Trudeau congratulates Trump, citing close economic and security ties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is congratulating Donald Trump on becoming the 45th U.S. president — and reminding him of Canada’s historically close ties with its southern superpower neighbour. “Canada and the United States have built one of the closest relationships between any two countries in the world. This enduring partnership is essential to our shared prosperity and security,” Trudeau said ...

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Trump makes cyberwarfare an official priority for new White House

US President Donald Trump will make cyberwarfare a “priority” in the fight against ISIS and other terrorist organizations, the new administration revealed on Friday. The White House website was updated shortly after President Trump’s inauguration — offering little insight into the government’s plans, but the clearest official indication yet that the government is actively engaged in digital attacks.  For example, under the section ...

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Al Gore stays mum on Trump meeting, says ‘it’s not the last’

Former Vice President Al Gore said that while he wouldn’t divulge specifics about his December conversation with Donald Trump, it wasn’t “the last conversation.” Speaking to a packed auditorium in Park City following the premiere of the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which kicked off the 33rd Sundance Film Festival Thursday, Gore said that he’s seen a ...

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E-book publishers and Apple reach new deal with Competition Bureau over pricing

Three major book publishers have signed a deal with Canada’s Competition Bureau that will allow retailers to sell those publishers’ e-books at whatever price they want — something they couldn’t do before. Holtzbrinck (which operates under the Macmillan brand name)  along with Simon & Schuster and Hachette​ have come to an agreement that could allow electronic book sellers such as Apple and Kobo to set the prices of books ...

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Found photo likely Frédéric Chopin, says Polish cultural group

Poland’s culture institute in France says it believes a previously unknown photograph of Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin has probably been found by private researchers. If so, it would be only the second confirmed photographic image of him. According to Kohler, the originating daguerreotype was made around 1847 by Paris-based artist Louis-Auguste Bisson, who took the only confirmed photo ...

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‘This has not been an easy journey’: Saskatoon woman welcomes review into sterilization

A Saskatoon woman who says she was sterilized against her will is welcoming the launch of an external review of the Saskatoon Health Region’s tubal ligation policies. ‘The effects it’s had on my body alone has been devastating.’ – ​Melika Popp ​Melika Popp told CBC News in December 2015 she was pressured into the sterilization procedure by staff at the Royal University ...

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Oil and stock prices higher as Donald Trump sworn in

Stock markets headed into the first day of the Trump administration in a largely positive way, with the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 all higher despite a slight swoon while America’s 45th president delivered his inaugural address. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by about 40 points to 19,779 in the afternoon, just minutes before the new ...

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A Dog’s Purpose Hollywood premiere, some preview screenings cancelled

The Hollywood premiere of A Dog’s Purpose has been cancelled amid growing concern and calls to boycott the shot-in-Canada film, following the release of a video — purportedly from the movie set — showing a distressed German shepherd being forced into turbulent water. On Thursday, producer Amblin Entertainment cancelled the movie’s weekend promotional events in Los Angeles. “Because Amblin’s review ...

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Scientists protest Trump inauguration with #USofScience on Twitter

As Donald Trump prepared to become the 45th president of the United States, scientists from around the country  marked the day by taking to Twitter. Stand up for science! We’ll be flooding the social media airwaves with research and discovery during the inauguration, using #USofScience. — @JacquelynGill During the election campaign, Trump repeatedly remarked on issues of science, often incorrectly. ...

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Navdeep Bains defends open borders for global trade in Davos speech

Automakers on both sides of the border fear the potential negative effects of a Donald Trump presidency, Canada’s economic development minister said Thursday as he met with international business and political leaders in Switzerland. Navdeep Bains said he’s been having nervous conversations with concerned automakers, both at the recent auto show in Detroit and during his current visit to the ...

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