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Op-Ed: Canada — U.S. trade war ratchets up as Trump tweets 'Watch'

It's bad enough that Trump has instigated a trade war, so you can imagine everyone's surprise when as part of his early morning "tweet rants" routine, the president took on the Canadian dairy sector again, tweeting "We will not stand for this. Watch!"

Canada's Trudeau to meet pope in late May

Ottawa - Pope Francis will grant a private audience to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next month after a G7 summit in Italy, the government in Ottawa said Friday.

Melting Canadian glacier caused river to disappear in four days

In the first known case of "river piracy" to be documented in modern times, scientists have actually seen the powerful and dramatic impact of climate change on glaciers and the watersheds their meltwaters feed.

Global companies abandon Canada's oil sands for greener pastures

In the last year, five multinational energy companies have sold off close to $25 billion of their assets in Canada's oil sands holdings to domestic companies, leaving experts to wonder if the exodus will continue.

Canada unveils legislation to legalize cannabis

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government unveiled legislation Thursday to fully legalize marijuana, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay.

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Ottawa - The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil legislation on Thursday to fully legalize recreational marijuana use, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay.

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Ottawa - Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, as she called on the country to be bold in advocating for girls' education.

Canadian marijuana legalization plan coming Thursday

Ottawa - A senior government official is saying the proposed federal legislation to legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana in Canada will be tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday.

Trudeau says Canada 'was born' at French battle as he marks centenary

Vimy - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country "was born here" as he led commemorations in France on Sunday for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Trudeau leads Battle of Vimy 100-year commemoration in France

Arras - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will lead the commemorations on Sunday for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France, considered a founding moment in his nation's history.

Dutch cyberbully loses bid against Canada extradition

Den Haag - A Dutchman convicted of cyberbullying lost his appeal on Tuesday against being extradited to Canada to face charges linked to the suicide of a teenager who suffered online harassment.

Canada, Ukraine formalize defense cooperation

Ottawa - Canada and Ukraine formalized a defense pact Monday that would see Canada continue to offer military training and share combat expertise.

Canada's Wholesome Farms Brand ice cream recalled over Listeria

Food service organizations in Canada are being warned to not serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corporation because testing showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada is supporting science research in Rwanda

Toronto - April 7 marks the United Nations Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Rwanda, which makes the news that Canada is investing heavily into science, engineering and mathematics research in the country very timely.

Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill

Buenos Aires - Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years.

Canada to legalize recreational marijuana by mid-2018: report

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will introduce legislation in the coming weeks that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada by mid-2018, reports said Monday.

Review: Trumpism not the only target in ʻEverything Is Great Again’ Special

Toronto - Given a title like “Everything Is Great Again”, you know Donald Trump’s presidency is taking some shots in the new Toronto Second City show, which opened last night. But as easy a target as he is, the Orange One is surprisingly absent.

Ontario pushes for exemption to New York 'Buy American' policy

Two Ontario cabinet members are meeting with officials in Albany, New York today to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a "Buy American" policy expected to pass on March 31, warning that if this is not done, it could lead to a trade war on both sides.

U.S. 14th, Canada 7th, in ranking of world's happiest countries

The World Happiness Report, was released today the International Day of Happiness. The report is by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

What is the Five Eyes intelligence alliance?

Washington - The diplomatic spat between Britain and the United States, after the White House claimed that London's spies had snooped on Donald Trump, is just the latest incident to put focus on Five Eyes, an international intelligence alliance.

Five amazing Canadian space facts you should know

With the announcement that Canso, Nova Scotia will be host to a new satellite launching rocket pad in the not-too-distant future, it’s the perfect time to show off some of Canada’s noteworthy space exploration facts.

Canada sex toy maker to pay $3.75M in 'spying vibrator' lawsuit

Two women who filed a lawsuit against a Canadian sex toy company alleging its popular Internet-connected vibrator was spying on them have won a $3.75 million ($5 million Canadian) settlement in an Illinois court.

Canada oil industry will continue to see losses for much of 2017

The Conference Board of Canada released its 2017 report on the oil industry. The forecast is for continued losses for most of the year, even though financial conditions are better and there's the promise of greater pipeline capacity.

Trump-Trudeau: an unlikely alliance

Ottawa - While other world leaders have been disparaged by Donald Trump or faced ire at home for trying to woo his White House, Canada's progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has struck up an unlikely alliance with the US president.

Canada, US to probe uptick in migrant flow

Ottawa - Canada and the United States pledged to cooperate to determine why migrants are increasingly attempting to cross the border illegally into America's northern neighbor.

Review: Dearly Beloved, 'Admission'

The Canadian garage-punk outfit recorded their latest album, 'Admission', in only 14 days at Dave Grohl’s studio on the '70s-era analogue console which Nirvana used to record 'Nevermind'. Digital Journal listened in.

US cooperation needed as asylum seekers flow into Canada

Ottawa - As greater numbers of refugees flow from the United States into Canada by land, US-pledged cooperation has become essential, Canada's public safety minister said Saturday.

Opening of Trump tower in Vancouver met with protests

Ottawa - US President Donald Trump's two sons inaugurated a Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada as protesters outside chanted "Not in my city.

US tariffs would kill NAFTA talks: Mexico

Mexico - Mexico will walk away from talks on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement if US President Donald Trump slaps tariffs on Mexican-made goods, the economy minister says.

Canada school boards question U.S. field trips under travel ban

Vancouver - Canadian school boards have been grappling with how to respond to the US travel restrictions President Trump is trying to put in place. Many Canadian schools schedule trips into the U.S. for various reasons, however, the safety of students is a priority.
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Snow on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, Canada.
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Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
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Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
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Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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Jim Byrnes and The Sojourners on stage of Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver during Ganbare Japan! benefit concert.
Welcome to Canada sign at the Canadian border
Welcome to Canada sign at the Canadian border
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The RCMP identified the suspect of a massive manhunt as 24-year-old Justin Bourque. This photograph ...
The RCMP identified the suspect of a massive manhunt as 24-year-old Justin Bourque. This photograph of Bourque was taken by Moncton Times and Transcript photojournalist Viktor Pivovarov. — Viktor Pivovarov / Moncton Times and Transcript via CBC
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Larger areas of what used to be layers of thick grass destroyed by landscaping machinery and creeks' banks with their ner, more regular shapes, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
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Face painted ladies during the Aboriginal Day, Vancouver, BC.
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Stephen Lewis. NDP Policy Convention, April 8-10, 2016.
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Family trailer with quads and motorbikes, Stave Lake, BC.
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Exiting light display at Dufferin Island Park in Niagara Falls during the festival of lights, encouraging donations to assist with costs.