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  • Donnie Snook says 18-year prison term is 'unreasonable'

    November 20, 2013 3:18 PM 39

    FREDERICTON -- A former city councillor in Saint John, N.B., convicted of sexually abusing and making pornographic images of boys for more than a decade is appealing his 18-year prison term, saying the sentence is excessive. "The sentence was unreasonable and in excess of the appropriate range in all circumstances," Donnie Snook says in a notice of appeal

  • Greenpeace activists scale Montreal Biosphère

    November 20, 2013 1:02 PM 32

    Three Greenpeace activists who scaled the Montreal Biosphère today and unfurled a giant banner may face charges, Montreal police say. Dressed in bright orange jackets and pants, Andréanne Lalonde, Philippe Dumont and David Major attached themselves to the globe-like structure with industrial climbing gear and harnesses to climb several storeys and send a message

  • ‘Sound of Music’ comes to Parliament’s footsteps

    November 20, 2013 10:51 AM 40

    Parliament Hill will be alive Wednesday with the sound of more than just politicians. Instead of mountains, the Peace Tower will be the backdrop as the National Arts Centre launches the count-down to the opening of the English Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music. Eliza-Jane Scott will play the part of Maria, raising her arms for a photo op in front

  • friend, foe, meddler

    November 20, 2013 9:33 AM 39

    WASHINGTON - John F. Kennedy's personal pollster came to Canada with an assumed name, the blessing of the president and a secret objective: help defeat the Diefenbaker Tories. Canadians might be surprised by the extent to which political events in this country were shaped by the charismatic U.S. leader, famously assassinated 50 years ago this week. Helping

  • Tiger-Cats a toothless bunch over last two decades

    November 20, 2013 6:00 AM 45

    If there's one thing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are good at, it’s finishing last overall in the CFL. The Tabbies have been rather toothless over the past couple of decades, ending up in the basement a whopping nine times in the last 23 years. That’s almost once every other year. The Ticats finished dead last in the CFL last season with a 6-12 record. They had the same record

  • Tax time 2015: 6 ways that deferring tax credits, deductions can pay off

    April 26, 2012 9:26 AM 36

    Most people doing their income tax returns don't think twice about claiming all their deductions immediately, but there are cases where a little knowledge and patience can turn into a big payoff. Generally, most deductions and credits Canadians are eligible to claim through the tax system must be claimed in the year in which you earned them. There's

  • Home-office tax writeoffs can generate big savings

    March 12, 2012 9:07 AM 32

    Many Canadians have a place set aside in a den or family room where they can do some office work. With a computer, printer, desk and phone, it might even look like an office. But a taxpayer's ability to deduct expenses for a personal workspace depends on whether the Canada Revenue Agency considers it to be a legitimate home office. Home office deductions

  • Some workplace benefits come tax-free

    March 7, 2012 9:14 PM 57

    Every dollar your employer pays you in salary is considered taxable income, but there are some tasty benefits companies can offer to staff that the tax man won't be able to bite into. Some benefits are reported on your T4 slip as being taxable — things like life insurance premiums that the employer pays. So, what are some of those non-taxable benefits

  • CBC's Hubert Lacroix on relationships

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 48

    Hubert Lacroix, president and CEO of Canadian Broadcasting Corp. was interviewed by Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of management before the allegations about CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi surfaced; the subject was not addressed. Below is an edited excerpt of their conversation. For the full interview, tune into CJAD 800 AM, on Friday

  • The Right Chemistry: Debunking cancer-treatment myths spread via email

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 44

    It’s hard to know what makes people generate nonsensical emails. Perhaps it gives a feeling of power to see one’s handiwork spread around the world. And that can happen, especially if the topic is cancer and the advice given about the disease appears to come from a reputable institution. One such preposterous email that has really made the rounds is titled