Canada

March 1, 2024

Air Canada joins WestJet in hiking checked-bag fee. Could carry-on charges be next?

It comes as no surprise to some industry experts: Air Canada hiked its first checked-bag fee by $5 for economy-type fares this week, just two weeks after WestJet did the same.
March 1, 2024

This boy — one of thousands orphaned in Gaza — hopes Canada will let him start over

UNICEF says Gaza is the most dangerous place on earth to be a child, with more than 17,000 children separated from their parents or orphaned because of Israeli attacks. As children caught up in the war describe missing their parents or wishing they'd died, too, experts say the scope of the psychological trauma they've endured is impossible to estimate.
March 1, 2024

The big problem with the Winnipeg lab affair was obvious from the start: too much secrecy

What the documents about the Winnipeg lab scandal show is interesting and relevant. But the biggest problem here might the one that was apparent from the start: the sheer amount of secrecy that enveloped this situation.
March 1, 2024

Danielle Smith wants to save Alberta's oil wealth, but history shows it's a pledge that's hard to deliver

With Thursday's budget, Danielle Smith joins the long history of governments in Alberta pledging to save the bounty of oil cash. But with a crash in oil prices seemingly always around the corner, every previous commitment to saving has inevitably failed.
March 1, 2024

Lawsuit over massive Veterans Affairs accounting error to cost Ottawa almost $1 billion

An embarrassing multi-million-dollar accounting error that was covered up for years at Veterans Affairs Canada will end up costing taxpayers almost $1 billion now that a Federal Court judge has signed off on a combined class-action settlement.
March 1, 2024

Plans for Eabametoong First Nation's temporary school progressing after fire razed learning centre

Plans for a temporary school for Eabametoong First Nation are starting to come together, weeks after the Ojibway community in northwestern Ontario lost its only school to arson. Here's the latest on efforts to get students back in class as soon as possible.
March 1, 2024

First Nations that have gone years without clean drinking water hope compensation signals a 'new dawn'

Eligible First Nation communities and individuals have until March 7, 2024, to submit a claim under the First Nations drinking-water settlement, after receiving a year extension to submit.
March 1, 2024

New visa rules for Mexican nationals turn families, tourists into collateral damage, loved ones say

Immigration Minister Marc Miller said on Thursday that Ottawa would be reinstating visa requirements for travellers from Mexico to reduce the number of asylum claims and the number of people crossing from Canada into the U.S.
March 1, 2024

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney lies in state in Ottawa

A pen near one of the books of condolence set out for the late Brian Mulroney ran out of ink this morning as dignitaries gathered in Ottawa to pay […]
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