Category Archives: Arts

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also don...

With passion and fashion, Lady Gaga delivers powerful anthem

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion. The Grammy winner wore a huge dove brooch and an impressively billowing red ...

Blanchet’s choice to block critics on Twitter limits free speech: experts

OTTAWA — Dozens of people — including some MPs — say Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet has blocked them on Twitter after they criticized his statements about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, with some arguing they have a right to be

New Brunswick premier to appoint two commissioners to review Official Languages Act

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will appoint two commissioners to undertake a review of the province's Official Languages Act. The Tory leader said today the commissioners will present a final report with recommendations to the...

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it's meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in a newly released mandate letter. The letter has Trudeau tell ...

Ottawa pledges financial aid to Juno Beach museum battered by COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising to provide financial aid to Canada's only Second World War museum in Europe, which has been battered by COVID-19. Following months of discussions, Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced on Thu...

Ottawa pledges financial aid to Juno Beach museum battered by COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising to provide financial aid to Canada's only Second World War museum in Europe, which has been battered by COVID-19. Following months of discussions, Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced on Thu...

‘We are not enemies’: Neil Young calls for empathy after U.S. Capitol riot

TORONTO — Neil Young is calling for empathy towards the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol, saying they’ve been “so manipulated and had their beliefs used as political weapons.” The folk singer, who was raised in Omemee, Ont., recently shared a

‘This is unfortunate’: Inside Elections Canada after Trump’s tweet on voting machines

OTTAWA — Elections Canada watched as social media posts from Canadians began wondering if the last federal election had been rigged by dubious voting machines. The tweets were linked to the U.S. election and unverified claims from President Donald Trum...

Dutch court refuses to return painting to Jewish heirs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in