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January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 5

January 18, 2018 4:28 PM 'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste storage near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, Ont., could be up and running in 2020 Indigenous groups say a plan to store nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is "insanity" and want the federal government to intervene. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a private company, wants a 10-year licence to keep running the Chalk River 8

January 17, 2018 3:24 PM Quebec to raise minimum wage 75 cents to $12 this spring

The increase is the largest minimum wage hike in the province’s history. At $12, Quebec’s minimum wage would rank third highest in the country behind Alberta’s and Ontario’s. MONTREAL—Quebec will raise the province’s minimum wage to $12 an hour as of May 1. The 75-cent increase from the current rate of $11.25 was confirmed today by Labour Minister Dominique 14

January 17, 2018 1:44 PM Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May

Salaries for minimum wage workers will rise by 75 cents per hour this spring Quebec's minimum wage workers will see a bigger paycheque starting this spring. The minimum wage will increase by 75 cents on May 1, bringing it to $12 per hour. It is the largest wage increase in the province's history. The Quebec government made the announcement Wednesday 15

January 15, 2018 1:36 PM U.K. construction company Carillion’s collapse puts 43,000 jobs worldwide at risk

Carillion Plc filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances and get a government bailout. Carillion Plc, a U.K. construction company with government contracts in everything from hospitals to the HS2 high-speed rail project, filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances 12

January 11, 2018 11:53 PM Patient claims he was denied treatment at CHUM hospital for not speaking French

Montreal hospital looking into complaint after Zbigniew Malysa said urologist refused to speak to him A Montreal man who claims he was denied treatment because he couldn't speak French has filed a complaint to the ombudsman of the city's new French-language super hospital. The downtown CHUM hospital is also investigating after Zbigniew Malysa, a Canadian 17

January 11, 2018 1:43 AM High-ranking Durham officer charged with drinking on job and ‘tyrannical’ behaviour toward staff

Insp. Nick Lisi is accused of being verbally abusive towards four officers, calling one a “back-stabbing weasel and yelling at another in an “intimidating” way. A high-ranking Durham police officer is facing internal police charges for allegedly drinking on the job and “tyrannical” behaviour toward subordinates. Insp. Nick Lisi is accused of being verbally 11

January 10, 2018 7:43 PM Diet Coke gets new look, tastes amid sinking sales

Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it’s adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, updating the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavours. NEW YORK—Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales and the changes will show up in Canada in February. Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it's adding a slimmer 15

January 8, 2018 1:08 PM Anti-Trump protesters plan to ‘take a knee’ before College Football Championship game in Atlanta

A group says that before kickoff, they’ll “take a knee against Trump” outside CNN’s world headquarters, in solidarity with athletes. ATLANTA—The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs on Monday. Another group says demonstrators will “take a knee” before the big game to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta 11

January 8, 2018 11:00 AM Don’t be an ostrich when it comes to debt

Hiding your head in the sand is no way to get on top of the money you owe, writes Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Time and again when I ask people what they owe, they give me a litany of responses, quoting source of debt and balance one at a time. Then I make it worse. Hey, do you have a buy-now-pay-later plan? That’s debt! How about that Home Buyer’s Plan you have to repay 11