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Kellie Leitch didn’t know anti-Islamic group was part of Brampton event, campaign manager says

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch would not have attended an activist meeting in Brampton, Ont., this week if she had known a group of anti-Islamic protesters were part of the event, her campaign manager said Wednesday. Leitch spoke to people at the event on Monday which was attended by a number of groups, including Rise Canada, which has been protesting the Peel ...

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No cellphones backstage for accountants after Oscars best picture flub

PwC accountants won’t be allowed to have their cellphones backstage during future Oscar telecasts. Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to academy members Wednesday detailing the new protocols for announcing Oscar winners developed after the best-picture flub at last month’s Academy Awards. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spokesperson Teni Melidonian confirmed the authenticity of the ...

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Lululemon shares drop after weak outlook

New Company says profit, revenue were higher in most recent quarter The Associated Press Posted: Mar 29, 2017 5:32 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017 5:34 PM ET Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. fell sharply in after-hours trading Wednesday after the athletic-inspired sportswear company delivered a weak outlook for the current quarter. The Vancouver-based company says it earned $136.1 ...

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Cenovus Energy buying most of ConocoPhillips’ Canadian assets for $17.7B

Cenovus Energy of Calgary says it will spend $17.7 billion to acquire most of the Canadian assets of ConocoPhillips, making the Houston-based company the latest international player to exit the oilsands. Cenovus CEO Brian Ferguson is calling it a “transformational acquisition.” The deal includes ConocoPhillips’s 50 per cent interest in the FCCL Partnership, an oilsands venture between the two companies ...

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Universal celiac screening lacks evidence, U.S. panel finds

A food pantry in Kansas serves families coping with the high costs of foods for people with celiac disease. It triggers an autoimmune response that harms the lining of the small intestine. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star/Associated Press) There is not enough evidence to encourage or discourage doctors from testing all their patients for celiac disease, according to a U.S. government-backed panel.  ...

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Windows 10 update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling

A major update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage web browsing. This “Creators Update” also aims to make future updates less disruptive. Microsoft said Wednesday that it will roll out the Creators Update to some 400 million Windows 10 devices worldwide ...

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Etihad Airways responds to laptop ban with free iPad and Wi-Fi for 1st class

One Middle Eastern airline targeted by new U.S. rules banning computers on certain flights has responded by offering first and business class passengers complimentary use of a tablet computer with internet access while on board. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways made the announcement on Wednesday, noting that so-called Premium passengers will be welcome to use the service as of Monday. Economy-class passengers ...

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25 illnesses in 4 provinces linked to E. coli-tainted Robin Hood flour

There have been 25 cases of E. coli infections linked to a recalled batch of Robin Hood brand all-purpose flour, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. The flour in 10-kilogram bags was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It was recalled Tuesday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after it was determined some of the flour was contaminated with E. coli O121. The 25 ...

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Sask. premier invites Calgary energy companies to move to Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking a turf war with Alberta to its economic heart, inviting energy companies based in Calgary to move their headquarters to his province. In a letter to Whitecap Resources, Wall offers to subsidize relocation costs, trim taxes and royalties and help find space in unused government buildings if the oil and gas firm moves to ...

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Doctor in Ebola case found guilty of misconduct in UK

Doctor who took Pauline Cafferkey’s temperature at airport found guilty of misconduct The Associated Press Posted: Mar 29, 2017 1:54 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017 1:54 PM ET A tribunal has found a doctor who misled other medics over the temperature of Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is guilty of serious misconduct. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ruled Wednesday ...

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