Canadian passengers on Diamond Princess desperately want to come home

Canada is dispatching health officials to Japan to work with local authorities, but has stopped short of repatriating Canadian passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship — the epicentre of the largest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. A Montreal couple aboard the quarantined luxury liner have launched a letter-writing campaign to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Vancouver Island: Back to nature on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Canadian island escape

We’re watching the bears from a nearby viewing tower when we spot another mama grizzly crossing the river with her two cubs. She’s eyeing up a huge salmon the first mother has landed. They start to fight. As they wrestle, the sound of their deep roars fills the air. The cub, too, rears up in […]

Taking care of each other is the ‘greatest’ Canadian holiday tradition: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to do what they do best this time of year — lend a hand where a hand is needed. In his annual Christmas message, Trudeau says it’s the season for giving, and for giving back. And that, he says, means supporting those in need and reaching […]

Disgraced Prince Andrew retains Canadian military roles

Prince Andrew, the much-disgraced Duke of York, stepped away from public life late last month in the aftermath of a disastrous interview on the BBC. In the weeks since, organizations around the world, including the prince’s old Canadian private school, have raced to cut ties with the bungling royal. His own mother reportedly cancelled his […]

Canadian economy faces a prolonged period of sluggish growth

Canada’s economy is shifting into a lower gear as some of the country’s growth drivers begin to lose steam. Statistics Canada will release third-quarter gross domestic product numbers Friday that will probably show a sharp drop in growth. According to the median forecast of economists in a Bloomberg survey, the country’s expansion slowed to a […]