Conservatives tell Trudeau to ‘giddy up’ to deal with Western Canada

The Conservatives warned on Sunday that they will use every measure available to force the Trudeau government to bend to their demands over western alienation.  Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner said the interests of western provinces, such as Alberta and Saskatchewan, will be priority number one in the next session of Parliament — but she… Continue Reading →

Election gift for Boris Johnson: U.K. Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of his election campaign to date, after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative Party won in 2017.Nigel Farage, Brexit Party leader, said Monday his party would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative Party won in… Continue Reading →

Govt to end SPG cover for Gandhi family, Congress reacts angrily

The government’s decision comes in the backdrop of complaints that Rahul Gandhi had allegedly been violating SPG protocols during his travels abroad and within the country.From Special Protection Group (SPG) to CRPF Z-plus, the Centre has downgraded the security cover for Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra, based on… Continue Reading →

How Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax would work

One of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s key proposals is a tax on the ultra-rich to pay for some of her big-ticket promises. The idea has support but also a long line of critics who question whether it’s practical, effective and even legal. Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has made a wealth tax… Continue Reading →

Moon missions spark the human imagination

Letters Debomoy K. LahiriDepartment of Psychiatry and Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Stark Neuroscience Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.Email: dlahiri{at}iupui.edu See allHide authors and affiliations Science  01 Nov 2019:Vol. 366, Issue 6465, pp. 581DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz6067 Continue Reading →

Encana declaring itself American is a gut punch for Alberta

The most historic energy company in Canada decided on Thursday to fill out some forms and declare itself an American company.Encana CEO Doug Suttles said the decision to become an American company has ‘no political overtone, it has nothing to do with roles and jobs.’ (Kyle Bakx/CBC)The most historic energy company in Canada decided on… Continue Reading →

Why it might be time the Oscars rethink the best international film category — again

The disqualification of Nigerian film Lionheart from the best international film feature category at the Oscars is raising questions about whether films made in English in countries outside the U.S. should be allowed to compete.Director, co-writer and actress Genevieve Nnaji seen in the film Lionheart. The movie was the first-ever submission by Nigeria in the… Continue Reading →

Royal Canadian Legion gets praise, backlash for using Fornite to reach young people on Remembrance Day

The Royal Canadian Legion is trying to reach young people they say are becoming more disconnected with veterans and war history — and it’s using the wildly popular video game Fortnite to get its message across.The Royal Canadian Legion is trying to connect with young people on Fortnite about Remembrance Day through the creation of… Continue Reading →