Month: December 2018

Elizabeth Warren takes big step toward launching 2020 presidential run

December 31, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the U.S. presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter will help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. “No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,” the 69-year-old Massachusetts […]

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Congo opposition, ruling coalition both claim to have won chaotic election

December 31, 2018

Congo’s opposition said on Monday it expected one of its candidates to win the presidential election based on early vote tallies, but the ruling coalition said it was confident its candidate had won the chaotic contest. The competing claims followed a disorderly election day on Sunday in which many Congolese were unable to vote due […]

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Congo opposition and ruling coalition both claim to have won chaotic election

December 31, 2018

Congo’s opposition said on Monday it expected one of its candidates to win the presidential election based on early vote tallies, but the ruling coalition said it was confident its candidate had won the chaotic contest. The competing claims followed a disorderly election day on Sunday in which many Congolese were unable to vote due […]

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How your tax bill is set to change in 2019

December 31, 2018

A whole host of federal tax changes come into effect in the new year. Some will hit your paycheque, others your bills — and if you’re a small business owner, there are a couple of changes coming for which you’ve likely been preparing for months. Starting in January, Canadians’ Canada Pension Plan contributions increase from 4.95 per […]

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Fitness in your home à la Netflix: On-demand, unlimited subscription classes

December 31, 2018

Your New Year’s resolution to exercise more often could be easier — but more expensive — than ever if you latch on to the latest fitness trend. Streaming services à la Netflix are disrupting the fitness industry, offering on-demand, unlimited exercise classes on a subscription basis, in the comfort of your home. Pay a $49 Cdn monthly fee to […]

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Cattle and dairy farmers fear new food guide could hurt their industries

December 31, 2018

Canada is set to release a replacement for its decade-old food guide next year, and it looks like the document will likely be in line with writer Michael Pollan’s commonly-cited dietary prescription “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” But the rumoured minimization of meats and dairy has some food producers concerned the updated guide could […]

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Emails reveal how Ottawa sought to explain PTSD treatment for man who killed cop

December 31, 2018

Newly released documents offer a glimpse into how high-level government officials grappled to respond to the revelation that Veterans Affairs was funding the PTSD treatment of a Halifax man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer. Emails obtained by The Canadian Press through Access to Information and Privacy legislation reveal a slew of people within […]

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Are holograms the real deal? Musicians confront questions of ethics, quality

December 30, 2018

Bringing back late guitarist Jeff Healey as a hologram might seem like sacrilege to many of his fans, but the possibility intrigued one of his former bandmates. Tom Stephen, one-time drummer and manager of the Jeff Healey Band, says he was of two minds when an Australian entertainment company approached him several years ago with […]

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‘Knee-jerk reaction:’ Lawyers worried about proposed changes to trial system

December 30, 2018

Legal experts say proposed changes to the Criminal Code after a high-profile acquittal in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man are short-sighted. Key changes in a federal bill, which has passed third reading, involve peremptory challenges during jury selection and use of preliminary inquiries. Peremptory challenges allow lawyers to remove a potential juror without […]

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Afroman was gonna come to Newfoundland, but then he got high

December 30, 2018

Afroman has a simple, albeit expected, reason for cancelling a sold-out New Year’s Eve performance in Corner Brook, N.L., three days before the show was to take place. “I was gonna check Canadian plane tickets, but then I got high,” he sang in a video posted to Facebook on Saturday. The Los Angeles-based artist, who earned […]

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