The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is banning all outside paid appearances by its on-air journalists, after almost a year of controversy over allegations of potential conflicts-of-interest. (more…)
Canadian special forces soldiers on a “non-combat” mission in Iraq have been giving directions to fighter jets to bomb Islamic State positions and have exchanged gunfire with extremists, the military said Monday, revealing a more involved role for Canadians than previously disclosed. (more…)
It started out innocently enough. “Eric” and “Ilsa,” a doctor-and-dentist couple seemingly living in Vancouver, are having trouble making the numbers work for a home in that ultra-expensive real estate market. (more…)
From Reuters via the Guardian (“Up to 800,000 Chechens protest over cartoons of prophet Muhammad“):
Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” cartoons of the prophet Muhammad published by French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (more…)
Former CBC News boss Tony Burman, who declined to reproduce the Prophet Muhammad cartoons back in 2005-06, celebrates those editors who made the decision not to run any Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoons during the present tragedy.
Abbas Kassam of the National Council of Canadian Muslims thinks republishing the cartoons is simply trafficking in Islamophobia. (more…)
Riots over the latest Charlie Hebdo depiction of the Prophet Muhammad have occurred the past two days in some Muslim countries, leading to deaths in Niger and upheaval in other lands. (more…)
The Globe and Mail‘s Joanna Slater attempts to explain some apparent contradictions on free speech occurring in France days after a massive rally for unity and free speech.
From climate change to overfishing, our oceans are under a host of pressures that could lead to mass extinctions, a new study has found.
But despite the dire nature of the situation, there is time for a comeback. (more…)
Score more evidence for those who believe in the very real phenomenon of global warming-driven climate change. But Canada didn’t exactly fry in 2014. (more…)
The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticising leading clerics, says King Abdullah has referred his case to the supreme court amid an international clamour over his flogging. (more…)