DAVE CHAN/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — Canada’s House of Commons speaker apologized for praising a Ukrainian veteran who fought for a Nazi unit. During Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to the Canadian parliament on Friday, speaker Anthony Rota called 98-year-old veteran Yaroslav Hunka a “hero.” Hunka, who was in the crowd and received two […]

Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Canadian national security agencies are investigating “credible allegations” that “agents of the government of India” were involved in the death of a Canadian Sikh leader in June, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday. Trudeau said that steps are being taken to hold the people accountable […]

Ascent/PKS Media Inc./Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Canada’s travel advisory for visitors to the United States has been updated to warn LGBTQ travelers about laws and policies that may affect the community. “Some states have enacted laws and policies that may affect 2SLGBTQI+ persons,” the travel advisory states. “Check relevant state and local laws.” The […]

Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images (LONDON) — Canada’s wildfire season is now the worst ever recorded as the country has exceeded the largest area ever burned in a year, totaling more than 19.5 million acres so far. There are at least 500 active fires burning around the country, 257 of which are classified as “out of control”, […]

Anne-Sophie Thill/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The amount of smoke being emitted from the wildfires burning in Canada has reached the highest-ever recorded in the country as plumes make their way across the Atlantic to Europe. The typical wildfire season in Canada reaches its peak around mid-July, but the first of the hundreds […]

krisanapong detraphiphat/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Canada has announced that it will begin putting individual warning labels on cigarettes and other tobacco products in an effort to further reduce their appeal, becoming the world’s first country to use such a measure. Beginning on Aug. 1, Canada will implement a phased approach that will force cigarette […]

Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Canada banned TikTok on government-issued mobile devices on Monday over data security concerns, following a similar ban from the European Union last week. “The Government of Canada is committed to keeping government information secure,” Mona Fortier, the president of Canada’s treasury board, said in a statement. […]

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