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Canada's privacy watchdog probes facial recognition startup

Feb 22, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner says Clearview AI's collection and stockpiling of more than three billion photos potentially violated Canadian law, if the photos were obtained without permission

Chinese man argues against deportation from Canada, citing virus

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:57 AM

The man says he was scared for his life when he was ordered out of the country 'straight into an epidemic of a deadly virus which still rages'

MASKED. A China Eastern Airlines aircrew member arrives at Sydney airport after landing on a plane from the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 23, 2020. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

How a Canadian startup used AI to track China coronavirus

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:56 PM

BlueDot develops an algorithm that can sift through hundreds of thousands of news stories a day along with air traffic information in order to detect and monitor the spread of infectious diseases

BLUEDOT FOUNDER. Dr. Kamran Khan, founder and chief executive of Toronto-based BlueDot poses during an interview at his office in Toronto, Canada on February 14, 2020. Photo by Jorge Uzon/AFP

Trudeau cancels diplomatic trip over Canada gas pipeline protests

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne will go to the CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting in his place

JUSTIN TRUDEAU. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 14, 2020. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Bombardier exits commercial aviation with A220 sale to Airbus

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:00 AM

Former Canadian manufacturing titan Bombardier will use funds from the sale to help pay off its debt

The new bombardier aircraft CSseries is shown in Mirabel, Quebec as it is due to take off for the first time on September 16, 2013. Bombardier Inc. carried out final preparations for the maiden flight of its CSeries on September 16, 2013, hoping to translate its ambitions to shatter an Airbus and Boeing duopoly into faster sales of Canada's most ambitious jet. The jet was due to fly from Bombardier's Mirabel factory in Quebec at 9.30 am ET, capping a 5-year $3.4 billion development of the first all-new plane in its class in decades. AFP PHOTO/CLEMENT SABOURIN (Photo by Clement Sabourin / AFP)

Coronavirus prank forces Jamaica-bound flight back to Canada

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:01 AM

According to reports, the man stood almost halfway through the four-hour flight and, while taking selfies, declared that he had contracted the virus

PLANE. A Canadian Westjet airline jet parked at Hewanorra International Airport, St Lucia, on February 3, 2019. Photo by Daniel Slim/AFP

[OPINION] The mask I wore when xenophobia spread faster than the coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'As someone who has often been mistaken for Chinese, I knew that I had to be prepared, not just for the coronavirus, but for the xenophobia and racism that came with it'

Majority of Canadians reject paying for Harry, Meghan's security

Feb 03, 2020 - 2:47 PM

According to people surveyed by Nanos Research, for CTV, 67% believe the Canadian taxpayer does not have to pay for the security of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

HARRY AND MEGHAN. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

3 killed in shooting at a Toronto Airbnb

Feb 02, 2020 - 12:26 PM

Police are not yet giving any information on the victims' identities or a possible motive

Trump signs long-awaited North American trade deal

Jan 30, 2020 - 1:00 AM

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, crafted over years of negotiation between the the 3 countries, replaces the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA

SIGNED. US President Donald Trump signs the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, known as USMCA, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, January 29, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:34 AM

(9th UPDATE) Here are the countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus

PROTECTION. A woman holds a child wearing a facemask as they queue at the West Kowloon rail station in Hong Kong on January 23, 2020. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

DENR, Customs officials face charges over Canada trash

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:55 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says the officials violated the anti-graft law and the law prohibiting the importation of hazardous wastes

GOOD RIDDANCE. The MV Bavaria, the container vessel hired to ship back the 69 container vans loaded with trash from Canada, is given a "send-off" by Greenpeace activists on bancas in Subic Bay. Photo from Greenpeace

Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec's release – reports

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Actors tell Canadian media that they were led to believe they were just extras in a movie

PROTESTERS. Supporters of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou stand outside the courthouse as she arrives at her court appearance on the first day of her extradition trial on January 20, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP


Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec's release – media

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:12 AM

Some of the actors say they were paid Can$100 ($76) to Can$150 for two hours' work that they had understood to be as extras in a movie shoot

PAID ACTORS. Unwitting actors paid to appear as supporters of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou stand outside the courthouse on the first day of her extradition trial on January 20, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP

O Canada: How life will change for Harry and Meghan

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:52 AM

As far as shopping goes, farmers' markets and roadside produce stands in North Saanich may replace the luxury of Harrods for the time being

TEMPORARY HOME. The residence of Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan is seen in Deep Cove Neighborhood from a boat on the Saanich Inlet, North Saanich, British Columbia on January 21, 2020. Photo by Mark Goodnow/AFP)

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:49 AM

The lawyers claim there had been attempts to photograph inside Harry and Meghan's new home using long lenses, and say paparazzi are camped outside the property

TABLOID FODDER. An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on January 9, 2020, shows front page headlines reporting on the news that Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, plan to step back as "senior" members of the Royal Family. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Huawei executive goes to Canada court to fight U.S. extradition

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Meng Wanzhou must convince a Canadian judge the US charges – linked to alleged violations of US sanctions on Iran – would not stand up in Canada and are politically motivated

MENG WANZHOU. Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her house on her way to a court appearance on January 17, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP

Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) The Daily Telegraph reports that Prince Charles would probably continue paying his son some money from his private income for the next year

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Harry and Meghan begin life as (almost) ordinary people

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Meghan has admitted on UK television in October that she 'really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.' But she admitted sadly: 'That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive.'

HAPPY COUPLE. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London, following the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Meghan Markle visits Canada women's shelter in first public outing

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM

'She was interested, she was informed, she had great questions, followed up with questions on things that the staff had spoken about,' says the center's acting executive director

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality in October 2019 (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/POOL/AFP)

Why Canada? Questions abound about Harry and Meghan's big move

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal,' says one tabloid editorial

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Anger and grief as Canada remembers Iran plane crash victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a memorial event in Edmonton that 'this tragedy struck our Iranian-Canadian community, leaving cities like Edmonton reeling, but this was truly a Canadian tragedy'

GRIEF. Mourners place flowers by photos of the victims in front of the stage before the start of a memorial service for the Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 who crashed in Iran at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, Canada on January 12, 2020. Photo by Walter Tychnowicz/AFP

Ukraine, Canada demand accountability after Iran plane admission

Jan 11, 2020 - 2:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'This is a national tragedy, and all Canadians are mourning together,' Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in a statement

CRASH. People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. Photo by Rouhollah Vahdati/AFP

Ottawa lowers Canadian death toll in Iran air crash to 57

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:31 AM

'This is based on additional information we had about birth dates and comparing the travel documents that people were travelling on when they boarded the flight,' Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says

WRECKAGE. People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. Photo by Rouhollah Vahdati/ISNA/AFP

Djokovic survives scare to send Serbia into ATP Cup semis

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:37 PM

After dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, Novak Djokovic storms back against Canada's Denis Shapovalov to book Serbia a Final Four ticket

CHALLENGED. Novak Djokovic figures in a tight battle against Denis Shapovalov for the first time. Photo by William West/AFP

Iran denies missile downed Ukrainian plane

Jan 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The declaration comes as Tehran faces mounting international pressure to allow a 'credible' investigation into the crash

IRAN DENIAL. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 10, 2020 shows Iran's civil aviation chief Ali Abedzadeh delivering a press statement in Tehran. AFP PHOTO/HO/IRAN PRESS

Canadian PM Trudeau says Iranian missile shot down Ukrainian jet

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:46 AM

Trudeau's comments come as images posted on social media increasingly pointed to a catastrophic mistake by Tehran's air defense batteries bringing the down Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 in flames

People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. All 176 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, Iranian state media reported. State news agency IRNA said 167 passengers and nine crew members were on board the aircraft operated by Ukraine International Airlines. ROHHOLLAH VADATI / ISNA / AFP

11 Philippine groups to get Canada Fund backing in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Canada Fund is a program run by the Canadian embassy, which provides financial aid for projects that promote inclusive governance in the Philippines

Iranians report being stopped, facing delays at U.S. border

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:51 AM

More than 60 travelers who were detained at length over the weekend and questioned about their political views at Washington state's border with Canada

DEMONSTRATION. Iranian women take part in a demonstration against American "crimes" in the capital Tehran on January 3, 2020 Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

LOOK: Jollibee opens new branches in U.S. and Canada

Jan 03, 2020 - 6:46 PM

Long lines welcome the opening of the new Jollibee stores in Chandler, Arizona; and in Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada

JOLLIBEE IN SASKATCHEWAN. Philippine fast-food chain Jollibee draws long lines of customers for its milestone opening in Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo courtesy of Jollibee

Canadian military assigned to play 'Pokemon Go' after fans invade bases

Jan 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

A surge in the number of suspects being apprehended in the summer after 'Pokemon Go's' release puzzles the army, according to internal documents obtained by Canadian public television channel CBC

BASE INVASIONS. Visitors pose with Pokemon character Pikachu during the opening day of the Pokemon Go Safari Zone at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City on October 3, 2019. File photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

Pacquiao erupts for triple-double in MPBL Canada All-Stars

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Manny Pacquiao dazzles as the MPBL treats Filipino basketball fans in Calgary

ICON. Manny Pacquiao wows the Filipino crowd in the MBPBL exhibition game in Canada.File photo from MPBL

Toronto's old streetcars, a symbol of city, leave the rails

Dec 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Toronto is one of the rare major cities in North America, along with San Francisco, to have maintained major tramway networks

Two streetcars, an old model (L) and a newer one, pass each other in Toronto, Canada, December 7, 2019. - The last of the historic and iconic old trams of the Canadian metropolis will be replaced by newer, sleeker and more spacious cars by the end of the calendar year. Streetcars have been part of the Toronto landscape since the 19th century and continue to be a main mode of public transportation in this city. (Photo by OLIVIER MONNIER / AFP)

MPBL All-Star squads take act to Calgary, Edmonton

Dec 26, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Manny Pacquiao banners two all-star team selections as the MPBL treats Filipino fans in Canada

UPSET BID. Jayjay Helterbrand and also-ran Imus hope to play spoiler against Zambianga in Canada. Photo release

Trudeau to U.S.: Don't sign China trade deal unless Canadians freed

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:14 PM

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor are still held in China since December 2018 after being accused of espionage

US President Donald Trump (L) talks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the plenary session of the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Nicholas Kamm / AFP

Canada to ban vaping ads aimed at youth

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:05 AM

There is also a proposal for mandatory health warnings on vaping product packaging and limiting their nicotine content

BANNED. Canada bans vaping ads aimed at the youth and proposes to place warnings on vaping products. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

Canada's Jesuits to name priests accused of sexual abuse

Dec 18, 2019 - 9:43 AM

'It is the right thing for us to do,' and for victims of abuse it is 'important to healing,' says Erik Oland, the head of the Jesuits of Canada

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Mexico ratifies modified North American trade deal

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tweets: 'Now it is up to the US and Canadian legislatures to do the same. It's good news'

Canadian Vice-Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland (L), United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) and Mexican negociatior Jesus Seade (C) show documents after signing an agreement next to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (C, behind) in Mexico City on December 10, 2019. - The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday finalizing their new trade agreement after more than two years of arduous negotiations and paving the way to ratification. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP)

First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM

'This proves that commercial aviation in all-electric form can work,' says Roei Ganzarski, chief executive of Seattle-based engineering firm magniX

FLYING HIGH. Magnix CEO Roei Ganzarski addresses media questions after The Harbour Air de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver plane test flight on December 10, 2019 in Richmond, Canada. Photo by Don MacKinnon/AFP

U.S., Mexico, Canada to sign deal finalizing trade agreement

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:26 PM

'There is an initial deal between the governments,' says Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

USMCA. In this file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on November 21, 2019. File photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada – founder

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:05 AM

The company is also planning to manufacture 5G equipment outside China and build factories in Europe 'to win more trust,' says Ren Zhengfei

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on August 2, 2019 people walk past a Huawei logo during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP


7 dead in small plane crash in Canada

Nov 29, 2019 - 5:56 PM

'Five Americans and two Canadians were aboard,' Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman Nora Vallee says

Stray dog saves abandoned kittens from cold Canada winter

Nov 26, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Serenity, a two-year-old female mongrel, snuggling 5 tiny black kittens in the dead of winter is a heartfelt story of survival and cross-species nurturing that has been widely shared on social media

PROUD RESCUER. Serenity the dog stands next to a litter of kittens at a shelter in Chatham, Ontario on November 17, 2019. Handout photo/Pet And Wildlife Rescue/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Is Canada really immune to populism?

Oct 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The populist People’s Party of Canada may have failed to gain a single seat in the country’s recent election, but its far-right platform is here to stay

Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Oct 24, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Justin Trudeau's new cabinet will be sworn in on November 20. Like his first in 2015, Trudeau says it will be made up of an equal number of women and men.

WEAKENED. File photo of Canadian Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau. Shutterstock.com

Victorious but weakened, Trudeau needs help to form government

Oct 23, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The win is a vindication for Trudeau, despite a campaign in which his party lost support across Canada

WINNING. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech at his election night headquarters on October 21, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Justin Trudeau to form minority government after winning Canada vote

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) Trudeau will have to form an alliance with one or more smaller parties in order to govern a fractured nation

POLLS. A supporter watches early election results roll in at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election night headquarters on October 21, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Canadians vote in tight election as Trudeau aims to cling to power

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) Polls open in the province of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, the first of the country's 6 time zones – with some 27.4 million Canadians eligible to elect 338 members of parliament

ELECTION DAY. People line up to vote at a polling station at Trinity Community Rec Center for Canada's 43rd general election October 21, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images/AFP

Liberals, Tories slug it out on last day of Canada election

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:30 AM

With Canadians going to the polls on Monday, October 21, the Liberals and Tories go into the home stretch in a dead heat

ELECTION TIME NEARS. Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Andrew Scheer takes photos with supporters during a campaign stop on October 19, 2019 in Brampton, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Facts about Canada's election system

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Here are some facts about Canada's 43rd general election

CANADA ELECTIONS. Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters during a "Team Trudeau 2019" Rally in Vancouver B.C. on October 20, 2019. Photo by Don MacKinnon/AFP