MONTREAL – A coalition of business leaders in Canada’s eight largest cities is putting pressure on the federal government to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs, saying such measures are needed to bolster the economy.
In its first political foray, the Canadian Global Cities Council is pushing to make airports more internationally competitive in order to attract more tourists, enhance economic activity and improve the travelling experience.
WINNIPEG — The latest exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights reveals the struggle for democracy and responsible government in the 30-year period before Canada became a nation.
1867: Rebellion & Confederation highlights a range of human rights issues that arose during this period, including abuse of state power, threats to personal liberty and freedom of the press, and challenges to linguistic, religious and voting rights. It also examines how Indigenous peoples were excluded from the still-unfinished process of Confederation, which for them marked a new period of dispossession and loss.
GATINEAU, Que. – Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of her country’s currency.
Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a news conference Thursday at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.
WASHINGTON, United States of America – A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year.