Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

More Venezuelans denied entry to Canada as country's political, economic crisis deepens

A Gatineau, Que. doctor says Venezuelans caught in a deepening political and economic crisis at home are being unfairly being denied travel visas to Canada. Gabriela Prada said she hoped her sister and mother could visit to attend her daughter’s graduation, but their visa applications were turned down. A letter explaining the rationale for her sister’s refusal cited family ties to ...

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New rape allegation made against Harvey Weinstein

A new rape allegation has been made against Harvey Weinstein as part of a lawsuit alleging that he had help covering up his misconduct with women. The lawsuit was filed in New York by three women, including one who says Weinstein assaulted her at a Manhattan hotel in 2011. Melissa Thompson says that when she was meeting with Weinstein to ...

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In investing, as in poker, following rules works best

AT THE annual World Series of Poker, which begins this week in Las Vegas, the main event is the no-limit Texas hold ’em tournament. In the course of two weeks of gruelling knock-out play, several thousand players are whittled down to just two, playing “heads-up” for one of the WSOP’s coveted bracelets. In last year’s final hand, both players had ...

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Thunder Bay police unlawfully arrested First Nations man: provincial watchdog

A police service currently facing a systemic racism investigation unlawfully arrested a First Nations man who happened to be carrying the wrong brand of coffee cup at the wrong time, according to Ontario’s provincial police watchdog. The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) released its decision on May 24 substantiating Samuel Pervais’s complaint over his Jan. 21, 2017, arrest by Thunder ...

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House Leader McCarthy slams Google over 'Nazism' error, claims bias against conservatives

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has spoken out about what he views as political bias in the tech industry. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was quick to slam Google on Thursday after reports surfaced that an error in the Internet search giant’s Knowledge Panel listed “Nazism” as a tenet of the California Republican Party. “Sadly, this is just the ...

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Trump-voting retired steelworker calls new U.S. tariffs 'bulls–t'

Bob Dyky is exactly the kind of guy U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to please by imposing new tariffs on Canada — but the retired Pennsylvania steelworker isn’t impressed. The tariffs, announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a telephone briefing on Thursday, threaten to impose a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on ...

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