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Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees

Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees

The number of people being held for more than 90 days in immigration detention centres has declined by almost a third this year over last year, according to statistics from the Canada Border…

Chrystia Freeland to stress importance of cultural protections at NAFTA dinner

Chrystia Freeland to stress importance of cultural protections at NAFTA dinner

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister will be showing off Ottawa’s newly renovated National Arts Centre when she hosts her U.S. and Mexican counterparts for a NAFTA dinner on Tuesday. But the location has…

Chief Canadian NAFTA negotiator not expecting progress on auto content rules

Chief Canadian NAFTA negotiator not expecting progress on auto content rules

Despite tough talk from the U.S. about the job-killing impact of NAFTA on its automotive sector, Canada’s chief negotiator isn’t expecting to see a detailed American proposal on the matter…

Canada sending bomb disposal experts to Iraq to train security forces

Canada sending bomb disposal experts to Iraq to train security forces

A handful of Canadian army combat engineers will soon be in Iraq to train local security forces in the finer points of detecting and defusing roadside bombs, the Liberal government…

In posthumous speech read by fellow MP, Arnold Chan urges good will and courage

OTTAWA—Arnold Chan’s final speech to the House of Commons, delivered posthumously Tuesday by fellow Liberal MP Mark Holland, offered an optimistic vision that goodwill, openness and courage can prevail against…

Dissenting doctors write open letter in support of federal tax reforms

Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies.…

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

There are more Indigenous offenders in Canada’s prisons and they serve more time before being released on parole than other prisoners, according to fresh statistics from the federal Department of…

Fewer kids, more seniors in low-income households: census

Fewer kids, more seniors in low-income households: census

Canadians earned more in 2015 than they did in the previous 10 years, and fewer young children are living in low-income households, according to 2016 census data released by Statistics Canada on…

Seniors unite: Nearly 100% say media wants Trump to fail

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Irma unleashed ‘sheer terror:’ stranded Canadians

Worried Canadians are frantically trying to get in touch with friends and relatives trapped in the wake of Hurricane Irma, after it hit the Leeward Islands in the West Indies.…