Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

Assembly of First Nations wants provinces, territories to butt out of First Nations pot sales

First Nations chiefs on Wednesday called on the federal government to amend its marijuana legalization legislation to prevent provincial regulations from applying on reserves. Chiefs passed a resolution at a Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Que., directing the Assembly of First Nations to lobby the federal government to make the amendment to Bill C-45, which is currently before the Senate. The ...

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Cambridge Analytica shutting down, says it's been 'vilified' in Facebook scandal

The British data analysis firm at the centre of Facebook’s privacy scandal is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. London-based Cambridge Analytica blamed “unfairly negative media coverage” and said it has been “vilified” for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted as part of online advertising. “The siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company’s ...

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17-year-old Toronto trumpeter reaches crowdfunding goal to attend Juilliard

A trumpeter with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend The Juilliard School in New York City has raised enough money to cover his first semester at the famed arts school. Toronto’s William Leathers, 17, who was profiled by CBC Toronto on Monday, reached his $65,500 goal on the online fundraising website YouCaring Wednesday after officially starting his fundraiser on Saturday. The teen was one of ...

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Raptors coach has no issue with Drake's noisy courtside enthusiasm

If there’s one member of the Toronto Raptors who might be bothered by Drake’s noisy presence courtside, it would be Dwane Casey. But the Raptors coach, who stands directly beside Drake’s courtside seat during games, insists he loves having the Toronto rapper there.  “It’s nothing. I love it,” said Casey, who always exchanges pleasantries — usually a quick hug — ...

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Armenians block streets, halt train service in mass protest over government standoff

Protesters blocked roads across Armenia on Wednesday, responding to a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a civil disobedience campaign to force the ruling party to make him prime minister. Armenia is locked in a political crisis after the ruling Republican Party, severely weakened after days of protests that forced veteran leader Serzh Sargsyan to quit as prime minister, ...

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Alberta's recession is over, and we'd best make peace with that

Alberta’s recession is now long over. The latest data from Statistics Canada, released Wednesday, shows 2017 was a year of strong economic growth. Gains in the province’s oil and gas sector were particularly high, driving half the gains for the year. But, after 18 months of economic recovery, the province remains divided between those who see it and those who ...

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