Daily Archives: July 11, 2018

Robert Latimer, convicted of killing his disabled daughter, applies for pardon

Robert Latimer is applying to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould for either a pardon or a new trial for the killing of his daughter in 1993. Latimer killed his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter, Tracy, in 1993 by piping exhaust fumes into the cab of his truck. In an application filed on Wednesday, Latimer’s lawyer claims the circumstances of his ...

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'The work isn't over,' say black artists after cancellation of SLĀV

A group of black Montreal artists is hoping to turn the cancellation of SLĀV, a controversial play about slavery featuring a mostly white cast, into an opportunity to encourage diversity in Quebec’s arts scene. They outlined a list of demands at a news conference Wednesday that goes far beyond the show being cancelled by the Montreal Jazz Fest.  “Our remaining demands seek not ...

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FCC may soon charge $225 to handle your complaint

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is shown arriving for an FCC meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) As the rules currently stand, filing a consumer complaint with the FCC sees them assess and handle ...

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Trump says NATO allies like Canada are 'delinquent' on military spending. Is he wrong?

U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his rhetoric on defence spending Wednesday, urging NATO countries to meet lofty spending targets immediately or risk being branded as “delinquent.” At the core of his criticism of the multilateral alliance is the argument that the U.S. foots the bill for far too much of the alliance’s defence capacity, and other member nations — including Canada — are “freeloaders” for failing to contribute ...

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Lena Dunham celebrates 24-pound weight gain with side-by-side photos: I'm 'happy and free'

Actress Lena Dunham poses at Elle Magazine annual Women in Television dinner in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2015.  (Reuters) Lena Dunham, a self-described “body positivity warrior,” took to Instagram Tuesday to celebrate her figure with before-and-after photos. The “Girls” creator shared two paparazzi pictures of herself, revealing she is 24 pounds heavier than she was a year prior. In ...

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Japan PM visits flood disaster zone as death toll rises to 176

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited flood-stricken parts of Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years reached 176, and health concerns rose amid scorching heat and the threat of new flooding. Torrential rain caused floods and triggered landslides in western Japan last week, bringing death and destruction to neighbourhoods built decades ago near steep mountain ...

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Airbus and Boeing are tightening their hold on the sky

AT A glitzy party in Toulouse on July 10th Airbus, Europe’s aerospace giant, revealed its “newest” plane. But many aviation buffs might find it familiar. It was a repainted C-Series aircraft—originally developed by Bombardier of Canada—a project in which Airbus bought a 50.01% stake on July 1st. Airbus welcomed the aircraft into its family of planes by renaming the CS-100 ...

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