Tag Archives: Hamilton

Police violated people's right to protest during Quebec G7, report suggests

The police presence in Quebec City and at La Malbaie during the G7 leaders meeting in June is once again being denounced by human rights groups for being excessive and intimidating.  A report released Wednesday by Amnesty International and the Quebec nonprofit Ligue des droits et libertés found there was a disproportionate number of police officers compared to protesters in the city during the summit, which was held ...

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N.S. woman choosing to die earlier than she wants due to 'extreme' assisted-dying law

A Nova Scotia woman who is choosing a medically assisted death says she will end her life earlier than she really wants because she’s worried doctors will deny her the procedure if she loses her mental capacity to consent before that time arrives. Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation — enacted on June 17, 2016 — is still relatively new. As of the end ...

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North Carolina governor pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

With Wilmington, N.C., still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina’s governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. “I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you ...

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Apple has paid almost $22 billion in Irish back taxes – here's why Ireland wants to give it back

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: Why Ireland’s government doesn’t want the almost $22 billion in back taxes it has collected from Apple. The World Health Organization is calling for urgent international ...

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Trudeau's India trip cost more than the government first disclosed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s controversial trip to India in February was even more expensive than first reported. Documents tabled in the House of Commons Monday reveal that the nine-day trip cost Canadian taxpayers $1.66 million — roughly 10 per cent higher than the $1.5 million the government reported in June. Adam Austen, spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, said it ...

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'Deep listening': How Jeremy Dutcher crafted his fascinating Polaris Prize-winning album

Jeremy Dutcher’s first words after learning he’d won the Polaris Music Prize were yelled out in his traditional Wolastoq language. “Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut! All of my people, this is for you!” When Dutcher switched to English, his words were measured, focused and sent a strong message to the crowd packed inside The Carlu Theatre in Toronto on Monday night. ...

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'There is a growing frustration': Top Republican slams Canada's NAFTA negotiating tactics

The third most senior Republican in Congress fired a shot across Canada’s bow today, urging Canadian negotiators to either drop some of their hardball tactics or risk being left out of a new NAFTA entirely. In a statement sent to reporters, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said he and other U.S. lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with Canada’s refusal to cede ...

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Emmy Awards: 5 takeaways from TV's big night

With ever-dwindling audiences for award shows, the 2018 Emmy Awards faced an uphill battle to draw eyeballs Monday night.  The three-hour TV awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, had a few truly genuinely happy moments (yay for Barry‘s Henry Winkler, a supporting actor winner 43 years after his last nomination). It also attempted to evade some of the pitfalls ...

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