Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent LOS ANGELES President Trump has shut down speculation the US will join talks to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership, describing the colossal free-trade pact proposal with Australia, Japan, New Zealand and eight other nations as a... Read More →
OTTAWA [RAW] The Canadian government has introduced legislation which puts the country on track to make recreational marijuana use legal by July 2018, with plans to regulate production but leave the oversight of retail sales up to the provinces. The... Read More →
The European Parliament has approved a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, allowing it to enter force provisionally in the coming months.
Canada's federal government is vowing to bring in a minimum price on carbon emissions by 2018, prompting the energy-producing province of Alberta to demand approval of a key oil pipeline in return.
Shanghai [RAW] Chinese and Canadian firms have signed 56 deals worth more than $C1.2 billion ($A1.22 billion) at a ceremony, Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland says. Freeland said Canada could be a great partner for China but that Canada was... Read More →
Rod Nickel Lac La Biche [RAW] A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada has exploded tenfold in size, cutting off evacuees in camps and shelters north of the city. The out-of-control... Read More →
Canada's parliament will meet in an emergency session over a rash of suicide attempts by aboriginal teenagers in a remote, poverty-stricken community whose people feel isolated from the rest of the world.
A federal court judge in Vancouver has ruled that medical marijuana patients have the constitutional right to grow their own cannabis, striking down a ban introduced by Canada's previous Conservative government.
Canada's public safety minister has promised to investigate the case of a six-year-old boy whose name appears to be on a travel security risk list.
The young Australian man who is missing after a Canadian whale watching boat sunk has been described by his family as a loving and caring brother and son.
Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, son of popular former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, has won the Canadian general election in a landslide that ended nine years of Stephen Harper's Tory rule.
Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas triggered one of the world's largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice, Canadian media is reporting.
Ottawa [AFP] Canada’s Supreme Court has expanded the definition of medical marijuana to allow users to bake it into cookies or brew pot leaves for tea instead of only smoking it. The case involved a marijuana club baker who was... Read More →
Ottawa [AFP] Canada’s parliament has reopened and given a hero’s welcome to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, a former long-serving Mountie, who a day earlier had put aside his ceremonial duties to draw a gun and take down a gunman. Applause rang... Read More →
Canada's attorney-general has unveiled a law that makes it legal to sell sex to individuals but illegal to buy it, after the high court struck down an anti-prostitution law.
GrimSkunk, one of Canada’s most enduring and hard-working independent psych-rock-punk bands, is back with their new album Set Fire.
Chasing the great song ‘It started with a small obsession to write the perfect song, with everything I would want in it’, says Kato. ‘Of course as I grew older my opinion of a great song changed quite a bit.... Read More →
Zoë Keating is a one woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology –... Read More →