Daily Archives: December 17, 2017

Toronto police release cause of death for billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman

Homicide detectives have now taken over the investigation into the deaths of two pharmaceutical billionaires that police have deemed “suspicious.” Apotex founder Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey Sherman, 70, both died from “ligature neck compression,” meaning strangulation, police said in a statement issued Sunday. The influential couple were found dead in their North York home on Friday. A police source previously told CBC News that someone outside the Sherman family discovered the ...

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Marie-Philip Poulin focused on Olympic gold — not Hall of Fame

Marie-Philip Poulin isn’t biting. When it was suggested to her that she is already a lock to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame — having scored the gold medal-winning goal in each of the past two Winter Olympic Games — Poulin simply smiles. “I never think about that,” said the captain of the Canadians women’s Olympic hockey team. “Sometimes ...

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South Africa's ANC electing leader to replace scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s governing ANC is set to elect a successor to President Jacob Zuma in a leadership vote by a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but lost its lustre in a welter of scandal and corruption allegations. Whoever emerges at the helm of the African National Congress, a 105-year-old liberation movement that dominates Africa’s most industrialized economy, is likely to become ...

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Bill Morneau is CP's business newsmaker of the year

When 2017 dawned, Finance Minister Bill Morneau was presiding over the early stages of an economic resurgence that would lift growth beyond expectations, create jobs at an impressive clip and help shave billions off his projected budgetary deficits. What a difference a year makes. As the holidays loom, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s financial lieutenant is likely licking his wounds after ...

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National Arts Centre cuts scenes from play after First Nations man alleges cultural appropriation

Ottawa’s National Arts Centre has issued an apology and deleted scenes from a play following accusations of cultural appropriation by a Saskatchewan First Nations man. Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show, which is co-produced by the NAC, featured scenes depicting Chief Poundmaker that the curator of the museum dedicated to his legacy in Saskatchewan says are historically inaccurate.  “It’s unacceptable in this day and age ...

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3 ways to start your year with a digital clean slate

File photo: In this photo illustration, a Facebook logo on a computer screen is seen through a magnifying glass held by a woman in Bern May 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Hodel) Here’s a New Year’s resolution for 2018: de-clutter your digital history. Your computer stores a huge amount of browsing data, and in places you might never think to look. This ...

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