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François-Philippe Champagne to be Canada's next foreign affairs minister

Tuesday  22:20,   19 november 2019
cbc.ca

François-Philippe Champagne will be Canada's new Foreign Affairs minister, CBC-Radio-Canada has learned. Champagne, who served as the minister of infrastructure and communities in the last Parliament, will replace Chrystia Freeland as Canada's... >>>

Ron MacLean in Edmonton for honorary degree from U of A in midst of Cherry controversy

Tuesday  22:05,   19 november 2019
globalnews.ca

Long-time sports broadcaster Ron MacLean was in Edmonton Tuesday to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta. MacLean's visit to Edmonton comes in the midst of a nation-wide controversy: his Hockey Night in Canada... >>>

Ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair featured at pro-homeopathy conference in Montreal

Tuesday  21:55,   19 november 2019
msn

MONTREAL — Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair's work for a pro-homeopathy advocacy group is raising eyebrows among critics who denounce the field as pseudoscience. Mulcair told a conference in Montreal today that he's been using homeopathic... >>>

If Bill Morneau keeps his post, he needs to start speaking for business — not Team Trudeau

Tuesday  21:42,   19 november 2019
financialpost

The pre-Trudeau generation of Canadian politics produced two outstanding finance ministers, Paul Martin and Jim Flaherty. Each helped navigate Canada through a rough patch; Martin slew the deficit dragon, Flaherty ably fought the Great Recession. In >>>

Former pastor testifies in own defence at sexual assault trial

Tuesday  21:36,   19 november 2019
cbc.ca

A former associate pastor at a church in Hammonds Plains, N.S., on trial for sexual assault says he had sex with a 17-year-old girl, but that his relationship with the teen never raised alarm bells in his mind.Michael Oliver Fisher, 40, is charged... >>>

Monte Solberg: Quebec is as much an oil state as Alberta — they just let others produce it

Tuesday  21:36,   19 november 2019
financialpost

By Monte Solberg Take my hand, will you, and I will lead you through the wardrobe to a magical place, where the only energy is clean energy, where Tesla-driving Quebecers signal as they change lanes, and the only emissions are of a private nature.... >>>

Ontario proposes to extend water bottling moratorium by nine months

Tuesday  21:32,   19 november 2019
msn

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to extend a moratorium on water bottling permits for nine months to give the government more time to consider the science behind it. Over the past year, the government reviewed the state of water resources in key areas >>>

How will new rules for Airbnb and short-term rentals change Toronto?

Tuesday  21:08,   19 november 2019
cbc.ca

Stricter rules governing Airbnbs and other short-term rentals in Toronto are coming following a decision handed down by the Local Planning and Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) — here's what you need to know.Back in December 2017, Toronto city council... >>>

Justin Trudeau to name new ministers for minority mandate Wednesday

Tuesday  20:59,   19 november 2019
msn

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will unveil his new cabinet tomorrow afternoon. The Governor General's office says the official swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall will begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. Trudeau has taken a full month since winning... >>>

Doug Ford government spent $230M to scrap green energy projects

Tuesday  20:26,   19 november 2019
cbc.ca

Provincial documents show the Ford government spent more than $230 million to cancel renewable energy projects that included a partially-built wind farm in a cabinet minister's riding.The spending was revealed Tuesday in question period by the... >>>

Vancouver man says scammers stole his phone number to access his online accounts

Tuesday  20:11,   19 november 2019
vancouversun

A Vancouver man is warning others of a sophisticated sim card scam that left him without access to his own phone number and hit with thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent charges. Stu Hunter, a Vancouver visual effects artist, said he was at work >>>

Alberta government calls on feds to resume Parliament to address CN Rail strike

Tuesday  19:57,   19 november 2019
globalnews.ca

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step in and enact emergency back-to-work legislation for CN Rail. "Parliament is scheduled to return on Dec. 5. Unfortunately, even this short wait could result in... >>>

Sask. government paid Kannick family $72,500 to settle lawsuit

Tuesday  19:42,   19 november 2019
thestarphoenix

The provincial government paid $72,500 to the estate of a 21-year-old woman who died while on remand four years ago as part of an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit filed by her family. Breanna Kannick’s family and the Ministry of Corrections and... >>>

Woman dragged in Downtown Eastside awakes to learn of horrific facial injuries

Tuesday  19:29,   19 november 2019
vancouversun

Desiree Evancio, the young woman terribly injured after being dragged between a van and trailer in the Downtown Eastside, is now alert and knows the extent of her facial injuries. Evancio, 24, a former Shark Club worker, got caught between the van... >>>

Grain shippers worried about strike as feds urge CN and union to continue talks

Tuesday  19:22,   19 november 2019
msn

MONTREAL — Grain shippers are concerned about the impact of a strike by about 3,200 Canadian National Railway Co. workers in an already tough harvest year. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference announced the work stoppage Monday night after the two... >>>