Canada

Person of 'national security concern' was accidentally granted permanent residency

A person of “national security concern” was granted permanent residency “due to a series of failures” by the Canadian border agency and immigration department. In light of the incident both departments have had to introduce changes in what the public safety minister’s office is calling a “completely unacceptable” mistake. The changes were outlined in a briefing note sent by Canada ...

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Calgary man tracks down thief who stole his company's $15K trailer, catches arrest on dashcam video

An act of vigilante justice was captured on video this week, as a Calgary man tracked down a thief that stole his company’s $15,000 trailer, called it in to police and recorded the whole thing on his dashcam. Robert Michaud owns a construction company in the city and said he’s had his company’s property stolen about six times in the past few ...

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Saudi teen who fled family 'very, very happy to be in her new home' after landing in Toronto

A Saudi teen who was granted asylum in Canada after fleeing from her allegedly abusive family has arrived in Canada. Her flight from Seoul, South Korea, landed in Toronto a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would accept 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun as a refugee. Al-Qunun, wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the word Canada, waved to reporters ...

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Tony Bussey's wildfire-inspired extreme weight loss detailed in new book

Tony Bussey is staying slim, promoting his new independently published book Through Thick and Thin: How the Wildfire was a Wake-Up Call to Transform my Life! Bussey lost 335 pounds after needing a second plane seat to escape the Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016. He shared his story with media — even earning CBC NL’s most-read title for 2018 — but felt he still had more ...

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Federal, Ontario governments invest $150M in Algoma Steel amid U.S. tariff strain

The federal and Ontario governments are putting $150 million into Algoma Steel, looking to gird the Sault Ste. Marie-based company against U.S. tariffs as it emerges from three years from bankruptcy protection.  Navdeep Bains, the minister of innovation, science and economic development, was in the northern Ontario city on Thursday to announce Ottawa is investing $90 million in Algoma — one-third of which is a grant from ...

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Quebec's labour watchdog seeks $900K from Church of Scientology for underpaying staff

An investigation by Quebec’s labour standards board has concluded the Church of Scientology of Quebec owes 62 employees of the Quebec City branch more than $750,000 in unpaid wages and vacation pay. The board, known by its French acronym CNESST, has filed documents in Quebec Superior Court, asking the court to order the organization to pay the wages owed, plus ...

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