Canada

Civil Rights Activist to be First Canadian Woman on Banknote

OTTAWA, Dec 8  – Viola Desmond, a black businesswoman who challenged racial segregation in Canada in 1946, will be the new face of the C$10 bill, the government said on Thursday, making her the first Canadian woman to be featured on a bank note. Desmond refused to leave a whites-only Nova Scotia movie theater in

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Police Threaten Nickelback Music on Canadian Drunk Drivers

TORONTO, Dec 1 – If getting charged with impaired driving is not enough, police in a small Canadian town are hoping adding Nickelback music to the punishment will be enough to keep drunk partiers away from the wheel. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Kensington police in the province of Prince Edward Island asked

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Rupi Kaur: The Insta Poet

Newsweek Middle East sat down for an exclusive interview with the famed young poet Rupi Kaur By Arfa Shahid Rupi Kaur has an air about her. As the 24-year-old walks into a room, silence engulfs the place. She commands respect. People want to listen to what she has to say. And then she speaks, with a

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Canada Immigration Website Appears to Crash as Trump Lead Grows

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, Nov 9 – Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate became successful in his often polarizing campaign for the White House. Canada’s main immigration website appeared to suffer repeated outages on Tuesday night as Trump took the lead in several major

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Canada Holds 2017 Immigration Target at 300,000 People

By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA, Nov 1 – Canada said on Monday it would let 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017, maintaining this year’s target despite recommendations to increase it to help spur economic growth and help business leaders bring in more talent. Immigration Minister John McCallum told reporters that making the 300,000 target permanent

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Exhibition Offers a Manifesto of Hope for Syria

By Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip The devastating civil war in Syria has captured the world’s attention. In response to this, the Aga Khan Museum is offering a world premiere exhibition that tells a different side of Syria’s story, one that reminds us of the artistic achievements and cultural diversity of both ancient and present day Syria.

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The Frustration of a Comedian

A tiny house in Canada did not appeal to Aida Sabra BY Mostapha Raad World renowned Lebanese singer Fairouz never imagined that after decades of singing her song “A Tiny House in Canada,” that someday, another Lebanese woman will hate residing in the cold Northern American country, after getting used to living in Lebanon’s chaos. Sitt

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Schools in Canadian Province Evacuated over Potential Threat

By Jim Day CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Sept 21 – All schools in the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island were evacuated because of a “potential threat” on Wednesday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The police said the students were being taken to safe locations in their communities around the island, which is

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Philippines Finds Headless Body Near Site Where Militants Executed Canadian

MANILA, April 27 – Villagers in the southern Philippines found a headless body on Wednesday, an army spokesman said, two days after the execution of a Canadian captive by Islamist militants, condemned as a “cold-blooded murder” by Canada’s prime minister. Security is precarious in the southern Philippines, despite a 2014 peace pact between the government

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