Month: April 2019

Cancer survivor who dared N.S. premier to talk to her about health-care failings will get her chance

April 30, 2019

The cancer survivor who dared the premier of Nova Scotia to meet with her about the problems she sees in the health-care system in a tearful viral video will sit down with Stephen McNeil in May. Inez Rudderham’s cancer diagnosis was missed for two years because she didn’t have a family doctor. She said her goal is to […]

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Canadian athletes want the lip service around safe sport to stop

April 30, 2019

The voices of some of Canada’s top athletes are growing louder when it comes to the issue of safe sport in the country: They’re tired of the talk and want action. For the past two days at a building in downtown Toronto, Canadian Olympians, Paralympians and high-performance athletes from a number of sports have been […]

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Senate’s ethics committee recommends Lynn Beyak be suspended without pay

April 30, 2019

The Senate’s ethics committee is recommending that Dryden Sen. Lynn Beyak be suspended without pay for the duration of the current Parliament, over letters about Indigenous people she has posted to her website. The committee’s recommendations include that Beyak attend educational programs at her own expense related to racism toward Indigenous people in Canada.  The committee’s […]

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Lower interest rates, Trump tells Fed — again

April 30, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates in order to “rocket” the U.S. economy to new highs. Using his favourite policy weapon, Trump loaded a tweet into the chamber and fired away at the Fed on Tuesday, urging the central bank to lower its benchmark interest rate by as much as a […]

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Trump pressures U.S. central bank to lower interest rates

April 30, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates in order to “rocket” the U.S. economy to new highs. Using his favourite policy weapon, Trump loaded a tweet into the chamber and fired away at the Fed on Tuesday, urging the central bank to lower its benchmark interest rate by as much as a […]

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Following the money behind Venezuela’s coup

April 30, 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: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s political uprising takes shape as thousands take to the streets in protest of Nicolas Maduro’s […]

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Japan’s new emperor will bring modern perspective to ancient role

April 30, 2019

Japan’s new emperor is a musician and historian, both mild-mannered and quietly tenacious, a team player, husband and friend who will bring an unusually global perspective to an ancient institution when he ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1. Because Naruhito, 59, will be more distanced from the Second World War shadows that his 85-year-old father, […]

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The Caster Semenya case could shape the future of women’s sports

April 30, 2019

On Wednesday in Switzerland, the Court of Arbitration for Sport will release its decision in the landmark case between Caster Semenya and the world governing body for track and field. The verdict could shape the future for not only track, but women’s sports as a whole. Unfamiliar with the details of this fascinating, controversial and […]

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‘My mom’s death was needless’: Families want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

April 30, 2019

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella.  Golden West Centennial Lodge executive director Joyce Kristjansson told staff and families in an email on Tuesday morning it had given residents cream puffs that are now on the recall list.  […]

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‘My mom’s death was needless’: Familes want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

April 30, 2019

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella.  Golden West Centennial Lodge told staff and families on Tuesday morning it had given residents cream puffs that are now on the recall list.  “We may never know the […]

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