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Refugee System Isn’t for Those Seeking Better Economic Life: Trudeau

Refugee System Isn’t for Those Seeking Better Economic Life: Trudeau

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions from the audience following his Symons Lecture speech at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, P.E.I., on Thursday, Nov 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Rochford)

OTTAWA – Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent months to request asylum. Statistics released this week show that of the 298 Haitian cases that had been heard by the end of October, only 29 were granted protection.

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Whether ISPs Can Charge for IDing Online Pirates

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Whether ISPs Can Charge for IDing Online Pirates

By The Canadian Press

Supreme Court of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Thursday Nov. 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear a case over whether an internet service provider can charge a fee for revealing information about a suspected movie pirate to film producers seeking to crack down on people who share copyrighted material illegally.

Rogers Communications Inc. has assembled the identifying information sought by a group of movie producers who want a name to use in filing a lawsuit.

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Canada’s 150 Year Ends on Ice, But No Hockey Pucks, Triple Jumps Allowed

Canada’s 150 Year Ends on Ice, But No Hockey Pucks, Triple Jumps Allowed

By The Canadian Press

Parliament Hill Skating Rink
Construction continues on the skating rink on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. The rink is part of a $5.6 million budget that includes a contest to bring 32 peewee house league hockey teams from across the country to Ottawa for a tournament after Christmas. The rink comes complete with cooling system, grandstands and boards. But outside of the tournament and a few other assorted events, there will be no hockey allowed on the ice. Also no food, no rough housing, no tag, no figure or speed skating, and no carrying of children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

No hockey.

No racing.

No cell phones.

But other than that, have fun, kids!

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HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

By The Canadian Press

Hudson's Bay
A women leaves the Hudson Bay Company store in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has cost it more than US$425,000 so far to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has spent more than US$425,000 to date to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices.

The retailer says in a filing with the Competition Tribunal that it has invested more than 6,500 person-hours to produce 37,000 documents in response to the Competition Bureau’s complaint made last February.

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Fred Penner Lauded at Canadian Folk Music Awards

Fred Penner Lauded at Canadian Folk Music Awards

Fred Penner
Fred Penner won Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg children’s singer-songwriter Fred Penner walked away with some new hardware over the weekend.

Penner won Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa.

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Tragically Hip Bandmates, Alex Trebek Receive Order of Canada

Tragically Hip Bandmates, Alex Trebek Receive Order of Canada

By The Canadian Press

Alex Trebek
Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presents the insignia of the Order of Canada to Alex Trebek at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday Nov. 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The members of the Tragically Hip and “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek were among the Order of Canada recipients to be honoured with medals on Friday.

Kingston, Ont., natives Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair and the late Gord Downie were made members of the Order of Canada for their cultural contributions to the nation and work on behalf of social and environmental causes.

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Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The owners of a port and broken rail line in northern Manitoba are filing a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Ottawa filed a lawsuit against the owners of a broken rail line in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, hours after the company said it would file a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The legal salvos are the latest in a battle over the damaged track that is the only land link to Churchill, a town of 900 on the western coast of Hudson Bay.

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Canada’s Push to Eliminate Coal Power Takes on U.S. Clean Coal in Bonn

Canada’s Push to Eliminate Coal Power Takes on U.S. Clean Coal in Bonn

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Friday June 16, 2017 in Ottawa. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna lands in Bonn, Germany today to attend the second week of COP23, the annual United Nations climate change talks that two years ago led to the Paris climate change accord. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Climate change talks in Germany are headed for a collision course on coal this week — and Canada is right in the middle of it.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is arriving today in Bonn, Germany, to attend the second week of COP23, the annual United Nations climate change talks that two years ago led to the Paris climate change accord.

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Got Pot? Travellers to Canada Will Be Asked If They’re Carrying Cannabis

Got Pot? Travellers to Canada Will Be Asked If They’re Carrying Cannabis

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

OTTAWA – Travellers to Canada will be routinely asked whether they are bringing marijuana into the country as Ottawa moves to legalize recreational pot use.

Signs will also be posted at major ports of entry to remind people that the unauthorized importation of pot remains illegal, said Peter Hill, associate vice-president of the Canada Border Services Agency.

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