Daily Archives: February 11, 2018

White House grappling with fallout from aide's resignation, Trump's 'lives are being shattered' tweet

Reeling from the downfall of a senior aide, the White House was on the defensive Sunday, attempting to soften U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments about the mistreatment of women while rallying around the embattled chief of staff. Several senior aides fanned out on the morning talk shows to explain how the White House handled the departure of staff secretary Rob ...

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French designer at NY Fashion Week brings #metoo to runway

French designer Myriam Chalek, creative director of the brand American Wardrobe, didn’t want to put on just another show at New York Fashion Week, so she gathered a small group of sexual misconduct survivors, sent them down her runway and let them share their stories Friday. The eight women first walked in her designs, then stood at the end of ...

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NBC benches Olympics analyst over remarks deemed offensive to Koreans

Joshua Cooper Ramo  (LinkedIn) NBC has sidelined one of its Olympic analysts for saying that the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula was an important moment in South Korea’s economic transformation. The analyst, Joshua Cooper Ramo, made the remark during NBC’s prime-time telecast of Friday’s opening ceremony in pointing out the presence of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “Every Korean ...

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When banks lose your money and pot prices: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. When banks lose your money Customers of two of Canada’s biggest banks say when their deposits disappeared they were left to fix the problems themselves. The terms of service for some banks say they will take responsibility ...

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Emergency request made to stop deportation of Abdoul Abdi

The Federal Court will hear an emergency request Thursday in Halifax to stop the deportation of Abdoul Abdi, a 23-year-old former child refugee from Somalia. The request comes after the federal minister of public safety refused to pause a deportation hearing while the court hears a constitutional challenge to the minister’s decision to deport. Abdi’s lawyer Ben Perryman said an order to be ...

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Ministers say Canada must 'do better' after Boushie verdict

Federal ministers say the country must do better for Indigenous peoples in the Canadian justice system after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing Colten Boushie. Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Indigenous services minister Jane Philpott both posted on Twitter they want more to be done. Devastating news tonight for the family & friends of #ColtenBoushie. My thoughts & prayers are ...

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