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April 14, 2018 9:52 PM This column is about transgender people and it’s perfectly ordinary

Contrary to what many people, including the U.S. president, appear to believe, transgender people are not basket cases unable to function in difficult jobs. They are human beings who lead happy, productive lives, writes Emma Teitel. Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to bar “transgender individuals” from serving in the U.S. military 11

April 9, 2018 8:27 PM L.A. district attorney rejects 5 cases against filmmaker James Toback

Close to 400 women have accused filmmaker of sexual misconduct The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has declined to prosecute five allegations of sexual misconduct brought against writer-director James Toback. Last fall, police in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles submitted multiple cases against Toback to the district attorney's office. The cases 7

April 9, 2018 4:25 PM Trump said 15 false things at an event where he (literally) threw his notes in the air

The U.S. president said his prepared remarks on tax reform were “boring.” In their place, he delivered a monologue filled with false claims. WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump went to West Virginia on Thursday for an event his staff billed as a “roundtable discussion on tax reform.” He did not want to talk about tax reform. Calling his prepared remarks 9

April 4, 2018 3:29 PM Sean Burke sets his sights on building Canada’s roster for hockey worlds

After handling Canada’s Olympic hockey team without any NHL players, Burke and fellow co-GM Martin Brodeur should have plenty of information on possible candidates for worlds littered across NHL rosters. “We put in a lot of time and a lot of travel,” the former goalie told The Canadian Press in a phone interview this week. “I went over to Europe numerous 12

April 2, 2018 5:00 PM Donald Trump made 16 false claims in that dizzying ‘infrastructure’ speech

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump was supposed to give a speech on infrastructure. Instead, he took his audience on a dizzying ramble-journey that covered everything from the war in Syria to the sitcom Roseanne. And he was highly dishonest along the way. Trump made 16 false claims during the Ohio address. He added five more over the course of the week for a total 16

March 31, 2018 9:51 PM Walmart 'sincerely apologizes' over confusion around program for people with intellectual disabilities

Quebec's health minister stated that he doesn't believe Walmart's apology Walmart is apologizing two days after it said it would end involvement in a program that gives on-the-job training to people with intellectual disabilities in Quebec saying the announcement "created confusion." Vice-president of corporate affairs for Walmart Canada Robert Nicol 15

March 29, 2018 12:28 PM Salmonella outbreak from raw chicken products leads to 30 cases in Canada

One brand recalled in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has established a link between a recent outbreak of salmonella and a brand of frozen raw breaded chicken products sold primarily in eastern Canada. PHAC issued a recall Wednesday of Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets with a best-before 7

March 23, 2018 7:24 PM CRA audits just 5 Canadians out of hundreds of RBC Panama Papers accounts

Tax agency says it has informed other countries of dozens of foreigners it found in files Two years after it took aim at hundreds of Royal Bank clients exposed in the Panama Papers leak, the Canada Revenue Agency has decided just five cases require an audit. That's because most of the offshore accounts it unearthed ended up belonging to foreigners, the CRA says. The revenue 49

March 23, 2018 1:24 AM Ottawa vows to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030

Inuit communities have seen higher rates of infection than non-Indigenous communities The federal government is promising to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030. Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed made the announcement in Ottawa Friday ahead of World Tuberculosis Day. They've 64

March 22, 2018 3:37 PM Alleged drug trafficker charged in Saskatoon overdose cases released on bail

Azam Kabani was released on $7,500 bail and is expected to live with his father in British Columbia. SASKATOON - Bail has been granted to one of three men charged after six drug overdoses during one weekend in Saskatoon earlier this month that left three people dead. Azam Kabani, who is 19, was released Wednesday on $7,500 bail and is expected to live with his father 16