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  • Google wants court to decide whether search curbs would infringe charter rights

    January 15, 2019 9:11 PM 866

    Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien has asked the Federal Court to clarify if Google’s popular search tool is covered by the law governing how companies handle personal information. A man who says a Google search reveals outdated and highly personal information about him will be the test case that helps a judge decide whether the search engine must remove

  • Saskatchewan’s Opposition wants review of Huawei’s potential risk to province

    January 15, 2019 7:44 PM 831

    Huawei helped build Canada’s 5G wireless networks, which security analysts warn could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians. Daniel Tobok, an international cyber security expert who heads the company Cytelligence, has said Canada is potentially connected to Huawei forever as it will need to rely on the company’s support for maintenance

  • Ontario government to review 82 municipalities

    January 15, 2019 7:39 PM 823

    The government has tapped two experts to conduct the review of Halton, York, Durham, Waterloo, Niagara, Peel, Muskoka District, Oxford County, the County of Simcoe and their lower-tier municipalities. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark says in a statement that the aim is to improve how regional government works, make better use of taxpayer money

  • No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland’s car, officer tells murder trial

    January 15, 2019 6:14 PM 825

    SAINT JOHN, N.B.—Although it was dirty and appeared not to have been cleaned, the car Dennis Oland was driving the evening his father, Richard, was murdered did not produce any suspicious bloodstains, a Saint John court was told Tuesday. Sgt. Mark Smith is on the stand this week at Dennis Oland’s second-degree murder trial, describing in minute detail

  • U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts

    January 15, 2019 6:00 PM 826

    Ottawa passed legislation last November that required striking postal workers to resume their duties, appointing a mediator to arbitrate an end to the Crown corporation’s dispute with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Those efforts, led by Elizabeth MacPherson, former chairwoman of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, broke down in December

  • BP scales back exploration plans off N.S., gives up half its offshore area

    January 15, 2019 4:04 PM 820

    HALIFAX - BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, giving up half the offshore area included in its exploration licence. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board says the energy giant is surrendering 50 per cent of the area included in its licence — a consolidation of four offshore parcels roughly 300 kilometres

  • Pregnant Amy Schumer coming to Toronto for short-notice standup show

    January 15, 2019 3:47 PM 844

    She’s six months pregnant, but Amy Schumer announced Tuesday that she’ll be performing standup at Toronto’s Sony Centre on Jan. 31 — in just over two weeks. The I Feel Pretty and Trainwreck star’s last Toronto show was at the Scotiabank Arena, but her fanbase will now have an opportunity to see her in a slightly more intimate venue, in the city’s biggest

  • Tories rev up fundraising machine with big-ticket events featuring Premier Doug Ford, energy minister

    January 15, 2019 2:47 PM 858

    Under Wynne’s restrictions, all MPPs, candidates, and staff were forbidden from attending any event where money was raised for political parties. But last November Finance Minister Vic Fedeli changed the law to enable politicians and their staff to go to fundraisers. That had been the case prior to Wynne’s reforms almost three years ago amid accusations

  • Avalanches, flooding cause disruptions in Austria, Germany

    January 15, 2019 1:54 PM 830

    BERLIN—Bad weather continued to afflict parts of Europe on Tuesday with avalanches in Austria striking buildings and roads but resulting in no injuries. An overnight avalanche in Ramsau, central Austria, slammed a hotel. All 60 visitors and staff, most of whom were from a Danish ski club, got out of the building unharmed. The head of the ski club from western

  • China criticizes Trudeau’s comments on decision to hand down death penalty

    January 15, 2019 12:54 PM 838

    BEIJING—China is expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying says Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible