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‘Shoplifters’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” is the winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family. The director accepted the award in Japanese and dedicated it to the whole production team involved in movie. Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” won the festival’s Jury Prize. Spike Lee won the Grand Prize for his film “BlacKkKlansman.” “Cold War”  won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his 2013 Oscar-winner “Ida.”Read More

Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on display in Amsterdam


AMSTERDAM — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an Amsterdam museum. The Hermitage Amsterdam museum called it the first unknown Rembrandt to surface in 44 years. The unsigned, undated 17th-century portrait of a young man resplendent in a black cape and white lace ruff, at the time attributed to an unknown member of Rembrandt’s circle, caught the eye of Amsterdam art dealer Jan Six when an auction catalogue plopped onto his gallery’s doormat in 2016. “It’s that sort ofRead More

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners

The Liberal government pledged to raise minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour in the new year. PC leader Doug Ford has said he will scrap the extra $1 per hour increase in favour of a 0 per cent income tax on minimum wage earners, which his party estimates as a $500-million cost to the province. But according to NDP leader Andrea Horwath, that does minimum wage earners a disservice. “It’s very clear that the tax cut that he’s proposing is going to rip people off byRead More

Non-Indigenous professor gets go-ahead to teach residential schools course

Mount Saint Vincent

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:08PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:14PM ADT HALIFAX — A non-Aboriginal history professor has been given the green light to teach a residential schools course at Mount Saint Vincent University, despite objections from some who say the course should be the purview of Indigenous academics. The Halifax school says a meeting was held Tuesday at the request of Dr. Martha Walls, who developed the course. The discussion included history department leaders, faculty, school administration and the senior adviser toRead More

Man accused in Toronto military centre stabbing acquitted of terror-related charges

Ayanle Hassan Ali

TORONTO — A man with schizophrenia who attacked soldiers at a military recruitment centre in Toronto has been acquitted of terror-related charges and found not criminally responsible for lesser offences due to mental illness. Judge Ian MacDonnell says Ayanle Hassan Ali’s actions in May 2016 do not fit the intended scope of Canadian terrorism laws. Ali had pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of assault causing bodily harm and one count of carrying a weapon for the purposeRead More

Federal NDP struggling to find traction after tough parliamentary session

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

OTTAWA — Federal New Democrats will enter the final few weeks of Parliament before the summer break hoping to recapture some momentum after a difficult stretch largely overshadowed by internal divisions and harassment allegations. The bad news has piled up for the NDP in recent months, as new leader Jagmeet Singh has faced pushback from some members of caucus and suspended or expelled others because of questions about their conduct. As a result, Singh and his third-place party have struggled to find a rhythm and advance their message, despite theRead More

London police investigating after child abducted by stranger

Suspect vehicle

CTV London Published Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:01PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:06PM EDT London police are searching for a suspect after a 4-year-old child was abducted by a stranger Sunday morning. Police say the incident happened around 9:15 a.m. in the area of Barker Street and Melsandra Avenue. The child was abducted by a male suspect driving a gold or beige-coloured older 4-door Chevrolet Impala. Witnesses followed the car and the child was located nearby a short time later. The child was not injured. The suspectRead More

Police seek four people in connection to gang-related shootings in Calgary and Edmonton

Redstone fatal double shooting

A joint investigation by Calgary and Edmonton police into two targeted shooting incidents in 2016 has identified four people who may have information on the homicides. Cuc Lung, 34, and Quang Tran, 38, were shot while sitting in a vehicle outside a residence on Redstone Manor N.E. at about 8:00 p.m. on September 20th, 2016. Police say Lung’s five-year-old son was in the backseat at the time and was uninjured in the shooting. On October 7, 2016, Emergency crews in Edmonton were called to a shooting near 171 Avenue andRead More

Former ‘Indian Hospital’ patients launch class-action lawsuit

Former 'Indian Hospital' patients launch class-action lawsuit

Tony Merchant has launched a class action lawsuit surrounding alleged medical experiments and testing conducted on Indigenous patients back when “Indian Hospitals” were in operation. Sixty-five-year-old Klyne Alexson is one of the people involved in the lawsuit, saying he was in the former Fort Qu’Appelle Sanitarium from six months old until he was three, as doctors said he had a collapsed lung from tuberculosis. “It was a nightmare,” Alexson told CTV News. He said he still has flashbacks of dark rooms and children crying. He also says he remembers beingRead More

‘Water was washing over the helicopter’: Officers open up about rescue on Lake Simcoe

'Water was washing over the helicopter': Officers open up about rescue on Lake Simcoe

Beatrice Vaisman, CTV Barrie Published Monday, May 7, 2018 6:56PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 7, 2018 9:47PM EDT Large waves crashed into an OPP helicopter, as officers grabbed people who were flung into Lake Simcoe during Friday’s wind storm. “Whitecaps were visible and water was washing over the helicopter,” says Const. Tom Laing. “The people in the water were having a hard time staying above water even with life-jackets.” Laing and Sgt. Scott Ross found 11 people in the water on Friday afternoon after their canoes capsized. Knowing justRead More