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February 23, 2018 5:50 PM Black Panther’s Wakanda may not be real — but its language definitely is

The idea to use isiXhosa, one of South Africa’s 11 official languages with distinctive click sounds, came from a cast member — even though most of the cast struggled to speak it. JOHANNESBURG—Much of what is seen in Black Panther is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive 9

February 22, 2018 6:41 PM Liberals to outline long-term Indigenous housing plan in budget, sources say

Funding would build on last year's spending pledge of $300 million over 11 years for housing in the North The Canadian Press has learned the federal government will commit hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term funding to Indigenous housing in next week's budget. Housing in Indigenous communities is considered the most acute housing situation in the country 10

February 22, 2018 5:50 PM Toronto police union vote finds 86 per cent don’t have confidence in Chief Mark Saunders

The vote is a wholly symbolic gesture, as the police chief is hired and employed by the Toronto police services board. But union president says the poll is Saunders’ “last opportunity” to act on its demands. A Toronto Police Association “non-confidence” vote has found 86 per cent of officers participating in a recent online poll said they did not have confidence 8

February 22, 2018 12:28 AM Quebecor going to court to fight financial assistance for media competitor

The media conglomerate has filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court to have the provincial government decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance to Groupe Capitales Medias declared null and void. MONTREAL—Quebecor Inc. wants the courts to strike down a provincial government decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance 12

February 21, 2018 4:00 PM New TPP could hurt NAFTA talks because of impact on U.S.: auto sector

NAFTA talks are to resume in 5 days in Mexico City American imports into Canada could fall by $3.3 billion under the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership, the federal government has concluded, sparking fears the new pact could hurt the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation. The text of the 11-country Pacific Rim trade deal — a pact President Donald Trump 17

February 21, 2018 9:00 AM CRTC rejects call for public inquiry into aggressive telecom sales practices

CRTC says consumers already access to a variety of telecom complaint options A consumer group is protesting the CRTC's refusal to hold a public inquiry into numerous claims of aggressive and misleading sales practices by some of Canada's major telecoms. The telecom regulator says there's no need for an inquiry. But the Public Interest Advocacy Centre 19

February 20, 2018 10:19 PM Canadian Judicial Council recommends Quebec judge be removed from office

A committee of the council found in a report that Michel Girouard attempted to mislead and conceal the truth during a review of drug-related allegations against him. OTTAWA—The Canadian Judicial Council is recommending that a Quebec Superior Court justice be removed from office. A committee of the council found in a report last November that Michel Girouard 19

February 20, 2018 9:01 PM Doctor who denied sex abuse by saying his belly was too big loses licence

Dr. Rodion Kunynetz was found guilty of sexual abuse for groping one patient’s breasts. Ontario’s medical regulator has revoked the licence of a Barrie dermatologist who argued there was no way he could have rubbed his penis against his female patients because of his large belly. The majority of a panel of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 15

February 20, 2018 8:30 PM Ontario tables bill to fight Buy American protectionism

The Fairness in Procurement Act would allow Ontario to “take responsive and proportional action to discriminatory” trade practice by American states. Queen’s Park is giving itself the power to retaliate against Uncle Sam’s protectionist trade policies. The provincial government on Tuesday tabled the Fairness in Procurement Act, a new law that would allow 16

February 19, 2018 8:02 PM Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

Prison tattoo pilot project was axed in 2006 under Conservative government The federal prison service says setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs behind bars would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C. A Correctional Service memo obtained under the Access to Information Act advises Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale the proposals 18