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Classroom Program Aims to Enhance News Literacy Among Younger Canadians

Classroom Program Aims to Enhance News Literacy Among Younger Canadians

By The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – A planned classroom program aims to teach elementary and high school students in Canada how to detect fake news.

The program called NewsWise will try to enhance general news literacy among students aged nine to 19.

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Canada Won’t Do Business with Boeing While It’s ‘Busy Trying to Sue Us’: PM

Canada Won’t Do Business with Boeing While It’s ‘Busy Trying to Sue Us’: PM

By The Canadian Press

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A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won’t do business with a company that he’s accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work.

The comments represent the strongest yet against the U.S. aerospace giant since Boeing launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year.

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New Local Media Outlets Crop Up as Traditional Community Papers Close

New Local Media Outlets Crop Up as Traditional Community Papers Close

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

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Musician and writer Dave Bidini, centre, poses with staff members (left to right)Jalani Morgan, Janet Morassutti, Susan Grimbly, Melanie Morassutti and Robyn Colangelo in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Bidini is launching a monthly newspaper, the non-profit West End Phoenix, that is focussed on a downtown Toronto area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

TORONTO – Dave Bidini asks “what if” a lot.

As in, what if the mainstream press didn’t care about George Clooney building a house on Lake Cuomo? Maybe, just maybe, he says as he sprinkles in a few profanities, communities would be better off.

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Wine Festival for Moms Sparks Firestorm Over Drinking Culture

Wine Festival for Moms Sparks Firestorm Over Drinking Culture

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

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Alana Kayfetz, founder of MomsTO poses with her 1-year-old son Elias Kantor at her Toronto home on Friday, September 15, 2017. A Toronto woman who organized a daytime wine festival for new mothers has found herself caught in a firestorm over the pervasiveness of alcohol at a time when heavy drinking is on the rise among women. The weekday event, dubbed “A Very Mommy Wine Festival,” was meant to give new moms a chance to get together and have fun without the judgment and “mommy-shaming” they consistently face, said organizer Alana Kayfetz. The 33-year-old, who has a one-year-old son, argues the backlash is simply another facet of the pressure placed on mothers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

TORONTO – A Toronto woman who organized a daytime wine festival for new mothers has found herself caught in a firestorm over the pervasiveness of alcohol at a time when heavy drinking is on the rise among women.

The weekday event, dubbed “A Very Mommy Wine Festival,” was meant to give new moms a chance to get together and have fun without the judgment and “mommy-shaming” they consistently face, said organizer Alana Kayfetz.

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Household Debt-to-Disposable Income Ratio Climbs to Record in Second Quarter

Household Debt-to-Disposable Income Ratio Climbs to Record in Second Quarter

By Craig Wong, The Canadian Press

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Credit cards are displayed in Montreal in a Wednesday, December 12, 2012 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – The amount Canadians owe compared with their disposable income hit a record high in the second quarter as per capita household net worth inched lower.

Statistics Canada said Friday household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income increased to 167.8 per cent, up from 166.6 per cent in the first quarter.

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Policy Says U.S. Will Not Defend Canada from Ballistic Missile Attack: General

Policy Says U.S. Will Not Defend Canada from Ballistic Missile Attack: General

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

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U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – Under current U.S. policy, the American military has been directed not to defend Canada in the event it was targeted in a ballistic missile attack, says the latter country’s top officer at the North American Aerospace Defence Command.

“We’re being told in Colorado Springs that the extant U.S. policy is not to defend Canada,” said Lt.-Gen. Pierre St-Amand, deputy commander of Colorado-based Norad.

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Manitobans Carrying Heavier Wallets These Days: StatsCan

Manitobans Carrying Heavier Wallets These Days: StatsCan

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – The latest batch of numbers from the 2016 census suggests Canadians are a little more flush with cash than they were in 2005 — but a lot depends on where they live.

Statistics Canada reports the median total income of Canadian households reached $70,336 in 2015, a 10.8 per cent increase from $63,457 in 2005.

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TIFF Adds Recognition of Indigenous Lands to Public Screening Events

TIFF Adds Recognition of Indigenous Lands to Public Screening Events

By The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – Audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival are used to the string of pre-movie announcements that traditionally unfold before the main attraction: pleas to turn off cellphones, kudos to festival volunteers, and shoutouts to the myriad corporate sponsors.

This year, it adds a verbal acknowledgment of the Indigenous groups who traditionally occupied the land where festival screenings take place.

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