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  • Quebecor going to court to fight financial assistance for media competitor

    February 22, 2018 12:28 AM 12

    The media conglomerate has filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court to have the provincial government decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance to Groupe Capitales Medias declared null and void. MONTREAL—Quebecor Inc. wants the courts to strike down a provincial government decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance

  • Convicted attempted murderer invited to state dinner with Trudeau in India

    February 21, 2018 11:23 PM 11

    B.C.'s Jaspal Atwal was convicted for 1986 attempt to assassinate Indian cabinet minister on Vancouver Island Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi. Photos obtained by CBC News show Atwal

  • Could the next Olympics have a Team Indigenous? 2 chiefs think so

    February 21, 2018 9:36 PM 11

    Dene Chief Bill Erasmus and Cree Chief Willie Littlechild went to South Korea to talk to Olympic officials Two Canadian chiefs were in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last week to speak to Olympic officials about the possibility of entering a team of Indigenous North American athletes at future games. National Dene Chief Bill Erasmus and Cree Chief Willie

  • B.C. Wine Institute launches court challenge of Alberta wine-import ban

    February 21, 2018 7:16 PM 10

    The organization says the ban must be lifted because it risks the livelihoods of more than 12,000 people employed in the industry. KELOWNA, B.C.—The B.C. Wine Institute says it is moving to protect its industry and farmers with a court challenge of Alberta’s ban on the import of its wines. Institute president and CEO Miles Prodan says his group regrets

  • Calgary police use DNA technology to give a face to mother of baby found dead in December

    February 21, 2018 7:11 PM 10

    The police got the image from a U.S. company that specializes in DNA phenotyping, which can predict physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA. Police said identifying the mother will help determine what led to the baby being placed in the dumpster. CALGARY—Police have released a high-tech image they say is a likeness of the mother of a baby girl found

  • Federal government wants Canadians more aware of tax benefit aimed at working poor

    February 21, 2018 6:39 PM 10

    Making the Working Income Tax Benefit more accessible is one change to the program observers hope to see next week when the government details plans for its $500-million expansion. OTTAWA—A tax benefit aimed at the working poor will be expanded in next week’s federal budget, but the Liberals are also trying to make sure more people actually know it exists

  • Grand River flooding forces Brantford to declare state of emergency

    February 21, 2018 5:12 PM 11

    In an emergency notice, the city ordered immediate evacuation of several neighbourhoods and “strongly urged” others in the floodplain to leave. The Grand River Conservation Authority reported an ice-jam upstream at the Parkhill Dam in Cambridge broke free around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. “When this ice-jam released, it sent a surge of water downstream

  • More Canadians smoking pot than in 1985, says StatsCan

    February 21, 2018 2:26 PM 19

    Survey of users as young as 15 shows trends differ among genders, age groups Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report. The national statistics agency has been trying to compile a picture of marijuana use in Canada as the Liberal government moves ahead with plans

  • Trudeau reiterates denial of Sikh separatists in cabinet

    February 21, 2018 1:07 PM 17

    Trudeau and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan met with Amarinder Singh at a hotel in Amritsar Wednesday Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he and Prime Minister Trudeau made clear to the chief minister of Punjab today that his repeated allegations that Canadian cabinet ministers were Sikh separatists are extremely false. Trudeau and Sajjan met with Amarinder

  • CRTC rejects call for public inquiry into aggressive telecom sales practices

    February 21, 2018 9:00 AM 18

    CRTC says consumers already access to a variety of telecom complaint options A consumer group is protesting the CRTC's refusal to hold a public inquiry into numerous claims of aggressive and misleading sales practices by some of Canada's major telecoms. The telecom regulator says there's no need for an inquiry. But the Public Interest Advocacy Centre