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

    January 15, 2019 9:11 PM 601

    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 A man who says a Google search reveals outdated and highly personal information about him will be the test case that helps a judge decide whether the search engine must remove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 570

    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 558

    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 549

    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

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

    January 15, 2019 2:47 PM 592

    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

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

    January 15, 2019 12:54 PM 565

    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

  • Federal government faces scrutiny over bus-safety standards after Ottawa crash

    January 15, 2019 12:48 PM 459

    Those recommendations sprang from the TSB’s investigation into another Ottawa bus crash in 2013, in which a city bus broke through a warning gate at a rail crossing and hit a moving passenger train, killing six people on the bus. Fox said Transport Canada had done some work on the recommendations but that “significant progress has not yet occurred and the safety

  • Montreal school evacuated as children suffer mysterious nausea, dizziness

    January 14, 2019 7:17 PM 375

    MONTREAL—Emergency crews have been called to a Montreal school where more than a dozen children were suddenly overcome by illness today. A spokesman for the ambulance service says students at Ecole des Decouvreurs in the city’s LaSalle neighbourhood reported nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Between 15 and 20 people were affected, including one adult

  • Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan faces opposition, uncertainty, poll reveals

    January 14, 2019 12:50 AM 157

    Ontario previously had a federally acceptable carbon pricing plan, with the cap-and-trade system set up by the previous Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne. When Conservative leader Doug Ford became Premier, he began dismantling this system as part of a campaign promise to end this “carbon tax.” Forum Poll asked a number of other questions of the same 1226 randomly

  • Young Saudi woman expected to land in Toronto following global Twitter campaign to grant her asylum

    January 12, 2019 2:56 PM 149

    Justin Trudeau told a press conference in Regina Friday that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Canada to grant the 18-year-old Alqunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed. The prime minister brushed aside suggestions the move might further complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia. Canadian diplomats in the Thai capital