What sank Sears Canada? The inside story of its downfall
It was once Canada’s largest and most successful department store chain. Now, it’s in liquidation. Customers are angry. Pensioners are worried. And 16,000 are out of work with no severance pay. Marina Strauss reports on the slow death of Sears Canada
Quebec veil law Bill 62 sparks protests and confusion
The legislation requires people receiving public services in Quebec – on buses, in a hospital, in daycares or in libraries – to show their faces, a rule that effectively singles out Muslim women who wear the face-covering niqab and burka.
Catalonia won't accept Spanish control of autonomous region, Puigdemont says
After a special Cabinet session to derail Catalonia’s independence movement, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he wants the country’s Senate to allow central ministers to take over the jobs of all senior members of the Catalan government, including control over the regional police, finances and the public media.