Category: Canada

Saskatchewan restaurant investigated for temporary foreign workers abuse

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Saskatchewan restaurant investigated for temporary foreign workers abuse

Temporary foreign workers program being abused and costing Canadians jobs, say critics The federal government says it is investigating a Saskatchewan restaurant where two waitresses say they lost their jobs to temporary foreign workers, less than a month after similar allegations were raised at Victoria-area McDonald’s restaurants. A spokeswoman for Employment Minister Jason Kenney says […]

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Laureen Harper heckled at Internet cat video festival

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Laureen Harper heckled at Internet cat video festival

Laureen Harper says issue of murdered aboriginal women should be discussed another day An activist heckled Laureen Harper about missing and murdered aboriginal women while she spoke at a Toronto film festival devoted to online cat videos. Laureen Harper, wife of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was introducing the “Just for Cats” Internet video festival Thursday […]

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35-year old Dutch man arrested in connection with Amanda Todd case

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
35-year old Dutch man arrested in connection with Amanda Todd case

Suspect in Amanda Todd investigation also suspected in nine other similar cases A Dutch media outlet says a 35-year-old man has been arrested in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case. The 15-year-old girl from Port Coquitlam, B.C., killed herself in October 2012 after posting a YouTube video detailing her harassment. Todd said in the video […]

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Peter LaBarbera, American anti-gay activist, charged in Regina

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Peter LaBarbera, American anti-gay activist, charged in Regina

Peter LaBarbera detained by Canadian customs officers last week A pair of controversial political activists _ one an American who opposes gay rights, the other a Canadian who opposes abortion _ have been arrested at the University of Regina. Police officers approached Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott as they were handing out pamphlets on the campus Monday, […]

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Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

A number of recent Calgary measles cases highlights need for vaccinations A recent outbreak of measles in Calgary has been a “wake up call” for many parents who didn’t like the idea of vaccinating their children, said the Ontario Minister of Health, Deb Matthews on Wednesday. “They’re starting to realize now that not immunizing your kids […]

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19-year old London, Ontario man charged in CRA Heartbleed breach

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
19-year old London, Ontario man charged in CRA Heartbleed breach

Taxpayer data stolen in Heartbleed breach at Canada Revenue Agency Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation […]

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First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

| April 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

Proposed alternative for Northern Gateway would be backed by First Nations A First Nations energy company backed by the owners of the Vancouver Canucks is pitching an alternative to the Northern Gateway Pipeline, just days after Enbridge’s $6.5 billion project was rejected in a non-binding plebiscite by residents of Kitimat, B.C. The new alternative — […]

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900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

| April 14, 2014 | 2 Comments
900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

Heartbleed bug infiltration extends tax deadline to May 5 The federal tax agency says the social insurance numbers of roughly 900 people were stolen from its systems, which were left vulnerable by the so-called Heartbleed bug. The Canada Revenue Agency blocked public access to its online services for several days last week until it addressed the security […]

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Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

Avalanche near Golden Friday afternoon Golden and District Search and Rescue were called in to rescue a woman who was caught in an avalanche near Golden on Friday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m., GADSAR responded to Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows located in the Selkirk Mountains after a report about the woman in the avalanche. […]

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American anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, denied entry into Canada

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
American anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, denied entry into Canada

Peter LaBarbera member of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality An American anti-gay activist is planning to appeal a ruling by Canada Customs preventing him from entering the country under hate-speech laws. Peter LaBarbera says he was scheduled to speak at a pro-life meeting in Weyburn, Sask., this weekend when customs officials stopped him at the Regina airport. […]

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