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  • How to keep your tax return safe from the Heartbleed bug

    April 13, 2014 11:00 AM 9

    Looking for a silver lining in the mess stirred up by the discovery of a major flaw in the software used by many internet sites to encrypt your passwords and other private data? But only if you are Canadian. US taxpayers still have to file by this coming Tuesday, April 15. And those who use the Turbotax tax-preparation software may want to change their

  • Kate Middleton visits ailing children in New Zealand

    April 13, 2014 9:49 AM 9

    Kate Middleton paid a visit to ailing kids at Rainbow Place Children's Hospice. The Duchess of Cambridge is on a three-week tour to New Zealand and Australia with her husband and Britain's Prince William and son Prince George. Dressed in emerald coat by Erdem, the Duchess of Cambridge Saturday met with more than 40 children and their families, and after

  • Canada imposes more sanctions over Ukraine

    April 13, 2014 3:57 AM 12

    OTTAWA - Canada is trying to put more pressure on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced additional sanctions and says Canada and its allies are prepared to take further steps to further isolate Russia. The latest economic sanctions are on a Crimean oil and gas company _ Chornomornaftogaz _ and two officials

  • Baird: Canada 'cannot sit by while Russia illegally occupies Ukraine'

    April 13, 2014 2:05 AM 9

    The Canadian government has imposed more travel bans and sanctions in response to growing pro-Russia uprisings in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, Ottawa announced travel bans on the chair of the Sevastopol Electoral Commission, Valery Medvedev, and chair of the Crimean Electoral Commission Mikhail Malyshev. Canada is also imposing economic sanctions on Crimean

  • Ottawa funds plan to employ skilled immigrants

    April 13, 2014 12:27 AM 13

    Ottawa will partner with the country’s manufacturing sector to reach out to skilled newcomers who have been trained elsewhere, Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Saturday. Connecting with “underemployed” immigrants who have been internationally trained and having foreign credentials as engineers, technologists and technicians is one of four joint

  • Church leader sought on Canada-wide warrant arrested

    April 12, 2014 10:51 PM 4

    HAMILTON, Ont. -- Police have arrested the leader of a church outside Owen Sound, Ont., who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. Provincial police say 55-year-old Frederick Madison King was arrested in Hamilton without incident after investigators were alerted late Friday night that he was likely at a hotel in the city. King disappeared after members

  • Still voting for Wynne-McGuinty Libs?

    April 12, 2014 10:35 PM 11

    If any Ontario Liberals committed criminal acts in trying to cover up their gas plants scandal, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. As for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s claim Conservative leader Tim Hudak slandered her in his comments about her role in the scandal, we’ll leave that for the courts to decide. If it ever gets there

  • Canada imposes more sanctions in response to uprisings in Ukraine

    April 12, 2014 8:50 PM 7

    The Canadian government has imposed more travel bans and sanctions in response to growing pro-Russia uprisings in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, Ottawa announced travel bans on the chair of the Sevastopol Electoral Commission, Valery Medvedev, and chair of the Crimean Electoral Commission Mikhail Malyshev. Canada is also imposing economic sanctions on Crimean

  • Mulcair takes aim at Fair Elections Act as party gears up for next election

    April 12, 2014 8:40 PM 7

    HALIFAX - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says with 18 months to go before the next election, he's focusing his party's sights on the federal government's Election Act overhaul, saying the hotly debated legislation should receive more scrutiny because it could undermine the rules of democracy. Mulcair, in Halifax on Saturday for a provincial NDP convention, said the governing

  • Social media main highway for mudslinging in Quebec election: Hébert

    April 12, 2014 6:58 PM 7

    No election defeat would be complete without the ritual shooting of the media messenger by one of the defeated parties. It fell to François Gendron of the Parti Québécois to pull the trigger. MONTREAL—No election defeat would be complete without the ritual shooting of the media messenger by one or more of the defeated parties. On the heels of Monday’s