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Option Solidaire? Party merger could be voted on Saturday

Two of Quebec’s dark horse political parties could be headed for a major shakeup on Saturday. Debates about a variety of issues will take place at Quebec Solidaire’s convention in Longueuil, but the biggest is a potential merger with Option Nationale. QS co-spokesperson Manon Masse acknowledged that discussions will be heated, but said the party is “ready” for the debate. Discussions over the potential merger with Sol Zanetti’s party concluded in October. Manon’s colleague Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois was among the architects of the deal. He called the deal “good for theRead More

Nine-year-old child struck and killed by bus

A BC Transit bus hit the child in Abbotsford on Friday morning when a crossing guard wasn’t present. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

City forced to remove enormous tree after man pours gasoline on it

A Barrie man fed up with an enormous soft maple tree took matters into his own hands to get it removed by pouring gasoline all over it. Earlier this week, Chris Peyton witnessed his neighbour approach the large tree on the corner of Belcourt Avenue with several white pails. “I witnessed my neighbour from on the other side of the fence on my front yard with a couple of big white 20 litre pails of gasoline splashing on the tree,” says Peyton. The gasoline was enough to do damage toRead More

Canadian man accused in Yahoo hack pleads guilty in American court

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:09PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:54PM EST A Canadian man pleaded guilty in an American court Tuesday to nine charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities said was directed by Russian intelligence agents and affected about 500 million user accounts. Karim Baratov appeared in a jail jumpsuit before a U.S. federal judge and entered the pleas to one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and eight counts of aggravated identity theft. He gave “yes” andRead More

Cannabis laws a boon for lawyers, likely to further clog justice system

MONTREAL — McGill University law professor Daniel Weinstock says he heartily recommends his students take up criminal law in order to take advantage of the country’s new, strict cannabis laws. “There is going to be a steady stream of customers,” Weinstock said, referring to the influx of people he estimates will be moving through the justice system. The professor’s comments were partly made in jest but serve to illustrate a larger point: upcoming federal and provincial marijuana laws — in response to domestic and U.S. politics — will be aRead More

The public reacts after viral video sparks conversation on racial profiling

The American Indian Movement (AIM) Saskatchewan organization gathered outside the north Regina Giant Tiger today in support of Ezekial Bigknife. The Indigenous man who posted a video that has since gone viral of him being followed for more than four minutes inside the story last Thursday. “I never once did anything, I just go there and shop and pay for my items and leave, I don’t know why he followed me for whatever reason, I didn’t do nothing,” said Bigknife. AIM Saskatchewan is also calling for an end to racismRead More

Spotting Toronto in Meghan Markle’s TV show ‘Suits’

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 12:19PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:53PM EST TORONTO — Before she was linked to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle became known to Canadians through her role on the TV legal drama “Suits” and as a pitchwoman for Canadian retailer Reitmans. Markle moved to Toronto to play Rachel Zane in the long-running USA Network/Bravo series, which recently wrapped its seventh season. While Markle’s Zane and the other main characters are supposed to be based in Manhattan, Toronto’s streets and hot spotsRead More

Wind warnings, winter storm warnings issued in Saskatchewan

Much of Saskatchewan woke up to weather warnings on Monday morning. In the south central part of the province, from the Battlefords area south, wind warnings have been issued, including for the cities of Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton. Environment Canada says winds gusting up to 90 kilometres an hour are expected throughout the day, but will ease into the evening. In the northern part of the province, winter storm warnings have been issued by Environment Canada for Île à la Crosse, Buffalo Narrows, Beauval, La Ronge, Pelican Narrows, Cumberland House,Read More

Nuclear waste bunker decision not about ‘money or beads and trinkets’

TORONTO — Indigenous people in the shadow of one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors are adamant their values will underpin their decision on whether to approve a proposed multibillion-dollar storage bunker for radioactive waste — a process that could take at least another year to play out. Armed with commitments from both the Canadian government and proponents of the Deep Geologic Repository to await their buy-in, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation say they will take their time to reach an informed opinion on a project already more than a decadeRead More

Controversy causes Pride Winnipeg to reconsider new dates for festival

A growing festival has spun into a growing controversy. It centres around the dates of Pride Winnipeg, a 10-day event celebrating sexual diversity typically held in the spring. This fall organizers moved the dates from the end of May and beginning of June to the end of July. Johanna Reinberg has been involved with Pride for the past five years. First with the festival’s market, and last year she helped build a float. She also makes a living as an actor and producer and takes part in the Winnipeg FringeRead More