Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Perry Bellegarde readies re-election campaign for Assembly of First Nations national chief

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde made an impassioned pitch to his fellow chiefs Tuesday as he looks to secure re-election as leader, touting a productive working relationship with the federal Liberal government. Bellegarde will face a vote next July but jockeying has already begun for the AFN’s top job as his three-year term nears its end and a campaign ...

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Baker's refusal to make same-sex wedding cake now before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court appears closely divided in the case of a Christian baker’s refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions, including whether a Colorado civil rights commission that ruled on the issue was unduly biased against religion. The nine justices heard arguments in Washington on whether ...

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Digital news outlets are in for a reckoning

GREAT expectations attended digital journalism outfits. Firms such as BuzzFeed and Mashable were the hip kids destined to conquer the internet with their younger, advertiser-friendly audience, smart manipulation of social media and affinity for technology. They seemed able to generate massive web traffic and, with it, ad revenues. They saw the promise of video, predicting that advertising dollars spent on ...

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Rohinie Bisesar, accused in fatal Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing, declared unfit to stand trial

A lawyer for a woman charged in an apparently unprovoked fatal stabbing in Toronto’s financial district says his client has been declared unfit to stand trial. Rohinie Bisesar faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of Rosemarie Junor, a 28-year-old newlywed who was stabbed at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto’s popular underground PATH network of shops in ...

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RNC to support Roy Moore in Senate race after cutting fundraising ties weeks ago

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore during his election party, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala.  (AP) The Republican National Committee is once again supporting embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore after President Donald Trump formally endorsed him Monday, a senior RNC official told Fox News Monday. Despite losing the backing of many top Republicans, ...

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