Federal food agency defends transport of live horses for slaughter, human consumption in Japan

Federal food agency defends transport of live horses for slaughter, human consumption in Japan

The federal government is trying to quash a lawsuit launched by animal welfare advocates who want to end the export of Canadian horses for slaughter and human consumption in Japan and South Korea. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is defending its equine transportation and enforcement policies against claims that it’s failing to meet legal […]

Kim Kardashian West defends Kimono shapewear amidst backlash

Kim Kardashian West defends Kimono shapewear amidst backlash

Kim Kardashian West has denied claims that her upcoming shapewear line culturally appropriates the Japanese kimono.  In an interview with The New York Times, West says her line called, Kimono Intimates, is meant to be “a nod to the beauty and detail that goes into a garment.”  The reality star, makeup mogul and budding lawyer announced Kimono […]

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google says it is working hard to eliminate hate speech from platforms like YouTube, using machine learning to catch problematic online content — sometimes before they’ve been seen by anybody. However, Colin McKay, head of government affairs and public policy for Google Canada, said today the Canadian government should make it clearer to big tech […]

SoftBank CEO decries journalist’s death, defends Saudi fund

SoftBank CEO decries journalist’s death, defends Saudi fund

By Yuri KageyamaThe Associated Press Mon., Nov. 5, 2018 TOKYO—SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son denounced Monday the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but defended the Japanese technology giant’s investment fund, which includes Saudi money, as work that needs to be finished. Speaking at an earnings news conference, Son called the death an […]

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer defends himself while ex-assistant denies abuse

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer defends himself while ex-assistant denies abuse

Urban Meyer is insisting that he properly handled 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches at the time, though he acknowledged he was not forthright with reporters when they questioned him last week about the claims. The assistant Meyer fired, Zach Smith, also spoke up on Friday, denying that he abused […]

Tory defends police chief after Saunders suggested LGBT community did not come forward about Bruce McArthur

Tory defends police chief after Saunders suggested LGBT community did not come forward about Bruce McArthur

Mayor John Tory said “no one” is blaming victims for failing to come forward with information about alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, after the city’s police chief suggested in an interview that the LGBT community could have done more as officers investigated missing men from the city’s Gay Village. Tory was responding to comments Chief Mark […]

Leader of Senate independents defends decision to send Don Meredith to UN women’s conference

The convener of the Independent Senators Group is defending her decision to send Don Meredith to the United Nations status of women conference in New York while he was facing questions from the Senate ethics officer about his sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Senator Elaine McCoy opted to send Meredith and Manitoba Senator Marilou McPhedran, a […]