News: Canada

Trump Tower Toronto to stop using Trump name and property management deal

Tuesday  21:05,   27 june 2017
cbc.ca

The new owners of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto have reached a deal that will see the Trump name removed from the property. JCF Capital says it has reached an agreement with Trump Hotels to buy out the contracts to manage[...]

Trudeau touts open Canadian immigration system in face of Trump travel ban

Tuesday  20:21,   27 june 2017
cbc.ca

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to promote Canada's open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.Trudeau said Tuesday during a news conference in Ottawa to[...]

Black people, aboriginal women over-represented in 'carding' police stops

Tuesday  20:21,   27 june 2017
Edmonton Journal

The data revealed police conducted 22,969 street checks involving 20,689 people in 2016. Black people and aboriginal people, particularly women, were both stopped at a higher rate than their share of Edmonton’s population.  In a street check,[...]

Montreal drag queen, 8, makes a splash in LGBTQ community

Tuesday  20:01,   27 june 2017
The Gazette

“Anyone can do what they want in life; it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.”Lactatia (given name: Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden) has been a drag queen since age seven – but he’s been dressing in girls’ clothes since he was three, he says in [...]

Former Catholic school teacher to serve jail time for having sex with student

Tuesday  19:51,   27 june 2017
Windsor Star

A former Catholic school elementary teacher was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail and three years probation after pleading guilty in court last month to having a sexual relationship with a student. Christina Albini will also be registered as a[...]

B.C. NDP, Greens want confidence vote before bills

Tuesday  19:41,   27 june 2017
MSN

VICTORIA - Two coveted political goals of the NDP and Greens were defeated Monday in the British Columbia legislature as the opposition parties resolved no bills should be considered until a confidence vote is held on the province's Liberal[...]

Canada’s Secret to Resisting the West’s Populist Wave

Tuesday  19:40,   27 june 2017
The New York Times

Canada’s Secret to Resisting the West’s Populist WaveTORONTO — As right-wing populism has roiled elections and upended politics across the West, there is one country where populists have largely failed to break through:[...]

Third Ontario PC riding association abandons ship

Tuesday  18:09,   27 june 2017
Toronto Star

Third Ontario PC riding association abandons shipA third Progressive Conservative riding association executive committee has resigned en[...]

Nice catch: TSA finds 20-pound lobster in checked bag at Boston's Logan Airport

Tuesday  17:37,   27 june 2017
The Boston Globe

Nice catch: TSA finds 20-pound lobster in checked bag at Boston's Logan Airport“I cannot speak to any airline policies, but TSA has no prohibition on transporting lobsters,” said TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy in an e-mail to the Globe. “It’s[...]

Public inquiry into Ontario nursing home murders

Tuesday  16:45,   27 june 2017
MSN

Public inquiry into Ontario nursing home murdersThe Ontario government announced Monday it is moving to appoint a commissioner to lead a public inquiry into the circumstances of the[...]

Police identify 3 dead, 3 injured in Mississauga crash

Tuesday  16:30,   27 june 2017
cbc.ca

Police identify 3 dead, 3 injured in Mississauga crashThe crash involving two silver vehicles occurred on Winston Churchill Boulevard, north of Queen Elizabeth Way, at about 11[...]

Pesticides get most blame for bee deaths, survey suggests

Tuesday  15:36,   27 june 2017
cbc.ca

Pesticides get most blame for bee deaths, survey suggestsThe survey, which was conducted on behalf of the environmental group Friends of the Earth Canada, suggests nearly seven in 10 Canadians are concerned or very concerned about the loss of the[...]

Survey of Yellowknifers finds quality of life in city at 'all time low'

Tuesday  15:31,   27 june 2017
cbc.ca

Survey of Yellowknifers finds quality of life in city at 'all time low'The survey, conducted by Ipsos, found that while almost all citizens polled said they have a good or very good quality of life, almost three times more citizens found[...]

Rare 'bright nights' mystery solved by Canadian scientists

Tuesday  13:27,   27 june 2017
cbc.ca

It's a phenomenon that's been noted throughout history: bright nights when you could read even though there was no illumination from the moon, candles or any other form of light. Now, Canadian scientists believe they've unravelled[...]

Two AHS workers fired over racial slur

Tuesday  13:27,   27 june 2017
MSN

The organization that delivers health programs for the Alberta government has fired two employees over a racial slur made against an indigenous educator. Last week Alberta Health Services apologized for a text message that was sent between[...]