Canada’s first major peacekeeping deployment under the Trudeau Liberals will fall slightly short of its stated goal in terms of the participation of women, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says. More female participation in the gritty, often dangerous work of rebuilding shattered nations is a signature ambition of both the UNRead More →

For the last five years, Catherine Kelly and her partner have been providing live-in care for her mother, who developed vascular dementia after suffering a stroke in 2008. As parents of two small children, being caregivers is a 24-7 labour of love — but one that can be exhausting and isolating, concedesRead More →

With only days to go before China and the United States trigger punishing tariff penalties on one another’s exports, it seems impossible to imagine either country backing down. As both sides talk tough, once again global markets, including in Shanghai, New York and Toronto, declined sharply.   On Sunday, China had announced its latestRead More →

Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is facing renewed criticism over his handling of harassment and bullying inside the RCMP, in the wake of a new $1.1-billion class action lawsuit launched against the force. “He’s been the public safety minister [for years] and quite frankly done nothing,” says Darryl Davies,Read More →

The Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum seekers has renewed calls by critics to scrap or suspend the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA); arguing that the U.S. is no longer a hospitable destination for refugee claimants. But that raises the question about whether more asylum seekers would then come into Canada. Read More →