Greens list areas of common ground for co-operation with Liberal minority government

Greens list areas of common ground for co-operation with Liberal minority government

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has laid out areas of common policy interest where she thinks she can work with the Liberal minority government — goals such as bringing in a single-use plastic ban and adopting more civil behaviour in the House of Commons. In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, released today, May calls climate change action the “single […]

Michael Crummey, Ian Williams are in, Margaret Atwood and André Alexis are out on Giller Prize short list

Michael Crummey, Ian Williams are in, Margaret Atwood and André Alexis are out on Giller Prize short list

“Enjoy each other’s company.” That’s the advice of 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Michael Redhill to the six finalists for the 2019 prize as they get set to embark on a month-long, cross-country tour. A jury of five announced this year’s short list at a morning event at Toronto’s Scotiabank Plaza. The list brings a […]

Margaret Atwood makes Booker Prize short list, Giller Prize long list

Margaret Atwood makes Booker Prize short list, Giller Prize long list

Awards buzz is ramping up for author Margaret Atwood, who is again in the running for both the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  Atwood, who won the former prize in 2000 for The Blind Assassin, has landed a spot on this year’s short list for The Testaments, organizers announced Tuesday in London. The much-hyped […]

Tinder lets users swipe right on list with LGBT+ choices

Tinder lets users swipe right on list with LGBT+ choices

Popular dating app Tinder has marked the start of LGBT Pride Month by rolling out an update that will allow users to detail their sexual orientation for the first time. The dating app, which has two billion views per day, has teamed up with U.S.-based LGBT+ rights organization GLAAD to develop a feature that will […]

Trost, Tories, settle leadership dispute over leak of membership list

Trost, Tories, settle leadership dispute over leak of membership list

OTTAWA—The federal Conservative party has cleared Saskatchewan MP Brad Trost’s leadership campaign over a leak of the party’s membership list to the National Firearms Association ahead of the 2017 leadership vote. In a statement Monday, the party says it has overturned an earlier decision that put the blame on Trost’s campaign, citing insufficient evidence. The […]

List of winners of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

List of winners of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES—List of winners at the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Monday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Drama Series: Game of Thrones Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Actor, Drama Series: Matthew Rhys, The Americans Actress, Drama Series: Claire Foy, The Crown Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Supporting […]

U.S. adds Canada to priority watch list on intellectual property

U.S. adds Canada to priority watch list on intellectual property

By The Canadian Press Sat., April 28, 2018 The United States on Friday added Canada to a priority watch list of countries that it says have failed to enforce intellectual property rights, citing concerns over poor border control and pharmaceutical practices. The Office of the United States Trade Representative moved Canada from its watch list […]

15,000 on Canada’s deportation list, but some ‘uncooperative’ countries won’t take their citizens back

15,000 on Canada’s deportation list, but some ‘uncooperative’ countries won’t take their citizens back

More than 15,000 foreign nationals are on Canada’s deportation list, but some can’t be removed because their home country won’t take them back. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirms some countries either delay or refuse to repatriate their citizens who are here illegally, but will not divulge which ones as it might “impact diplomatic […]