Initiative.

Three Days Grace shares details on new rock album 'Outsider' Special

Three Days Grace bassist Brad Walst chatted with Digital Journal about their new studio album, "Outsider," which comes out on March 9, via RCA Records.

No homegrown rocket programs — Aerospace talent leaving Canada

One expert says Canada is falling behind in the space industry by focusing on other endeavors such as satellites and robotics because there are no homegrown rocketry programs.

Canada voices concern to Israel over mass expulsion

Ottawa - Canada, which takes in more African refugees from Israel than any other nation, has voiced concerns to the Jewish state over its planned mass deportation of African migrants, an official said Monday.

Digital transformation challenges for Canadian businesses

Digital transformation requires companies to implement new technologies and develop an appropriate culture, to ensure success. A new report from Accenture assesses where Canadian businesses measure against global standards.
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