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Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Emergency Department
Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ont., is shown on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada’s seniors population. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada‘s seniors population.

A new analysis, to be released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association, is urging Ottawa to provide bigger and bigger annual top-ups to the existing federal health care transfer program.

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Trudeau’s Youth Council Divided Over Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase

Trudeau’s Youth Council Divided Over Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Fissures have appeared inside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s youth council after a group of current and former members publicly urged the Liberal government to reverse its decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.

The request was made in a letter to the prime minister signed by 16 past and present members of the council and released to the public on Monday, in which signatories expressed “our immense disappointment” with the planned $4.5-billion pipeline purchase.

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Parody Account Targeting Iqra Khalid Closed After MP Complains to Twitter

Parody Account Targeting Iqra Khalid Closed After MP Complains to Twitter

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Iqra Khalid
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid makes an announcement in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A Twitter account billing itself as a parody of Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has been closed after she complained about references to her Muslim heritage and claims she supports Sharia law and the Islamic State militant group. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle)

OTTAWA – A Twitter account billing itself as a parody of Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has been closed after she complained about references to her Muslim heritage and claims she supports Sharia law and the Islamic State militant group.

Khalid, who was targeted with hate mail and death threats last year over her controversial motion to condemn Islamophobia and systemic racism, had asked Twitter to investigate the account.

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Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

By Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) lies on the ice after taking a hit from Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey to gauge the country’s understanding and awareness of concussions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-/Gene J. Puskar)

OTTAWA – Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey.

The online survey, commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada to gauge the country’s grasp and awareness of the concussion issue, found that while 97 per cent of respondents consider it an important health problem, only 51 per cent said they knew where to get information on avoiding one.

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CRTC Levies Fines Against Two Companies Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

CRTC Levies Fines Against Two Companies Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it has fined two companies for the first time under Canada’s anti-spam law for allegedly aiding in the installation of malicious computer programs through online ads.

The CRTC fined Datablocks $100,000 and hit Sunlight Media with a $150,000 penalty.

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Passengers Taking Carry-On Baggage Hampered Plane Evacuation, TSB Says

Passengers Taking Carry-On Baggage Hampered Plane Evacuation, TSB Says

By The Canadian Press

WestJet
A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – The Transportation Safety Board says the evacuation of a WestJet plane after a collision with another aircraft at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport was hampered when some passengers tried to take carry-on luggage with them.

The board says the WestJet flight carrying 169 passengers and six crew members from Cancun, Mexico, was waiting for a gate when it was hit by a Sunwing jet being towed to another location at the airport on Jan. 5.

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Greyhound Canada to End Routes in Manitoba, Other Western Provinces

Greyhound Canada to End Routes in Manitoba, Other Western Provinces

By Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Greyhound Bus
A Greyhound logo is shown at the Greyhound Terminal at the James Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg on September 3, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Greyhound Canada, for decades a critical link connecting the country’s small towns and isolated communities with bigger urban centres, is pulling away for good in the Prairies, B.C. and northern Ontario, leaving activists and Indigenous leaders fearing for the health and welfare of those who live in remote locales.

Effective Oct. 31, Ontario and Quebec will be the only regions where Greyhound’s familiar galloping-dog logo continues to ply Canadian highways, save for a lone route in B.C. between Vancouver and Seattle to be operated by the company’s much healthier American cousin, the company announced Monday.

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Toronto Lawyer Files Complaint Against WestJet, Says He Was Racially Profiled

Toronto Lawyer Files Complaint Against WestJet, Says He Was Racially Profiled

By Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press

Selwyn Pieters
Lawyer Selwyn Pieters, with the Black Action Defence Committee, speaks outside coroner’s court in Toronto on Friday, June 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)

TORONTO – The Canadian Transportation Agency is investigating a complaint from a Toronto lawyer who claims he was racially profiled by WestJet.

Selwyn Pieters, who is black, says the incident happened when he was trying to check in for a WestJet flight to Toronto on July 2, at the conclusion of a weeklong trip to Trinidad and Tobago, where he was doing legal work.

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Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Oh Henry! Munchies
Customers are served at a pop-up shop selling the Oh Henry! 4:25 chocolate bar in a handout photo. (HERSHEY CANADA / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TORONTO — Undeterred by a ban on edibles in Canada’s initial rollout of legal recreational marijuana, food companies have found a way to cash in on the buzz by catering to post-consumption cravings with marijuana-free munchies.

The country is gearing up for cannabis legalization for recreational use on October 17, but edible products infused with pot will remain illegal until specific government regulations are rolled out in 2019 at the earliest.

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As Temperatures Get Warmer, More Cases of Voyeurism Are Reported: Police

As Temperatures Get Warmer, More Cases of Voyeurism Are Reported: Police

By Gabriele Roy & Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press

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Commuters wait to take the subway at Christie Station in Toronto on Friday, June 22, 2018. As the temperatures outside get warmer, police say the reported number of cases of voyeurism tend to rise. Domenic Sinopoli, an inspector with the Toronto police sex crimes unit, says around 60 per cent of all voyeurism cases are reported during the summer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

TORONTO – As the temperatures outside get warmer, police say the reported number of cases of voyeurism tend to rise.

Domenic Sinopoli, an inspector with the Toronto police sex crimes unit, says around 60 per cent of all voyeurism cases are reported during the summer.

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