Independent MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 2, 2019. Caesar-Chavannes has argued that black Canadians are passed over for senior jobs in the federal civil service, noting that a black person has never achieved the rank of deputy minister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada News

Ottawa sets up secretariat to root out racism in federal institutions, programs

OTTAWA – The federal government is setting up a secretariat to root out systemic racism and discrimination within federal institutions, programs and services. The secretariat is part of a $45-million federal anti-racism effort, which also includes funding for programs run by community groups on things like job-skills training, youth mentorships, legal services and protections against […]

A cow peers out from a pasture on a ranch near Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

OTTAWA – The Chinese Embassy said Tuesday it has asked Canada to suspend all meat exports, a surprise move that comes amid the diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. The latest Chinese move comes as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to depart Wednesday for a G20 leaders’ […]

In this Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates with the Canadian flag after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wickenheiser is the Toronto Maple Leafs new assistant director of player development. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, File)
Canada Sports

Hayley Wickenheiser among six to enter Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019

Hayley Wickenheiser’s accolades have a hard time keeping up with her. The Hockey Hall of Fame wasted no time hustling Wickenheiser into its gallery of heroes in her first year of eligibility. But when board chairman Lanny McDonald phoned her Tuesday to relay the joyful news, Wickenheiser was sequestered doing mandatory medical school course work […]

In this Monday, May 9, 2016 photo, aircraft sit at their gates at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Canada

Toronto man wanted on rape charges caught at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA – A Toronto man suspected of raping a woman in West Virginia was caught at the Atlanta airport. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 34-year-old Jordan Anthony Doswell was identified as a fugitive Sunday and arrested by Atlanta police at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says Doswell broke into a woman’s home in […]

Ottawa doctor Dr. Bernard Norman Barwin is suspended for inseminating women with wrong sperm.
Canada

Ottawa fertility doctor who used wrong sperm back before medical regulator

Fertility doctor appears before medical regulator TORONTO — A fertility doctor previously disciplined for artificially inseminating several women with the wrong sperm is set to appear before Ontario’s medical regulator today to face additional allegations, including that he used his own sperm in certain procedures. Dr. Bernard Norman Barwin admitted to committing professional misconduct when […]

Canada

Bombardier sells regional jet business to Japanese firm Mitsubishi

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. announced Tuesday a deal to sell its regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for US$550 million. Bombardier chief executive Alain Bellemare said the agreement represents the completion of the transformation of the company’s aerospace business. “With our aerospace transformation now behind us, we have a clear path forward and […]

In this photo provided by NASA, Expedition 59 astronaut David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is helped out of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft just minutes after he, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. McClain, Saint-Jacques, and Kononenko are returning after 204 days in space where they served as members of the Expedition 58 and 59 crews onboard the International Space Station. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
Canada

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth, sets Canadian space record

LONGUEUIL, Que. — David Saint-Jacques returned to Earth on Monday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. The native of Saint-Lambert, Que., has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a Canadian at 204 days. The Canadian astronaut was joined by NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko […]

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques is seen on a live monitor from the International Space Station during a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Julie Payette and a group of students at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques set to return after more than six months in space

LONGUEUIL, Que. – David Saint-Jacques is set to return to Earth on Monday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. The Canadian astronaut will join NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko aboard a Soyuz capsule that’s expected to land just before 11 p.m. ET. Saint-Jacques’ mission began ahead of […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada International

Trudeau welcoming Raptors, but Trump uncertain for White House visit

WASHINGTON — While plans are underway for the Toronto Raptors to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a White House visit for the NBA champions is uncertain. Asked by a reporter after a meeting with Trudeau if he’ll extend an invitation to the first NBA championship team from outside the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Doug Ford speaks with CTV News Toronto's Michelle Dube on June 5, 2019
Canada

Doug Ford revokes two appointments to posts abroad

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has revoked the appointments of two people to lucrative foreign posts a day after announcing them, following reports that they had ties to his chief of staff. Ford announced four agents-general appointments, which come with salaries between $165,000 and $185,000, shortly after a massive cabinet shuffle Thursday intended as […]