A government advisory group is calling for significant investment in northern infrastructure that would include tax breaks to companies setting up shop in the territories.
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TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says it is unacceptable to her that two Ontario colleges are operating campuses in Saudi Arabia that don’t admit women students.
Niagara College and Ottawa-based Algonquin College have been operating men-only campuses for a couple of years in two cities in Saudi Arabia, where Sharia law forbids the education of women and men in the same classes.
MONTREAL—The husband of one of the Quebecers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack says hanging up on Justin Trudeau “felt good” after the prime minister called him earlier this week.
Yves Richard told Montreal radio station 98.5 FM yesterday he was frustrated in the hours after last week’s tragedy with what he called Global Affairs Canada’s lack of tact and empathy.
OTTAWA—More than half of Ottawa’s newly-arrived Syrians are under the age of 14, posing a particular challenge to refugee resettlement agencies.
How do you keep the kids busy while trying to help their parents find a place to live?
One child recently proved the point—and in so doing underlined the urgency of finding those homes as fast as possible.
DEFOREST, Wis.—Adults caught up in the colouring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meet-up groups.
Libraries across the U.S. are holding adult colouring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest, according to the American Library Association, including New York City, Denver, and Milwaukee.
NORTH MIDDLESEX, Ont.—The president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture says barn fires are a harsh reminder of the dangers of farming.
More than 2,000 pigs died early Tuesday in a barn fire north of London, Ont.
And while the barn was destroyed, the OPP said no people were hurt in the blaze.
MONTREAL—Unifor says it has reached a tentative contract agreement with Resolute Forest Products covering one group of workers in a deal the union hopes will set a pattern across Quebec’s forestry sector.
The agreement still needs to be ratified by forestry workers in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation hopes to have two lanes of a failed bridge on a northern section of the Trans-Canada Highway open to traffic by the end of February.
SAINT ANDREWS, N.B.—The federal government may consider forgiving the flight costs for Syrian refugees who came to Canada before the Liberals came to power, the federal immigration minister said today.
Until Nov. 4, all refugees arriving under the government’s resettlement programs were required to cover their own airfare—a long-standing policy dating back decades.
MONTEBELLO, Que.—Tom Mulcair vowed today to make sure the New Democrats do not lose sight of their identity as they attempt to rebuild from last year’s crushing election defeat.
During a speech at his party’s caucus treat in Montebello, Que., Mulcair promised to ensure the NDP remains loyal to its leftist roots.