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Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador and consuls from Canada in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of rubbish shipped to the Southeast Asian nation. Ties have been deteriorating since a Canadian company sent about 100 shipping containers that included rotting rubbish wrongly labelled as recyclable to Philippine ports in 2013 and…

Irregular asylum claims in Canada drop nearly 50% | CBC News

The number of asylum-seekers crossing the border "irregularly" into Canada has slowed compared to early last year. Statistics published by the federal government show the RCMP apprehended 3,944 irregular migrants between official border crossings in the first third of this year. That's a 48-per-cent decline compared to the more than 7,600 irregular border crossers intercepted between…

Wild pigs causing ‘ecological disaster’ as they spread rapidly across Canada,...

For the first time, researchers have mapped the range of wild pigs across Canada and found the invasive swine are expanding at a rapid rate. Wild pigs are now Canada's most prolific invasive mammal, according to what the University of Saskatchewan calls the first-ever published survey of their distribution in Canada — and they're causing…

A Green New Deal for Canada: What it means | CBC...

Hello, fellow travellers! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: What's this about a Canadian Green New Deal? The Brits show you can increase GDP while reducing emissions Feel-good…

Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan arrives in Canada: lawyer...

A lawyer representing a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after she spent eight years on death row in Pakistan says she has arrived in Canada. Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said Wednesday that Asia Bibi had left Pakistan to be reunited with her daughters in Canada, where they had been granted asylum.…

Startling UN biodiversity report is a reminder of the risks Canada...

Canada, the second-largest country in the world and home to a large assortment of species, is experiencing many of the effects of habitat and species loss highlighted Monday in the UN's first comprehensive report on biodiversity, and experts say that's a concern. Extinction looms over one million species of plants and animals worldwide, scientists said. Human activity is changing the…

How biometric data-sharing with U.S. is barring Mexican workers from Canada...

A new Canadian immigration biometric screening requirement is worsening a chronic labour shortage at Maritime seafood processing plants, just as the two lucrative fisheries in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are about to open. CBC News has learned applications from 11 Mexican temporary foreign workers were rejected last month because biometric data indicated they did…

CBC News Canada Poll Tracker

Poll shows the pollster that conducted the survey and the media outlet (if applicable) that either commissioned the poll or first reported on it. When available, a link to the pollster's report is provided. Weight refers to the weight (out of 100) the poll carries in the aggregation. Weight is determined by the date of…

Saudi Arabia put these 2 men to death. Now their families...

Ever since he last heard from his younger brother in a Saudi jail three years ago, Ali Al Aradi has clung to hope that the two might one day be reunited. That dream came to an abrupt end just over a week ago, when Saudi Arabia announced the deaths of 37 men, most belonging to the country's…

Smart cars pulled out of Canada for lack of demand |...

The tiny, two-person Smart cars once pitched as the next big thing in urban mobility will be discontinued in the United States and Canada at the end of the current model year, German automaker Daimler AG said on Monday. Smart cars, with their unique styling and ability to fit in half a parking space, found…
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