TORONTO—Hundreds of thousands of cash-handling machines across the country have had to be upgraded to handle Canada's distinctive new $10 bill, featuring a vertical portrait of Nova Scotia civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, while some others still awaiting changes are rejecting the banknotes.
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VANCOUVER—Climate change is prompting glaciers in British Columbia, Yukon, and Alberta to retreat faster than at any time in history—threatening to raise water levels and create deserts, scientists say.
David Hik, an ecology professor at Simon Fraser University, said the region is one of the hotspots for warming and the magnitude of change in the glaciers is dramatic.
REGINA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer welcomed 2019 with a warning that if Canadians re-elect Justin Trudeau this year, the federal carbon tax that's going to take effect only will climb.
“Canadians know what Justin Trudeau is going to do,” Scheer said during a New Year's Day news conference in a Giant Tiger store in Regina.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to call byelections in three federal ridings within days and now he has a fourth vacant riding he may choose to fill at the same time.
Sheila Malcolmson officially has resigned as the New Democrat MP for the British Columbia riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
An Ontario judge has found some of the enforcement powers held by the province's animal welfare agency to be unconstitutional and says the government must re-write related laws to remedy the situation.
VANCOUVER—At least seven Canadians have died after getting stuck in clothing donation bins and the latest fatality has prompted an advocate to call for the “death traps” to be immediately fixed or removed.
A 34-year-old man was found lodged in a bin in West Vancouver on Sunday—the fifth person in the province to die the same way since 2015.
OTTAWA—Canada's infrastructure minister says an overhaul of how the government approves funding for projects should solve concerns about construction delays and escalating costs.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals want to widen the reach of the country's job-training programs after senior officials heard warnings that Canada has been spending about half what comparable countries do on efforts to keep their workers employable.
OTTAWA—A new report on the country's highest-paid CEOs is adding evidence to the argument that women face a “double-pane glass ceiling” at the top of Canada's corporate ladder—first in getting to the executive suite and, once there, earning as much as their male counterparts.
OTTAWA—A panel of MPs wants the federal government to look at making criminal pardons automatic for some offenders who have served their sentences.
The House of Commons public safety committee also suggests lowering the $631 fee for a pardon and simplifying the often-complex process for applicants.