Sir John A. Macdonald is as close to a founding father as Canada has and monuments in his memory are sprinkled across the country. But now Macdonald is being remembered for a crueler aspect of his legacy: the infamous residential school system.
The Haskell Free Library and Opera House straddles the US-Canada border as a historical anomaly and thrust into an unlikely role as the site of emotional reunions between people separated by the Trump administration's immigration policies.
A plant closing is about much more than lost paychecks —it shatters people’s sense of belonging and identity. Nearly 3,000 autoworkers will be out of work in Oshawa after GM announced its plans to leave after more than a century of production.
Sterilization is a form of torture according to the United Nations. "This class action is there to stop it [forced sterilization], punish it and prosecute it," said lawyer Alisa Lombard who filed suit last year.
A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the US government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada Corp. project.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nova Scotia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to a couple of Scotsmen who've been traveling through Nova Scotia recently, drumming up support for a celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Quebec's capital, Quebec City. It was founded 400 years ago today by Samuel de Champlain. Anchor Marco Werman gets details on today's commemorative events from CBC reporter Catou MacKinnon.
We're looking for a part of the North American continental shelf that sits under water, just off the coast of Newfoundland.The answer is the Grand Banks. Marine archaeologist Dwight Coleman tells anchor Marco Werman about an ongoing project to explore the shipwrecks and underwater landscape of the Grand Banks.
The city of Drummondville in Quebec, Canada, is the answer to our Geo Quiz. This weekend the city is holding a festival dedicated to poutine. That's french fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curd.
Today's answer is Dawson City in Canada's Yukon. Producer Jake Warga visited a bar there and tells us the story behind a favorite local drink called the "Sour Toe Cocktail." ********LISTENER ADVISORY: This audio postcard mentions the cocktail's chief ingredient: a severed human toe.********
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a blunt message to Afghanistan today. He said that Canada would not renew its military mission there past 2011. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with John Ivison with Canada's National Post newspaper.