WASHINGTON—Ignoring Republican threats, U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the centre of an election-year clash over the future of the nation’s highest court.
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VANCOUVER—A icon of extreme snowmobiling was one of three people killed in separate avalanches on the same day in British Columbia.
Daniel Davidoff, 45, who was known as the “Krazy Canadian” after appearing in numerous snowmobiling adventure films, died Monday in mountains near his hometown of Castlegar, in south-central B.C.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says she worried about her government pitching a new student grant program as providing “free” tuition since there are caveats.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce that Canada will seek a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Trudeau is in New York tomorrow for meetings with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The pair met in Ottawa last month and Trudeau had said Canada would seek a two-year term on the council.
OTTAWA—Money for classical music and various community projects will flow from the government’s latest contributions to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday next year.
During an event in Toronto, the Liberal government announced $7.5 million for the city’s symphony orchestra to create a music program highlighting Canadian talent.
TORONTO—A man who allegedly said Allah instructed him to kill was charged today with stabbing and wounding two uniformed soldiers at a north-end military recruitment centre a day earlier.
VANCOUVER—In a community laboratory she co-founded, Alaina Hardie isolates and sequences sections of her own DNA though she has no formal education in biology.
The Toronto software developer believes that “citizen scientists” like her have potential to make breakthroughs as significant as universities or big corporations.
It appears the federal government thinks so, too.
A recently-published study suggests climate change may encourage longer and more frequent blooms of toxic algae along Canada’s Pacific coast.
The research on the presence of algae toxins in marine mammals along the Alaska coastline holds a warning for British Columbia, said study author Kathi Lefebvre.
OTTAWA—Tom Mulcair was leaving the national capital—his devastating federal election defeat still stinging—when he realized he wanted to stay on as leader of the NDP.
Mulcair, having just wrapped up a post-election event in Ottawa with defeated colleague and “extraordinary friend” Paul Dewar, was returning to his hometown of Montreal with his deputy chief of staff Chantale Turgeon.
TORONTO—A single paragraph buried in the Ontario budget could mean big changes in the lives of some of the province’s most impoverished residents by giving them a guaranteed minimum income.