Government, Indigenous leaders herald health agreement that will dismantle ‘colonial’ system

Canada’s health minister, the province of Ontario and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation have signed a deal on health care, a “landmark” agreement they say will begin the process of decolonizing the provision of care in the province’s north. The three governments agreed to a series of principles that any First Nation-led health-care system must adhere to, while vowing to pool money ...

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Cannabis executive says producers unlikely to meet demands of consumer market

An official with a large Canadian producer of medical cannabis is confident consumers will be adequately supplied come next July, but says production will need to be increased. “Right now, the existing capacity and what is already envisioned will not be sufficient to meet the needs of the adult consumer market,” Cam Battley, executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis Inc., said ...

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Hollywood star Kristen Stewart crashes Winnipeg wedding

Two Winnipeg brides got a bit of a surprise this weekend when Hollywood star Kristen Stewart crashed their wedding. Kirsten and Kayleigh Jennings tied the knot Saturday in a backyard in Elmwood. “It was kind of touch and go because on Saturday we had those torrential downpours. The backyard had all those beautiful white chairs set up, and we had ...

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Alphabet profit slumps on record $2.7B US fine by European Union

Alphabet Inc. reported a 27.7 percent drop in quarterly profit as the company recorded a previously announced charge related to a record fine imposed on its Google unit by the EU. EU antitrust regulators last month hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion US) fine for favouring its own shopping service, taking a tough line in the first of ...

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Reports of child pornography, sexual crimes against minors on the rise

Child pornography offences have exploded by more than 200 per cent in the last decade, a trend that advocates say is fuelled by the easy spread of illicit material over the internet. According to new data from Statistics Canada, incidents of child pornography climbed for the eighth year in a row in 2016. The agency recorded 6,245 incidents last year, up from 4,380 in 2015. ...

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Why an 80-cent loonie is good for shoppers but bad for oil producers

One of the few saving graces of the oil downturn has been that oil is priced in U.S. dollars. Energy companies sell their products in U.S. currency, but pay their expenses in Canadian dollars. So as the loonie dropped over the past three years, it tempered the brutal downturn. Traditionally the value of the Canadian dollar moves with oil; as oil prices move higher, ...

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Canadian defence deal with Azerbaijan raises new questions about arms export controls

A deal by a Canadian company to export armoured personnel carriers to Azerbaijan and set up a joint production of these military-style vehicles in the oil-rich former Soviet republic is once again raising questions about the efficacy of Canada’s defence export controls. Toronto-based INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has signed a deal with Azerbaijan’s interior ministry under which the company has already ...

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Sweetened bid for Tembec wins support from shareholders who opposed deal

New U.S.-based Rayonier increased its offer late Sunday The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 24, 2017 2:36 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017 2:36 PM ET Related Stories Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. has raised its takeover offer for Tembec Inc. to win the support of two of the forestry company’s largest shareholders who had threatened to block the friendly deal. ...

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