Day: April 4, 2022

CA

This is what politicians mean when they talk about ‘clean oil’ from offshore Newfoundland

Oil production in Newfoundland’s offshore may soon be increased. But what do officials mean when they say the oil is clean? (HMDC) Newfoundland and Labrador is sitting on billions of dollars in potential oil revenues. It is also, subsequently, generating billions of kilograms of greenhouse gases. Despite this, politicians repeatedly espouse the environmental virtues of […]

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Global outrage mounts as Ukraine accuses retreating Russians of massacring civilians

The last: Ukrainian Zelensky meets locals from Bucha in a rare foray outside kyiv. Russian Foreign Minister rejects allegations of atrocities in Bucha. Frenchman Macron says he supports more sanctions against Russia, especially on coal and gasoline. AP reporters report seeing bodies apparently shot at close range in towns around kyiv. Warning: This story contains […]

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Inuit and Métis leaders meet with cardinals and Vatican officials to seek justice, including for a fugitive priest

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. The Métis and Inuit leaders, who met the pope at the Vatican last week, return home with much work to do to advance reconciliation and justice with the Roman Catholic Church, particularly in preparation for a papal visit. in Canada which could take place as early as July. On […]

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Canada’s citizenship process is a problematic political play. Here’s why I did it anyway

This column is an opinion of Toronto writer Callum Wratten. For more information on CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. Most of the images surrounding Canadian citizenship ceremonies involve weeping immigrants holding flags, being joyfully accepted into this great nation. My experience was a bit different; a disheveled and reluctant presence during a massive […]

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Elon Musk buys minority stake in Twitter

Tesla boss Elon Musk revealed a 9.2% stake in Twitter Inc. on Monday, prompting a massive increase in shares of the company of which he may now be the largest owner. The disclosure comes right after his tweet that he was giving a “serious thought“to build a new social media platform, while challenging Twitter’s commitment […]

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Formerly inactive immigration officer is now working on inactive cases, applicants say

After being stuck in immigration limbo for years, people around the world who had applications for permanent residency assigned to a Canadian immigration officer – notoriously known among them as the worker who fell asleep,” useless” or idle – are finally seeing significant movement on their records. Some immigrant hopefuls have even landed in Canada […]

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Superyacht owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin seized by US

The US government seized a mega yacht belonging to an oligarch with close ties to the Russian president in Spain on Monday, the first of the government’s sanctions enforcement initiative to ‘seize and freeze’ giant boats and other expensive property from Russian elites. Spanish Civil Guard and US federal agents descended on the Marina Real […]

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He started again. 93-year-old runner Canio Polosa of London, Ont. sets 3 more Canadian records

Retired doctor Canio Polosa, 93, hoped to complete Saturday’s 10k race in London, Ont., in an hour and 20 minutes. He had been training all winter and had already set a Canadian 5 km record in masters track and field last fall. It turns out that Polosa is even faster than he thought. He finished […]

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Ontario Government to Introduce Legislation to Reduce Gasoline and Motive Fuel Taxes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government introduces legislation to temporarily reduce gasoline and motive fuel taxes. In a news release Monday morning, the province said if passed, the gasoline tax would be reduced by 5.7 cents per liter and the fuel tax by 5.3 cents per liter for a period six months from July 1. “Ongoing […]

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China sends military to help with COVID outbreak in Shanghai

China has sent more than 10,000 health workers from across the country to Shanghai, including 2,000 from the military, as it struggles to eradicate a fast-spreading epidemic in its biggest city as part of its zero strategy. COVID-19. Shanghai was carrying out a mass test of its 25 million people on Monday as what had […]

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