Despite years of deficits, Canadian government predicts $3.7B surplus for election year
According to Canada's finance minister, the federal government is not only on track to balance the budget by 2014-15, it will also end seven years of deficits and emerge with a surplus by the time Canadians head to the polls in 2015.
"We promised we would bring the budget back into balance, and that we would do it without raising ...
Scientists are expecting the sun to reverse its magnetic field, something it does on average every 11 years. Last week, the sun unleashed its biggest solar flare of the year and scientists are concerned the increased activity may be affect satellites, power grids, navigation equipment as well as other electronics and communications systems.
Canada welcomes decision of PMs of India and Mauritius not to attend Commonwealth meeting
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Deepak Obhrai, the Minister's Parliamentary Secretary welcomed the decision by India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mauritius’s Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam not to attend this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka.
In a joint statement released Wednesday (November 13), the Ministers said: "The absence of the prime ministers, ...
School official resigns for inappropriate tweeting
After initially refusing to resign, a school board trustee in the western province of Alberta is finally stepping down because he tweeted racist and homophobic comments earlier this year. Jim Andre made comments and jokes denigrating blacks, aboriginals, Jews and others on Twitter.
Although the tweets date back to May, the Battle River School Division in Camrose only discovered ...
Canadian government 'infrastructure' funding for improvements of golf clubhouse
A golf club in the riding of a federal government minister will get "infrastructure" funding to make improvements to its golf clubhouse. The funding is part of the Canadian government's "Community Infrastructure Development Fund".
"Our government is pleased to support infrastructure projects across the country, like these enhancements to the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club," said Bernard Valcourt, Minister of ...
A three-year mandatory minimum sentence for possessing a loaded prohibited gun is unconstitutional, ruled the highest court in the province of Ontario on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The ruling is a blow to the current Canadian government which has passed several measures to get tough on crime.