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Ontario government cuts $25M in funding for specialized school programs - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:31:03 EST

The Ontario government is slashing $25 million in funding for specialized programs in elementary and secondary schools across the province.

Canadian public libraries call for more access and better prices for e-books - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:00:59 EST

Public libraries say international publishers are increasingly charging unfair prices and limiting access to e-books and e-audio books, despite a growing demand from patrons.

20 years after coming out, Mark Tewksbury reflects on life as a gay Olympian - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
Mark Tewksbury

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury recently sat down with The National's Adrienne Arsenault to talk about what has changed for gay athletes since he came out, the future of the Olympic games and the politics surrounding them.

Cat accidentally shipped to Montreal in parcel reunited with N.S. family - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:10:32 EST
Baloo’s return

A Nova Scotia family was reunited with their pet Saturday night after the cat was accidentally sent 1,200 kilometres in a package.

Most Canadian employees are ready to quit their jobs, survey finds - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
Klick meeting

A low unemployment rate coupled with greater desire for growth on the job means employers must step up their game to keep staff happy. A survey conducted by Nielson has found that three quarters of employees surveyed would leave their jobs for another opportunity.

Canadian speed skater Weidemann scores World Cup silver - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:27:30 EST
Netherlands World Cup Speed Skating

Canada's Isabelle Weidemann continues to impress on the World Cup scene this season, taking silver in the 3000-metre World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

'Hidden form of prejudice': Diversity trainers say solving police racism has no quick fix - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
Shakil Choudhury

Three reports released this week find that systemic bias against black and Indigenous communities is prevalent in the Toronto and Thunder Bay police departments. Can anti-racism training fix it? Experts say it's tricky.

Punches thrown during anti-immigration protest in Edmonton - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:38:21 EST
Edmonton anti-immigration protest fight

A fist fight broke out during an anti-immigration protest in downtown Edmonton Saturday afternoon, before police moved in to separate protesters and counter-demonstrators, comprising about 150 people in total.

Allstate tried to cut off auto insurance sales to drivers in Brampton, Ont., lawsuit claims - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:59:54 EST
Medha Joshi Allstate Insurance Canada lawsuit human rights descrimination

An Ontario woman is taking Allstate Insurance Canada to court, alleging she was fired for pushing back on a "discriminatory" effort to stop selling plans to drivers who live in Brampton.

Police now have private health files found in N.W.T. dump, says health authority - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:39:51 EST
medical records

The CEO of the N.W.T. health authority says the major breach is a 'disturbing and evolving situation,' as hundreds of patients' health records were found recently at a Fort Simpson dump.

PCs delay controversial appointment of OPP chief while selection is reviewed - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:27:42 EST
North Etobicoke apartment shooting

The Ontario government said Saturday it will "respect" a request from the incoming OPP commissioner to delay his appointment while the province's integrity commissioner reviews the circumstances of his selection.

Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, says Goodale - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:38:49 EST
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Law enforcement officials in Canada and beyond will be working to learn lessons about how to best respond to bomb threats after a rash of such incidents this week, the federal public safety minister said Friday.

PM plans changes to ensure Senate can remain less partisan - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:31:41 EST
Trudeau Year End 20181214

?Justin Trudeau says his government hopes to make legal changes that will cement his transformation of the Senate into a more independent, non-partisan chamber, making it harder for a future prime minister to turn back the clock.

GM working to retrain employees affected by Oshawa plant closure - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:38:06 EST
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General Motors of Canada says it's working with other employers to identify jobs and targeted training programs for GM employees affected by the closure of the Oshawa Assembly plant next year.

Mikael Kingsbury fights off food poisoning for 51st World Cup victory - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:04:55 EST

Canadian freestyle skier Mikael Kingsbury earned his 51st career World Cup victory on Saturday with a gold medal in moguls in Thaiwoo, China.

Ontario government cutting fund that supports services for students - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:27:39 -0500
The Ontario government is slashing millions of dollars in funding for programs that are aimed at providing students with extra skills and support, leaving school boards to figure out how students will be affected.
Heartwarming video: Daughter signs for dad at Edmonton rock concert - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:21:00 -0500
A heartwarming video of a daughter signing lyrics for her deaf dad at a rock concert in Edmonton has been viewed more than eight million times.
Fatal collision closes crash-prone N.S. highway - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:34:00 -0500
At least one person was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 104 in Pictou County, N.S.
Canadian ambassador to China meets with detained Michael Spavor - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:46:00 -0500
According to a statement released by Global Affairs Canada, officials have been able to meet with Michael Spavor, the second Canadian being detained in China.
Garbage chute focus of investigation into Winnipeg apartment death - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:08:00 -0500
Winnipeg police are investigating a suspicious death involving a body found in an apartment building. The investigation appears to be focusing on the building’s garbage chute.
Yellow vest protests spread to Canada, criticizing illegal immigration, taxes - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:18:00 -0500
Originally starting in France, yellow vest protests have spread across Canada with many being held across the country criticizing the federal government over taxes, immigration and other issues.
Lucky escape for young Canadian cheerleaders in Las Vegas bus crash - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:52:00 -0500
A Canadian cheerleading team were lucky to escape with just minor injuries after the bus they were in was involved in a high-speed crash on the way to a competition.
Increased push for free movement between Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:00:00 -0500
2019 is going to be a big year for advocates of an agreement calling for freer trade, movement, and co-operation between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom thanks to an upcoming federal election and the promise of a Brexit deal next year, according to the movement’s founder.
Toronto harm reduction worker accused of injecting woman while she slept - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:49:55 -0500
Toronto police say a harm reduction worker has been charged after he allegedly assaulted a woman and injected her with an unknown substance over a period of several weeks.
Snow dampens Alberta wildfire that threatened two small communities - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:04:00 -0500
Evacuation notices have been lifted in a few small Alberta communities after an out-of-season wildfire that threatened them was brought under control.

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