Month: January 2019

MPs warned Singh in June that he’s through as leader if he can’t win Burnaby South

January 31, 2019

Several senior members of the federal NDP caucus warned NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh back in June that he won’t be able to hang on as party leader if he loses next month’s byelection in Burnaby South, CBC News has learned. Two New Democrat MPs, who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity, were among […]

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Ticketmaster secret scalper program not illegal, Competition Bureau says

January 31, 2019

Canada’s Competition Bureau said Thursday it has closed its investigation into Ticketmaster’s secret scalper program, and concluded the company’s TradeDesk software does not break federal competition legislation. The probe began last fall after CBC News/Toronto Star published hidden camera footage of Ticketmaster recruiting professional scalpers at a conference in Las Vegas, supplying them software designed to help […]

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Europe tempts Trump’s anger with new trade system to skirt sanctions on Iran

January 31, 2019

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: France, Germany and Britain are trying to help European businesses skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran by launching a workaround payment mechanism. […]

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CBC president compares Netflix influence to colonialism

January 31, 2019

​There are parallels to be drawn between the growing influence and availability of Netflix programming around the world and the colonialism of the British and French empires, CBC president Catherine Tait said Thursday. Tait compared Netflix’s rise across the globe to the “beginning of a new empire” during her appearance on a panel organized by […]

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Ontario government responds after NDP leaks draft bill to scrap regional health agencies

January 31, 2019

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government says it is committed to strengthening the province’s public health system after the NDP leaked a draft of a government bill that calls for the dismantling of regional health agencies. The draft bill, which has been confirmed as authentic by the PCs, would dissolve the province’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) and create a “super […]

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Paris police officers found guilty of raping Canadian woman

January 31, 2019

Two French police officers from an anti-gang unit were found guilty on Thursday in Paris of raping a Canadian tourist. The officers, now identified as Nicolas R. and Antoine Q., were each sentenced to seven years in prison and also ordered to pay fines equivalent to $30,000 Cdn, according to French news channel LCI. Emily […]

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Putin wins, the longer Venezuela’s Maduro hangs on

January 31, 2019

A week after opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela’s new president, his rival, Nicolas Maduro, remains in control of most of the levers of power, setting the stage for what could turn out to be a long standoff. Kremlin watchers in Moscow say that would likely suit Russian President Vladimir Putin just fine. “This […]

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Canada’s economy shrank in November as many sectors contracted

January 31, 2019

Canada’s gross domestic product declined by 0.1 per cent in November, as everything from manufacturing to construction, oil and gas, and finance all shrank. Statistics Canada reported Thursday the economy seems to have see-sawed in the three months up to November — shrinking by 0.1 per cent in September, then growing by 0.3 per cent in October […]

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Dangerous runway incidents at Pearson airport probed in new TSB report

January 31, 2019

The Transportation Safety Board is set to release a new report on its investigation into a series of runway incidents at Canada’s busiest airport. The independent safety watchdog’s findings on runway incursions at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport will be released at a news conference starting at 10 a.m. ET. A runway incursion is when an aircraft […]

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China must treat detained Canadians fairly, NATO chief says

January 31, 2019

NATO’s chief weighed in Thursday on the diplomatic spat between China and Canada, calling on Chinese officials to treat two Canadians detained in the country “fairly and with due process.” In his first public comments about the case, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he was following their case “with concern” and urged Beijing to address the concerns […]

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