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300 Letters of Outrage from Japanese Canadians Who Lost Their Homes
300 letters of outrage from Japanese Canadians who lost their homes--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available...
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Advisory on Canadian Press Series on Pot and the Black Market
Advisory on series on pot and the black market--EDITORS:The countdown is on towards the legalization of recreational marijuana next July and the debate about the best way to sell, price, tax and market legalized pot is continuing among advocates, governments...
Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
Good Morning! The early editor for the Prairie region at The Canadian Press Edmonton is Ken Trimble. Your queries and contributions are welcome. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stations call 780-428-6107 and press zero to reach the newsroom. Edmontons...
Alberta Man Recants Confession Made to Undercover RCMP about Family's Murder
Albertan recants confession he murdered family--RED DEER, Alta. - A central Alberta man accused of killing his parents and sister says he was lying when he confessed to an undercover RCMP officer that he helped plan their deaths.Jason Klaus was testifying...
Argos Coach Trestman Says Wilder Jr. from Different Era of Athlete
Wilder Jr. from 'cellphone era' of athlete--OTTAWA - James Wilder Jr. walked off the field after practice on Wednesday, helmet in one hand, cellphone in the other.There's a good chance Marc Trestman was cringing.Wilder, a 25-year-old Toronto running...
At 32, Stamps Running Back Messam Still Dominant in a 'Young Man's Game'
Age not slowing down Stampeders RB Messam--OTTAWA - Some might consider 32-year-old Jerome Messam on the older side when it comes to football, but the Calgary Stampeders running back bristles when asked about his age."Age is just a number," said Messam....
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Atlantic Audio 3:35 PM AT--AT01 - (NS-Auditor-Health)HALIFAX. x-15s. Nova Scotia's auditor general says the province's health authority needs to find a way to ensure people with serious health concerns who've registered on a provincial website are actually...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Auditor-Health)Nova Scotia's auditor general says a provincial website where people can register to indicate they need a family doctor is of limited usefulness.Michael Pickup says in a report that the site does not prioritize patients based on health...
Award Rescinded for Former Halifax Hospital CEO Mired in Expense Scandal
Scandal-hit former hospital CEO loses award--HALIFAX - An award naming the former head of Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital one of Canada's most powerful women has been rescinded because of her role in an expense scandal.In an emailed statement...
BC Audio 11:15 AM ET
BC Audio 11:15 AM ET--BC02 - (Hero-Plowman)CRANBROOK. x-07s. Snowplow operators are not often the heroes of the day, but a southeastern B-C worker with the City of Cranbrook is getting that treatment after first responders say he went above and beyond...
BC Audio 6:05 PM ET
BC Audio 6:05 PM ET--BC08 - (Bear-Cub-Killing)VANCOUVER. x-13s. A wildlife group is arguing in B-C Supreme Court that a conservation officer acted unlawfully when he killed a black bear cub near Dawson Creek in May 2016. The Association for the Protection...
B.C. Lions' Loss in 2004 Grey Cup Game Still Stings Dave Dickenson
'04 Grey Cup loss still stings Dickenson--OTTAWA - Time has done little to diminish the disappointment of Dave Dickenson's last Grey Cup visit to Ottawa.Dickenson was the surprise starter for the B.C. Lions ahead of league MVP Casey Printers in the 20014...
B.C. Plow Operator Praised for Speedy, Potentially Life-Saving Work
Plow operator assists with rescue in B.C.--CRANBROOK, B.C. - A snowplow operator in southeastern British Columbia is being praised for his role in saving the life of an elderly man.Vern Radloff rushed to assist first responders in Cranbrook to reach...
B.C. to Reimburse Methadone Patients for Taking Clinic Fees off Welfare Cheques
B.C. to reimburse methadone patients--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has agreed to pay back more than $5.5 million in fees deducted from the monthly social assistance cheques of methadone patients, a document filed in B.C. Supreme Court...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Horgan-Wildfires)B-C's premier says the province's 100-million-dollar fund to support wildfire relief programs will be matched by Ottawa.John Horgan says the federal contribution will help communities in the Interior recover from last summer's...
Beauty Be Damned, Toronto FC Machine Keeps Rolling in the MLS Playoffs
Despite Columbus tie, TFC gets the job done--COLUMBUS, Ohio - In sport, as in life, aesthetics sometimes go out the window.If every toilet in your home is plugged, you don't need a plumber who looks like Fabio. You want a professional with a plunger...
Canadian General Who Led UN Force in Sarajevo Commends Conviction of Mladic
Retired Canadian general commends Mladic conviction--TORONTO - A retired Canadian major-general who led a United Nations force in Sarajevo commended the sentencing of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic to life behind bars, but criticized the international...
Canadian Grocers Expand Online Services after Amazon Acquires Whole Foods Chain
Canadian grocers add online services--VANCOUVER - Metro Inc. is looking to expand its online grocery offerings to Ontario next year, making it the latest Canadian retailer to ramp up its e-commerce options in the face of potential competition from Amazon.Metro...
Canadian Screen Stars Want 'Action' from Industry Meeting on Sexual Misconduct
Canadian stars want 'action' from sexual misconduct meeting--TORONTO - Compared to Hollywood, Canada's screen industry is tiny. And by all accounts, there are fewer egos, bullies and power-trippers on the scale of Harvey Weinstein within it."But of course...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 22
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 22--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 22:Actor Michael Callan is 82.Actor Allen Garfield is 78.Comedian-director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) is 77.Actor Tom Conti is 76.Singer Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) is 76.Retired...
Cyber Insecurity: The Perils of a Wired World
Cyber Insecurity: The perils of a wired world--News of the Uber hack underscores the relevance our Cyber Insecurity package. As our reporters heard time and again from sources, absent firm action from corporations and governments, these breaches will...
Deloitte Report Urges Canadian Companies to Be More Courageous about Diversity
Canadian business needs more diversity: report--MONTREAL - Canadian business leaders need to take "courageous" actions to make sure their companies are more diverse and inclusive in order to remain competitive amid demographic and technological changes...
Editorial Exchange: Apology to LGBTQ Community First Step toward Healing
Editorial Exchange: Apology to LGBTQ community first step toward healing--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 20:Apology, when sincere and unequivocal, is the essential lubricant in human relations and one of the most profound, if difficult,...
Editorial Exchange: A Threat to One of the Jewels in Our Crown
Editorial Exchange: A threat to one of the jewels in our crown--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 20:This country's national park system is the Canada of myth and of the world's imagining, breath-taking natural sanctuaries that are superb,...
Editorial Exchange: A Turning Point in the Debate on Free Speech
Editorial Exchange: A turning point in the debate on free speech--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 21:Wilfrid Laurier University may have inadvertently done a favour for anyone who values robust debate in the academic world.By so badly...
Editorial Exchange: Game Changer
Editorial Exchange: Game changer--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Nov. 21:The first 22 chapters of Ken Dryden's new book Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey reads nearly identical to John...
Editorial Exchange: Nebraska Says 'Yes' to Keystone XL
Editorial Exchange: Nebraska says 'yes' to Keystone XL--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Nov. 21:Nebraska's public utility board yesterday narrowly approved construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline across a corner of the...
Editorial Exchange: Now Defend Academic Freedom
Editorial Exchange: Now defend academic freedom--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Nov. 22:Wilfrid Laurier University scraped some of the tarnish off its public image Tuesday by offering a belated but necessary apology to teaching...
Editorial Exchange: Nuclear Deterrence a Fraying Tightrope?
Editorial Exchange: Nuclear deterrence a fraying tightrope?--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Nov. 21:Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have created unique challenges for nuclear deterrence.Two bombastic and undisciplined leaders...
Editorial Exchange: Stop Talking, Start Acting on Pension Reform
Editorial Exchange: Stop talking, start acting on pension reform--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Nov. 21:Most recently, it was Sears retirees facing retirement benefit cuts and pension reductions with the bankruptcy and dissolution...
Edmonton Eskimos Should Have Conversation about Changing Name: PM, Notley
CFL Eskimos should discuss name: PM, Notley--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are the latest prominent voices to urge a public discussion about renaming the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos out of respect for Inuit people.Many...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Housing-Strategy)The federal government is pledging billions of dollars for affordable housing, including a new individual benefit for low-income Canadians.The portable housing benefit could eventually provide up to 300-thousand households with an...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Housing-Strategy)Multiple sources tell The Canadian Press that the Liberals are set to announce plans to legislate a right to housing.The housing strategy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil in Toronto this afternoon will see the government...
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---(Cannabis-Costs) (Audio: P04)Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says enforcing new marijuana-related laws could hurt her province's already-stretched justice system.She's concerned it won't be able to afford policing and court bills.The federal government...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Housing-Strategy) (Audio: P05)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the new Liberal national housing strategy is a once-in-a-generation, 40-billion-dollar vision.The strategy includes building 100-thousand more units, the creation of a federal housing...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(EU-War-Crimes-Mladic)A U-N court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic (RAHT'-koh MLAH'-dich) of genocide and crimes against humanity.Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's...
Fight for $15 Minimum Wage Has Businesses, Economists Question Economic Impact
The pros and cons of a minimum wage hike--Ontario's minimum wage workers are set to get a bump in their paycheques after the province voted in favour of raising the standard to $15 an hour over the next two years. Currently at $11.60 an hour, the minimum...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Round-NAFTA)While making progress on a variety of technical files, such as digital trade, customs enforcement and telecommunications, the latest round of NAFTA talks failed to see progress on more contentious issues.Negotiators say hot-button files...
Five Thing to Know about What's in the New National Housing Strategy
Five things in the new housing strategy--OTTAWA - There's a lot of numbers and promises in the new national housing strategy. Here are five key things to know about the strategy.1. The country will have a new, portable housing benefit starting in 2021....
Food Banks to Benefit as Mayors of Toronto and Calgary Make Grey Cup Bet
Toronto, Calgary mayors make Grey Cup bet--TORONTO - The mayors of Toronto and Calgary say they've agreed to the terms of the traditional Grey Cup bet as the Argonauts and Stampeders prepare to meet Sunday in Ottawa.Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Toronto...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Housing-Strategy)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says housing rights are human rights.He unveiled his government's housing plan in Toronto today, saying as many as 300-thousand Canadian households will be helped by a new portable housing benefit between...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(UN-War-Crimes-Mladic)A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic (RAHT'-koh MLAH'-dich) of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's...
Freedom Mobile Announces iPhone X Dates, Provides Update on Network Rollout
Freedom Mobile announces iPhone X dates--TORONTO - Freedom Mobile will begin taking orders for the Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 models starting Friday, with the smartphones in its stores on Dec. 8.While that's more than a month after Canada's three national...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 22
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
Highlights of Sweeping New Ontario Labour Laws, Including a Minimum Wage Boost
Highlights of Ontario's labour reforms--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government passed a host of changes to labour laws Wednesday. Here are some highlights of the legislation, including the centrepiece minimum wage increase:-- Minimum wage rises from...
'I Knew I Was Bleeding:' Lawyer Who Lost Hand in Letter-Bomb Blast Testifies
Lawyer recalls losing hand in letter-bomb blast--WINNIPEG - A lawyer whose hand was blown apart by a letter bomb recalled the few seconds when she hesitated before opening the strange package that had landed on her desk.Maria Mitousis told an attempted...
Immigration Qualification Based on 'Excessive Demand' Must Change: Minister
Change needed for 'excessive demand' immigration rule:Hussen--A section of Canada's immigration law barring anyone from settling in the country if they have a condition deemed a burden on medical or social services is outdated and needs to be brought...
In the News Today, Nov. 22
In the news today, Nov. 22--Eight stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 22------LIBERALS TO UNVEIL NATIONAL HOUSING STRATEGY The federal government will unveil its highly anticipated national housing strategy today, with the Liberals looking to ease...
'I Would Draw the Line:' Candidate for Premier Opposes Abortion for Rape Victims
Sask Party hopeful opposes abortion for rape victims--REGINA - One of the leading candidates in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn't believe in abortion, even in the case of sex assault victims.Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time...
Jury Shown Video of Off-Duty Cop and Alleged Murderer Embracing at Halifax Bar
Jury shown video of victim, accused embracing--HALIFAX - An off-duty police officer was seen kissing and embracing Christopher Garnier at a downtown Halifax bar hours before he allegedly strangled her, a jury heard Wednesday.RCMP Const. Kyle Doane told...
Lake Louise World Cup Kicks off Olympic Season for Deep Canadian Men's Ski Team
Canadian men return to Lake Louise downhill--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Manuel Osborne-Paradis was OK with the cancellation of last year's World Cup in Lake Louise, Alta.The Canadian man who has won the most medals in Lake Louise couldn't race there in 2016...
Lawren Harris Painting Sells for More Than $3 Million at Auction Wednesday Night
Lawren Harris work sells for $3 million--TORONTO - A painting by Group of Seven founding member Lawren Harris sold for just over $3 million Wednesday night, in line with presale expectations.The 1925 oil canvas "Mountains East of Maligne Lake" had a...
Legal Pot Could See Justice Costs Climb, Not Drop, Alberta's Notley Says
Legal pot could increase court costs: Notley--OTTAWA - Alberta's premier says she's worried that marijuana legalization could drive up policing and court bills her province cannot afford to pay.The justice system is already overburdened and enforcing...
Liberals Propose Billions for Affordable Housing, Including Individual Benefits
Liberals aim billions at low-income housing--OTTAWA - A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to join the middle class unveiled billions in housing help Wednesday that could make a difference to hundreds of thousands of households...
'Lives Have Been Saved':fentanyl, Meth Seized in Calgary Investigation
Guns, money and drugs seized by Alberta police--CALGARY - Five large tables loaded with fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and firearms was the culmination of a year-long investigation into a drug-trafficking network based in Calgary.The Alberta Law...
Long Inuit Wait for Residential-School Apology from Prime Minister Ends Friday
Long Inuit wait for PM's apology ends Friday--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Jimmy Tuttauk was working on the remote coast of northern Labrador when he first heard that Ottawa was settling with former students of residential schools.It was 2007 and he was listening...
Missing B.C. Woman and 3 Dogs Found Alive after Two Nights in Thick Brush
Woman, dogs OK after two days in the B.C.--COQUITLAM, B.C. - A Vancouver-area woman has been found safe after spending two nights lost in the woods with the three dogs she had been walking, police say.Annette Poitras had been missing since Monday, when...
Montreal Comedy Festival Organized by Quebec Comics Adds Andy Nulman to Team
Upstart Montreal comedy festival adds major name--MONTREAL - An upstart Quebec comedy festival added a big piece Wednesday as it attempts to go up against Montreal-based entertainment powerhouse Just For Laughs.Andy Nulman, a comedy scene stalwart in...
Montreal's Ugly Christmas Tree Inspires Holiday-Themed Village of Imperfections
Montreal's ugly Xmas tree inspires village--Montreal's infamous ugly Christmas tree of 2016 -- one that generated headlines and social media posts around the world because of its awkward appearance -- is the inspiration behind an entire village this...
Morneau's Tax Proposals Still Need Work despite Changes, Critics Insist
Feds' tax proposals still need work: critics--OTTAWA - A coalition of industry associations says Bill Morneau must make more changes to the controversial tax proposals he first unveiled last summer to ensure he addresses deep, persistent concerns in...
Musician Amy Sky Says David Cassidy Should Be Remembered for His 'Generosity'
Amy Sky remembers David Cassidy's 'generosity'--TORONTO - Like many others who came of age in the 1970s, Canadian musician Amy Sky was a big fan of David Cassidy, the "Partridge Family" actor who died on Tuesday at age 67.So it was a thrill when she...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT088 - (Hero-Plowman) CRANBROOK. x-07s. Snowplow operators are not often the heroes of the day, but a Cranbrook, B-C worker is getting that treatment after first responders say he went above and beyond during a recent rescue....
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Housing-Strategy) TORONTO. x-30s. (Adam Burns) The federal government will unveil its highly anticipated housing strategy at events in Toronto and Vancouver today. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT002 - (AS-Koreas-Tensions)...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT007 - (US-Uber-Data-Breach) UNDATED. x-20s. Ride-hailing service Uber has revealed it covered up a hacking attack last year. Shirley Smith reports the hack not only took the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57-million...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT017 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-60s. (Mike McDonald) The Canadian Press Morning Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT018 - (AS-Koreas-Tensions) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) SEOUL. x-19s. (Joohee Cho) A North Korean...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT023 - (ENT-Obit-David-Cassidy) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67. The teen and pre-teen idol starred in the 1970s sitcom and sold millions of records as...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT031 - (US-Immigration-Temporary-Status-Haiti) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PALM BEACH, Fla. x-10s. Demonstrators gathered outside U-S President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida yesterday protesting the administration's...
National Audio 7:15 AM ET
National Audio 7:15 AM ET--NAT049 - (US-Holiday-Travel) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-23s. (Ryan Burrow) It's going to be a busy day at airports across the U-S as millions travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. (opens with sound) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT050...
National Audio 7:15 PM ET
National Audio 7:15 PM ET--NAT120 - (Bosnia-War-Crimes-Cda) OTTAWA. x-13s. A retired Canadian major-general who led a United Nations force in Sarajevo is commending the sentencing of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic to life behind bars. But Lewis...
National Audio 7:55 AM ET
National Audio 7:55 AM ET--NAT054 - (US-Senate-Alabama) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-26s. (Stephanie Ramos) In an interview on the Alabama Cable Network, Roy Moore vehemently denounced the sexual misconduct allegations against him. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT061 - (Puerto-Rico-Tourism) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-35s. (Cheri Preston) Two months after hurricane Maria levelled much of the island, Puerto Ricans are hoping more people will be booking a trip there soon. (WA)...
New Alberta Dental Fee Guide Aimed at Drilling Cost of Several Procedures
New guide aimed at drilling high dental fees--EDMONTON - A new dental fee guide has been announced in Alberta that the government says will help patients get greater value from the money they pay their dentists.The guide -- the first in more than two...
New Brunswick City Councillor Quits to Work as Lifeguard in the Bahamas
N.B. city councillor quits for lifeguard job--A New Brunswick city councillor has stepped down to take an unlikely gig: lifeguard in the Bahamas.Jordan Nowlan was one of the province's youngest-ever politicians -- he was in high school when he ran for...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Housing-Strategy)The federal government has unveiled a multi-billion-dollar housing strategy aimed at helping hundreds of thousands of households.But the money won't start flowing for several years, and the plan relies heavily on provinces and territories...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Housing-Strategy) (Audio: P01)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is focused on making sure that people can afford their homes.This afternoon, Trudeau will be in Toronto to announce plans to spend tens of billions of dollars on a housing...
Notley Pleads with Political Friends, Foes to Support Alberta Pipeline Projects
Notley makes political plea for pipelines--OTTAWA - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is warning all political parties to take off their partisan blinders or both the environment and Canada's energy industry will fail.Notley was in Ottawa this week as part...
N.S. Judge Failed to Recognize Evidence in Cabbie's Sexual Assault Case: Crown
Judge failed to recognize evidence: Crown--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia judge who acquitted a taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated passenger failed to recognize the nature of the evidence before him and made several errors in law, a Crown...
N.S. Need-a-Doctor Registry Doesn't Prioritize Sickest People: Auditor General
N.S. needs to connect patients, doctors: auditor--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Health Authority needs to find a way to ensure people with serious health concerns who've registered on a provincial website are actually connected with a doctor, the province's...
OHL Roundup: Aidan Dudas Leads Attack to 3-2 Shootout Win over IceDogs
OHL: Dudas leads Attack to shootout win--OWEN SOUND, Ont. - Aidan Dudas scored twice and again in the shootout as the Owen Sound Attack edged the Niagara IceDogs 3-2 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Nick Suzuki also scored in the shootout...
One of 14 Inmates Charged in Saskatchewan Penitentiary Riot Pleads Not Guilty
Man charged in prison riot enters plea--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - One of 14 men accused of taking part in a deadly riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary has pleaded not guilty to both charges.Brett Babisky, who is 28, appeared Wednesday via video link in...
Only 10 per Cent of Haitians Crossing Illegally Getting Refugee Status, So Far
10 per cent of Haitian claims accepted--OTTAWA - The majority of asylum seekers who have crossed illegally into Canada so far this year were Haitian and so far, only 10 per cent of their claims have been accepted, newly released data showed Wednesday.Since...
Ontario Audio 12:55 PM ET
Ontario Audio 12:55 PM ET--R03 - (Ont-Labour-Reforms)TORONTO. x-17s. Ontario has passed sweeping labour reform legislation, which includes increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Currently at $11.60 an hour, the minimum wage will rise under the legislation...
Ontario City Looks to Scrap Age-Based Discounts in Favour of Income-Based System
Ontario city looking to end age-based discounts--An eastern Ontario city is mulling the idea of scrapping discounts on municipal programs and services for seniors and youth in order to boost supports for low-income residents of any age.The City of Kingston...
Ontario Reforms Labour Laws, Boosts Minimum Wage to $15 in 2019
Ontario reforms labour laws, hikes minimum wage--TORONTO - Ontario passed sweeping labour reform legislation Wednesday, including increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will form a key pillar of the governing Liberals' re-election bid next...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Labour-Reforms)Sweeping labour reforms have been passed in Ontario's legislature.Among the changes will be a minimum wage increase to 15 dollars an hour, which will be done in two steps.The minimum wage -- which is currently $11.60 an hour --...
--Ontario Update-
---(Borutski-Trial)The judge in the first-degree murder trial of Basil Borutski is to charge the jury today in an Ottawa courtroom.After that, deliberations are to begin in the case of the 60-year-old man accused of killing three women as an act of revenge.Court...
Opioid Prescriptions Up across Country, but Daily Doses Dispensed Down: Report
Opioid prescriptions up, daily doses down: report--TORONTO - The overall number of prescriptions for opioids has increased over the last five years, but doctors have been giving patients fewer doses at one time, a report by the Canadian Institute for...
Parliament Audio 11:05 AM ET
Parliament Audio 11:05 AM ET--P02 - (Housing-Strategy) OTTAWA. x-11s. The Liberals will announce plans today to spend tens of billions in federal dollars on a housing strategy that will provide housing benefits directly to low-income tenants, as well...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Groped)Winnipeg police are investigating three cases of women being groped near the Health Sciences Centre.Police say the attacks all happened Monday morning as the women made their way to work.No arrests have been made.Police says in each...
--Prairie Update-
(CRIME-Human-Smuggling) (Sask Note)R-C-M-P say a Regina man has been arrested and charged in Canada after pleading guilty in the U-S for his part in a human smuggling operation.They say Victor Omoruyi (uh-MOR'-ee) was picked up at the Saskatoon International...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Marijuana)A report suggests that 87 per cent of Canadian cannabis companies believe that consolidation of the industry is inevitable over the next three years.If the prediction rings true, only a few large players would be left after recreational...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Cannabis-Legalization)Health Canada has released proposed regulations for legalized marijuana, including plain packaging for all products, and the development of warning messages about the risks associated with cannabis use.Health Minister Ginette...
QMJHL Roundup: Drozg Stars in Overtime as Cataractes Top Drakkar 4-3
QMJHL: Drozg stars in OT as Cataractes win--SHAWINIGAN, Que. - Jan Drozg scored 3:34 into overtime to lift the Shawinigan Cataractes over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4-3 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Cameron Askew had a pair of...
Quebec Passes Motion against Ottawa's Directive Allowing Knives on Planes
Quebec legislature against knives on planes--Quebec's legislature passed a motion Wednesday against Transport Canada's directive allowing airline passengers to carry small blades, including kirpans.The motion tabled by the Coalition for Quebec's Future...
Regina Man Accused of Helping to Smuggle Nigerians across Canada-U.S. Border
Regina man charged with human smuggling--SASKATOON - A man who pleaded guilty in the United States for his part in a human smuggling operation has been arrested and charged in Canada.RCMP say Victor Omoruyi of Regina was picked up at the Saskatoon International...
Religious Discrimination Is a Reason to Fight Trump's Travel Ban
Religious discrimination is a reason to fight Trump's travel ban--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available...
Sask-Party-Abortion
REGINA - A leading candidate in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn't believe in abortion -- even if a woman becomes pregnant during a sexual assault.Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time Saskatoon member of the legislature for...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Cannabis-Legalization)With plans to legalize recreational marijuana next July, Health Canada has rolled out a set of proposed regulations for the sale of the drug.It's proposing cannabis workers get valid security clearances issued by the minister...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Housing-Strategy) (Audio: P07)Housing advocates say the new Liberal national housing strategy is a good first step, but is short on details.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the 40-billion-dollar strategy in Toronto today.It includes a new housing...
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