While Nortel Networks's financial problems have ruined the retirement plans of many, an innovative initiative that was looked upon as having major potential for helping the world's poorest people has been particularly hard hit.
Despite reports Caribbean leaders are ready to discuss free trade with Canada and speed the launch of talks at this month's Summit of the Americas, a number of countries remain wary.
A generic drug company plans to halt the production and shipment of cheap life-saving HIV/AIDS pills to Africa unless changes are made to Canada's Access to Medicines Regime.
While Poland's ambassador to Canada is playing down the effects a controversial inquiry into the death of a Polish immigrant is having on bilateral relations, an official within the embassy has decried efforts to block investigators from the European country from doing their jobs.
Back in the summer of 2007, Canada announced a $10-million scholarship program for Caribbean students to study in Canadian universities and colleges.
Chanting "The power of love can conquer the love of power," protesters took their anger with the state of affairs in Zimbabwe to the doors of the African country's embassy in Ottawa last week, while members of the Senate expressed skepticism about the new government in Harare.