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June 15, 2018 7:44 PM Union calls for public inquiry into Phoenix pay debacle

While silent on the call for an inquiry, the government announced Friday that it will begin working with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the second-largest government workers’ union, to develop a new pay system to replace Phoenix — a move that was promised with $16 million in funding in the 2018 budget. “These pay problems 8

June 13, 2018 3:29 PM Raccoon safe after climbing 25-storey Minnesota office tower

'Raccoons don't have very good impulse control,' Canadian expert observes A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-storey office tower in downtown St. Paul, Minn., was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials released it back into the wild. The caged raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught 10

June 12, 2018 9:38 PM AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition

Deal is seen as turning point for industry upended by companies like Netflix AT&T won approval from a U.S. court on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion US, dealing a blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration which tried to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers. The planned deal, approved without conditions 17

June 12, 2018 8:59 PM Toronto will charge manufacturers to join blue-bin program

Manufacturers of currently nonrecyclable items like coffee pods will have to pay if they want their products accepted into the city’s recycling system, according to a staff proposal adopted by the city’s public works and infrastructure committee Tuesday. But the general manager of solid waste management services says the city likely won’t add any new items 6

June 12, 2018 6:31 PM Aurora Cannabis agrees to buy Anandia Laboratories in all-stock deal

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed an agreement to buy Anandia Laboratories Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $115 million. Anandia provides research and development services as well as analytical testing for clients licensed under Canada’s medical cannabis rules. Aurora CEO Terry Booth says the deal expands his company’s capabilities and will help accelerate 9

June 12, 2018 4:55 PM 58-year-old cyclist killed in collision with flatbed truck at Bloor and St. George

Police were called to the intersection of St. George St. and Bloor St. W. around 12 p.m. Tuesday by the report of a collision between a cyclist and a truck. When emergency services arrived, the woman was found without vital signs, and pronounced dead shortly after. Paramedics originally said they believed her to be in her 20s, but police later confirmed 9

June 7, 2018 9:21 PM Only a fraction of asylum seekers removed in first three months of 2018

OTTAWA—Government data shows thousands of asylum seekers came into Canada illegally across the Canada-U.S. border in the first quarter of the year, but only a fraction were removed from the country during that time. Between Jan. 1 and March 31 only 135 individuals who made an asylum claim following an irregular entry were removed from the country, says information 9

June 5, 2018 8:44 PM Federal panel to review broadcasting rules for the internet era

OTTAWA — A federal review into Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications laws will examine the “disruptive and dramatic change” facing media industries — and what that change means for the country’s democratic institutions. The Liberals government announced Tuesday that it will launch a wide-ranging, 18-month review into Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications 12

June 5, 2018 1:47 PM Ottawa grants MMIWG inquiry an extension to mandate

Federal government says more discussions needed before providing more money to inquiry budget The national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls has received an extension from Ottawa, but not for the length of time it initially requested. The federal government announced Tuesday the inquiry would now have until April 30, 2019, to submit 9

June 4, 2018 2:55 PM U.S. Supreme Court sides with Colorado baker who refused wedding cake for same-sex couple

“Government hostility toward people of faith has no place in our society, yet the state of Colorado was openly antagonistic toward Jack’s religious beliefs about marriage. The court was right to condemn that,” said Kristen Waggoner, the Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel who argued Phillips’ case. Waggoner said Phillips is willing to sell ready-made 11