Canada police charge woman for smuggling asylum-seekers from US

By Anna Mehler Paperny and Rod Nickel TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Apr 19 : Canadian police today said they charged a woman with human smuggling offences in connection with the asylum seekers who have been streaming over the border from the United States in growing numbers in recent months. Royal Canadian Mounted Police they intercepted a 43-year-old woman […]

Canada judge denies bail for man US wants over Yahoo hack

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, Apr 11 : A Canadian judge today denied bail to a 22-year-old man whom the United States wants to extradite to face charges of involvement in a massive hack of Yahoo email accounts, his lawyer said. Prosecutors argued that the man, Karim Baratov, a Canadian citizen who was born in Kazakhstan, […]

C$ notches 3-week high on robust retail sales

By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Mar 21 : The Canadian dollar strengthened on Tuesday to a three-week high against its U.S. counterpart, boosted by higher oil prices and stronger-than-expected domestic retail sales. Canadian retail sales rebounded in January with the largest gain in nearly seven years, Statistics Canada said. The 2.2 percent increase topped economists’ expectations […]

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta

By Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta, Mar 19 : A candidate with plans to merge Alberta’s splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province’s Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party said today, heralding a political shift in Canada’s oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney will likely go through as […]

Merger on table for rightist parties in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta

By Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta, Mar 19 : A candidate with plans to merge Alberta’s splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province’s Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party said today, heralding a political shift in Canada’s oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has a high chance of […]

Canadian border authorities detaining record number of Mexicans

By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO, Mar 18 : Canada’s border authorities detained more Mexicans in the first 67 days of 2017 than they did annually in any of the three previous years, according to statistics obtained by Reuters. The spike comes immediately after Canada’s federal government lifted its visa requirement for Mexican citizens in December. […]