Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 17th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 17th

Here are five things to watch for in the Canadian business world this week. The Canadian Real Estate Association is expected to release its monthly home sales figures for November on Monday. The reading comes after home sales fell for a second mon...
Canadian Press
1min
Take a look at the Speaker’s secret Parliament apartment

Take a look at the Speaker’s secret Parliament apartment

The Speaker’s office and apartment on Parliament Hill are not only for Speaker Geoff Regan. Malala Yousafzai’s family and Barack Obama’s secret service team used the little known rooms when they spoke at the House of Commons.
Canadian Press
1min
Trudeau claims Tories ‘spreading falsehoods’ on immigration

Trudeau claims Tories ‘spreading falsehoods’ on immigration

The prime minister criticized the Conservatives for “fearmongering” by spreading what he said are false claims about immigration. In a Friday interview, Justin Trudeau said immigration has benefited Canada for generations.
Canadian Press
2mins
Ontario NDP on delay to appointment of Ford friend as top cop

Ontario NDP on delay to appointment of Ford friend as top cop

The Ontario NDP says it still has concerns about the hiring of a friend of Premier Doug Ford as OPP commissioner after the government said Saturday it will delay Ron Taverner’s appointment until a review of his selection is completed.
Canadian Press
2mins
Trudeau says a less partisan Senate is good for democracy

Trudeau says a less partisan Senate is good for democracy

Justin Trudeau says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer needs to explain why he wants to reverse Liberal reforms that have made the Senate less partisan. The prime minister sat down for an interview with the Canadian Press on Friday.
Canadian Press
1min
Trudeau: Too early for ‘leader-to-leader’ talks on China detainees

Trudeau: Too early for ‘leader-to-leader’ talks on China detainees

Justin Trudeau says he will take up the issue of two Canadians detained in China with that country’s leadership “when the time is right.” The prime minister sat down for an interview with The Canadian Press in Ottawa on Friday.
Canadian Press
2mins
Reports Canada banning Huawei from 5G ‘speculation’: Goodale

Reports Canada banning Huawei from 5G ‘speculation’: Goodale

Ralph Goodale was asked on Friday about reports that Canada will ban Chinese company Huawei from its 5G network. The public safety minister says the government will “spare no effort” to ensure the network is secure.
Canadian Press
1min
Dave Brubaker’s lawyer on waiting for a court decision

Dave Brubaker’s lawyer on waiting for a court decision

The verdict for a former high-ranking gymnastics coach, who has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and sexual exploitation, is expected in February. Dave Brubaker’s lawyer says his client is “anxious” for a decision.
Canadian Press
2mins
Omar Khadr says his life is ‘in suspension’ under bail conditions

Omar Khadr says his life is ‘in suspension’ under bail conditions

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr called his situation “an injustice,” after applying for loosened bail conditions in an Edmonton court on Thursday. Khadr is seeking a Canadian passport and permission to speak with his sister.
Canadian Press
2mins
Scheer calls Trudeau’s China policy ‘naive’ after detentions

Scheer calls Trudeau’s China policy ‘naive’ after detentions

After the detention of two Canadian men in China over national security allegations, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is criticizing what he calls Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “naive approach” to the country.
Canadian Press
2mins
A look at the new temporary Senate chamber

A look at the new temporary Senate chamber

The Senate is moving into a temporary home for the next decade because of Centre Block renovations. But sittings in the chamber are being delayed until February – and newly planned video broadcasts until March – due to noise problems.
Canadian Press
1min
Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

Kotex is recalling some tampons in Canada and the U.S.
Canadian Press
1min
Trudeau, Scheer bid farewell to Centre Block of Parliament

Trudeau, Scheer bid farewell to Centre Block of Parliament

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other MPs said their goodbyes on Wednesday to Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, before it closes for 10 years of renovations. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called it “more than just a building.”
Canadian Press
4mins
Freeland says second Canadian missing in China after Meng arrest

Freeland says second Canadian missing in China after Meng arrest

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says a second Canadian is missing in China after questioning by local authorities. China already detained former diplomat Michael Kovrig after the Vancouver arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
Canadian Press
3mins
‘Vote for me’: Ontario teen granted wish to be PM for a day

‘Vote for me’: Ontario teen granted wish to be PM for a day

Aiden Anderson says tasting some “amazing” cookies from Rideau Hall’s kitchen was one highlight of his visit to Ottawa. The teen, who was born with a rare heart defect, had his wish to be prime minister for a day granted by Make-A-Wish Canada.
Canadian Press
2mins
Report makes 13 safety recommendations for Broncos crash site

Report makes 13 safety recommendations for Broncos crash site

Removing a landowner's trees at the site of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is one of 13 safety recommendations included in a report on the intersection. The Saskatchewan government says all the recommendations will be implemented.
Canadian Press
2mins
Cannabis Etiquette: Navigating pot use in the holiday season

Cannabis Etiquette: Navigating pot use in the holiday season

Canadians are heading into the first holiday season post-legalization of marijuana
Canadian Press
1min
‘Difficult’ situation with China after Canadian’s arrest: Scheer

‘Difficult’ situation with China after Canadian’s arrest: Scheer

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says there is a troubling “global dynamic” emerging after a Canadian’s detention in China in the wake of the Vancouver arrest of a Chinese executive in response to a U.S. extradition request.
Canadian Press
1min
Horwath calls for review of Ford’s alleged ‘pimped out ride’

Horwath calls for review of Ford’s alleged ‘pimped out ride’

Andrea Horwath is supporting the acting OPP commissioner’s call for an investigation into the hiring of Ron Taverner to the force's top job. The Ontario NDP leader is also calling for a review of Premier Doug Ford’s personalized vehicle request.
Canadian Press
3mins
Canadian world juniors will play ‘fast hockey’: Coach

Canadian world juniors will play ‘fast hockey’: Coach

Canada’s world junior hockey squad had its first skate Tuesday at the short selection camp. Coach Tim Hunter says he’s aiming for speed in every aspect of the game.
Canadian Press
1min
Cannabis gift ideas for this holiday season

Cannabis gift ideas for this holiday season

Looking for a unique gift for the cannabis lover on your holiday list? Robin Ellins from Toronto’s Friendly Stranger Cannabis Culture Shop highlights the latest trends in pot accessories.
Canadian Press
2mins
Mother of Mylan Hicks says she thought he was safe in Canada

Mother of Mylan Hicks says she thought he was safe in Canada

The Crown and defence have finished presenting evidence at the trial of Nelson Lugela, charged in the shooting death of Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks. The Detroit native's mother says it is “mind-boggling” her son was killed in Canada.
Canadian Press
3mins
Choir! Choir! Choir! a ‘community’ for amateur singers

Choir! Choir! Choir! a ‘community’ for amateur singers

A Choir! Choir! Choir! participant says there is just as much laughing as singing at the pop collective sessions. Amateur singers are taught how to perform choral versions of pop songs at the events.
Canadian Press
3mins
Canadian’s arrest in China being taken ‘very seriously’: Trudeau

Canadian’s arrest in China being taken ‘very seriously’: Trudeau

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government is “deeply concerned” about the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also weighed in Tuesday on Michael Kovrig’s detention.
Canadian Press
2mins
‘Our hearts go out to Alberta’: PM on equalization payments

‘Our hearts go out to Alberta’: PM on equalization payments

The federal equalization program is under fire after Alberta did not qualify for payments from Ottawa amid an oil price crisis. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s a discussion on what can be done to help the province.
Canadian Press
1min
Bill Morneau says equalization program won’t change until renewal

Bill Morneau says equalization program won’t change until renewal

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the equalization formula will not be re-opened until its renewal in four years. The funding program came under fire when Morneau announced which provinces qualified to receive payments from Ottawa.
Canadian Press
2mins
Charlie Angus calls for task force on Aboriginal teens deaths

Charlie Angus calls for task force on Aboriginal teens deaths

NDP MP Charlie Angus is calling on the Liberal government to create a task force to investigate the deaths of Indigenous teens in Thunder Bay, Ont. The body of a missing 17-year-old boy was found on Sunday.
Canadian Press
1min
Chrystia Freeland shares how she dealt with NAFTA stress

Chrystia Freeland shares how she dealt with NAFTA stress

Speaking at a Women of Influence luncheon on Monday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland revealed how she managed stress throughout the NAFTA renegotiations.
Canadian Press
2mins
Scenes outside bail hearing for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Scenes outside bail hearing for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

People lined up outside a Vancouver courthouse prior to the bail hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Monday. Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover on Dec. 1.
Canadian Press
1min
National security comes first: Minister on Huawei 5G review

National security comes first: Minister on Huawei 5G review

Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says before ruling on whether the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies should be involved in the next-generation mobile network, Canada needs advice from its intelligence services.
Canadian Press
2mins
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 10th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 10th

Here are five things to watch for in the Canadian business world this week. The International Economic Forum of the Americas’ Toronto Global Forum kicks off Monday. The forum will feature business leaders and government representatives including ...
Canadian Press
1min
UFC champ Max Holloway could be ‘greatest ever:’ Dana White

UFC champ Max Holloway could be ‘greatest ever:’ Dana White

Featherweight champion Max Holloway retained his title against challenger Brian Ortega at UFC 231, Saturday. UFC president Dana White says it was “one of the sickest fights" he has ever seen.
Canadian Press
1min
Craft growers will add to recreational market: Cannabis producer

Craft growers will add to recreational market: Cannabis producer

James Gallagher and Yan Boissonneault say they want to bring their expertise running small legal medical grow-ops to the recreational market. Gallagher says “craft” producers have a lot of knowledge to add to the growing industry.
Canadian Press
2mins
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs 'Hallelujah,' crowd sings along

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs 'Hallelujah,' crowd sings along

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma gave a free performance in Montreal’s subway system Saturday. Ma ended the 20-minute show by inviting the crowd to sing along with his interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
Canadian Press
2mins
Luger Alex Gough is ‘proud’ she’s inspired girl athletes

Luger Alex Gough is ‘proud’ she’s inspired girl athletes

The most decorated luger in Canadian history and first to win an Olympic medal Alex Gough retired from the sport Saturday. Gough says she’s proud of the fact young Canadian girls have taken up luge because of her.
Canadian Press
2mins
Trudeau suggests Ford is trying to ‘play games’ on climate numbers

Trudeau suggests Ford is trying to ‘play games’ on climate numbers

After Doug Ford claimed the prime minister shifted the goalposts on Canada’s climate-change plans, Justin Trudeau responded by suggesting it is the Ontario premier who is “moving the goalposts.”
Canadian Press
1min
Ottawa says coerced sterilization already covered by criminal code

Ottawa says coerced sterilization already covered by criminal code

The federal government is agreeing with the UN’s statement that the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a violation of human rights. The Liberals say the criminal code already covers this practice.
Canadian Press
1min
Rights group demands end to sterilization of Indigenous women

Rights group demands end to sterilization of Indigenous women

The UN Committee Against Torture says Canada must investigate the forced sterilization of Indigenous women and girls. Jackie Hansen of Amnesty International says the practice violates a “long list of human rights.”
Canadian Press
2mins
Drake and Shawn Mendes among Canadian Grammy nominations

Drake and Shawn Mendes among Canadian Grammy nominations

Chart-toppers Drake and Shawn Mendes led the Canadians picking up Grammy Award nominations. The Toronto rapper pulled in seven nominations. Drake is up for album, record and song of the year for work from his 2018 double-album "Scorpion." Mendes s...
Canadian Press
1min
Christmas present from 1971 finally opened

Christmas present from 1971 finally opened

Adrian Pearce left a gift from his high school girlfriend Vicki Allen unopened for 47 years after she broke up with him. Allen says she didn’t realize Pearce’s feelings were so intense.
Canadian Press
3mins
Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Hart wrote on Twitter that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn't want to be a distr...
Canadian Press
1min
Beams of light honour victims on Polytechnique anniversary

Beams of light honour victims on Polytechnique anniversary

Attending a vigil to honour the victims of the Ecole Polytechnique shooting in Montreal 29 years ago, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau says more can be done to fight gender-based violence.
Canadian Press
2mins
Ford plans to discuss ‘job-killing carbon tax’ with Trudeau

Ford plans to discuss ‘job-killing carbon tax’ with Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford in Montreal on Thursday ahead of the first ministers conference. Ford said he is eager to discuss the federal carbon tax and irregular border crossers with Trudeau.
Canadian Press
2mins
UFC boss Dana White ‘excited’ for UFC 231 in Toronto

UFC boss Dana White ‘excited’ for UFC 231 in Toronto

UFC President Dana White says he’s looking forward to the featherweight title bout at UFC 231 in Toronto. Featherweight champion Max (Blessed) Holloway takes on Brian (T-City) Ortega on Saturday.
Canadian Press
2mins
Trudeau says no political involvement in Huawei CFO arrest

Trudeau says no political involvement in Huawei CFO arrest

Justin Trudeau says his office got “a few days’ notice” before the arrest of the chief financial officer of Chinese company Huawei Technologies. The prime minister says there was no political involvement in Meng Wanzhou's arrest.
Canadian Press
1min
Sandra Oh and Jim Carrey are some of the Canadians nominated for Golden Globes

Sandra Oh and Jim Carrey are some of the Canadians nominated for Golden Globes

Ottawa’s Sandra Oh and Toronto's Jim Carrey are up for Golden Globes.
Canadian Press
1min
Dennis Oland police interview shown at murder trial

Dennis Oland police interview shown at murder trial

Video of a Saint John police interview with Dennis Oland conducted in 2011 has been shown to his murder trial. Oland, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, denies killing his father in an excerpt from the interview.
Canadian Press
2mins
Tories call for Trudeau to apologize to construction workers

Tories call for Trudeau to apologize to construction workers

Conservative MP Candice Bergen says recent comments the prime minister made at a panel in Argentina are an “insult” to Canada’s construction workers. Justin Trudeau says he will continue to help ensure safe workplaces for all Canadians.
Canadian Press
2mins