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In major shift, federal government looks to settle in ‘60s Scoop lawsuit

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 17:17

The change comes after years of litigation and before a judge prepared to rule on the $1.3-billion class action suit.
Categories: Canadian News

Hydro One identifies four workers killed in helicopter crash in Tweed, Ont.

3 hours 12 min ago

The company said 39-year-old James Barager, 27-year-old Kyle Shorrock, and Jeff Howes and Darcy Jansen, both 26, were killed while working on a transmission tower
Categories: Canadian News

Black Liberal MP speaks out against ‘draining’ discriminatory acts on Parliament Hill

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:46

It's 'like death by a thousand cuts' Celina Caesar-Chavannes wrote in Facebook post
Categories: Canadian News

With the Royal wedding date set, here’s a look at some Canadians who could snag an invite

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:56

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau could be in line for a coveted invite to the wedding as well as Jessica Mulroney, who the British press is even speculating could be in Meghan Markle’s wedding party.
Categories: Canadian News

Beverley McLachlin leaves chief justice post cheering Supreme Court’s work on Aboriginal issues

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:24

“We’re all as a nation I think engaged in the project of reconciliation with First Nations. We know that historically — everybody knows that — that wrongs were done, that there was a policy of undermining . . . Indigenous cultures,” she said.
Categories: Canadian News

Rex Tillerson to meet with Canadian cabinet on Korea crisis

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:20

The U.S. Secretary of State is looking to find a diplomatic resolution to the impasse with North Korea.
Categories: Canadian News

Looking back provides clues to where Canada is headed

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:18

From Valérie Plante’s mayoral victory and Green party wins to Quebec’s return to the federal stage, Chantal Hébert writes about five meaningful events.
Categories: Canadian News

Hydro One grounds helicopter crews, holds vigils after 4 workers killed in crash

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:54

CEO Mayo Schmidt says the fleet will not operate until investigators finish reviewing safety protocols, equipment and mechanics.
Categories: Canadian News

B.C. teacher suspended after accidentally showing porn in class

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:04

The B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation says students were inadvertently exposed to a picture of female genitalia when Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna used his laptop while attempting to project online education materials onto a whiteboard.
Categories: Canadian News

Indigenous woman’s liver assessed in Toronto after outcry over earlier transplant refusal

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:17

Doctors had told Delilah Saunders she was not eligible to go on a waiting list because she had not abstained from alcohol for a minimum of six months.
Categories: Canadian News

A meteor may have been behind an explosion that shook houses in Thunder Bay

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:48

Thunder Bay police say officers found a hole in the snow about 75 centimetres wide on the side of the road, with a pile of what appeared to be rock-like material.
Categories: Canadian News

Labrador mayor who was shot in face in hunting accident has died

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:49

Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor John Hickey died after he was shot in the face while hunting.
Categories: Canadian News

Crown drops charges against British sailor in Nova Scotia sexual assault case

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:05

The Crown told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court that it would not proceed with the charges against Joshua Finbow after Judge Patrick Duncan ruled in September that Finbow’s statement to police was inadmissible.
Categories: Canadian News

Upgraded runways, all-season roads needed after Saskatchewan plane crash: First Nations

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:14

No one was killed in the plane crash but at least five people were seriously injured and needed to be airlifted to hospital.
Categories: Canadian News

Jury in Montreal terror trial didn’t hear of couple’s threats to attack Canada

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:00

Jury has begun deliberating the fate of Sabrine Djermane and El Mehdi Jamali, the Montreal couple charged with plotting a bomb attack and trying to fleeing the country to join Daesh.
Categories: Canadian News

Jason Kenney wins Alberta legislature seat in byelection

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:08

The leader of the United Conservative Party is the victor of a byelection in Calgary Lougheed, easily beating out six other candidates.
Categories: Canadian News

E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce leaves 1 dead, health officials say

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:01

The Public Health Agency of Canada said six cases have been reported in Ontario, five in Quebec and New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Categories: Canadian News

Trump’s ‘looking forward’ to G7 summit where Canada will seek U.S. buy-in on ocean protection

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:41

Trump has shown disdain for international multilateral groups, like pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. But when it comes to the club of like-minded Group of Seven democracies, Trump is engaged.
Categories: Canadian News

CSIS settles multimillion-dollar lawsuit with employees who claimed workplace Islamophobia, racism and homophobia

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:20

CSIS had been facing a $35-million lawsuit from five employees alleging it ignored a toxic work environment. Canada’s spy agency did not release the terms of the settlement, announced Thursday.
Categories: Canadian News

Lawyers for ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest ask for their client’s release from prison

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:48

Charest’s lawyers said in court they have serious grounds for appealing the guilty verdicts.
Categories: Canadian News


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