February 14, 2013 "Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies, ever," the nation's minister of foreign affairs declared this week. It was a tongue-in-cheek moment in Parliament. Or is tongue-in-cheek the wrong analogy in this case?
February 4, 2013 The USA's northern neighbor stopped distributing cents on Monday. The Canadian government expects to save millions of dollars a year. The case has been made for years that the U.S. should get rid of its penny too. Would that be a good idea?
January 25, 2013 Botanists say the image on the new $20 bills is the leaf of a Norway maple, not the familiar sugar maple that graces Canada's flag. The Bank of Canada defends the image, saying it's a "stylized blend" of leaves from various maples.
September 26, 2012 Criminals and cops looking to grab a slice of some tasty action are smuggling American cheese into Canada, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The American cheese costs far less than its Canadian competitors.
September 17, 2012 Canada has ended its longstanding resistance to an international treaty calling asbestos a dangerous material, in a decision that reflects a shift in the leadership of Quebec province, home of Canada's asbestos industry.
February 29, 2012 WHYYSpring brings in one very unusual business in northern Canada: iceberg harvesting. Every spring, icebergs break off Greenland and float south. For residents of Newfoundland, on Canada's Atlantic coast, icebergs are a regular seasonal sight, but they still have some special qualities that Newfoundlanders are serving up with a dash of alcohol.
December 23, 2011 This Christmas Eve, many French-Canadian families will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie called tourtiere. Thomas Naylor, executive chef to the Canadian ambassador to the U.S., teaches Lynn Neary how to make this delicious holiday dish.
December 12, 2011 Canada is withdrawing from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol agreement on climate change, with Environment Minister Peter Kent arguing that the framework doesn't represent the way forward for Canada or the world.
August 24, 2011 Search giant Google has agreed to settle a federal probe into ads it ran for online Canadian pharmacies by forfeiting $500 million. The settlement assures the company will not face criminal charges.
May 3, 2011 After five years of minority government, conservatives are in the majority.
March 25, 2011 Most Americans were probably unaware that Canada's government was in troule. But it was, losing a no-confidence vote Friday, only the fifth time that's happened in Canadian history. Even so, Prime Minister Harper is expected to be re-elected.
March 25, 2011 New elections will be held in six weeks. The Conservative government fell after a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. Lawmakers were upset by the government's failure to release some information about the costs of fighter jets and crime laws.
October 15, 2010 Winnipeg's mayor accidentally kicked a kid in a fun soccer match. Now someone has made a funny negative ad featuring the video. It's the kind of gaffe that should make many politicians the world over say: At least I'm not that guy.
August 18, 2010 Canadian Fertilizer Giant Gets Hostile Bid From Australian Firm