Three Muslim workers at a well-known eatery in a suburb of Toronto, Canada have been awarded around $93,000 in a discrimination case. The men claim they were forced to eat pork, which is prohibited for them to consume due to their religious practices. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario made it clear that it thought the allegations were “really shocking”.
Medical professionals in Canada believe that pedophilia is a sexual orientation. In addition to that, they claim it is partially wired in the brain and cannot be altered. According to Dr. James Cantor and his group of scientists from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, a decade of research has brought them to the conclusion that some are born as pedophiles, being attracted to kids.
Devastating storms, icy rains and floods that hit some parts of the US and Canada on Christmas Eve killed 15 people and left about one million without electric power. While residents of Washington and New York were experiencing surprisingly mild weather for this time of the year with the temperature reaching the record +72º Fahrenheit, an icy rain suddenly covered Toronto and Detroit with a thick layer of icy snow. Now, thousands of people in the mid United States and southeast Canada are suffering from frost, floods and tornadoes on the Christmas Eve.
A winter storm struck Central and Atlantic Canada this weekend, bringing with it an ice storm that left hundreds of thousands without power. More than 500,000 households in Ontario and Quebec left without electricity, after an ice storm snapped branches, brought down power lines and crimped travel in Canada’s two most populous provinces.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford appeared to be putting recent controversies behind him as he was filmed dancing during a council session. Mr Ford, who was stripped of most of his powers after he admitted smoking crack cocaine, has refused to step down and has vowed to seek re-election next year.
High school students in Ontario, Canada are reaching into their medicine cabinets for a new type of high, according to a survey released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Sizzurp or purple drink is a drink infused with cough syrup that is becoming more tempting to consume for student than alcohol or even cigarettes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pawing the snow over Canada's claim to the North Pole. A day after Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird confirmed Canada is extending its Arctic territorial claim beyond the area mapped by federal scientists, Putin responded with a highly visible message to the Russian military.
Air Canada announced Wednesday it had placed a firm $6.5 billion order for 61 Boeing 737 MAX narrow-body aircraft, with options on 18 more planes and purchase rights for 30 others.
A recent WikiLeaks disclosure reveals a fourfold strategy for countering anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists. Environmental groups are concerned about a 2010 document recently released by WikiLeaks. The issued document laid out energy companies’ strategies for dealing with those who oppose the oil sands pipeline from western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Canadian intelligence agencies, in cooperation with the US National Security Agency monitored nearly two dozen countries. The CBC News distributed such information today. Channel refers to secret documents provided by a former employee of the CIA Edward Snowden
Canada has filed data to a United Nations body that will help define for the world the portion of the Arctic it controls.
Canada signalled intentions to claim the North Pole and surrounding Arctic waters while announcing Monday the filing of a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary.
Twin boys were born eight days apart from one another in a Halifax hospital in Canada. A pair from Bermuda became parents of the two boys, but it took over a week to finish the risky delivery. Both of the males were born three months’ prematurely however they are said to be doing well in the intensive care until at the IWK Health Centre, according to Bermuda’s Gazette newspaper.
Students from the Journalism Department at Sheridan College, near Toronto launched and videotaped an act of school shooting for training purposes. Practically the whole student body and members of staff took part in the project.
A new phase of the fight over the Arctic has begun. Canada is claiming a part of Russia’s Arctic territory, i.e. the Lomonosov Ridge, despite the fact that scientists have proven that the ridge is a continuation of Russia's continental shelf. Canada is also planning to include in its bid the delineation of the Arctic shelf the North Pole, which is simultaneously claimed by Russia and Denmark. The document is being prepared to be sent to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).
Beijing on Monday dismissed as "groundless" allegations that a Canadian naval engineer is a Chinese spy. Qing Quentin Huang was charged at the weekend under Canada's Security of Information Act with two counts of attempting to communicate classified information to a foreign entity.
Another day, another leak on the NSA. According to a new report published by CBC News the largest American spy agency conducted its surveillance operations during the G8 and G20 summits in Toronto. Secret documents retrieved by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the US temporarily transformed its Ottawa embassy into a command post in June 2010. Canadian authorities, the report says, were fully aware of the covert operation. The Voice of Russia talked with the Dr. Ali Dizboni, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada, about the controversial issue.
The United States reportedly conducted widespread surveillance while world leaders were gathered in Toronto for the G20 summit in 2010 and that Canada knew about it.
Canada's Saputo Inc said on Monday it would increase its offer for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co if it won control of Australia's oldest dairy maker, seeking to end a costly three-way battle for the company.