Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Feb 29, 2016

Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum tweeted after a charter flight carrying refugees touched down in ...

Discover the cosmopolitan vibe of Toronto

Feb 27, 2016

Discover the cosmopolitan vibe of Toronto

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Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you’re heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix —a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto’s unofficial ambassador, for his hometown. The 6ix, referring to the city’s ...

Feb 20, 2016

U.S., Canada book tickets to Rio

Striker Alex Morgan scored a hat trick as the United States booked a place in the Rio Olympic women’s soccer tournament with a 5-0 demolition of Trinidad and Tobago in a semifinal at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Houston on Friday. Canada, boosted by ...

Feb 19, 2016

Canada standardizing Arctic people's writings

There are 60,000 Inuit in Canada’s far north who use nine different writing forms and speak at least as many dialects. Starting Friday, linguists and Inuit regional representatives will meet in Ottawa to try to decide on a common alphabet for Arctic indigenous peoples. ...

Canada's Trudeau visits aboriginal town after deadly shooting

Jan 30, 2016

Canada's Trudeau visits aboriginal town after deadly shooting

Residents of the remote Canadian town of La Loche, having softened frozen cemetery ground with bonfires, prepared to bury their loved ones as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived on Friday at the site of Canada’s worst mass shooting in a decade. Trudeau’s visit comes ...