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Do you have a car with push-to-start ignition? Here’s Why It Can End Up Stolen and Abroad
If you drive a car that you bought new within the last two years, chances are you have push-button ignition.
The technology is deceptively simple. Instead of turning the key, you just press the start button.
But while it’s a breeze for drivers, this convenience has a downside.
Experts say push-button ignitions are easy prey for car thieves, who take advantage of the technology to steal vehicles to be shipped overseas.
A Marlet The investigation tracked stolen vehicles from Ontario and Quebec to Ghana and Nigeria, where the market for Canadian cars is booming due to their reliability and availability of parts.
“It’s low risk, high reward,” Det. Greg O’Connor of the Peel Police Auto Crime Unit, who said Marlet this type of car theft has low overhead and takes little time. Cars can be loaded onto shipping containers and be on their way within hours, he said. Read more
look Market of full survey tonight on how to protect your vehicle and find out which car tops the list of most stolen vehicles in Ontario. It’s at 8 p.m. (8:30 a.m. NT) on CBC-TV and Gem of Radio-Canada.
‘Disheartening:’ Why an animal rescue group refuses to allow families with autistic children to adopt
Mike and Erin Doan of Listowel, Ontario started inquiring about adopting a dog after their nine-year-old son, Henry, let them know he wanted one.
But when Erin contacted Kismutt Rescue to ask about a dog the group had to adopt, she was shocked to learn that they don’t allow families with autistic children to adopt.
On Facebook, Kismutt Rescue released a statement explaining its policy and wrote that after two bad experiences, “No dogs will be adopted from homes with autistic children.”
But Erin said she couldn’t understand why any organization would ban all autistic people from adopting dogs.
“Sure, some have more behavioral issues than others, but to put a blanket policy in place without even meeting the child and the family is really daunting,” she said.
Billie Wessel of London, Ont., who also has a child with autism, agrees.
“It’s honestly disgusting to read this, because autism is a spectrum,” Wessel said.
“I don’t think there should ever be a case where a child is discriminated against. A ‘normal’ child who functions normally could also have aggression issues with a dog, in the same way a child autistic might have a seizure.” Read more
These women filed a complaint against their gynecologist more than a year ago. But they’re still waiting for a resolution
Three Ontarians are speaking out after filing complaints about their former gynecologist with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).
Navi, who asked CBC News not to publish his last name for fear of online harassment, Elizabeth Adamou and Candice Jones each complained to CSPO about Dr. David Gerber more than a year ago, but they are waiting always have their complaints resolved.
They say long delays, daunting legal demands, mischaracterization of complaints and a lack of communication have led them to question whether the college is acting to protect patients or the doctors it is supposed to regulate.
In late December 2021, the CPSO revealed that Gerber, of Meridia Medical in downtown Toronto, would face complaints from 10 patients at a disciplinary hearing, up from the previously announced six in 2020.
The college alleges that Gerber “engaged in disgraceful, dishonorable, or unprofessional conduct” including, but not limited to, his communication, failed to explain what a review would entail, failed to obtained informed consent and did not demonstrate adequate sensitivity.
Howard Winkler, Gerber’s attorney, said “Two leading independent medical experts carefully reviewed each complaint and related medical records. Both experts agree that the care provided by Dr. Gerber met or exceeded all standards. clinics and did not deviate from usual and expected practice.”
The CPSO won’t comment on any specific complaint or hearing, but CBC News previously reported that the college had planned to hold the hearing in 2021. A date has yet to be set. Read more
What else is going on?
COVID-19 restrictions lifted, but unvaccinated Canadians still can’t board planes or trains
Some unvaccinated Canadians wonder why the federal government still maintains its mandate.
As employees return to the office, the much-hyped hybrid model is put to the test: does it work?
The days of forced full-time work in the office are coming to an end, according to hiring experts.
The installation of an electric vehicle battery plant in Windsor, Ontario, indicates that Canada is a “player” in the future of the automotive industry
The largest automotive investment for the country’s first electric vehicle battery plant is expected to start operating in 2024.
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