Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has been asked to meet with Elections Ontario over allegations of misconduct in an upcoming by-election. The premier asked Andrew Olivier, the Liberal candidate in Sudbury, not to seek nomination for the by-election in that riding, as she had another candidate in mind. Olivier now claims that he was offered a Read More
Canada Post has unveiled a special commemorative stamp in honour of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela. The postal service says the stamp recognizes Mandela as a human rights icon that once referred to Canada as a home away from home. The unveiling ceremony was held today at Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Read More
Canada’s Members of Parliament have returned to work today, with public safety and the economy and at the top of the agenda. This will be the last sitting of Parliament before this year’s election, which can be triggered no later than September. Under discussion is the government’s proposed new anti-terror legislation that has received the Read More
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman has responded to an article in Maclean’s magazine referring to Manitoba’s capital as Canada’s most racist city, particularly for actions and attitudes toward Aboriginals. At a news conference this afternoon, Mayor Bowman admits that his city is divided along ethnic lines, pointing out the unfair treatment of First Nations people. Bowman, Read More
It’s an historic day for Black Canadians and Canadians in general as today is the first official Lincoln Alexander Day nationwide. Lincoln MacCaley Alexander, affectionally known as ‘linc” was Ontario’s first black Member of Parliament in the House of Commons representing Hamilton West from 1968- 1980. He served as Ontario’s 24th Lieutenant Governor from 1985 Read More
A man has been arrested after a hazardous chemical scare in an Ottawa hotel. The RCMP says the man, identified as 42-year-old Christopher Phillips, is an American citizen living in Halifax, and a former biochemical weapons specialist that had worked with the US military. They say Phillips was carrying dangerous chemicals, one of which is Read More
The owner of Goodlife Fitness says the company is interested in occupying Target Canada locations, after the American retailer decided to close its stores nationwide. David Patchell-Evans, CEO of the London, Ontario-based fitness chain, says the spacious locations will help as part of their growth strategy. Goodlife also has plans to expand to 400 fitness Read More
Canadians would be hard-pressed to find this week’s edition of Charlie Hebdo, the first since the French satirical magazine’s office was attacked last week Wednesday. 1,500 copies were distributed in six provinces, but was sold out quickly, leaving many disappointed. In Toronto, new copies are not expected until Monday. The Paris-based publication is known for Read More
Sony Corporation announced that over the next 6-8 weeks, it will close all 14 Canadian retail stores in an effort to reshape it’s business.
After almost 2 years in Canada, Target Corp. has decided to close all 133 Canadian stores after racking up over US$2-billion in losses.