Continental Breakfast

India’s PM calls Stephen Harper “leader” during meeting to discuss India-Canada relations

Harper is currently in India attending a global conference called “Raisina Dialogue”, India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics. He is set to deliver a keynote presentation at the conference.

In July, Stephen Harper made a visit to the white house to meet Donald Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow.

The former Prime Minister has made several such high-profile visits as of late after releasing his latest book “Right Here, Right Now”.


Reality check: More terror suspects have entered the U.S. from Canada than from Mexico

Despite their portrayal of Mexico as a teeming portal for terrorists, the State Department issued a report in September finding “no credible evidence indicating that international terrorist groups have established bases in Mexico, worked with Mexican drug cartels or sent operatives via Mexico into the United States.”

It went on : “The U.S. southern border remains vulnerable to potential terrorist transit, although terrorist groups likely seek other means of trying to enter the United States.”


More people are going broke in Canada as interest rates rise

An increasing number of Canadians can’t meet their financial obligations, another sign rising borrowing costs are taking a toll on household balance sheets.

The number of consumers seeking debt relief jumped 5.1 per cent to 11,320 in November from a year earlier, the Ottawa-based Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy reported on Jan. 4. October and November combined saw 22,961 consumer insolvency filings, the most for those two months since at least 2011.


Sales of electric cars soar but Canada still nowhere near 500,000 goal set in 2009

A decade-old goal to get at least half a million electric cars on Canada’s roads by the end of 2018 appears to have missed the mark by about 400,000.

The 2009 Electric Vehicle Technology Road Map for Canada, produced by a panel of experts in part for the Department of Natural Resources, aimed for 500,000 cars with the hope of galvanizing industry to make and sell them and government to encourage people to buy them.


“If You Vote For Justin Trudeau, Your Taxes Are Going Up” Says Premier Doug Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is slamming the carbon tax, warning Canadians about what will happen if Justin Trudeau gets back into power and the carbon tax isn’t scrapped.

“The voters are going to have to decide, do you want to pay more day-in and day-out? Do you want – you know, every time you go to the gas pumps, do you want to pay more? Your home heating bills, do you want to pay more? The answer is overwhelmingly no.”

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