Graphic: Follow the aid money to Canada’s ‘Countries of Focus’ Canada spends more than $5-billion annually on international aid, but where does that money come from and where does it all go? As Canadians debate aid to Haiti – just as the Caribbean nation marks three years since the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake – the National Post’s Kathryn Blaze Carlson and Richard Johnson trace Canada’s aid and explore life in some of our biggest recipient countries.
The Curiosity rover’s mission to Mars will feed our hunger to know more about the Red Planet, once viewed as home to lost civilizations and canals but now seen as a desert planet that might be colonized. As we await more images and data from Curiosity, illustrated below is what we’ve learned from previous voyages to the fourth planet from the sun.
There’s one fact that usually gets slipped into the bottom of news reports on the Quebec student protests: that the province has some of the lowest tuition rates in Canada. But how low is low? The National Post’s graphics department compares:
Who says Toronto isn’t building subways? In 2008, the TTC began design and construction for six new subway stations, linking the subway to growing York University and beyond. Snaking northwest, this line brings the subway for the first time outside Toronto’s boundary into the 905. The $2.6-billion project involves hundreds of workers. The TTC vows to open the extension at the end of 2015