Union federation applauds Ontario minimum wage increase, but it's still below poverty line
The announcement of a higher minimum wage in Canada's most populous province of Ontario is good news, but it's still not enough to get workers above the poverty line, says the province's labour federation.
On Thursday, the Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the province's minimum wage would rise from $10.25 an hour to $11 as of ...
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.
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.