Government Shutdown

SavvyMom Roundup: Gluten, Bacon and a Sad Kid at the Zoo

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The war against gluten, the problem with bacon, teens and social media, a sad kid at the zoo and apple season all caught my attention this week.

Three Things to Worry About if Canada Was the One Shutting Down

Russ Blinch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

It's pretty sad to see the U.S. government shutdown and all the havoc it has wrought. Can you imagine if the same thing occurred in Canada and the Harper government was prevented from reading its Speech from the Throne next week as planned?

Does U.S. Debt Ceiling Debate Compromise Citizens' Money Morals?

Doug O. Jones | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada Business
Doug O. Jones

The U.S. debt was $1-trillion in 1982, and at $12.1-trillion just four years ago. It's now at $16.7-trillion and needing to be raised on Oct. 17th, or the country will be unable to pay its bills and will default on debt payments. This sends a clear message to a debt-ridden populace: that their own government doesn't even take debt that seriously.

Why a Government Shutdown Would Never Happen in Canada

Alison Loat | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Alison Loat

The latest U.S. government shutdown dominated headlines this week, prompting questions as to whether a similar situation could happen here. I sat down with my colleague at Samara, Jane Hilderman, to talk about the government shutdown and why -- for better or for worse -- it can't happen in Canada. What's at the heart of a government shutdown like the sort we're seeing in the U.S.?

Hundreds Of Tourists Kicked Out

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Travel

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) - Hundreds of tourists staying in landmark US national parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon face a deadline Thursday to leave du...

A Rebellion In The Republic?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

As the shutdown of the U.S. government enters its third day, disrupting everyone from farmers who can't cash their paycheques to Statue of Liberty tou...

Canada Needs To Be More Like The U.S. Like It Needs A Hole In The Head

Michael Bolen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bolen

Canada's number one claim to fame is that we're a less insane version of America. We don't need to import any of the political brinkmanship that has made the U.S. government about as effectual as a two-year-old having a tantrum.

Republicans Are Like Toddlers

Darlena Cunha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Darlena Cunha

Government shutdown? You can blame Obama. Sure. Many people do. There's a whole meme about it that I see daily. Thanks, Obama. You can blame the Affo...


CP | David Espo, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdo...

Don't Expect To See Her Any Time Soon

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Travel

National parks in the US are being evacuated, American landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial have closed, and some citizens ca...


CP | Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labele...

Obama Threatens To Veto GOP Plan

CP | Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass...

TSX Sinks On Imminent U.S. Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as hopes faded that an 11th-hour deal would emerge on a compromise budget bill that would pre...