• U.N. General Assembly Updates: Trump to Chair Security Council Meeting

    “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” he said, setting off murmurs of laughter by world leaders in the cavernous hall. “I did not expect that reaction,” he said. “The United States is stronger, safer and...
  • U.S. NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year's near disaster

    Federal safety officials in the U.S. blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within three to six metres of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco. The Air Canada pilots were apparently confused because one of two parallel runways was closed and dark...
  • What Is the United Nations? Explaining Its Purpose, Power and Problems

    High Ideals on Human Rights In 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These include the right to not be enslaved, the right to free expression, and the right to seek from other countries asylum from persecution. However, many of the rights expressed — to...
  • Fort McMurray region's Indigenous groups support oilsands mine, company tells review panel

    The company that hopes to build a massive oilsands project north of Fort McMurray says it has secured the support of all 14 Indigenous groups in the region. On the first day of hearings before a joint-review panel, company officials said Teck Resources Ltd. has signed participation agreements with the Dene, Cree and Métis communities...
  • The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

    High Ideals on Human Rights In 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These include the right to not be enslaved, the right to free expression, and the right to seek from other countries asylum from persecution. However, many of the rights expressed — to...
  • After emotional day, Wettlaufer inquiry hears from Ontario government, care home operator

    The public inquiry into patient safety at Ontario’s long-term care homes is hearing closing submissions today from the Health Ministry and a company that operates a home where disgraced nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer once worked. The inquiry in St. Thomas, Ont., was called to identify gaps in oversight that allowed Wettlaufer, 51, to kill eight...
  • In Arlington Woods, tornado cleanup begins amid 'ripped apart' buildings

    In the south Ottawa neighbourhood of Arlington Woods, the sound of the cleanup is the sound of chainsaws. The community was defined by the lush forest that surrounded it, but when a tornado came through the south Ottawa neighbourhood Friday, trees crashed into homes and caused havoc. It was...
  • Radio ad claiming to debunk 'myths' of residential schools draws criticism

    A radio ad about the “myths” of residential school trauma that aired recently in Saskatchewan has prompted angry reactions across the province and online.  The two-minute piece, which aired across multiple private radio stations, was made by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP), a Winnipeg-based think tank. It begins with...
  • 3rd tornado confirmed to have hit eastern Ontario

    Environment Canada has confirmed that a third tornado touched down in Calabogie, Ont., on Friday, the same day that two other twisters tore through Ottawa-Gatineau. The tornado touched down shortly after 4:15 p.m. ET and tracked roughly 15 kilometres east to White Lake, the weather agency said. Several houses in the area have suffered...