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  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by sasky
    +15 +5

    Justin Trudeau tells Hamilton town hall Canadians can feel safe despite returning ISIS fighters

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a Hamilton town hall Wednesday that despite concerns over returning ISIS fighters, Canadians were safe in their country and could rely on the security and intelligence services to keep them that way. As the war against ISIS winds down, the government has said it's aware of about 180 individuals "with a nexus to Canada" who had travelled overseas to join ISIS and other groups — and another 60 who had returned to Canada.

  • Interactive
    3 days ago
    by jcscher
    +34 +4

    A City Destroyed: 100 years after the Halifax Explosion

    Watch the Halifax Explosion re-created 100 years later in 360-degree animation

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by zyery
    +12 +5

    Bible camps worry about losing Canada Summer Jobs money

    Government funding to hire summer staff at religious summer camps in Alberta may not come through after changes to the application process require organizations to express respect for "reproductive rights." Religious groups such as the Southern Alberta Bible Camp say they can't agree to that. "We don't believe that abortion is right and we're being told that in order to be able to access these grants we need to affirm that," said Jon Gartly, executive director of the SABC.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by zobo
    +13 +2

    The last Sears department store closes its doors for good

    Scattered among the bargain shoppers who flocked to Burnaby Sunday for the historic final day of business for its last remaining Sears department store were those who had come more for nostalgia than for savings. Sears Canada, a long-time staple of the country’s retail landscape, declared bankruptcy last year and announced in the fall that it would liquidate its remaining stores and lay off thousands of employees. Sunday was to be the company’s final day of sales.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by robmonk
    +8 +2

    'If you just sell based on customers' needs, you'll be fired': Rogers' employees on pressure to sell

    Call centre employees working for Rogers Communications say the telecom company is pressuring them to try to make a sale on every call — even to elderly people who don't understand or need certain products or services. In emails and interviews with Go Public, dozens of Rogers workers say they're under "extreme pressure" to hit sales targets or risk termination.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by robmonk
    +23 +4

    Canada launches trade dispute with U.S. through World Trade Organization

    Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington's use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, according to a World Trade Organization filing dated Dec. 20 and published Wednesday. Canada appeared to be mounting a case on behalf of the rest of the world, since it cited almost 200 examples of alleged U.S. wrongdoing, almost all of them concerning other trading partners, such as China, India, Brazil and the European Union.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by zyery
    +31 +3

    Canadians Are Mad as Hell at Tim Hortons

    While the critics are bloviating over how a minimum wage hike affects billionaires, it seems that some Canadians aren’t ready to get over their anger at Tim Hortons. Last week, in response to a minimum wage hike in Ontario, some franchise owners, including the co-founders’ married children, decided to strip their workers of paid breaks and cut back their benefits. Ontario’s minimum wage jumped to $14 an hour at the beginning of the year.

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by hxxp
    +16 +4

    Over 20% of new condos in Vancouver and Richmond owned by non-residents

    Statistics on housing ownership captured for the first time by Statistics Canada show that when it comes to the impact of purchases by non-Canadian residents, geography and building type matter a lot. Figures published Tuesday, in a joint project with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, showed that non-residents owned 4.8 per cent in Metro Vancouver — but the number is much higher when it comes to condos, especially newer ones.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by darvinhg
    +20 +3

    Tiny home too tiny for N.L. town, couple works to change bylaw

    It might be small, but it has everything Jess Puddister and Tim Ward want and need — except a place to roll out the welcome mat. The Newfoundland couple has been told their tiny home is too small for the town they want to live in. The pair spends evenings and weekends working on their 30-by-8.5-foot home, which sits on a trailer and can be towed to a permanent location once completed.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by aj0690
    +32 +6

    It’s so cold in Calgary, it’s too chilly for penguins at the Calgary Zoo

    It just keeps getting colder in Calgary. It was even too cold for the penguins to go outside at the Calgary Zoo on Friday.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by dianep
    +12 +4

    Police officer's blackface photo prompts investigation in London, Ont.

    A photo of a London Police officer having her body painted in blackface has prompted an internal police investigation and harsh criticism from the city's mayor. Several photographs of Const. Katrina Aarts having the makeup applied were posted on an Instagram account, police said Friday. The photos were sent to the mayor's office earlier in the week by a concerned citizen. The pictures were then forwarded to the deputy chief on Thursday, prompting him to call an investigation.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by bradd
    +17 +6

    Health Canada doubles the number of marijuana production licenses

    Health Canada has almost doubled the number of Marijuana Production License in the country for past six months. Previously the country has 36 license holders and the number has now reached 80 as of 1st of December. The country has just legalized the use of marijuana and will be made available to the public from July 1, 2018. More than 100’s of applicants are in final stages as the government rushes toward national marijuana legalization.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by aj0690
    +27 +4

    The cops joining the marijuana business

    As Canada moves towards legalising recreational cannabis, there's a surprising group of entrepreneurs jumping into the market: cops and politicians. In 2015, former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino was "completely opposed" to marijuana legalisation and supported mandatory jail time for minor cannabis offences. Mr Fantino, who was also a Cabinet minister in the former Conservative government, criticised the now governing-Liberals' plan to legalise the drug, saying it would make smoking marijuana "a normal, everyday activity for Canadians".

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by grandsalami
    +21 +6

    Canadians are already spending almost as much on marijuana as wine

    Canadians consumed as much as $6.2 billion of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine, the federal statistics agency said Monday as it gears up to officially track weed when it becomes legal next year. The agency calculated the value by estimating 4.9 million people consumed 698 metric tons of cannabis that year, at an assumed price range of $7.14 to $8.84 a gram. It used government health and social surveys and outside research to create its model.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by TNY
    +16 +4

    Anti-poverty activist files $1 billion class-action lawsuit over bread price-fixing scheme

    A 71-year-old anti-poverty activist has filed a $1-billion class-action lawsuit against several grocers after Loblaw Companies Ltd. and George Weston Ltd. revealed Tuesday that they participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement for more than a decade. Irene Breckon, president of the Anti-Poverty Coalition in Elliot Lake, Ont., regularly bought loaves of Country Harvest bread at a No Frills grocery store. When she heard that Loblaws was offering their customers a $25 gift card as a gesture of goodwill, Breckon said she was outraged.

  • Video/Audio
    3 weeks ago
    by hedman
    +35 +4

    I have a mental illness, let me die

    Adam Maier-Clayton had a mental condition which caused his body to feel severe physical pain. He fought for those with mental illness to have the right to die in Canada. Adam took his own life in April 2017.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by zobo
    +19 +3

    Parts of Canada colder than Mars and Antarctica

    Mars, Antarctica or Mount Everest Base Camp might be warmer alternatives for some Canadians on Thursday, as the country faces an epic cold snap that has plunged the mercury to record-setting lows in many regions. Environment Canada issued a slew of extreme cold weather alerts Thursday, with forecasts calling for daily highs in the -20 to -30 degrees Celsius range in many major cities. However, overnight temperatures and wind chill factors are expected to make it feel much, much colder – in the neighbourhood of -40 C in some places, according to several warnings.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by melaniee
    +11 +2

    Canada criticizes U.S. lumber duties put in place on Wednesday

    The Canadian government on Wednesday criticized the United States for a decision to impose duties on certain softwood lumber exports and underlined its determination to fight the move. The duties, which went into effect on Wednesday, are “unfair, unwarranted and troubling,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement. Ottawa has already launched challenges against the duties...

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by Appaloosa
    +17 +5

    Will hanging a Canadian flag in your backyard attract hummingbirds?

    One reader accidentally discovers a way to attract dozens of hummingbirds to her yard, and now she’s spreading the news.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by 8mm
    +13 +3

    Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats

    Venezuela has expelled the Brazilian ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira, and Canadian charge d'affaires Craib Kowalik. The move was announced by the head of Venezuela's powerful Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez accused Brazil of violating the rule of law and Canada of interfering in Venezuela's internal affairs.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hiihii
    +15 +6

    Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

    A Somali national has been convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian Amanda Lindhout, who was held captive in Somalia for 460 days and released only after her family paid a ransom, Canadian media reported on Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hedman
    +15 +4

    Canada embassy to remain in Tel Aviv: Trudeau

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear Thursday that Canada's embassy in Israel would remain in Tel Aviv, in a split with its neighbor and ally, the United States. "We will not be moving Canada's embassy from Tel Aviv," Trudeau said during a visit to Guangzhou, China, broadcast nationally in Canada. Trudeau was reacting to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem, which is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians, as Israel's capital.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by dianep
    +17 +5

    U.S. maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada: U.N

    Women are twice as likely to die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth in the United States than in Canada, a new global survey of maternal mortality published by the United Nations and the World Bank.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +23 +7

    Colombia leader thanks Canadians for supporting peace effort

    Colombia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning president has thanked Canadians for their support of his country's peace process. Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the peace prize last year for his efforts to end Colombia's half century of civil conflict. He says Canada along with other nations were instrumental in maintaining the momentum behind peace talks.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by larylin
    +17 +6

    Trudeau says Canada 'will not be rushed' into signing renewed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

    Despite the eagerness of some trading partners, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is in no hurry to sign a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this week at the APEC summit in Vietnam. "Let me remind everyone Canada will not be rushed into a deal that is not in the best interest of Canada and Canadians. I have always been very clear that I will stand up for Canadian jobs, for Canadian values, that's exactly what we will do here," he told reporters at a joint news conference with Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc after an official state visit.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by cone
    +18 +5

    Students launch class-action lawsuit against colleges over strike

    A proposed class action lawsuit over Ontario's ongoing college strike has been launched on behalf of students affected by the labour dispute. The legal action comes as striking faculty who've been off the job for about a month began to vote today on a contract offer.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +18 +6

    Vancouver Island University accused of failing to deal with fetishist student's infantilism

    Vancouver Island University has found itself embroiled in a human rights complaint over an adult male student who favoured diapers, the writings of Beatrix Potter and baby talk. The human rights complaint was filed by Katrin Roth, VIU’s former director of human rights and workplace safety. In it, she alleges the Nanaimo university failed to adequately support and protect professors, staff and students who were threatened by the middle-age man’s infantilist sexual fetishes.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +5

    Justin Trudeau Is ‘Very Concerned’ With FCC’s Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back net neutrality protections for the internet “does not make sense” and that he’ll be looking into what he can do to defend net neutrality for the whole internet. “I am very concerned about the attacks on net neutrality,” Trudeau said in Toronto on Wednesday, in response to a question from Motherboard about Trump’s plans. “Net neutrality is something that is essential for small businesses, for consumers, and it is essential to keep the freedom associated with the internet alive.”

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by jedlicka
    +26 +5

    N.L. woman with cancer buys lottery ticket 'for survival' and gets double win: $1.5M and good health news

    Diane Bishop beamed as she held up a giant mock cheque and posed for the cameras in Atlantic Lottery's office in St. John's. "Should I do a little dance?" she asked with a crackly voice, a side-effect of chemotherapy. Then she began to bounce, gently, from side to side. "It's OK. My hip isn't too bad today." This is not a typical photo-op with the winner of a $1.5-million Super Set For Life jackpot.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by 8mm
    +14 +4

    Liberals won’t appeal court decision that struck $1,000 deposit requirement for federal election candidates

    Candidates will no longer have to pay a $1,000 deposit to stand in federal elections. Citing “openness and fairness,” democratic institutions minister Karina Gould said Monday the government will not appeal an Alberta court decision last month that found the requirement unconstitutional.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TheSpirit
    +12 +5

    N.B. fisherman finds lobster with Pepsi can imprinted on claw

    Karissa Lindstrand had already spent five hours banding lobster claws on a boat called Honour Bound, off Grand Manan, when a blue and red logo she knew well caught her eye. It was a Pepsi can image "tattooed on the lobster's claw," said Lindstrand. Being a huge Pepsi fan — she drinks 12 cans every day — this image would have caught her interest anywhere.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +4

    Canada begins paying basic income to citizens

    Canada is testing a basic income to discover what impact the policy has on unemployed people and those on low incomes. The province of Ontario is planning to give 4,000 citizens thousands of dollars a month and assess how it affects their health, wellbeing, earnings and productivity. It is among a number of regions and countries across the globe that are now piloting the scheme, which sees residents given a certain amount of money each month regardless of whether or not they are in work.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +21 +4

    Medic born in the back of an ambulance 42 years ago spent his birthday delivering a baby girl... in the back of an ambulance

    After Daniel Helsel and his colleague were dispatched to help a woman in labor at her home Monday morning, the two firefighters joked about the coincidence of the call landing on his birthday. Wouldn’t it be funny if Helsel, who was born in the back of an ambulance, wound up delivering a baby on the way to the hospital just as he had come into the world 42 years ago?

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by capoti
    +12 +4

    Father and son saved by bone marrow transplants 20 years apart

    It was a simple cheek swab that saved a New Brunswick father and his son nearly 20 years apart. David Boudreau and his son Samuel, 21, have each received a bone marrow transplant. ​At just a year and half, Samuel was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, a disease that mainly affects the bone marrow and decreases the production of blood cells.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by wildcard
    +13 +3

    Quebec to offer basic income for people unable to work

    Quebecers who have a severely limited capacity to work will gradually be able to access a guaranteed minimum income beginning next year, Premier Philippe Couillard's government announced Sunday. The measure is part of a $3-billion action plan to fight poverty and promote "economic inclusion," but falls short of offering a basic income for all Quebecers, a demand of many anti-poverty groups.