Four seeking asylum, make refugee claims

Four people who entered Canada as Olympic spectators have sought to stay in the country as refugees, Canadian immigration officials said yesterday. Just who the asylum seekers are and where they came from has not yet been made public. But Johanne Nadeau, spokeswoman for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, said the four arrived from countries whose […]

The Canadian Century?

In 1904 Canadian Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier made this prediction: “The 19th century was the century of the United States. I think we can claim that it is Canada that shall fill the 20th century.” Maybe Laurier was just a man 100 years before his time. As the world assembles in Vancouver for the Winter […]

Harper tours Canada’s relief operation in Haiti

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today got a primer from Canadian troops on what they’re doing in earthquake-shattered Haiti. What he saw in the small city of 40,000, on the south coast of the country, was an area largely stabilized by the work of Canadian soldiers and medics. Harper, wearing khakis and a long-sleeve shirt, appeared […]

Observance of Family Day in Canada

Canadians in much of the country are enjoying a day off today and streets that are normally bustling are quiet. It’s Family Day in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan while it’s Louis Riel Day in Manitoba and Islander Day in Prince Edward Island. It’s the second straight year for the holiday in Ontario, where schools, grocery […]

Opening celebration remains a secret

The 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony will include local pop stars Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan, a performer ski jumping through Olympic rings and hundreds of performers dressed in red toques and white sweaters, according to QMI sources. Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean will formally open the Games on Friday night at B.C. Place Stadium while […]

Iqaluit handles summit without a hitch

Iqaluit pulled it off, with ease. The financial world’s biggest power brokers – from World Bank President Robert Zoellick to U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner – came and went during the two-day G7 finance ministers’ summit without a hitch. Other than a slight slowdown in their Internet speed, most of the residents in this small […]