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Woman demanding white doctor \'not an isolated incident,\' says head of Ontario Medical Association
Woman demanding white doctor 'not an isolated incident,' says head of Ontario Medical Association

A woman who demanded that a "white doctor" treat her son at a walk-in clinic in Mississauga, Ont., was not just an isolated case, but part of a bigger problem, according to the president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association. The incident at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists clinic was recorded on video and sent to CBC Toronto by a viewer. In the video, a…

CBC - Jun 21 10:57 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

Freeland rejects Trump\'s nationalist policies, says Canada will step up to lead on world stage
Freeland rejects Trump's nationalist policies, says Canada will step up to lead on world stage

Canada will step up to play a leadership role on the world stage as the U.S. turns inward to focus on its own national interests, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a major policy speech today. "The fact that our friend and ally has come to question the very worth of its mantle of global leadership, puts into sharper focus the need for the rest of us…

CBC - Jun 06 16:25 GMT - more ... [ Tags: USA, Canada ]

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  • Quebec murder suspect set free due to trial delays to be deported within weeks

    Quebec murder suspect set free due to trial delays to be deported within weeks

    Canada's Immigration Department says a murder suspect who was set free after his trial exceeded the legal time limit is expected to be sent back to Sri Lanka in the next two weeks. Ewa Staszewicz, a lawyer for the department, confirmed that steps are being taken to obtain the necessary travel documents for Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham. Thanabalasingham, 31,…

    CBC - Jun 12 13:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Canada, World ]

  • Ontario Liberals to unveil sweeping labour reforms Tuesday

    Ontario Liberals to unveil sweeping labour reforms Tuesday

    Ontario Liberals to unveil sweeping labour reforms Tuesday Premier Kathleen Wynne is set to announce measures including a higher minimum wage, more paid vacation time, greater employee protections and removal of barriers to unionization. Premier Kathleen Wynne hopes to strike a balance in proposed workplace reforms to ensure they are acceptable to both employees…

    Toronto Star - May 29 13:30 GMT - more ...
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  • Why terror attacks on children are truly terrifying

    Why terror attacks on children are truly terrifying

    Terror attacks on children and young people are a perversion, a way to attract even more attention in a numbed landscape, which must be the reason they are deployed so often around the world. Not only in concert halls in Manchester and Paris, but in schools and fairgrounds in Pakistan and in marketplaces in Nigeria, where Boko Haram turns children into suicide…

    Globe and Mail - May 24 17:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • Former foreign minister Axworthy to lead new international refugee council

    Former foreign minister Axworthy to lead new international refugee council

    Former foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy has been tapped to lead a new international group in search of practical solutions to the world’s massive refugee crisis. Axworthy will head the World Refugee Council, which will be run out of the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ont. The council is branding itself as a fresh perspective…

    Globe and Mail - May 16 17:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Canada, World ]

  • Why you can thank multiculturalism for Canada's strong population growth

    Why you can thank multiculturalism for Canada\'s strong population growth

    Skeptics of multiculturalism – and I’m looking at you, Maxime Bernier, Kellie Leitch and some other Conservative leadership candidates – should do themselves a favour and read through the latest batch of 2016 census data, released Wednesday. Back in 1992, Brian Mulroney’s government set a target of 250,000 new arrivals a year. Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin…

    Globe and Mail - May 04 14:22 GMT - more ...
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  • What Ontario's Balanced Budget Means For You

    What Ontario\'s Balanced Budget Means For You

    The budget we have tabled in the legislature is entirely about you. It's about your family, your hopes and your dreams. It's about the things that keep you up at night worrying. This budget is about making the choices that help you navigate the turbulence of a changing economy with greater security and more opportunity. And it's about setting your province on a course…

    Huffington Post - Apr 28 22:18 GMT - more ...
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  • New rent control rules could put condo investors in a negative-cash-flow corner

    New rent control rules could put condo investors in a negative-cash-flow corner

    Urbanation says in 2016 when construction delays led to a 10 per cent decline in completions, the impact was almost immediate. By the end of the year, prices were up 16 per cent and rents 12 per cent annually.“The bigger issue is that rent control will eventually cause condo investors to begin to shy away from making new purchases, effectively slowing new…

    Financial Post - Apr 26 16:04 GMT - more ...
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  • GTA new homes prices shatter record in March as market faces new government regulations

    According to the Building Industry and Land Development Association, the number of new homes available to buyers continued to drop to unprecedented levels. “The ongoing decline in new housing inventory is a direct reflection of how difficult it is for the industry to bring product to the market,” said Bryan Tuckey, chief executive of the group. “There are…

    FP - Apr 24 14:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Police hunt for Brampton man wanted in Toronto fight, gunfire incident

    Police hunt for Brampton man wanted in Toronto fight, gunfire incident

    Toronto police have issued an arrest warrant for a Brampton man accused of firing a handgun in the air during a fight with two men in the early morning hours March 19. Jayson Jeyakanthan, 25, of Brampton is wanted on six charges: carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon and gun possession…

    Brampton Guardian - Apr 21 13:24 GMT - more ...
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  • Self-preservation behind actions of accused Tamil migrant smugglers: lawyer

    Self-preservation behind actions of accused Tamil migrant smugglers: lawyer

    Four men accused of smuggling dozens of Tamil migrants into Canada were simply part of the effort to get themselves and the rest of the asylum seekers across the Pacific Ocean, their lawyers told a court on Wednesday. Mark Jette said in closing arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court trial that the men, like the rest of the migrants, were seeking a better life and…

    Globe and Mail - Apr 20 12:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Refugees, Canada ]

  • Sousa set to unveil 10 measures targeting housing affordability

    Sousa set to unveil 10 measures targeting housing affordability

    Queen’s Park will also impose a new levy on housing speculators, including foreign buyers, and is working with the city of Toronto on a vacancy tax to discourage investors from leaving properties empty.“So in the coming week the Ontario government will announce a suite of measures designed to increase supply and address demand,” he said, mindful that house…

    Toronto Star - Apr 19 13:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Globe editorial: Pop Canada’s housing bubble, before it pops the economy

    Globe editorial: Pop Canada’s housing bubble, before it pops the economy

    On Tuesday, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is to meet with his Ontario counterpart, Charles Sousa, and Mayor John Tory of Toronto.They’ve got to take action. And they’ve got to take the right action. This is a national issue, threatening harm on the national economy and the national banking system. But the site of the problem is localized in Southern…

    Globe and Mail - Apr 16 22:32 GMT - more ...
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  • Toronto home prices soar 33.2% in March to kick off spring homebuying season

    Toronto home prices soar 33.2% in March to kick off spring homebuying season

    Toronto home prices continued rise at a breakneck pace last month, according to the latest data from the city's real estate board, as policy-makers contemplate options aimed at cooling the country's hottest housing market. The average selling price for all properties in the Greater Toronto Area jumped by 33.2 per cent from $688,011 in March 2016 to $916,567 last…

    CBC News - Apr 06 00:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario

    Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario

    Upstart Conservative and New Democrat candidates gave their heavily favoured Liberal rivals a bit of a scare Monday in a pair of byelections in Ontario where some of Justin Trudeau’s policies and promises played a central role. In the Toronto-area riding of Markham-Thornhill, Liberal candidate and former PMO staffer Mary Ng pulled away from Ragavan Paranchothy by…

    GM - Apr 04 13:31 GMT - more ...
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  • Midterm byelections to test Liberal government and leaderless opposition parties

    Midterm byelections to test Liberal government and leaderless opposition parties

    The Liberals will be looking to see if the bruising nomination battles in Markham–Thornhill and St-Laurent, in which the party faced charges that it was interfering in favour of preferred candidates, will have any impact on their support. The results in Markham–Thornhill may provide a clue as to the Liberals' support in the election-deciding Greater Toronto…

    CBC - Apr 03 15:06 GMT - more ...
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  • How Kathleen Wynne's Liberals can save their own skin: Cohn

    How Kathleen Wynne\'s Liberals can save their own skin: Cohn

    How does Kathleen Wynne overcome her dismal popularity ratings? There’s no good answer, but here’s a better question: With or without Wynne, how do Liberals compete in the next election? Recurring speculation about the premier’s fate misses the mark. There is no saviour waiting in the wings, or walking on wings, capable of jettisoning all the excess…

    Toronto Star - Mar 28 13:48 GMT - more ...
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  • Conservative Party looking into Kevin O'Leary's claims of mass voter fraud

    Conservative Party looking into Kevin O\'Leary\'s claims of mass voter fraud

    The Conservative Party is investigating allegations of what leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary is calling massive voter fraud by at least one of his leadership challengers. Mr. O’Leary says his team has uncovered a large number of cases in the Toronto area where supporters of one of the challengers are using prepaid credit cards to sign up members based on an…

    Globe and Mail - Mar 17 13:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Canada ]

  • Snowden shelterers in Hong Kong seek Canada asylum: lawyer

    Snowden shelterers in Hong Kong seek Canada asylum: lawyer

    Three families who helped shelter former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 after his mass leak of information about surveillance programs have asked Canada for asylum, their lawyer said on Friday. The families - three Sri Lankan adults, a Filipina, and three stateless children - have had long-pending asylum claims in Hong…

    Reuters - Mar 11 20:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: USA, Canada ]

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