Trudeau Picks Veteran RCMP Officer As New Sergeant-At-Arms

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 5, 2019

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is welcoming the appointment of Patrick McDonell as the official sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons. McDonell has been serving in the role as acting sergeant-at-arms and head of security for the House of…..

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Veterans Affairs Canada Toll-Free Line Struggling To Answer Calls

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 5, 2019

OTTAWA — Veterans Affairs Canada has struggled to quickly answer calls from current and former service members seeking information and assistance, newly released documents show, leading many to hang up before they are answered. Obtained through the access-to-information law, the…..

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Laneway Homes Could Transform 310 Km Of Toronto's Underused Spaces

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 5, 2019

TORONTO — Jeffrey Lin envisions the laneway behind his house to become a neighbourhood oasis as homes replace garages and families fill the space.  “Kids will be out here,” Lin, 40, said while gesturing down the laneway bordered by mature…..

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Algonquin Grand Chief Verna Polson Ends Hunger Strike, Reaches Agreement On Ottawa Indigenous Centre

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 4, 2019

OTTAWA — An Algonquin grand chief’s hunger strike is over after an agreement with the federal government on a project to create a major Indigenous centre in Ottawa. Steps away from Parliament Hill, Verna Polson, head of the Algonquin Anishinabeg…..

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Vancouver's Benchmark House Price Drops Back Below $1 Million

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 4, 2019

Good news, would-be homebuyers in Vancouver: Things have just gotten a little easier for you. Not easy, mind you. But easier. The latest data from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) shows the benchmark house price in the…..

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Arctic Fox Stuns Scientists With Record-Setting Trek From Norway To Canada

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 4, 2019

A young Arctic fox has impressed researchers with the fastest journey ever witnessed from the species.  “Scientists are speechless,” Greenland’s Sermitsiaq newspaper reported last Thursday. Researchers have been watching the animal’s journey across the Arctic to Canada’s North since it…..

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Canada’s Natural Gas Industry Threatens Global Climate Change Goals: Report

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 4, 2019

OTTAWA — The Global Energy Monitor says an international boom in liquefied natural gas exports is undermining global efforts to stop climate change and Canada is one of the industry’s biggest players. The report, released on Canada Day, says there…..

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Is Canada Ready For Tiny Homes?

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 3, 2019

MONTREAL — Amelia Jasper-Laurin dreams of living in a community of tiny house owners, where like-minded neighbours all pitch in to share chores and property maintenance. Karina Jacobsen, an artist, would like to live in a vehicle that combines a…..

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Canadian Cartoonist Michael De Adder's Contract Terminated After Viral Trump Cartoon

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 3, 2019

Michael de Adder, a Canadian cartoonist who has been drawing professionally for almost two decades, saw his contract with four newspapers terminated after his depiction of the U.S. president and the border crisis went viral.  The cartoon, shared by de…..

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How You Could Make Money Helping Canada Fix Its Innovation Problem

VOGUELIFEBLOGS | July 1, 2019

This Canada Day weekend, it may be worth taking a moment to consider just how patriotic your investments are. If you’re a typical Canadian with typical investments, the Canadian part of your portfolio is likely a very generic package of…..

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