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Monarch butterflies numbers plunge
The number of monarch butterflies that migrate from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico every year has dropped to its lowest level since people started counting them. There are other populations of monarchs, but those that go on this annual trek may disappear entirely.
Opposition Liberal leader to Senators: You're no longer part of Liberal caucus
Liberal members of Canada's upper chamber the Senate had no advance warning when Liberal opposition leader Justin Trudeau spoke to them Wednesday morning (January 29) and informed them they were no longer part of the Liberal caucus. In a letter to the Speaker of the Senate, Trudeau said the decision "is about ensuring that Canadians have a Parliament that ...
Four per cent of new drugs approved by the Canadian government between 1990 and 2010 were eventually pulled off the market for safety reasons, according to a new study. And it took up to three-and-a-half years for half of the drugs to be withdrawn.
“This really points to a serious problem,” says Joel Lexchin, an emergency ...
Abstract painter Fernand Leduc was key figure in contemporary art, signatory of 'Refus global'
A key figure in contemporary art, abstract painter Fernand Leduc died on Tuesday (January 28) at the age of 97. Leduc was part of "Les Automatistes" a group of painters in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec.
In 1948 he was a signatory of the controversial anti-establishment and anti-religion manifesto "Refus global" (Total Refusal) along with contemporaries such as Paul-Émile ...
Canadian Mohamed Fahmy is among 20 journalists detained in Egypt on charges of joining or assisting a terrorist group and spreading false news that endangers national security. The journalists work for the Al-Jazeera TV network. It is the first time authorities have put journalists on trial on terror-related charges.
Canada's largest bank, Royal Bank, to sell Jamaican operations
Canada's largest bank, Royal Bank (RBC), announced on Wednesday (January 29) it has agreed to sell RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited (collectively "RBC Jamaica") to a rival lender, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. The sale is dependent on regulatory approvals and "is expected to be finalized in the coming months" according to the RBC press release.