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by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: COVID-19 unemployment could trigger more than 2,000 suicides in Canada, study warns
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COVID-19 unemployment could trigger more than 2,000 suicides in Canada, study warns

Unemployment brought on by the COVID-19 lockdown could trigger as any as 2,100 extra suicides this year and next, predicts a new study whose lead author is calling on governments to re-open the economy faster. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/FBnF_if8fpo/covid-19-canada-une...
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: U.S. airlines gain final approval to drop services to 75 domestic airports
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U.S. airlines gain final approval to drop services to 75 domestic airports

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen U.S. airlines were granted final government approval on Wednesday to temporarily halt service to 75 domestic airports as travel demand has been crushed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/LziFAIvzRno/u-s-airlines-gain-fina...
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Euro holds firm as markets bet on ECB stimulus boost
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Euro holds firm as markets bet on ECB stimulus boost

TOKYO -- The euro held near multi-month highs against its peers on Thursday, on expectations the European Central Bank will expand its bond buying program later in the day to shore up the coronavirus-stricken economy. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/SgUbS6tGm-Y/euro-holds-...
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Trump and Jim Mattis clash as ex-defense secretary blasts president’s handling of George Floyd killing
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Trump and Jim Mattis clash as ex-defense secretary blasts president’s handling of George Floyd killing

WASHINGTON -- After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the U.S. response to civil unrest. Read More http://feedproxy.google.co...
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Kenney considers legal action over firearm ban, says gun owners being used as ‘scapegoats’
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Kenney considers legal action over firearm ban, says gun owners being used as ‘scapegoats’

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the province would be “seriously considering” legal action against Ottawa over its recent firearms ban, arguing that Albertan gun owners were being used as “scapegoats” as part of the federal Liberals’ political ambitions. Read More http://feedproxy.google....
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Canada’s top court to hold hearings on Zoom to keep justice flowing during COVID-19 restrictions
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Canada’s top court to hold hearings on Zoom to keep justice flowing during COVID-19 restrictions

The Supreme Court of Canada will for the first time hold its hearings entirely remotely, convening using Zoom video software next week to keep justice moving despite COVID-19 restrictions. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/wio13jxMUEI/canadas-top-court-to-hold-hearings-on-zo...
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Alberta pauses ‘Big White Wall’ health initiative over concerns about its name
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Alberta pauses ‘Big White Wall’ health initiative over concerns about its name

EDMONTON — Alberta's health authority has suspended a partnership with a mental-health organization called Big White Wall after some people objected to the group's name. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/8OohO5I-J5E/alberta-pauses-big-white-wall-health-initiative-over-concer...
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Charges against police officer upgraded to second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd; three more officers charge
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Charges against police officer upgraded to second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd; three more officers charge

A fired Minneapolis police officer will face a more serious murder charge and three other sacked officers will be charged as aiding and abetting in the death of an unarmed black man that triggered eight days of nationwide protest, court documents said on Wednesday. Read More http://feedproxy.google....
by Mark Fournier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence to sexual assault, other violent crimes
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Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence to sexual assault, other violent crimes

A law that bans an accused from using intoxication as a defence in cases of sexual assault and other violent crimes tramples charter rights and is unconstitutional, Ontario's top court ruled Wednesday. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/KauPzbeooCM/court-throws-out-law-barrin...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General News
Topic: China rejects report that it delayed COVID-19 information sharing with WHO
Replies: 1
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China rejects report that it delayed COVID-19 information sharing with WHO

BEIJING — China said on Wednesday a news report that said it delayed sharing COVID-19 information with the World Health Organization (WHO) is totally untrue. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/pM5YJmx9ITA/china-rejects-report-that-it-delayed-covid-19-information-sharing-with-...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Top epidemiologist admits he got Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy wrong
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Top epidemiologist admits he got Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy wrong

Sweden's top epidemiologist has admitted his strategy to fight COVID-19 resulted in too many deaths, after persuading his country to avoid a strict lockdown. Read More

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by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General News
Topic: A four-day work week in Canada is viable by increasing productivity, report says
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A four-day work week in Canada is viable by increasing productivity, report says

EDMONTON — Canada could achieve a four-day work week and not change its standard of living — if workers managed to up their productivity by a couple of percentage points each year, and keep at it for the next decade, argues a new report from The Fraser Institute. Read More http://feedproxy.google.co...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Rep. Steve King loses in Iowa primary after racist remarks erode GOP support
Replies: 1
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Rep. Steve King loses in Iowa primary after racist remarks erode GOP support

Iowa Republicans voted Tuesday to end the long and divisive congressional career of Rep. Steve King, whose hard-right views on immigration and abortion became part of the GOP mainstream over two decades in the House but whose deliberately polarizing rhetoric ultimately became a liability for his par...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Night 8: Protesters defy curfew and take to the streets with more peaceful tactics
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Night 8: Protesters defy curfew and take to the streets with more peaceful tactics

U.S. protesters ignored curfews overnight as they vented their anger over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, but there was a marked drop in the violence that prompted President Donald Trump to threaten to deploy the military. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Sto...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Federal government went on ‘draconian witch hunts’ after news stories on Wikipedia edits by bureaucrats
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Federal government went on ‘draconian witch hunts’ after news stories on Wikipedia edits by bureaucrats

OTTAWA - The federal government went on “draconian witch hunts” to find bureaucrats who made Wikipedia edits that were the subject of negative media reports, researchers found. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/l6ZKSvgbvEU/federal-government-went-on-draconian-witch-hunts-aft...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Liberal gun ban quietly expanded, potentially putting owners unknowingly on wrong side of the law
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Liberal gun ban quietly expanded, potentially putting owners unknowingly on wrong side of the law

OTTAWA — The RCMP has quietly outlawed hundreds of rifles and shotguns over the past month, adding to the list of 1,500 firearms already banned by the Liberal government on May 1. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/Hohhlxz_4Cs/liberal-gun-ban-quietly-expanded-potentially-putt...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General News
Topic: John Ivison: Trudeau’s strategy during global unrest — avoid causing offense at all costs
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John Ivison: Trudeau’s strategy during global unrest — avoid causing offense at all costs

When Justin Trudeau was first elected, he would get sucked into long, rambling interviews with reporters and invariably have to apologize for “saying the right thing, the wrong way,” as one adviser put it. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/GKPTrT3a3cs/john-ivison-trudeaus-st...
by Mark Fournier
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Speaker tells MPs a virtual parliament with remote voting is ready if they want it
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Speaker tells MPs a virtual parliament with remote voting is ready if they want it

OTTAWA - House of Commons speaker Anthony Rota told a committee Tuesday the technology is in place to resume Parliament virtually, including with remote voting. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/wiTF9JQx03g/speaker-tells-mps-a-virtual-parliament-with-remote-voting-is-ready-i...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Lockdown or no lockdown, study shows COVID-19’s economic destruction followed a similar path either way
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Lockdown or no lockdown, study shows COVID-19’s economic destruction followed a similar path either way

A group of economists studying how South Korea fought the COVID-19 outbreak without stay-at-home orders found that the country still experienced significant job losses in a pattern similar to that of countries that imposed lockdowns. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/Nbz2sWK...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Canada Revenue Agency opens up snitch line to information about federal COVID-19 aid program fraud
Replies: 3
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Canada Revenue Agency opens up snitch line to information about federal COVID-19 aid program fraud

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is opening up its snitch line to tips about fraud in COVID-19 federal aid programs amid reports of illicit applications and double dipping. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/NBGjXUy_y0g/canada-revenue-agency-opens-up-snitch-line-to-informat...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Cirque de Soleil founder can’t recover $41M spent on his space flight as a business expense: appeal court
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Cirque de Soleil founder can’t recover $41M spent on his space flight as a business expense: appeal court

EDMONTON — In an "unusual and exotic" court case, Canada's Federal Court ruled that Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberté — Canada's first space tourist — won't be able to recover the tens of millions of dollars he spent on his 12-day trip to the International Space Station. Read More http://feedpr...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General News
Topic: John Ivison: How Canada can resist China’s intimidation by teaming up with like-minded allies
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John Ivison: How Canada can resist China’s intimidation by teaming up with like-minded allies

The idea of a musketeer arrangement with other like-minded countries when dealing with China might appeal to our theatrical prime minister. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/JzxyCo-zBqk/john-ivison-how-canada-can-resist-chinas-intimidation-by-teaming-up-with-like-minded-allies
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Trudeau announces $2.2B in COVID-19 relief for cities — money they would have received anyway
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Trudeau announces $2.2B in COVID-19 relief for cities — money they would have received anyway

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support for cash-strapped cities across the country Monday, but his offer falls well short of their demands as they face the prospect of having to hike taxes or cut jobs. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/Q13EQQkgmkI/trudeau-t...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Conservative Party announces leadership debates to be held June 17 and 18 in Toronto
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Conservative Party announces leadership debates to be held June 17 and 18 in Toronto

OTTAWA — The first debates of the Conservative leadership race will be held June 17 and 18 in Toronto after being delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/LwCYiwrB6E8/conservative-party-announces-leadership-debates-to-be-held-june-17-and-18...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Refugee who helped hide Edward Snowden in Hong Kong struggles to build new life in Canada
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Refugee who helped hide Edward Snowden in Hong Kong struggles to build new life in Canada

When she and daughter Keana first set foot on Canadian soil last year, Vanessa Rodel couldn’t stop smiling, despite just getting off a 15-hour flight. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/cQmrbf8AvoE/refugee-who-helped-hide-snowden-in-hong-kong-struggles-to-build-new-life-in-ca...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Media targeted: U.S. police shoot, tear-gas and arrest press members covering protests
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Media targeted: U.S. police shoot, tear-gas and arrest press members covering protests

As violence continues across the U.S. amid protests over racism and police brutality, members of the press are being threatened, injured and arrested by police forces in a number of cities. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/2d1HQBpVXok/george-floyd-minneapolis-riots-protests...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General News
Topic: ‘We need justice’: Protesters set fires near White House, smash storefronts, march against police brutality in U.S.
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‘We need justice’: Protesters set fires near White House, smash storefronts, march against police brutality in U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS — The White House on Monday called for “law and order” and blamed agitators for a sixth straight night of violent nationwide U.S. protests triggered by anger over racial inequities and excessive police force. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/fZiAFERAmZw/fires-bu...
by Mark Fournier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Family of N.S. shooting victim writes open letter begging provincial, federal governments to begin public inquiry
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Family of N.S. shooting victim writes open letter begging provincial, federal governments to begin public inquiry

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia family is making a passionate appeal for the federal and Nova Scotia governments to end the "back and forth" over who leads a public inquiry into the province's mass shooting. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/HILgmrwf9aM/family-says-back-and-forth-be...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Spain tries to lure tourists back with the promise of safer COVID-19 policies
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Spain tries to lure tourists back with the promise of safer COVID-19 policies

MADRID -- All Spanish beaches reopened on Monday with the exception of Barcelona, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao will unlock its doors for the first time in months as Spain took steps to revive a tourist industry brought to a halt by the coronavirus. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Canadian community organizations, advocates fill information gaps on COVID-19 for non-English speakers
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Canadian community organizations, advocates fill information gaps on COVID-19 for non-English speakers

VANCOUVER — When Mary Rose Manzano-Leal called Filipino employees of a coronavirus-stricken meat-packing plant in Alberta last month, the physician says they expressed relief as soon she began speaking their language. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/CWa7dIIhGqs/community-g...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: China tells Trump ‘don’t hide behind Secret Service,’ amid reports he retreated to bunker during protests
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China tells Trump ‘don’t hide behind Secret Service,’ amid reports he retreated to bunker during protests

Chinese officials and state media needled the Trump administration over race-related protests and looting that have engulfed U.S. cities in recent days, after weathering criticism and threats from Washington over Beijing's own moves to quell unrest in Hong Kong. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Nasdaq keeps Philadelphia trading floor closed due to protests
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Nasdaq keeps Philadelphia trading floor closed due to protests

NEW YORK -- Nasdaq Inc said it postponed Monday's planned reopening of its PHLX options trading floor in Philadelphia, which had been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the demonstrations over the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody. Read More http://feedproxy.googl...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Trudeau to announce billions more in COVID-19 relief, this time to big cities
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Trudeau to announce billions more in COVID-19 relief, this time to big cities

OTTAWA - Canada’s big cities will get a lifeline from the Trudeau government Monday, with an announcement of billions of dollars in help. Read More

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by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: ‘We need justice’: Protesters set fires near White House, smash storefronts, march against police brutality in U.S.
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‘We need justice’: Protesters set fires near White House, smash storefronts, march against police brutality in U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fires burned near the White House, stores were looted in New York City and Southern California, and a tanker truck drove into marchers in Minneapolis as the United States struggled to contain chaotic protests over race and policing. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stori...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Inside the minds of incels: Experts seek to short-circuit the spiral from loneliness to loathing to violence
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Inside the minds of incels: Experts seek to short-circuit the spiral from loneliness to loathing to violence

Almost three hours into his interrogation by Toronto police, the man who purposely crashed a van into pedestrians along a crowded Toronto sidewalk explained his motive, his dogma. Likely meant as a solemn homily, the words instead push the detective to laugh. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: New Zealanders protest over death of George Floyd
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New Zealanders protest over death of George Floyd

Thousands of New Zealanders marched peacefully on Monday chanting "Black Lives Matter" in solidarity with George Floyd, a black American who died in police custody in the United States last week. Read More http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/ydPGoIa7DVI/new-zealanders-protest-over-death...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Escalating China tensions could become an obstacle for U.S. stock rally
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Escalating China tensions could become an obstacle for U.S. stock rally

NEW YORK/BOSTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's directive on Friday to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong is likely to put China-U.S. tensions back in the headlines over the coming months, creating a new driver of volatility in global equity markets. Some investors sai...
by Mark Fournier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Tanker truck drives into protesters as U.S. cities fear another night of violent protests
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Tanker truck drives into protesters as U.S. cities fear another night of violent protests

A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major U.S. cities imposed curfews in fear of another night of demonstrations against police brutality descending into violence. Read More http://feed...