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Op-Ed: Stephen Harper resigns as MP

Former prime minister Stephen Harper announced this morning that he will resign as member of parliament for Calgary Heritage, and quit politics.

Canada, hoping to boost profile, pledges peacekeepers to UN

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government on Friday committed 600 troops and Can$450 million (US$350 million) over three years to United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.

Canada recalls oysters from marketplace over Salmonella risk

Ottawa - Canadian company Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand large standard and mixed oysters because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Canada, Australia privacy watchdogs find Ashley Madison lacked security

Ottawa - The website for cheaters, Ashley Madison, that was hit by a massive hack that exposed millions last year has agreed to bolster its data security after Australian and Canadian investigations found it to be "insufficient or absent," officials said Tuesda...

Canada to US tourists: Please leave your guns at home

Ottawa - A rash of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign reminding tourists about their northern neighbors' relatively strict firearms laws.

Virgin Mobile Canada provides home internet via 'Steve' the modem

Virgin Mobile Canada is now providing high speed internet to Canadian homes. For Canadians looking for more choice when looking for an internet service provider, this could be a good sign.

Canadian police call for access to internet passwords

Ottawa - Canadian police chiefs on Tuesday called for the government to adopt a law that could force a person to reveal an online encryption key or password in the interests of public safety.

Canadian personality Jay Lane talks future plans, U.S. tour Special

Acclaimed Canadian personality Jay Lane chatted with me about her new book, as well as her forthcoming tour in the United States of America.

Canada investigating Cyclospora outbreak in four provinces

Canadian health officials are investigating an outbreak of locally-acquired Cyclospora infections in four provinces. The outbreak has sickened 51 people with one person requiring hospitalization.

Canada IS sympathizer shot dead after setting off explosives: police

Ottawa - A Canadian man who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video was shot dead in a taxi after setting off an explosive device, police acting to thwart an imminent attack said Thursday.

Canada police shoot dead alleged IS sympathizer

Ottawa - Canadian police said they thwarted a "potential terrorist threat" after shooting dead an alleged Islamic State sympathizer said to have been armed with an explosive device.

World Social Forum summit calls for global cooperation

Montr - Organizers of the World Social Forum are hoping to bridge what they described Monday as a north-south divide in tending to the world's social ills.

Second Zika vaccine trial gets under way in US

Miami - US health authorities Wednesday launched the second human trial of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and is now spreading in the US and Latin America.

Canada launches inquiry into slain, missing Native women

Ottawa - A pioneering indigenous woman judge will lead an inquiry into the disproportionately high rate of killings and disappearances of indigenous women and girls in Canada, the government announced Wednesday.

Bangladesh police identify cafe attack 'mastermind'

Dhaka - A Canadian citizen was one of the masterminds behind a mass killing at a Dhaka cafe, Bangladesh police said Saturday, after new information came to light following a raid on an extremist hideout.

MP Adam Vaughan talks Canada's new direction and more Special

Amid the United States' polarizing presidential race and the uncertainty around Brexit, Digital Journal spoke with Adam Vaughan, the member of parliament for Toronto's Spadina—Fort York riding, about Canada's place in all of this and much more.

Cirque du Soleil cancels 40 shows in Turkey

Montr - Canada-based Cirque du Soleil has canceled 40 shows in Turkey for fear of political instability there after a deadly failed coup attempt, the acrobatic troupe said Tuesday.

Shocked Canada PM offers support after Nice attack

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged his support to France after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left at least 80 people dead."Canadians are shocked by tonight's attack in Nice.

U.S. security agency warns against 'useless' antivirus programs

Washington - U.S. government computer experts are warning consumers that some popular antivirus software programs have become "useless" and could compromise the safety of home computers.

Ukraine and Canada sign 'milestone' free trade deal

Kiev - Ukraine and Canada signed a "milestone" free trade agreement on Monday designed to bolster support for the war-scarred former Soviet republic in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia.

Warnings issued in Canada and U.S. over giant hogweed plant

Authorities in Michigan and Ontario, Canada are the latest to issue warnings on the dangers of a giant invasive plant that can cause severe burns and blindness in those unfortunate enough to tangle with it.

Ft McMurray wildfires costliest disaster in Canada history: insurers

Montr - Wildfires in Canada's oil city of Fort McMurray this year caused CAN $3.58 billion ($2.75 billion USD) in damages, making it the country's costliest disaster ever, according to estimates from insurers on Thursday.

EU urges swift ratification of Canada trade deal

Strasbourg - The EU Commission on Tuesday urged national parliaments to swiftly ratify the long-delayed EU-Canada trade deal, an agreement that is largely seen as a model for a proposed deal with the US.

Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to march in Toronto Pride parade

Montr - Justin Trudeau made history Sunday by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate.

Blue lobster caught in Canadian waters

Two Canadian fishermen have caught bright blue lobsters in Canadian waters. Finding crustaceans of this color is very rare.

EU-Canada deal should be put to German parliament: Merkel

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the German parliament should be consulted on the EU's free trade deal with Canada, setting her on a collision course with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Brexit raises concerns for long-term global growth: Obama

Ottawa - Britain's vote to leave the European Union raises "longer-term concerns" about global growth at a time of already weak economic output, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Obama warns Venezuela not to block 'legitimate' recall drive

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Venezuela's government Wednesday to not block the opposition's "legitimate" efforts to hold a referendum to recall the country's embattled president Nicolas Maduro.

Obama blasts isolationism, with Trump in sights

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama warned against isolationist tendencies in America and elsewhere, calling it "the wrong medicine" to fix legitimate concerns about globalization.

Canada to lift travel visa requirement for Mexicans

Ottawa - Canada will rescind travel restrictions on Mexicans at the end of this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during a visit by his counterpart President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday.
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