Former Canadian leader Harper quits politics

Aug 27, 2016

Former Canadian leader Harper quits politics

Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday he was quitting politics, 10 months after voters tossed his Tories out of office in a general election. The awkward career politician, who was more at home plowing through economic theory than glad-handing voters on the ...

Aug 26, 2016

Crosby picked as Canada's World Cup captain

The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada’s captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one. “It was: ‘This is what we’re going to do. Any questions? Next,” general manager Doug Armstrong recalled. Crosby wearing the “C” for Canada was a ...

Aug 25, 2016

Canadian Mounties allow officers to wear hijab

Canada’s national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab. The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved the change in policy, allowing Muslim women to wear the garment, a veil that covers the head and chest, Public Safety ...

Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip holds final show

Aug 21, 2016

Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip holds final show

A delirious sold-out crowd and countless Canadians on live TV watched the final concert by rock band The Tragically Hip, whose lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band, an indelible part of Canada’s national identity with ...

Canadian leader Trudeau marches in Montreal Pride parade

Aug 15, 2016

Canadian leader Trudeau marches in Montreal Pride parade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched with thousands of people in Montreal’s annual Gay Pride parade Sunday, his third such appearance of the summer. Large crowds along the parade route greeted the youthful politician, whose popularity is soaring, as he walked through the city’s ...

Shirtless Trudeau becomes summer internet fascination

Aug 8, 2016

Shirtless Trudeau becomes summer internet fascination

Sightings of a shirtless Justin Trudeau are causing something of a stir across Canada and internationally this summer. The prime minister was most recently photographed shirtless while taking a break from surfing and simultaneously photo-bombing a couple getting married on a Tofino, British Columbia, ...