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Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau called a news conference to address allegations that improper pressure was put on former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to help construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid a criminal trial. Photograph: Patrick Doyle/Reuters

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday denied interfering in the judicial system as he sought to defuse a controversy threatening his poli(...)

Further Space’s Peter Farquharson in one of the company’s pods.

There is nothing like the simple pleasure of pitching a tent in the garden and setting up temporary house. But if you need creature comforts, the pod (...)

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s former justice minister, prepares to testify before the House of Commons justice committee in Ottawa on Wednesday. Photograph: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday won the public support of a top political ally, indicating there is no immediate pressure inside h(...)

Canada;s New Democratic Party leader  Jagmeet Singh. Photograph: Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The leader of Canada’s left-of-centre New Democratic Party faces a key byelection on Monday that will decide whether or not he is able to challenge J(...)

The Black Rock memorial marking the graves of typhus victims is lowered into place in 1859. It is said to be the first monument anywhere in the world marking the Famine. Photograph: William Notman/McCord Museum

A narrow traffic island on a busy motorway seems an incongruous setting for a Famine memorial. For the moment it is where Montréal honours some 6,000 (...)

Pat Rigney, managing director of The Shed Distillery, fills the first ever bottle of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin reached a major milestone this year having sold over 100,000 cases, helping boost turnover to more than €7 million. T(...)

The steam liner Empress of Ireland shortly before the collision with a freighter which caused her to sink off the coast of Quebec. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

While Louth man William Clark stoked the boiler-room fires on the Canadian luxury transatlantic liner the Empress of Ireland in May 1914, he must have(...)

Poulnabrone dolmen in Co Clare. Photograph: iStock

A koan is a paradoxical riddle without a solution. It’s also an apt definition of many of Ireland’s placenames. These encoded glimpses into our cultur(...)

The ice-skating rink at Patinoire de la Place D’Youville in Québec City.

It took the Carnaval de Québec for the penny to drop: confusing the festivities of winter for Christmas is as daft as mistaking autumn for Halloween. (...)

 A woman smokes a joint on the day Canada legalised recreational marijuana in Toronto, on October 17th. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Reuters

Canada is running low on legal pot three weeks after the government approved the use of recreational marijuana, a shortage that is sending some frustr(...)

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