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April 21, 2018 5:25 PM Chemical weapons inspectors head to Syria to probe gas attack

The U.S. and Britain have accused the Syrian government and Russia of delaying the investigation in Douma to stage a cover up. Images that emerged from Douma in the hours after the attack showed lifeless bodies collapsed in crowded rooms, some with foam around their noses and mouths. Medical workers and activists in Douma at the time said at least 40 people 9

April 20, 2018 8:28 PM Paris student protesters removed from occupied building

The occupation was ignited by a new system of admissions would allow universities to rank applicants based on their own criteria. French high school graduates are guaranteed free university access regardless of their grades. Paris 1 University President Georges Haddad said no students were injured during the eviction operation. He told reporters he felt “great 8

April 20, 2018 3:49 PM CP Rail starting operations shutdown ahead of possible strike

Canadian Pacific says it continues to bargain with two unionized workforces. A spokesperson for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, which represents about 3,000 CP Rail engineers and conductors, said Thursday that less than two days from a strike deadline they had no progress to report. The potential strike comes at a difficult time for the railway 6

April 18, 2018 2:17 PM Workers at some 60 daycare centres in Montreal and Laval begin 2-day strike

Daycare workers are upset with the pace of negotiations toward a new contract and say the employer wants to impose cutbacks. About 6,000 children are affected by the walkout. MONTREAL — About 60 daycare centers in Montreal and Laval will be closed today and Thursday due to a strike. About 6,000 children are affected by the walkout, which also includes 10

April 18, 2018 4:19 AM Trump tweets dislike for TPP while hosting Japanese PM

The president said 'I don’t like the deal for the United States' in late-night tweet U.S. President Donald Trump said again on Twitter on Tuesday that he does not like the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership deal for the United States. "While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don't like the deal for the United States," he tweeted 14

April 17, 2018 5:50 PM Females get top billing at National Canadian Film Day 2018

NCFD screening events happening nationwide Wednesday now number 850, including 100 in the GTA, and this year there’s a big emphasis on female filmmakers and stories told by Canadian women, now and in decades past. “The Future is Female,” as the popular slogan goes, but the fifth edition of Reel Canada’s National Canadian Film Day is showing how that affirmation 15

April 12, 2018 9:15 PM Eglinton Crosstown construction site shut down after resident complains about workers smoking pot

Metrolinx describes incident as “shocking” and “completely irresponsible” Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins called the incident “shocking.” “It was completely irresponsible, against all of our fit-for-duty policies and our commitment to safety ... We expect our contractors to respond appropriately, immediately, and swiftly to any allegation like this. They must follow 9

April 11, 2018 5:43 PM Cineplex announces layoffs of full-time workers amid ‘small restructuring’

The Toronto-based company refused to say exactly how many jobs are being cut, but asserted the layoffs will impact less than 100 employees. The Toronto-based company’s spokesperson Sarah Van Lange is refusing to say exactly how many jobs are being cut, but says the layoffs will impact less than 100 employees. Lange says the cuts are part of a “small 11

April 9, 2018 10:28 PM Curtain slowly lifts on Parliament's revamped West Block

Renovations on track to wrap up in spring 2018, says Public Services and Procurement Canada Workers are putting the final touches on Parliament Hill's revamped West Block, which is set to act as a temporary home for the House of Commons for the next 10 years. New photos shared on Twitter by the deputy minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada 11

April 9, 2018 8:00 AM North American workers wait for raises as job growth continues: Don Pittis

A NAFTA deal could boost wages which should make the economy more efficient, not less One of the simplest rules of economics is that when things are in short supply, prices rise enough to make the problem go away. Yet as unemployment rates in Canada and the United States reach lows not seen for decades, so far, that rule seems to have been broken 13