Monthly Archives: April 2018

Trump tax reform resulting in massive bills for thousands of Canadian residents

Thousands of Canadian residents are facing massive tax bills because of U.S. President Donald Trump’s December tax reform, CBC News has learned. Canadian residents with U.S. or dual citizenship who own Canadian corporations are being slapped by an American measure meant to get big U.S. multinationals to stop parking billions of dollars in offshore subsidiaries — a one-time retroactive tax being levied on all ...

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Why it took 4 days to release the names of the Toronto van attack victims

After the deadly van attack in north Toronto a week ago today, anxious families and a city in mourning wanted desperately to learn the identities of the 10 people who had been killed. Over the next four days, many people expressed frustration about how long it was taking. Ontario’s chief coroner, Dr. Dirk Huyer, officially released their names on Friday,  But unlike the process often portrayed in ...

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Time's Up takes aim at singer R. Kelly over sex misconduct claims

The Time’s Up campaign is taking aim at R. Kelly over allegations he has sexually abused women. The organization devoted to helping women in the aftermath of sexual abuse issued a statement Monday urging further investigation into Kelly’s behaviour, which has come under closer scrutiny over the last year as women have come forward to accuse him of everything from ...

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Detroit finally emerges from post-bankruptcy as city gains control of finances

Detroit emerged from post-bankruptcy oversight of its once-shaky finances on Monday after a state of Michigan board decided to end its active supervisory role.  The unanimous vote by the financial review commission, which was created as part of the city’s federal court-approved bankruptcy exit plan, enables Detroit’s elected officials to enact budgets and enter into contracts without first obtaining the board’s approval.  An abandoned home is seen ...

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Guilty verdicts in Burlington variety store lotto scam that netted $12.5M ticket

Three participants in a Burlington variety store lotto scam have been convicted in connection with a scheme that allowed one of them to fraudulently cash in a winning ticket worth $12.5 million. Kenneth Chung, who at the time, managed Variety Plus in Burlington, and his father, Jun-Chul who regularly worked there, were found guilty this month of stealing tickets during an eight-month ...

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'Twin Peaks' actress Pamela Gidley dead at 52

“Twin Peaks” actress Pamela Gidley died earlier this month. She was 52.  (Getty) Pamela Gidley, who starred in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” died earlier this month at her home in New Hampshire. She was 52. Gidley’s death was announced Sunday in an obituary. She died on April 16 “peacefully in her home.” The cause of death was not ...

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