Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, Dec. 12

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, Dec. 12

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In the news today, Dec. 12

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Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Dec. 12

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LIBERALS CAPTURE THREE OF FOUR BYELECTIONS

Justin Trudeau's Liberals scored another byelection upset Monday, taking the B.C. riding of South Surrey-White Rock from the Conservatives. Gordie Hogg won the riding with 47.5 per cent of the vote. In Toronto's Scarborough-Agincount, Liberal Jean Yip won a riding left vacant by the death of her husband, Arnold Chan, in September. Liberal Churence Rogers easily retained Bonavista-Burin-Trinity in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Tories held onto a safe seat -- Battlefords-Lloydminster in Saskatchewan.

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UBER: DATA BREACH AFFECTED 815,000 CANADIANS

Uber Canada says 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced last month. The disclosure came the same day the federal privacy commissioner said it had opened a formal investigation into the data breach, which saw the theft of information from some 57 million Uber accounts globally in October, 2016.

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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS EVER-RISING CHILD CARE FEES

A new report shows child care costs are rising faster than inflation, straining pocketbooks and raising questions about whether billions in new federal spending will make daycare more affordable for those who want it. Toronto remains the most expensive city for child care, where median daycare costs families about $21,096 a year. The cheapest spaces are in Quebec, at $2,196 a year.

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B.C.'S SITE C DAM WILL BE BUILT, FOR $10 BILLION

National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations says Indigenous people will likely take the Site C approval to court. But Premier John Horgan says the B.C. government had no choice but to complete the Site C dam rather than absorb a $4 billion hit to its bottom line by cancelling the project. …

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