News: Canada

Canada 'prepared for the worst' amid squabbles over NAFTA, Freeland says

Wednesday  06:21,   22 november 2017
cbc.ca

Despite making some progress on "bread and butter" items, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said differences remain between Canada and the U.S. on a number of key chapters of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking[...]

Immigration officials prepare for more asylum seekers near Lacolle border crossing

Wednesday  05:06,   22 november 2017
The Gazette

'We are ready, we have improved the way we work and can treat high volumes,' said spokesperson for Canada Border Services Agency. “We don’t have a crystal ball. We don’t know how many are expected to cross every day.”Plans to accommodate a[...]

Why the Keystone XL spill poses a serious problem for the whole oil sands sector

Wednesday  05:06,   22 november 2017
Maclean's

Opinion: What started as a single campaign against Keystone XL now amounts to a categorical rejection of the whole oil sands[...]

LGBTQ people call on apology to go beyond PM

Wednesday  03:52,   22 november 2017
MSN

LGBTQ people call on apology to go beyond PMLynne Gouliquer, a military veteran who has researched the history of persecuting and forcing LGBTQ people out of their jobs in the military and the federal government, says she wants to see the heads of[...]

'There were no brakes': Lac-Mégantic expert witness describes how fuel-car convoy became runaway train

Wednesday  03:52,   22 november 2017
cbc.ca

Steven Callaghan, an expert witness in railway accidents, told the judge and jury in the Lac-Mégantic trial none of the ghost train's 73 tanker cars had handbrakes applied, so when the runaway train broke away from its locomotives, it had no[...]

Four-year-old left on school bus for three hours, driver fired

Wednesday  03:51,   22 november 2017
Windsor Star

A Windsor mom is considering legal action after her four-year-old daughter was mistakenly left alone on a school bus Monday in a locked, gated parking lot for almost three hours. The bus driver has since been fired.JoAnne Chartier’s heart dropped[...]

Ottawa outlines long-awaited rules for pot sales

Wednesday  03:51,   22 november 2017
Toronto Star

OTTAWA—The federal government has released a raft of proposed new rules for legalized marijuana that would require mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging, security screening for pot executives, and limits on the amount of cannabis in[...]

Medical regulator accused of ‘abuse of process’ in trying to force patient to testify in sex abuse case

Wednesday  03:51,   22 november 2017
Toronto Star

The critical decision on whether or not a patient will be forced to testify at the discipline hearing for the doctor accused of sexually abusing her now rests in the hands of a five-member discipline panel.The lawyers for Patient A, whose name is[...]

UBC student with rare disease first in B.C. to be approved for $750K drug Soliris

Wednesday  03:51,   22 november 2017
cbc.ca

Shantee Anaquod, a 23-year-old battling a rare disease, has been approved to receive coverage for Soliris, a $750,000 drug that until yesterday was not covered in B.C. Anaquod, a UBC student, was diagnosed with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome [...]

Ex-wife of alleged letter bomber testifies

Tuesday  23:53,   21 november 2017
MSN

WINNIPEG - The ex-wife and former business partner of an accused Winnipeg letter bomber has begun testifying for the Crown in the high-profile attempted murder case. Iris Amsel told provincial court that she hired lawyer Maria Mitousis in 2010 to[...]

Premier 'happy to be alive' after desert trek

Tuesday  23:53,   21 november 2017
MSN

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister choked up Tuesday as he recounted a harrowing night in the New Mexico desert that left him lost, wandering and with a broken arm. "I am so happy to be alive. I am so thankful for the people down[...]

Not guilty verdict for driver who mounted the sidewalk and killed pedestrian on Dundas St.

Tuesday  23:52,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

Bad driving, but not criminally bad driving. That, in a nutshell, was the ruling of Mr. Justice Peter Bawden in finding Gideon Fekre not guilty of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. Explaining his verdict to a packed courtroom[...]

Statistics Canada to add marijuana economic impact to GDP data

Tuesday  23:52,   21 november 2017
Reuters

Statistics Canada to add marijuana economic impact to GDP dataStatistics Canada said it will begin tallying the production and sale of cannabis both before and after it is legalized in July 2018 to get a clear picture of its impact on the[...]

Andy Byford stepping down as head of TTC

Tuesday  23:52,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

Andy Byford stepping down as head of TTCA source with knowledge of the information told the Star that Byford will make the announcement at an 11:30 a.m. news conference at the TTC’s Yonge St. headquarters Tuesday, where he was to be joined by TTC[...]

Spy vs. spy, porn at work, and pranks: Inside labour hearings at Canada’s spy agency

Tuesday  23:52,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

Spy vs. spy, porn at work, and pranks: Inside labour hearings at Canada’s spy agencyThe 2014 incident was included in more than 100 pages of heavily-censored labour relations documents — detailing everything from CSE staff snooping on each other, to [...]