York University's new video series tells the story of WWI
In another effort to mark the centennial of the First World War, a Canadian university has created a series of short analyses of various aspects of those horrific and world changing years. They’ve also been made available to everyone through YouTube
William Wicken is professor of history at York University in Toronto, and one of the co-ordinators of the ...
An innovative experiment indicates climate change will dramatically change the plants that dominate Canada’s vast northern wetlands, and that may cause a massive release of carbon dioxide, possibly increasing the effects of climate change. Scientists have predicted this before, but researchers from Western University in Ontario have used a different method and come to the same conclusion. ...
More evidence of "collateral damage" from farm use of pesticide
Fingers are once again being pointed against a commonly used farming pesticide family called neonicotinoids.
These insecticides are widely used “prophylactically” on Canadian farms, often as a coating on corn, soy, and canola seed, but also on wheat, oats, potatoes, fruit, and on commercial production of flowers. Millions of hectares of Canadian farmland is cultivated using "neonics".
The Eritrean consulate must stop collecting a “diaspora tax” from Eritrean-Canadians or Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he will shut it down. This is the latest of Baird’s attempts to get the consulate to stop demanding expatriates pay two per cent of their incomes. Last year, he expelled Consul General Semere Ghebremarian O. Micael.
Trade and labour barriers between Canadian provinces are such that it could soon become easier for a European company to get a government contract in one Canadian province, than it would be for a Canadian company from a different province.
The premiers of three western provinces have signed a letter urging their counterparts to modernize the Agreement on International ...
The politicking over the federal government's push to create a national securities regulator continues.
On Wednesday, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick signed on to an agreement-in-principle, joining Ontario and British Columbia in supporting the creation of a single watchdog to replace a province-by-province system.
Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver called it a “landmark day.”