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January 15, 2019 2:47 PM Tories rev up fundraising machine with big-ticket events featuring Premier Doug Ford, energy minister

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 6

January 14, 2019 12:50 AM Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan faces opposition, uncertainty, poll reveals

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 8

January 8, 2019 11:52 PM U.S. House Democrats, making guns a priority, unveil a background check bill

WASHINGTON—Emboldened House Democrats, seeking a politically charged debate on gun control, unveiled legislation Tuesday to expand background checks to nearly all firearms purchases, a move timed to mark the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. By introducing the measure less than one week after 11

January 8, 2019 11:02 PM U.S. firm building a ‘cannabis superhighway’ plans to list in Canada

“Our timeline to get through to that point is probably another 30 to 45 days or so,” he said. Karban declined to say how much MJIC expects to raise but said the listing would be followed by a “much broader, bigger offering.” MJIC said its superhighway will create the infrastructure to legally transport, distribute and sell marijuana amid a thicket of regulations 13

December 29, 2018 3:30 PM 2-year-old son of Yemeni mother who sued U.S. to see him has died

When the boy’s health worsened, the father went ahead to California in October to get their son help, and Swileh remained in Egypt hoping for a visa. As the couple fought for a waiver, doctors put Abdullah on life support. “My wife is calling me every day wanting to kiss and hold her son for the one last time,” Ali Hassan said, choking up at a news conference 9

December 10, 2018 9:46 PM Mayor John Tory says Toronto should have say over pot shops

Toronto council will debate on Thursday whether to opt out of provincial legislation permitting private cannabis stores to operate in the city beginning April 1. “It’s not that we want to ban cannabis sales, but we want some sort of mechanism that gives us local control,” said Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 4, Parkdale—High Park) comparing what’s happened 13

December 10, 2018 6:04 PM Qualcomm say it won ban on sale of some iPhones in China

The patents are related to adjusting and reformatting the size and appearance of photographs and managing applications using a touchscreen, Qualcomm said. They are just two of a number of patents Qualcomm is using against Apple in disputes in several countries. China is the world’s largest market for smartphones and is home to the manufacturers of the iPhone 17

December 8, 2018 7:18 PM Canadian telecoms face $1 Billion cost to remove Huawei gear, media report says

Canada’s Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. may face at least $1 billion in costs if the country bans telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. from their next generation 5G mobile networks, The Globe and Mail reported Saturday, citing unidentified people familiar with the industry. BCE, Telus and, to a lesser extent, Rogers Communications 24

December 8, 2018 2:29 AM Flames’ Mark Giordano suspended two games for kneeing Wild’s Mikko Koivu

Giordano will miss Saturday’s home game against the Nashville Predators and Sunday’s game in Edmonton versus the Oilers. The Flames top the Pacific Division at 18-9-2. Calgary forward Ryan Lomberg also received a one-game suspension, on top of an automatic single-game ban announced earlier Friday, for a separate incident that occurred at the end of Thursday’s 15

December 6, 2018 5:55 PM Trudeau says government will limit access to handguns, assault weapons on anniversary of Ecole Polytechnique shooting

MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government plans to limit access to handguns and assault weapons to confront gun violence in the country. Speaking to Montreal radio station 98.5 FM Thursday on the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre, Trudeau did not rule out a full ban when asked by the host. “We are currently reflecting 21