As China’s refusal to import Canadian canola seed casts a shadow over the spring planting season for the second year in a row, Parliament’s new special committee on Canada–China relations is hearing different explanations for what’s going on diplomatically. On Feb. 5, Conservative MP Chris Warkentin asked Dominic Barton, Canada’s new ambassador to China,Read More →

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen is trending in the right direction. The 2018 Olympic silver medallist won gold in the men’s 5,000-metre race at the single distance speed skating world championships on Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bloemen, the 33-year-old Calgary resident, outdid 2018 champion Sven Kramer of the Netherlands byRead More →

As global carbon emissions continue to rise despite warnings from the scientific community, there’s been increased interest in a controversial method to potentially mitigate the rise in Earth’s temperature: Geoengineering.  The conversation around geoengineering — or the deliberate manipulation of our environment — is gaining traction as climate projections remain dire.Read More →

Indigenous rights marked a pivotal point in both the final days of the fall session and the opening days of the spring session at the B.C. legislature — but with entirely opposite tones. Last November, the NDP walked out of the legislature on arguably its highest note since forming government. The crowningRead More →

Canada’s new air passenger regulations mandating compensation for delayed or cancelled flights are off to a bumpy start. After CBC News posted a story Sunday about complaints from passengers recently denied compensation, more than 50 people have written in, detailing their cases and questioning why their requests for compensation were rejected by the country’s major airlines. WhileRead More →

This column is an opinion by Dr. John Maher, an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of severe mental illness, president of the Ontario Association for ACT & FACT, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ.Read More →

Arrests by the RCMP in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C., have triggered railway blockades and other protests across the country in support of the First Nation’s fight against a natural gas pipeline.  RCMP began enforcing an court order against those blocking construction on the Coastal GasLink pipeline last Thursday. The Wet’suwet’en have established campsRead More →