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New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay raise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises. Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid workersRead More


Student sues female professor he says sexually harassed him

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Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:56PM EDT NEW YORK — A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she turned his dream of working with a world-class scholar “into more than three years of continuous and unabated sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking.” The lawsuit was filed by Nimrod Reitman in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday against the university and professor Avital Ronell. It said NYU failed to take action after Reitman told a vice provost about theRead More


Hamilton tenants on ‘rent strike’ bring protest to Ottawa

Stoney creek residents protest

A group of frustrated Hamilton tenants on a “rent strike” drove their demands to Ottawa today. The landlord, Ottawa based InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and CLV Group, has proposed a 9.6% rent hike over the next two years. The more than two dozen residents who marched to the CEO’s home in Ottawa say they can’t afford the hike and feel they are being priced out of the apartment complex.  “If it goes up, we have to find another place to live in Hamilton and that’s hard because most placesRead More


Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Adjusting to life in a new country is never easy, especially as an asylum seeker or refugee. Sometimes it takes a helping hand before a family can plant its roots. Carolyne De Bien is an expert at that — the Griffintown florist may specialize in flowers, but she also spends about 20 hours a week giving away clothes, toys and furniture to asylum seekers in need. Watch the video for the full story.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


CTV News at Six for July 28: Heat wave warning

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Fate of Ontario safe injection, overdose prevention sites in limbo

Discussing Ottawa safe-injection site

The Ontario government says it is weighing the fate of the province’s safe injection and overdose prevention sites. Health Minister Christine Elliott says the government is reviewing evidence on the sites to see if they “have merit” and are worth continuing. The overdose prevention site in London will have to close mid-August if the province doesn’t renew its funding and approval. Elliott says the government plans to make a decision in the coming weeks on the sites that are about to expire, but will also eventually rule on the programRead More


Penny Oleksiak withdraws from Pan Pacifics to prepare for push to 2020

Penny Oleksiak

EDMONTON – Canadian Penny Oleksiak will not compete at next month’s Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. The four-time Olympic medallist won the 100-metre freestyle and 100 butterfly at this week’s Canadian Swimming Trials to qualify for the national team that’s headed to Japan, but is withdrawing from the event to focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Swimming Canada says that the 18-year-old from Toronto has come to a joint decision together with Swimming Canada’s high performance leadership team, believing a break would better allow her to return to her highly rigorousRead More


Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


Review of Hassan Diab extradition to be led by former Ont. chief prosecutor

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OTTAWA – Former Ontario chief prosecutor Murray Segal has been selected to lead an external review of the extradition of Ottawa professor Hassan Diab. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement late Thursday that Segal “will be given the tools, access and discretion necessary to conduct a thorough and independent review of the case.” The RCMP arrested Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, in November 2008 in response to a request by France, which suspected him of being involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killedRead More


Judge releases dashcam video of fatal crash after speeding driver’s acquittal

Dashcam video

A B.C. judge has released a dashcam video of a high-speed crash that killed a Vancouver doctor in 2015. The driver of the car was found to be going 119 km/h in a 50 km/h zone at the point of impact, but was acquitted in May of dangerous driving causing death. The November, 2015 video shows Ken Chung’s Audi collide with the passenger’s side of Dr. Alphonsus Hui’s small red Suzuki at an intersection. Hui, who was turning left at a green light en route to work, died at theRead More