• Donald Trump lashes out at LaVar Ball, calling him ‘poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair’

    U.S. President Donald Trump has again lashed out at LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball who was detained in China for shoplifting, in a series of Wednesday morning tweets. Trump taunted the outspoken basketball dad, calling him an “ungrateful fool!” It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people […]

  • Ottawa pays $31.3M to Canadian men tortured in Syria

    The Liberal government has paid a total of close to $31.3 million in settlements to three Canadian men wrongfully accused of links to terrorism and tortured in Syria— 15 years and two federal inquiries after their detentions, sources confirmed to CBC News. Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin will split $31.25 million, but it’s not clear from officials […]

  • Federal government blocking social media users, deleting posts

    Canadian government departments have quietly blocked nearly 22,000 Facebook and Twitter users, with Global Affairs Canada accounting for nearly 20,000 of the blocked accounts, CBC News has learned. Moreover, nearly 1,500 posts — a combination of official messages and comments from readers — have been deleted from various government social media accounts since January 2016. […]

  • State-sponsored cyberattacks on Canada successful about once a week

    The Canadian government’s computer networks have been hit by state-sponsored cyberattacks about 50 times a week — and at least one of them usually succeeded. That acknowledgment from the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the secretive agency charged with preventing such attacks, is a rare glimpse into the scale and frequency of attempts by foreign powers to […]

  • Canada ‘prepared for the worst’ amid squabbles over NAFTA, Freeland says

    Despite making progress on “bread and butter” issues, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said differences remain between Canada and the U.S. on a number of key chapters of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking to reporters as the fifth round of negotiations concluded in Mexico City, the Toronto-area minister said “significant” sticking points include […]

  • Canada lags on patent applications by women

    Canada trails most other countries in the proportion of women inventors applying for patents, says a new study billed as the first to focus on the use of intellectual property by Canadian women. “The report finds that Canada has seen little change in the share of inventors who are women in the last 15 years, […]

  • Canada to admit nearly 1 million immigrants over next 3 years

    Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years, according to the multi-year strategy tabled by the Liberal government today in what it calls “the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history.” The number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb to 310,000 in 2018, up from 300,000 this year. […]

  • Women of colour face different battle in sexual harassment scandal

    In the overwhelming number of sexual harassment and assault complaints being revealed en masse, it’s easy to overlook. We often miss what we can’t see. But if you’re a woman of colour, you notice. Since allegations surfaced against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, provoking a landslide of more high-profile perpetrators including James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Louis C.K., few minority voices […]