A Review of Year-End Reviews: The Canada Letter

Ritual certainly plays a role in the various year-end items that The Times and other news organizations unfailingly push out every December. And when I worked at a weekly...

Haiti’s Resilience as Seen Through Literature

Comments by President Trump during a meeting with lawmakers this week have placed Haiti in the spotlight. Here are three books by Haitian writers that provide insight into the...

Trump Says He Made Up Trade Numbers in Talk with Trudeau, Baffling Canadians

OTTAWA — First were the tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber. Then came a trade action over a Canadian jetliner, and duties on newsprint. Most recently the United States and...

Major Canadian Pipeline Project Is Abandoned

OTTAWA — TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, on Thursday abandoned a plan for a pipeline that would have sent oil from the...

Showdown in Guatemala Over Investigation of President

Guatemalans elected a former television comic as president in 2015 on his promises of honesty and intolerance for the corruption and impunity practiced by his predecessor. But now the president,...

Scientists Say Canadian Bacteria Fossils Are Earth’s Oldest

They are microscopic artwork: tiny tubes and long filaments, strange squiggles etched into some of the most ancient rocks known. On Wednesday, researchers reported that these may be the oldest...

Migrants Fleeing to Canada Learn Even a Liberal Nation Has Limits

MONTREAL — After fleeing to Montreal from Long Island, Marlise Beauville felt, she said, as if she had reached the Promised Land. She entered the country last summer without immigration...

The Land of Apology and a Return to Montreal: The Canada Letter

During his tenure, Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for the residential schools program that sought to wipe out aboriginal culture and language. In 2006, Mr. Harper apologized for a...

A Doomed Battle for Hong Kong, With Only Medals Left 75 Years Later

BARRIE, Ontario — John Lawson has only a few tokens to remember his father by: military medals, a couple of dog tags and a silver ID bracelet that encircled...

‘Fire and Fury’ from Canada: It’s Not About Trump. Or Michael Wolff.

OTTAWA — Like many book buyers, Randall Hansen, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, has been unable to find a copy of “Fire and Fury:...