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News: Canada

Algeria: the lawyers of journalist Khaled Drareni appeal in cassation

Thursday  01:20,   24 september 2020

© RYAD KRAMDI Lawyers for Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni announce on September 23, 2020 in Algiers an appeal in cassation after his conviction on appeal to two years in prison The lawyers of jailed Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has... >>>

Ethics watchdog dismisses conflict of interest charges against PM's chief of staff

Thursday  01:16,   24 september 2020

OTTAWA — The federal ethics watchdog has dismissed Conservative allegations of conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff and her husband. Ethics commissioner Mario Dion says the allegations are "speculative"... >>>

Shopify yet to inform federal privacy commissioner of breach involving 'rogue' staff

Thursday  01:16,   24 september 2020

The office of Canada's privacy commissioner says Shopify Inc. has yet to notify it of a recent data breach the company says was carried out by two "rogue" employees. "We have not received a breach report about this incident," Vito Pilieci, a... >>>

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Thursday  01:16,   24 september 2020

OTTAWA — The minority Liberal government unveiled sweeping goals Wednesday to expand or extend supports for Canadians from nearly every sector of society in a throne speech billed as their “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality.” But the plan... >>>

As Quebec rolls out COVID-19 ad campaign, experts wonder if it will reach target audience

Thursday  01:16,   24 september 2020

MONTREAL — Quebec has begun rolling out a COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at putting a human face on the deadly virus and reaching those who discount its severity. The ads — the first of which was released Tuesday night — include testimonials of >>>

Karim Wade: the possibility of a return that is causing a lot of talk in Senegal

Thursday  01:15,   24 september 2020

© AFP / SEYLLOU Karim Wade (here in March 2013) remains silent on his possible return to Senegal. Karim Wade's lawyers believe that he has recovered his rights and could now be a candidate in any election. This interpretation of the electoral code... >>>

Throne speech pledges extended wage subsidy, help for women and taxes

Thursday  01:11,   24 september 2020

There are also plans for a new federal disability benefit modeled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement for low-income seniors.The Liberal government unveiled plans to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy through to next summer and a variety of >>>

Murder trial on pause while Winnipeg juror tested for COVID-19

Thursday  01:11,   24 september 2020

WINNIPEG — Jury deliberations for a second-degree murder trial in Manitoba have been put on hold so a juror can be tested for COVID-19. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Vic Toews told the remaining 11 jurors that the man was exhibiting symptoms and... >>>

50 years after Billie Jean King's rebellion, is tennis pay really equal?

Thursday  01:11,   24 september 2020

This is an excerpt from The Buzzer, which is CBC Sports' daily email newsletter. Stay up to speed on what's happening in sports by subscribing here. It's the 50th anniversary of an historic moment for women's sports On Sept. 23,... >>>

The killer films himself in Spain with his victim to terrorize his family who have remained in Ile-de-France

Thursday  01:10,   24 september 2020

© Segre.com/Magdalena Altisente Lleida (Spain), Cappont district, this Friday evening. The body of a 42-year-old man, killed with stabbing, was discovered in an apartment after a phone call from a resident of Fontenay-aux-Roses. Mounir *, a small... >>>

Veolia's appetite for Suez: poker liar at the Assembly

Thursday  01:10,   24 september 2020

© Charles Platiau Demonstration by Suez employees, in La Défense, Tuesday. The directors of the water distribution company put up for sale and those of the purchaser Veolia were heard by parliamentarians on Wednesday. The affair takes on an... >>>

VIDEOS. Death of Juliette Gréco: the muse of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in five cult songs

Thursday  00:25,   24 september 2020

Here are five, or rather six videos to review and listen to Juliette Gréco and succumb once again to beauty, charm and often humor of his songs, signed Léo Ferré, Serge Gainsbourg or Jacques Brel ... © Provided by Franceinfo Icon of French song,... >>>

Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand but won't OK rapid-test tech yet

Thursday  00:10,   24 september 2020

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to do more to help provinces respond to soaring demands for COVID-19 testing but there is still no indication of when the government will approve the tests that can deliver results in mere minutes. >>>

Liberals vow wage-subsidy extension to 2021, revamp of EI system in throne speech

Wednesday  23:21,   23 september 2020

OTTAWA — The Liberals are reversing course on a decision to wind down a federal wage subsidy, vowing in their throne speech to extend the program for businesses harmed by COVID-19 into next year. Over the summer the government decided to start... >>>

Daily new COVID-19 cases triple in past month; more schools hit

Wednesday  23:16,   23 september 2020

TORONTO — A dramatic tripling of daily new cases of COVID-19 in the past month, mostly among young people, prompted warnings on Wednesday that Canada is staring at a major second wave of the pandemic and the federal government said short-term... >>>