KANANASKIS, Alta.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his 30 ministers holed up at a luxury mountain resort in Alberta yesterday to discuss the devastation wrought by plunging oil prices on the province’s economy.
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BANFF, Alta.—A walking trail “fit for a queen” in one of Canada’s most well-known national parks is Alberta’s 90th birthday present to the Queen.
The Commonwealth Walkway is to be created in the town of Banff in Banff National Park in honour of the monarch reaching the milestone.
OTTAWA—Parliamentarians are being urged to amend a proposed new law on medically-assisted dying by the children of the woman whose suffering was central to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the ban on assisted death.
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined world leaders today to help formally ratify a global treaty on climate change.
Putting his signature to the Paris accord was the easy part.
The hard part comes next: reducing Canada’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 30 percent over the coming decades.
VANCOUVER—Stoner subculture likely will take a hit with the incoming legalization of marijuana in Canada because as the cause vanishes, so will celebration of the drug, say experts.
SAN DIEGO—U.S. authorities said yesterday they discovered a cross-border tunnel that ran a half-mile from a Tijuana house equipped with a large elevator to a lot in San Diego that was advertised as a wooden pallet business, resulting in seizures of more than a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana.
OTTAWA—When Finance minister Bill Morneau used a speech in Chicago yesterday to toss out an open invitation to Americans to visit Canada’s natural splendour in 2017, he inadvertently may have highlighted a potential downside for one of the Liberal government’s election promises.
Overcrowding at some popular national parks will need to be managed as Canada flings open the gates.
TORONTO—A Toronto father who built his sons a $30,000 boat-shaped treehouse vowed yesterday to defend what he considers a family haven from city officials who want it torn down.
John Alpeza spent years working on the naval-themed treehouse for his boys, Kristian and Matheas, now 10 and eight.
EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is the last NDP premier in Canada following the party’s defeat in Manitoba’s general election this week, but she says she doesn’t view it that way.
“I like to see myself as not the last one standing but, in fact, the first in a new wave of NDP governments,” Notley said in an interview yesterday.
OTTAWA—Canada’s last Conservative defence minister says he’d look favourably on a proposal to join the United States’ missile-defence program.
Jason Kenney said the country seriously should consider the idea—should it receive a formal request from the U.S. to do so.