Bill Morneau set to confront ethics controversy over financial assets

Embattled Finance Minister Bill Morneau will address a growing ethics controversy this afternoon in Ottawa, but insists he sought and followed advice from the federal ethics commissioner “to the letter.” Morneau held an event Thursday at a farm in eastern Ontario to announce the government would take a “step back” from another of its contentious tax reform proposals this morning, and faced ...

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18 illnesses tied to frozen breaded chicken products, Public Health Agency of Canada says

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 18 cases of salmonella linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products. In a public health notice, the agency said more illnesses have been reported. “Currently, there are 18 cases of Salmonella Enteriditis illness in six provinces: British Columbia (1), Alberta (1), Ontario (10), Quebec (2), New Brunswick (2), and Nova Scotia (2). Six people have ...

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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to misdemeanour charge in Georgia

Actor Shia LaBeouf was sentenced to probation Thursday after the Transformers star pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction stemming from his attempt to elude police following a vulgar public outburst in Georgia. LaBeouf, 31, received a year on probation from a Recorder’s Court judge in Savannah, where he was arrested July 8 while in coastal Georgia to film the ...

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Phoenix tracks: Edmonton palaeontologist retraces the stone footsteps of dinosaurs

An Edmonton paleontologist is relying on ancient folklore to retrace the stone footprints of giant dinosaurs. Scott Persons with the University of Alberta is helping Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences explore old and contemporary folklore to uncover possible sites where dinosaur footprints might be found. In ancient China, the discovery of these prehistoric tracks mystified the population and ingrained belief in the phoenix, ...

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Rogers Communications sees ‘anemic’ iPhone 8 demand

The chief executive of Canada’s biggest wireless company said on Thursday that he is seeing little demand for Apple Inc.’s iPhone 8, adding to concerns about prospects for sales of the device. “What we’re seeing is sort of … anemic appetite for the iPhone 8,” Rogers Communications Inc. chief executive Joe Natale said in an quarterly earnings conference call. Customers ...

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Facebook launches ‘election integrity initiative’ to fight hacking and fake news

Amid concerns about online threats to the democratic process, Facebook Canada is launching an “election integrity initiative” in advance of the next Canadian federal election. The last American election was disrupted by the release of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. The campaign of French President Emmanuel Macron was also hacked earlier this year. Facebook has also been blamed for facilitating the spread of misinformation — the phenomenon of ...

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British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of high honour

New ‘Sexual harassment, abuse and bullying is unacceptable under any circumstances,’ says BFI The Associated Press Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:36 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017 11:36 AM ET Related Stories The British Film Institute says it has stripped disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of its highest honour. Weinstein was awarded a BFI Fellowship in 2002 for his contribution ...

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Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie’s life, tough to treat, doctors say

The death of Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie from glioblastoma is a grim reminder of the daunting nature of the invasive brain tumour, which has one of the poorest survival rates of any cancer. Scientists and brain tumour patient advocacy groups also say his passing puts a spotlight on the need for more funding for research into the deadly cancer — a charitable ...

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Nissan to suspend domestic production of cars for Japan market

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall, it said on Thursday. Japan’s second-largest automaker said it would stop production of domestic market vehicles at all six of its Japanese plants to reconfigure their inspection lines. ...

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Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

Within a few years, America could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform. Federal regulators are taking comments on a draft environmental statement for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp to create an artificial gravel island that would hold production wells, a processing facility and the ...

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