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Economy, Environment, Health, Politics

Doug Ford new leader of Ontario’s PC party

Doug Ford is the new leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party following a divisive leadership campaign that resulted finally, in his victory. Doug Ford, 53, is the older brother of Toronto’s notorious former mayor, Rob Ford. He is a businessman» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Cannabis cultivation, new course at McGill

Cannabis cultivation is a booming business in Canada these days as suppliers get ready to meet demand when the plant is legalised later this year. “these are greenhouses the size of several soccer fields” And McGill University is getting ready» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Indigenous, International, Society

Maud Lewis biopic, ‘Maudie’ dominates Canadian Screen Awards

They handed out the Canadian Screen Awards Sunday in Toronto. As expected, the on-screen film-portrait of folk artist Maud Lewis, Maudie, dominated, winning best picture and six other CSAs, including prizes for lead actress, Sally Hawkins, and supporting actor, Ethan» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Study finds minimal West Coast fallout from Fukushima

For years there was concern and fear about possible, long-lingering effects on Canada’s West Coast as a result of the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011. Now, seven years after the tragedy, it appears all be certain that» 

Economy, International, Society

Air Canada flight attendants rebel over working conditions

Flight attendants at Air Canada and its subsidiary Rouge want major changes to their working conditions. They allege “discrimination and harassment” and they want the elimination of the onboard services manager program and an end to company policies they say» 

Economy, International

Trade deal collapse would cut growth, jobs in Canada

If U.S. President Donald Trump follows up on his threats to terminate the free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico (NAFTA), that would kill about 85,000 jobs in Canada and about half a percentage point of growth in» 

Economy, International, Politics

Atwal apology “sets the record straight”

Jaspal Atwal held a press conference today to apologise to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family. “I am sorry for the embarrassment this has caused” Atwal is the Indo-Canadian, a former Sikh terrorist who was convicted of the attempted» 

Economy, International, Politics

Steel tariffs: Canada exempt for now

Steel tariffs of 25 per cent on “foreign steel” were announced by American President Donald Trump this afternoon. “Our industries have been targeted for years and years by unfair foreign trading practices”  Aluminium imports into the United States will also» 

Economy, International, Society

Study finds dearth of ‘fundamental science’ in wildlife management

A new study throws serious doubt of how well wildlife in Canada and the United States is being handled. The study was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. It examined more that 650 wildlife management systems in the the two» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Montreal number 2 for millenials

Montreal is the second-best place in the world for the millenial generation, according to Nestpick. That’s the Berlin-based, apartment search engine, that found Berlin to be number one. If you’re wondering about that coincidence, the group used four criteria to»