Jagmeet Singh hopeful Quebec’s controversial Bill 62 will be overturned

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s “completely opposed” to Quebec’s new and controversial law that would effectively force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use or provide public services, but he’s confident the legislation will be challenged. The provincial government’s Bill 62 on religious neutrality passed a vote Wednesday morning in Quebec’s ...

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Delta says it did not play a role in Airbus-Bombardier deal

Delta Air Lines Inc.’s chief executive on Wednesday said the carrier did not play a role in pushing an industry-changing deal between planemakers Airbus and Bombardier Inc., as a regulatory spat between the United States and Canada threatened the future of a Bombardier plane program. Delta CEO Ed Bastian praised the deal between Europe’s Airbus and Canada’s Bombardier, which would ...

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Kids not getting enough exercise, spend too much time with screens, StatsCan reports

New Fewer than 20% of Canadian children, youth meet all targets for sleep, sedentary behaviour, physical activity The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 18, 2017 12:27 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017 12:27 PM ET New data shows most Canadian children and youth are still not getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Two studies from Statistics Canada reveal ...

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Liberals continue tax change tour, narrow scope of passive-income measure

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is continuing to pull and pluck away at his government’s controversial tax regime proposals, this time promising to adjust the rules on passive income so only three per cent of the “most wealthy” privately owned corporations will have to pay higher taxes. Morneau announced the latest tweak to his proposed tax changes at a cafe in ...

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Quadriplegic nearly missed MRI because no staff were trained to assist him

The husband of a quadriplegic man in Halifax is calling on the Nova Scotia Health Authority to improve services for patients with mobility issues, after a scheduled MRI was nearly derailed because there were no staff trained to assist him. When Jeff MacPherson and his husband Amit Rahalkar went to the Halifax Infirmary for Rahalkar’s MRI this month, they weren’t ...

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Gord Downie used voice to ‘shed a light’ on aggressive brain cancer

The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie is hitting close to home for Winnipegger Jared Spier. His partner Joanne Schiewe died at the end of August 2016 from the same kind of brain cancer — glioblastoma — that took 53-year-old Downie’s life on Tuesday night. Spier’s grandfather also died from the same disease. Schiewe’s death came just weeks after she saw the Hip, her favourite ...

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Gord Downie remembered by fans, Canadians far and wide

Musicians, politicians, organizations and everyday Canadians released statements praising, honouring and mourning Gord Downie, who died Thursday at 53 after a three-decade career in music with The Tragically Hip.

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