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Canada Day celebration in Accra, Ghana @ High Commissioner’s Residence

NOTES FOR AN ADDRESS BY H.E. DR. HEATHER CAMERON, HIGH COMMISSIONER OF CANADA TO GHANA ON THE OCCASION OF CANADA DAY 2019 July 03, 2019 *CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Welcome! Bienvenue! Akwaba! Honourable Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng; Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers; Honourable Members of Parliament; Senior representatives of the Government of Ghana; Your Excellencies and […]

Musician Frank Walker poses for a photograph in Toronto on Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada Lifestyle

Frank Walker sets aside Stronach family empire to chase DJ dreams

TORONTO — Life can lead to the most extraordinary of crossroads when you’re the grandson of a billionaire auto industry magnate. That’s where Frank Walker found himself three years ago when he faced a rare career quandary: should he settle into a comfortable job at Magna International, the auto parts giant his grandfather Frank Stronach […]

The average premium is calculated by comparing the total premiums collected from passenger vehicles in each province and dividing it by the number of vehicles. (David Horemans/CBC)
Canada News

Data shows B.C. residents pay highest auto insurance premiums in Canada Social Sharing

British Columbians pay an average of $1,832 annually B.C. residents pay the highest auto insurance premiums in Canada, according to data released by the General Insurance Statistical Agency (GISA), the statistical agency run by Canada’s provincial insurance regulators. The data shows that people living in B.C. pay an average of $1,832 annually, compared to $1,316 in […]

Canada Economy

Canadian Real Estate Association reports home sales climbed higher in July

OTTAWA – The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in July rose 12.6 per cent compared with the same month last year. The increase came as sales were up in most of the country’s largest markets, including the B.C.’s Lower Mainland, Calgary, Edmonton, the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton-Burlington, Ottawa and Montreal. On a […]

Canada News

1st-degree murder charge laid, Canada-wide warrant issued in 2018 death of man outside Brampton bar

Investigators are now searching for 28-year-old Yassine Nahi, wanted for first-degree murder Investigators are now searching for Yassine Nahi, 28, wanted for first-degree murder. Nahi should be considered armed and dangerous, and police are asking anyone who sees him to call 911. (Peel Regional Police/CBC) Peel Regional Police have laid a first-degree murder charge against one man […]

In this image released by Greenpeace, Greenpeace activists and other environmental organizations display a banner as the cargo ship MV Bavaria, the container vessel allegedly hired to ship back the 69 containers loaded with garbage from Canada, slowly enters the mouth of Subic Bay, Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Subic, Zambales province west of Manila, Philippines. The environmental groups are calling on the Philippine government to ban all waste imports into the country and ratify the Basel Ban Amendment. The banner reads: "Philippines Is Not A Dumpsite!" (Greenpeace Via AP)

Garbage stranded in Philippines for years to return to Vancouver

Containers of Canadian trash that festered in the Philippines for years are set to arrive home just in time to celebrate the country’s 152nd birthday. The Anna Maersk is scheduled to dock at the Port of Vancouver, with the containers aboard, on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. The arrival will bring nearly to a […]

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

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’ […]