Day: May 4, 2022

CA

The pending U.S. court ruling highlights concerns about access to abortion in Saskatchewan.

News that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade of 1973 that the legalization of abortion prompted some in Saskatchewan to raise the issue of the accessibility of abortions in the province. A leaked initial majority draft opinion suggests the court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Reported Policy Monday. The United States […]

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Global

The United States would be an outlier in the global abortion access trend if Roe v. Wade was canceled

As women in the United States are on the verge of losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have taken the opposite direction. When the final decision of the United States Supreme Court is delivered, expected in late June or early July, the world will be watching. The […]

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CA

Newfoundland and Labrador cyberattack costs nearly $16 million, health minister says

New details are emerging about the cost of last fall’s cyberattack – considered one of the most serious breaches of its kind in Canadian history – to the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. “We had cyberattack-related expenses that are just under $16 million,” Health Minister John Haggie told a legislative committee late Monday. “They have […]

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Entertainment

What is Canadian? Minister to update definition of Canadian film and television productions

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is set to review what qualifies as a Canadian movie or TV show as part of a move to modernize the country’s broadcast laws. The definition of Canadian content is at the heart of a bill before Parliament that would require streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ to feature […]

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Global

Dave Chappelle assaulted on stage during a concert in Los Angeles

Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night. Security guards chased and subdued the assailant, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken to an ambulance. NBC News reported that the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday morning that the man was carrying […]

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Global

Beijing closes subway stations to stem spread of COVID-19

Beijing closed about 10% of stations in its extensive subway system on Wednesday as an additional measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus. In a brief message, the metro authority said the closure of 40 stations, mostly in the city center, was taken as part of epidemic control measures. No return date has been […]

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CA

Why Roe v. Canada’s Wade did not enshrine abortion as a right

A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggesting judges could strike down the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to assure Canadian women that their rights are well protected. “Every woman in Canada has the right to a safe and legal abortion,” he tweeted on Tuesday, a day […]

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CA

Edmonton woman helps Ukrainians navigate immigration process

An Edmonton woman who helps Ukrainians navigate Canada’s immigration process hopes she will one day meet the people she has volunteered to help. Nataliya Kuts moved to Canada from Ukraine 13 years ago. She earned a degree in immigration consulting, but teaches English as a second language. When war broke out in her home country […]

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CA

Why Ontario’s election will be a referendum on Doug Ford

Predicting the direction of an election before the campaign begins can be a bit of a gamble. Not so long ago, the conventional wisdom was that the COVID-19 pandemic, which has dominated the lives of Ontarians for the past two years, would also dominate the 2022 election campaign in Ontario. Then pollsters began to focus […]

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CA

Litigation-proven Quebec recycling company has a strong grip on the industry

If Montreal thinks it will be easy to extricate itself from its dealings with the recycling company accused of having withhold money of the city and ship contaminated paper bullets abroad, he only has to look at Ricova’s relations with other municipalities in Quebec. Ricova Services Inc., based in Brossard, Quebec, has operated the only […]

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