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Canada invests in small nuclear reactors to meet climate goals

Oakville, Ontario-based nuclear tech company Terrestrial Energy has received a $20 million commitment from the federal government to aid in the development of the company’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology.

Alberta, Ottawa agree to reducing oilsands environment monitoring

Edmonton - Alberta has signed an agreement with the federal government that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the oilsands, putting monitoring of the Athabasca River and habitats at risk.

Windstream Energy Sues Canada over default on NAFTA award payment

For the first time in the history of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canadian government has failed to comply with the terms of payment following an award ruling of $28 million by an arbitral tribunal appointed under NAFTA.

After a century in Canada, Bison return to Montana reservation

A herd of 89 plains bison in Canada will be relocated to a Native American reservation in Montana next month, and tribal leaders say this is a welcome homecoming for an animal that is an emblem of their way of life.

Approval of GM salmon eggs will be challenged in Canadian court

Environmental groups are challenging Environment Canada's decision to approve the production of genetically modified salmon eggs, citing the ecological dangers of such a risky action.

Op-Ed: On Character — Consistency, conscience and Thomas Mulcair Special

The NDP leader has consistently stood by his conscience, people and principles. He’s fought for civil rights, environmental protection, and against separatism. This article briefly examines the mental and moral qualities distinctive to Mulcair.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Canadian government to bring in 285,000 immigrants in 2015

The Conservative government in Canada is looking to up the number of immigrants it brings into the country during 2015. The country's minister responsible for immigration says they'll bring in between 260,000 and 285,000 immigrants next year.

Rat-infested ghost ship may be heading for Britain

It sounds like a plotline to a Stephen King story — a ghost ship afloat on the high seas is drifting toward the British Isles; its only passengers are cannibal rats who have had nothing to eat but each other since the ship was set adrift.

Judge: Ottawa acted in bad faith calling ex-librarian 'terrorist'

Ottawa - A judge ruled the federal government acted in bad faith when labeling former Toronto librarian’s assistant Douglas Gary Freeman a "terrorist"and connecting him to the Black Panther party.

Op-Ed: Canadian government plan would claw back public employee pay

Ottawa - In a clear bid to help reduce the deficit by taking money from their own employees, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper intends to take back 4 per cent of public service employees salary beginning next January 1.

Op-Ed: Did Thomas Mulcair betray Canada during his visit to Washington?

Washington - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall accused Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official opposition of betraying Canada's national interest during his recent visit to the US. Wall was referring to Mulcair's Keystone pipeline comments and his view on the oilsands.

Harper Government reports $1.85 billion deficit in November 2012

Ottawa - The deficit run by the Canadian federal government for the period of April through November for the 2012-13 fiscal year is $12.4 billion which is $3.1 billion less than the same period last year.

Canadian government to make key bath salts ingredient illegal

Ottawa - The Canadian federal government is moving to make methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), a key ingredient in the so-called bath salts drug, illegal, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Tuesday at a news conference.

Canadian Human Resources Minister details new EI measures, rules

Ottawa - The Canadian federal government's Human Resources Minister announced new Employment Insurance (EI) measures Thursday at a press conference in Ottawa. The overhaul will establish three criteria for job hunters.

Are you willing to pay higher taxes? A new poll suggests yes

Toronto - A new poll from the left-leaning organization the Broadbent Institute suggests that more Canadians – from all political stripes – are willing to pay "slightly" more taxes to protect Canada's social services, such as healthcare and education.

Right to water: Canada slapped by United Nations Rapporteur

Canada has once again been denounced on the international scene for its repeated attempts at weakening a legally binding recognition by the United Nations of the right to clean water and sanitation.

Study: 1% of Canadians hold very favourable view of politicians

Toronto - A new study by the conservative think tank organization the Manning Centre found that an overwhelming majority of Canadians find their public officials "unprincipled," "dishonest," "lazy" and "incompetent."

Rogers Communications taps into finance sector, files application

Toronto - Rogers Communications is known in Canada for its various services, such as digital cable, Internet and wireless phones, but they may now also become Rogers Bank. A company spokesperson confirmed that Rogers filed an application to become a bank.

Op-Ed: Canadian government sees asbestos in shades of green?

There's something fundamentally ironic about the Canadian parliament buildings having to undergo billions of dollars of renovations over the next 20 years to rid its walls of asbestos, a known cancer causing agent.

Canadian government misled parliament on G-8 costs: AG report

Ottawa - An Auditor-General report found Canada's Conservative government misled parliamentarians on the appropriation of funds leading up to last summer's G8 summit.

Canadian opposition parties take aim at 'groundhog day' budget

Ottawa - The opposition parties attacked the Conservative government's "groundhog day" budget on June 7 as debates resumed in the House of Commons.

Canada's 2011 Census arrives in the mail; will you fill it out?

Toronto - The Canadian 2011 Census has been mailed out to millions across the country. On the front of the census, it states: "2011 Census Complete the census – it's the law." But will Canadians fill it out or just shred it?

Bill will allow Canada to freeze assets of foreign heads of state

Ottawa - The Canadian federal government is rushing a bill through the House of Commons that would allow Ottawa to freeze millions of dollars in foreign assets. This move would freeze assets belonging to the dictators in northern Africa and the Middle East.

Officials help welcome National Council of Canadian Tamils office Special

Toronto - Members of all three levels of government in Canada and representatives of the Tamil community helped launch the official National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT) office in northern Toronto Saturday.

Tamil coalitions congratulate Canadian government refugee stance Special

Toronto - The Coalition to Stop the War in Sri Lanka has congratulated the Canadian federal government's recent decision to grant due process to the 492 Tamil migrants who arrived in British Columbia on a boat from Sri Lanka.

Canadian Government monitors political commentary on internet

Ottawa - The Conservative Government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been caught monitoring political comments on Internet chat rooms, and employing respondents to correct the commentators, and their "misinformation".

Canadian Federal Cabinet Minister Guergis Resigns

Ottawa - Helena Guergis, Canada's controversial Minister of State for the Status of Women, has resigned today. She faces a police investigation and federal ethics probe.

International governments oppose Sri Lanka's bid to host summit Special

Canada and other governments around the world are opposed to Sri Lanka's recent bid of attempting to host the next Commonwealth summit because of their controversial internal displacement camps.

Canadian government could fall as early as Friday

According to The Canadian Press' sources, the Conservative minority government of Canada could fall as early as Friday through a critical vote.
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