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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

Teen gets three-year sentence in ‘devastating’ foster home fire that killed two people

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:38

The sentencing came at the end of an emotionally charged day. At one point, the court was cleared after Reid’s 17-year-old son swore loudly, and shouted, ‘I’m leaving. I’ve heard enough.” He then punched the door and stormed out.
Categories: Canadian News

B.C.’s incoming privacy commissioner heading up Britain’s data hacking investigation

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:11

Michael McEvoy has been working with the U.K.’s top privacy watchdog which is looking into allegations around the Brexit-Leave campaign, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.
Categories: Canadian News

Liberal’s plan to legalize marijuana by mid-summer passes its first hurdle in the Senate

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:10

In a 44-29 vote, the Senate nudged forward Bill C-45, one of two key bills that would enact a new legal framework for cannabis production and distribution.
Categories: Canadian News

16 northern Ontario First Nations will be connected to power grid after new agreement reached

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:36

The Wataynikaneyap Power Grid Connection Project will be the largest Indigenous-led and Indigenous-owned infrastructure project in the province’s history, Kathleen Wynne said.
Categories: Canadian News

Spy agency chief says powers proposed by Trudeau government would help stop cyberattacks before they happen

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:23

Communications Security Establishment chief Greta Bossenmaier says Bill C-59 would help nip some of those attacks in the bud as well as target terrorist groups and support military missions by giving the CSE the power to launch its own offensive cyber operations.
Categories: Canadian News

How a ‘mammoth’ FBI investigation helped Canada get back a pair of tusks after 50 years

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:16

The tusks were taken from Canada more than 50 years ago. In 2014, the FBI recovered them from the Indiana home of Don Miller, who told investigators before his death that he brought the tusks home from a trip he took between Calgary and the Yukon-Alaska border in 1960.
Categories: Canadian News

Missing boy likely fell into river, Montreal police say

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:31

The boy’s father has repeatedly said he believes his son, 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, was abducted and that he would never have gone to the river. Kouakou disappeared March 12.
Categories: Canadian News

Newfoundland community caring for dolphins trapped near shore

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:12

Residents of Heart’s Delight have become fixated on the plight of the dolphins, lining the shoreline to regularly feed and check on them.
Categories: Canadian News

Alleged drug trafficker charged in Saskatoon overdose cases released on bail

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:37

Azam Kabani was released on $7,500 bail and is expected to live with his father in British Columbia.
Categories: Canadian News

Son of professor who died in Iran prison fights for mother’s release to Canada

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:52

Mehran Seyed-Emami says Iranian authorities blocked his mother from getting on a plane to Vancouver two weeks ago and confiscated her passport.
Categories: Canadian News

Critics mock Service Canada’s move to gender-neutral language

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:13

Service Canada employees are asked to use gender-neutral or gender-inclusive language to avoid “portraying a perceived bias toward a particular sex or gender.”
Categories: Canadian News

Many Canadians are joining #DeleteFacebook amid fears about electoral meddling, experts say

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:37

A data leak of that scale was an “unthinkable proposition” for many Canadians who have long harboured frustrations about Facebook’s apparent lack of safeguards to protect user data, former Ontario privacy commissioner said.
Categories: Canadian News

Liberals paid $100,000 in 2016 to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:02

Liberal research office says Christopher Wylie was contracted for national, regional data analysis in 2016, but the party did not proceed with the work.
Categories: Canadian News

No all-party consensus on Trudeau’s election promise to create independent debates commissioner

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:37

Conservatives are flatly refusing to go along with the idea, which they say amounts to “de facto nationalization” of the debates.
Categories: Canadian News

Fees could go up, but lines could move faster as Ottawa eyes privatizing airport security across Canada

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:56

Ottawa is considering setting new service standards and the privatization of the crown corporation responsible for security screening as ways to better cope with growing passenger numbers.
Categories: Canadian News

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh ‘absolutely’ condemns political violence

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 15:39

Singh emphasized his complete opposition to political violence two days after the NDP caucus held a meeting to discuss controversy that exploded last week over the party leader’s attendance at Sikh events in 2015 and 2016.
Categories: Canadian News

Right-wing group confronts researchers at Quebec conference

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 15:26

About 30 members of La Meute, a right-wing group in Quebec, showed up to the library of a Montreal-area college to challenge the researchers whose work presents them as extremists.
Categories: Canadian News

Deportation hearing for former child refugee Abdoul Abdi deferred until after judicial review

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:58

Lawyer Benjamin Perryman says the decision is significant as it allows Abdi to keep working in Canada while he awaits the review of Ottawa's deportation decision.
Categories: Canadian News

Canadian girl, 14, charged with threatening New Hampshire high school

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:15

A threat to Hanover High School found on Instagram was traced to a home in Canada, but police won’t say where.
Categories: Canadian News


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