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Heckler Accuses Kathleen Wynne Of 'Destroying The Canadian Family'

OTTAWA - Premier Kathleen Wynne received a frosty reception in a suburban Ottawa venue where she hosted a town hall on Thursday. Representing a 15-year-old Liberal government, Wynne faced questions and criticism on a wide array of topics. One man shared a story about his girlfriend losing her job be

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If our film critic picked the Oscar nominees ...

Filling out an Oscar nomination ballot - even a hypothetical one - can be an exercise in purest agony. That turned out to be especially true this year. I remain startled by the sheer quantity and range of great movies and performances I saw in 2017, which made it even harder than usual to settle on

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A Woman Dissed The Senate To The PM's Face And The Crowd Loved It

OTTAWA - The prime minister's travelling town hall took him to Quebec City on Thursday where the loudest applause of the night was for a woman who questioned the relevance of the Senate. "It's ridiculous that a non-elected chamber can actually overturn the decisions taken by the elected House of Com


Will Amazon really go to Canada? Don't count Toronto out

In case you missed it, Amazon on Thursday revealed the final 20 cities still in the running for its massive second headquarters and the 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment that goes with it. More: Amazon names top 20 finalists in second headquarters race More: Amazon's second headquarters: The


Mexico Envoy Says Nafta Consensus Reached on Almost Half of Deal

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have general agreement on about 40 percent of the topics being negotiated in Nafta talks, and Mexico may be able to accept an increase in the minimum regional content for vehicles traded under the deal, according to the nation's ambassador to Washington. Geronimo Gutierre


Canadian dollar steadies as investors shrug off NAFTA worries

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar steadied against its American counterpart on Thursday, after volatile trading the day before when the Bank of Canada raised interest rates, as investors shrugged off worries that the United States will pull out of NAFTA. At 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT), the Canadian


Canada's Ontario to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture." Under an


Trudeau bans anti-abortion groups from summer jobs funding

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has established a policy mandating that groups that apply for youth employment grants support abortion rights. The policy has angered religious groups from many faiths as well as drawn ire from American conservatives. Canada Summer Jobs grant applicants must check a box o


Don Martin: Is Trudeau playing politics with pro-choice funding stance?

When Justin Trudeau decreed in 2014 that all candidates for his Liberal party had to be pro-choice, one of his anti-abortion MPs labelled it a bozo eruption. There is an eruption echo sounding now in a move which is being widely perceived as the prime minister going beyond his party to impose Libe


Canadian minister blasts lack of diversity in corporate top jobs

Canadian minister Navdeep Bains said reasons given for lack of diversity in the country's top corporate roles are 'bullshit' Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters The Canadian minister responsible for science and economic development has described attempts to justify the lack of diversity in the countr


Justin Trudeau's Big Youth Initiative Is a Throwback to the Past

As we all know, youth are the future. Unfortunately, there is a very good chance that their future could be garbage. But a new Liberal initiative is aiming to change that-or at least prepare them for a life of doing lots of socially-approved work for modest sums of money. Prime Minister Justin Trude


Trump wall: President denies changing view on Mexico border plan

Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was "uninformed" when he made the promise. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the president's opinions had evolved since his signature campaign pledge on the US-Mexico wall.


Donald Trump's 1st Year In White House Has Canadians Worried About Rest Of His Term

Canadians are more worried about U.S. President Donald Trump and the actions of his administration than ever, according to a new poll. Seventy per cent of respondents in a new Angus Reid Institute (ARI) survey expressed a negative opinion about the American leader, who marks his first year in power


Liberals Accused Of Mixed Messages On Abortion Clause In Canada Summer Jobs Program

OTTAWA - Faith-based organizations are welcome to seek federal funding to create summer jobs for youth, the Liberal government says, but it has not budged from a new requirement that recipients demonstrate they respect a woman's right to have an abortion. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he is


Jeff Sessions says U.S. 'should be like Canada' on immigration

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suggesting the Trump administration should emulate Canada in its approach to immigration, by prioritizing skilled workers and eliminating a lottery program that grants visas to individuals from far-flung countries. "When we admit people to our country we shou


Babies in the House: No parental leave for MPs

OTTAWA - When the House of Commons resumes at the end of the month, the chamber will be welcoming two new faces; NDP MP Niki Ashton's twin boys Stephanos and Leonidas. Ashton, 35, anticipates she'll often have her three-month-old babies with her during debate, votes, and at meetings, because she t


Amazon HQ2 short list: Toronto the only non-U.S. city

Toronto is the only Canadian city still in the running to host Amazon's multibillion-dollar second headquarters. The e-commerce giant released Thursday its short list of 20 candidates for the facility -- out of 238 cities that applied last year -- which is expected to house up to 50,000 employees.


Animal protection group urges B.C. vet association to ban cat declawing

VANCOUVER - The society that protects animal welfare in British Columbia is looking to the leadership of Nova Scotia's veterinarians as it calls for a ban on feline declawing. The B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants the province's college of veterinarians to declare declawi


Selfie clue cracks Canada murder case after two years

A small detail in a photograph led police in Saskatoon to Cheyenne Rose Antoine, who has pleaded guilty to the murder of Brittney Gargol Cheyenne Rose Antoine, left, was wearing the belt on the night she killed Brittney Gargol, right. Photograph: Facebook Police in the Canadian city of Saskatoon s


Canada's Aurora to sell medical marijuana to Italy

(Reuters) - Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Thursday its German unit Pedanios won a contract to supply medical marijuana to the Italian market. Aurora, Canada's second largest pot producer, will export medical cannabis into Germany through Pedanios, which will supply the Italian market through